The Game Has Changed: The Traditional Quant is a Dying Race

September 21, 2017

Peter Hafez speaking to a class of Financial Engineering students at Columbia University

Peter Hafez, our head of Chief Data Scientist at RavenPack, enjoyed speaking to a class of Financial Engineering students at Columbia University on 21th September about how Big Data is changing the financial industry.

The emergence of big data in finance has shifted the alpha focus away from being faster to being smarter and more efficient than the competition. Access to alternative data sources is considered a key input to such process.

During his talk, Peter Hafez provided an overview of the changing investment landscape and the survival kit needed to succeed in today's world of investing.

Peter Hafez at Colombia University: The Traditional Quant is a Dying Race

Peter’s been a pioneer in the field of applied news analytics bringing alternative data insights to the world’s top banks and hedge funds.

He holds a Master's degree in Quantitative Finance from Sir John Cass Business School along with an undergraduate degree in Economics from Copenhagen University. Peter is a recognized speaker at quant finance conferences on alternative data and AI, and has given lectures at some of the world’s top academic institutions.

Slides are now available.

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