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Big Data is the New Currency

Cryptocurrencies have been a huge distraction when in fact we should be focusing on the currency of the future - “Big Data”

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For almost a decade, RavenPack Symposiums have consistently provided data-driven finance professionals with riveting forward-looking content, new research and insights, and practical use cases from industry leaders and top scholars.

This year's event brings together top experts in data protection, privacy, and monetization to explore how firms can leverage data to not only generate alpha, but to respond to new regulatory requirements, and calls for more socially responsible investment practices around the use of alternative data.

The RavenPack Symposium event is free to attend (by invitation only) and will take place in London on May 23, 2019.

Explore Key Themes

  • Data Protection, Sourcing & Privacy: learn about the importance of data protection and the risks associated with data privacy, the sourcing of data, data leaks and breaches, and how asset managers can mitigate those risks
  • Monetizing Big Data: discover real-world use cases showing how financial organizations are monetizing alternative data sources
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Keynote Speaker: Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, and the author of several bestsellers including “No Place to Hide,” based on the U.S. surveillance state and his experiences reporting on the Edward Snowden documents around the world. He is acclaimed as one of the 25 most influential political commentators by The Atlantic and one of America's top 10 opinion writers by Newsweek. He is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, and various other television and radio outlets. Greenwald is also a former constitutional and civil rights litigator.

Agenda

The RavenPack Symposium brings together top experts in data protection, privacy, and monetization to explore how firms can leverage data to not only generate alpha, but to respond to new regulatory requirements, and calls for more socially responsible investment practices around the use of Big Data.

Part I: Data Protection, Sourcing & Privacy

In the first part of the RavenPack Symposium, our speakers will touch upon on the importance of data protection and highlight the risks associated with data privacy, the sourcing of data, data leaks and breaches, and how asset managers can mitigate those risks.

Our amazing lineup of speakers will discuss these and many other issues including how new data protection and privacy laws and regulation are bound to disrupt the financial industry and society as a whole.

Part II: Big Data Monetization

Part II of our symposium explores the Big Data landscape and how fund managers can acquire and use data for profit. We bring together leading data scientists, researchers, and practitioners to share their latest studies on the use of big data to drive investment decisions and inform action.

Expect presentations demonstrating how big data (particularly unstructured information from news articles, regulatory filings, and research reports) help generate alpha by enhancing the investment process.



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Speakers

We have an amazing lineup of speakers already confirmed. Please note more speakers are expected to join so register now to receive updates):

Last Updated: February 05, 2019

Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald

Best-Selling Author & Journalist

Glenn Greenwald is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, and the author of several bestsellers including “No Place to Hide,” based on the U.S. surveillance state and his experiences reporting on the Edward Snowden documents around the world. He is acclaimed as one of the 25 most influential political commentators by The Atlantic and one of America's top 10 opinion writers by Newsweek. He is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, and various other television and radio outlets. Greenwald is also a former constitutional and civil rights litigator.

Robert Kosowski

Robert Kosowski

Head of Quantitative Research

Unigestion

Robert joined Unigestion while maintaining his role at Imperial College Business School, where he is Associate Professor of Finance. Robert is also a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and an associate member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance at Oxford University. Robert is on the editorial board of the Journal of Alternative Investments and a member of AIMA’s research committee.

Dr Chris Longworth

Dr Chris Longworth

Senior Scientist

Cantab Capital Partners

Dr Chris Longworth is a senior scientist at Cantab Capital Partners, which became part of GAM Systematic in October 2016. Since joining Cantab in 2010, Chris's focus has been on the development and improvement of Cantab's investment strategies. Chris leads Cantab’s big data and machine learning research team and is also the lead scientist for the GAM Systematic Discovery fund, which focuses on trading exotic or less liquid markets.

Graham Cluley

Graham Cluley

Independent Computer Security Analyst

Graham Cluley

Graham started his career in the computer security industry as a programmer at British anti-virus firm S&S International where he wrote the first Windows version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit. In 2011, he was honored to be inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame. Graham has made thousands of international media appearances on TV, radio and print, including NPR, BBC, Sky, Fox, CNN, Mashable, and TechCrunch, as well as written columns on computer security for publications such as The Telegraph, IT Week, Computer Weekly, VNUNet and the BBC College of Journalism.

Charles-Albert Lehalle

Dr Charles-Albert Lehalle

Senior Research Advisor

Capital Fund Management

Charles-Albert is a leading expert in market microstructure and optimal trading. He provided research and expertise on this topic to investors and intermediaries, and is often heard by regulators and policy-makers like the European Commission, the French Senate, and the UK Foresight Committee. Charles-Albert received the 2016 Best Paper Award in Finance from Europlace Institute for Finance (EIF) and published more than fifty academic papers and book chapters.

Tony Guida

Tony Guida

Executive Director - Senior Quant Research

RAM Active Investments

Tony is a Senior Investment Manager in quantitative equity at RAM Active Investments, a major UK pension fund, where he manages multifactor systematic equity portfolios. During his career, he held such positions as senior consultant for smart beta and risk allocation at EDHEC RISK Scientific Beta and senior research and investment committee for Minimum Variance Strategies, where he led the factor investing research group for institutional clients.

Salman Baig

Salman Baig

Senior Vice President

Unigestion

Salman Baig, PhD, is a Portfolio Manager and works across all of Unigestion’s cross-asset portfolios, with a primary focus on its flagship Cross-Asset Navigator strategy. Salman holds a Bachelor in Mathematics and a Master in Finance both from Princeton University and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Texas.

Frédéric Desobry

Frédéric Desobry

Head of Equity Research

Systematica Investments

Frederic Desobry is with Systematica Investments where he leads the quantitative equity research effort for market neutral and alternative risk premia products. He has spent over a decade researching and trading global markets through the systematic lens and has previously worked at BlueCrest Capital Management amongst others.

Matthew Bergerman

Matthew Bergerman

Director

DTCC

Matthew Bergerman joined the DTCC Data Products team in July of 2015 as a Director charged with the development of solutions in the Equity, Fixed Income, and Reference Data space. He has worked in the Financial Information industry for over 20 years. He has worked on the vendor side previously in the production of data and the development of data applications at Thomson Financial and Pershing.

Armando Gonzalez

Armando Gonzalez

CEO

RavenPack

Armando Gonzalez is President & CEO of RavenPack, the leading provider of big data analytics for financial institutions. Armando is an expert in applied big data and artificial intelligence technologies. He has designed systems that turn unstructured content into structured data, primarily for financial trading applications. Armando is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable authorities on automated text and sentiment analysis.

Jason Cornez

Jason Cornez

Chief Technology Officer

RavenPack

Jason is responsible for the design and implementation of the RavenPack software platform. He is a hands-on technology leader, with a consistent record of delivering break-through products. A Silicon Valley start-up veteran with 20 years of professional experience, Jason combines technical know-how with an understanding of business needs to turn vision into reality.

Peter Hafez

Peter Hafez

Chief Data Scientist

RavenPack

Peter is a pioneer in the field of applied news analytics, bringing alternative data to banks and hedge funds. He has more than 15 years of experience in quantitative finance with companies such as Standard & Poor's, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Saxo Bank.

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Location

When:
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM GMT

A cocktail reception will be held at the conference venue from 4:30 PM.

Where:
De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
61-65 Great Queen St, London, UK

The closest tube stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) and Holborn on the Central line, both within easy walking distance.

The De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms have hosted some of the world‘s leading politicians, royalty and celebrities with its grand Georgian architecture and art-deco interiors.

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
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