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Big Data is the New Currency - London Event

Top industry experts and practitioners debated the future of big data monetization, issues surrounding data privacy, and data protection strategies in capital markets. You may watch highlight clips below and request access to slides and full videos.

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Introduction: Big Data is the New Currency

While data monetization becomes a crucial part of their strategy, financial institutions must address the risks associated with data privacy, the sourcing of alternative data, data leaks and security breaches, and learn how to mitigate those risks.

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Why Privacy Matters - Ethically and Commercially

Lately the question of privacy has taken on a whole new significance: namely, the economic imperative for data managers and companies to balance the commercial benefits of exploiting personal data with the commercial loss of developing a reputation as an unreliable guardian of users' privacy.

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How to Make a Billion Dollars Through Cybercrime

Computer security expert Graham Cluley offers practical insights on how financial firms are being targeted, and shines some light on a mysterious and elusive global crime ring.

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Panel - Taking Control of Your Data

Panelists discuss how governments and corporations go about harvesting information about you, what they do with it, who they provide it to, whether it is right or wrong and even how much money is being made from your personal data.

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Asset Managers: It's Time to Monetize Your Own Data

Peter presents a real case study showcasing how a fundamental asset management firm is leveraging RavenPack technology to transform their own emails, messages, and files into trading signals.

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Forecasting Stock Beta with Machine Learning and Equity Sentiment

Robert discusses the benefits of using machine learning to forecast equity beta. In addition to common fundamental variables and historical beta he also incorporates equity sentiment data into the set of predictor variables.

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Enhancing Macroeconomic Nowcasters with Big Data

Salman discusses an approach to harness big data and improve an existing nowcasting framework in order to better understand the risks and potentially enhancing the performance of investments decisions.

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Getting the Most out of Alternative Data - a Systematic View

Chris discusses how alternative data can be integrated into a systematic investment process and give an overview of some of the techniques that Cantab uses to enhance the value that alternative data can contribute to a portfolio.

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Panel - Why Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees for Investors

Speakers discuss how financial institutions are going about monetizing big data sources and touch on some of the difficulties and challenges faced by the industry in generating real monetary returns from these efforts.

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Dispelling Myths About Machine Learning in Systematic Investments

In this talk, Tony reviews some of the main misperceptions and wrong assumptions about applications of ML in systematic investments.

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“New Money” and the Future of the Data-Driven Economy

Panelists talk about the implications of living in a data-driven economy, dominated by those who have access to data and artificial intelligence, and how this paradigm shift will affect the future of business and finance.

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Workshop - How Cloud Architecture Benefits Security and Privacy

Jason reviews a few software architecture concepts and explained how using the cloud can be a big win.

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Workshop - User Stories Highlighting Applications of DTCC Data Services

Matthew provides an overview of existing DTCC Kinetics offerings as well as a preview of exciting new products.

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Workshop - Test Drive the RavenPack Data Platform

Kevin shows how to use the RavenPack platform functionalities (Search, Datasets, Dashboards, Alerts, Portfolio Ranking) for both quants and fundamental investors.

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Speakers

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 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 (Paris) and Imperial College (London)

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 Guida works together with the equity Portfolio Managers to develop systematic investment strategies. Tony’s work is focused primarily on extracting market inefficiencies from different sources from traditional fundamentals, market signals, alternative data, and machine learning. His expertise is in mid to low frequency in equities.

Ricardo Sueiras

Ricardo Sueiras

Technical Evangelist

Amazon Web Services

Ricardo is an enterprise evangelist at Amazon Web Services; he works with enterprise executives and technology leaders to help them adopt the cloud and transform their businesses. He has over twenty years of experience leading emerging technology and innovation programmes and has been working with cloud technologies since 2008. He is passionate about cloud, innovation and open source and is excited about how cloud accelerates and amplifies customers’ ability to innovate.

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.

Olga Kokareva

Olga Kokareva

Head of Data Sourcing and Strategy

Quantstellation

Olga is responsible for proactive sourcing of traditional and alternative data sets, building strategic data partnerships and managing full cycle of data acquisition. Olga joined Quantstellation in 2015 from ITI Group where she was head of a multi-manager hedge fund platform focusing on quantitative investment strategies. Before that she held a variety of senior roles in the alternative investments industry including Head of Operations and Investor Relations at Da Vinci Capital.

Monica Woodley

Monica Woodley

Writer, Editor and Consultant

Monica is a freelance writer, editor and consultant, with a focus on asset and wealth management and a keen interest in everything fintech and ESG. She is the former Global Head of Content at Legg Mason Global Asset Management, and the Editorial Director of Thought Leadership at the Economist Group.

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.

Andreas Zagos

Andreas Zagos

Managing Partner

IPR Strategies

Andreas Zagos is founder and Managing Partner of the Bonn based InTraCoM Group (Germany). He was participating in the first standard for patent valuation and is doing research in patent valuation for more than 24 years. He is guest professor at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in the field of innovation management and internationally recognized patent valuation expert.

Tim Harrington

Tim Harrington

Co-Founder and CEO

BattleFin

Tim is a co-founder and CEO of BattleFin Group Inc. BattleFin is made up of 3 businesses; Events, Technology and Asset Management. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Tim was the President and a Partner at Lion's Path Capital, a hedge fund strategy incubator where he allocated capital to 30 fundamental portfolio managers since the launch in 2009.

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.

Kevin Crosbie

Kevin Crosbie

Chief Product Officer

RavenPack

Kevin is responsible for the team that maintains and enhances RavenPack's market-leading news analytics products. Kevin joined RavenPack in 2003 as a software developer and, prior to assuming responsibility for product, he was one of RavenPack´s senior developers and sales support engineers. As such, he has detailed knowledge of RavenPack's clients and technology and has been a major contributor to the evolving News Analytics industry.

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.

Location

When:
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM GMT

A cocktail reception will be held at the conference venue from 5:00 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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