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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 edition brings together top experts in data monetization, privacy, and protection 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.
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.
Explore Key Themes
- Data Protection, Sourcing & Privacy: learn about the importance of data protection and the risks associated with data privacy, the sourcing of alternative 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 big data sources
The RavenPack Symposium brings together top experts in data protection, privacy, and monetization to explore how firms can leverage Big Data to not only generate alpha, but to respond to new regulatory requirements, and calls for more socially responsible investment practices.
Part I: Data Protection, Sourcing & Privacy
In the first part of the RavenPack Symposium, our speakers will touch on the importance of data protection and highlight the risks associated with data privacy, the sourcing of alternative 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 our 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.
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: April 18, 2019
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.
Head of Quantitative Research
Robert joined Unigestion while maintaining his role at Imperial College
School, where he is Associate Professor of Finance. Robert is also a
fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and an associate
of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance at Oxford University.
is on the editorial board of the Journal of Alternative Investments and a
of AIMA’s research committee.
Dr Chris Longworth
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
strategies. Chris leads Cantab’s big data and machine learning research team
is also the lead scientist for the GAM Systematic Discovery fund, which
on trading exotic or less liquid markets.
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.
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
Executive Director - Financial Technology IBD
Roland is a Executive Director at Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division covering FinTech across EMEA and South East Asia. In his role, Roland is advising clients on corporate finance related matters, including private capital raisings, IPOs, equity and debt offerings, and M&A.
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
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.
Senior Vice President
Salman Baig, PhD, is a Portfolio Manager and works across all of
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.
Head of Data Sourcing and Strategy
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.
Head of Equity Research
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 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 is founder and management 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.
Armando Gonzalez is President & CEO of RavenPack, the leading provider of
analytics for financial institutions. Armando is an expert in applied big
artificial intelligence technologies. He has designed systems that turn
content into structured data, primarily for financial trading applications.
is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable authorities on automated
and sentiment analysis.
Chief Technology Officer
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.
Chief Data Scientist
Peter is a pioneer in the field of applied news analytics, bringing
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.
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.
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.
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Great final panel at @ravenpack event in London hitting #AltDat topics around data delivery, compliance and finding alpha with @DanFurstenberg @LeighDrogen @RichBrown @PeterHafez@MichaelMayhew. #RavenPack https://t.co/KftQdJKryn— BattleFin (@battlefinmiami) April 25, 2018
Great article from @annareitman https://t.co/IjzGKtBPLB The convergence of #BigData and #MachineLearning is nothing short of a revolution and the buy-side is piling into the way that #alternativeData is fueling it, said Armando Gonzalez at last weeks @RavenPack conference pic.twitter.com/5wouELD7cw— RavenPack (@RavenPack) April 30, 2018
Glad to see @RavenPack symposium free of fluff. Lots of cameras aimed at screens to capture info.— Adam Honore (@adhonore) September 19, 2017
2 types of humans in the future society - those who serve the machines and those who teach the machines - The “Useless Class of Financial Professionals” panel at #GenerationAI— Dan Hubscher (@dhubscher) September 12, 2018
Attending RavenPack Symposium in NYC. Thought-provoking. #GenerationAI— Jim O'Brien (@UnitOOPS) September 12, 2018