London: Data Insights and Scouting Summit

23rd June 2022 Summit

Join Neudata and 100s members of the alternative data community for our London Summer Summit

Gain insight into the trends shaping the alternative data space and turbocharge your data acquisition efforts.

Supported by Morgan Stanley as Diamond sponsor. 

On June 23rd, Neudata’s Data Insights & Scouting Summit will take place in London.

With 100s of data buyers, data vendors & solutions providers in attendance, this one-day event will focus on:

  • Data Scouting: Find fresh, relevant and unusual datasets that are hand-selected by Neudata’s team of research specialists.
  • Latest Trends: Hear from industry experts on the latest data trends, including digital assets, macroeconomic trends, dataset regulation, ESG and more.
  • Networking: Learn from your data-buyer peers in the hedge fund, venture capital, private equity and corporate space, as well as from data vendors and technology providers.

Our attendees will also join us for an engaging AltDating networking program (both online and in-person).

 

Please note: This event will be happening in conjunction with the Data Management & Technology Event – any tickets purchased for either event will provide access to all the content available in the venue.

For any questions, please email [email protected]

Programme

  • 8:45am

    Opening Remarks

  • 9:00am

    The Power of Data in Football

    Discover how data has become one of the most influential components to the beautiful game

    Chris Loxston, Group Leader Football Performance Analysis & Insights, FIFA

  • 9:30am

    Separating Alchemy from Real Gold

    Explore the alternative data that’s under our noses and benefit from getting creative when scouting datasets

    Matthew Rothman, Quantitative Strategies, Millennium Management

  • 10:00am

    How to be a better Data Provider?

    Understand the dos and don’ts when selling to the buyside and improve your sales pipeline of investment management firms

    Alexios Beveratos,  Head of the Statistical Arbitrage Alpha Team, CFM

    Laurent Laloux, Chief Product Officer, Capital Fund Management (CFM)

  • 10:30am

    PANEL: Sheep or Shepherd?

    Are you following the herd or a lone wolf? Discover the latest trends on data, hiring and team structures from some of the biggest users of alt-data

    Moderator: Ian Webster, Managing Director, Neudata

     Sanne De Boer, Director of Quantitative Research, Voya Investment Management

    Jeff Cumming, Senior Associate, Data Sourcing & Strategy, Balyasny Asset Management

    Kristina Ūsaitė, Senior Researcher, Robeco Investment Management

    Rani Piputri, Head of Adaptive Investing, NN Investment Partners

  • 11:00am

    Networking Break

  • Macroeconomic
  • 11:30am

    Panel: The Economic War

    Explore how unprecedented sanctions impacted the world’s economy and what the data tells us

    Moderator: Nick Greenstock, CEO, Gatehouse Advisory Partners

    Savvas Savouri, Chief Economist, Toscafund Asset Management LLP

    Mohammed Chaudhri, Chief Economist & Director of Market Intelligence, Experian

  • 12:10pm

    Trending Themes: Timing Thematics

    Ed Stanley, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

    Sophie Beland, Vice President Equity Division, Morgan Stanley

  • 12:40pm

    Inflation and Consumer Confidence: what the data tells us

    Gain insights from a wide range of data sources on how changes to the macro
    environment influence inflation and consumer confidence

    Michael Recce, Board Member, Alqami

  • 01:00pm

    Pulling Macro Insights from Transaction Data

    Fill in the blanks faster by teasing out real-time views into macroeconomic trends from the consumer transaction data you may already have in house.

    Brian Callahan, Product Manager, Facteus

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  • 01:20pm

    Lunch

    Lunch and Learn with Apptopia

    Matt Gaudioso, Equity & Data Analyst, Apptopia

  • Digital Assets
  • 02:30pm

    New Opportunities in Virtual Worlds

    Explore how a French systematic equity hedge fund has launched a novel computer-
    based strategy which trades in the metaverse and the opportunities this could create

    Vincent Fourcaut, CEO & Co-Founder, Quantology

  • 02:50pm

    NLP for Macro and Commodity Strategies

    Discover how NLP can be into leveraged to create timely, alpha-generating investment strategies on Macro and commodities.

    Andrew Bernstein, Head of Sales Strategy & Operations, SESAMm

  • 03:10pm

    PANEL: Is Crypto the Inevitable Future?

    Discuss the popularity of digital assets as an investment and how it will affect traditional investment strategies in the long term

    Moderator: Shane Kehoe, Managing Partner, Swissborg Ventures

    Alessandro Balata,  Portfolio Manager, Fasanara Capital

    Jean-Marc Bonnefous, Managing Partner, Tellurian Capital

    Elodie de Marchi, our Head of Operations and Corporate Strategy, Kaiko

     

  • 03:40pm

    SimilarWeb Use Case

    Ed Lavery, VP of Investor Intelligence, Similarweb

    Abby McInnes, Data Sourcing & Strategy Lead, Man Group

  • 04:00pm

    Networking Break

  • Alternative Trends
  • 04:30pm

    The 5 Top Use Cases for Using Alt-data in PE

    Recognize the biggest use cases for alternative data within Private Equity

    Adam Nahari, Data Science & Analytics, Berkshire Partners

  • 05:00pm

    External Data: from Interest to Adoption

    Uncover and explore the perceptions that can inhibit external data adoption

    Lauren Woodfin, Analyst, Neudata

  • 05:15pm

    PANEL: Cross Pollination – ESG & Sustainability

    Discover how financial institutions and corporations are tackling sustainability and
    identify the overlapping datasets used in decision making

    Moderator: Julia Asri Meigh, Head of ESG, Neudata

    Victoria Gillespie, Director – ESG Services, JTC

    Danielle Mudler, Sustainability Director, BBC

  • 05:50pm

    Closing Remarks

  • 06:00pm

    Networking Drinks

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  • Networking Break

  • Latest Updates
  • 11:30am

    PANEL: Growing Supply of Opt-in Panels

    Assess the growing popularity of opt-in panels and the impact this will have on traditional data collection

    Moderator: Barney Bruce-Smythe, Analyst, Neudata

    Zia Tully, Head of Commercial, Gener8

    Ed Ralph, Executive Director, Data Strategy, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

  • 12:00pm

    Data Exchanges in Shanghai

    Hear the latest updates around the Data Exchange in Shanghai and how the work
    they’re doing will impact data governance, the information gap and new data providers entering the Chinese market

  • 12:20pm

    Panel: Navigating Global Compliance: How Data Providers are Managing an Uncertain Regulatory Environment

    Moderator: Don D’Amico, General Counsel, Neudata

    Michel Bohn, Chief Compliance Officer, Sensor Tower

    Peter Johnson, CFO, Fable Data

    Kelly Koscuiszka, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

  • 12:50pm

    The Internet’s superpower

    Tapping into public web data means tapping into your comprehensive reality as it unfolds

    Ariel Shulman, VP Corporate Development, BrightData

  • 01:00pm

    Tracking Real-time ESG Controversy Using Natural Language Processing

    How RavenPack data can help assess the extent of a firm’s ESG controversy exposure through time by monitoring real-time news coverage.

     Peter Hafez, Chief Data Scientist, Ravenpack

  • 01:20pm

    Lunch

    Lunch and Learn with Apptopia

  • AltDating
  • 02:30pm

    Set-up Time

  • 02:50pm

    Slot 1

  • 03:10pm

    Slot 2

  • 03:30pm

    Slot 3

  • Networking Break

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  • 04:30pm

    Set-up Time

  • 04:50pm

    Slot 4

  • 05:10pm

    Slot 5

  • 05:30pm

    Slot 6

Speakers

  • Alessandro Balata

    Fasanara Digital

    Partner & Portfolio Manager

    Alessandro Balata is partner and portfolio manager at Fasanara Digital, the crypto arm of Fasanara Capital.

    Alessandro has a background in Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Control. His research activity in numerical techniques  granted him a PhD from the University of Leeds, where he was previously awarded with a Master degree in Financial Mathematics. He co-founded Fasanara Digital in 2018, and today he is responsible for the Research and Development activities.

  • Sophie Beland

    Morgan Stanley

    Vice President Equity Division

    Sophie Beland is Head of the EMEA Systematic Advisory Sales team, as well as Co-Chair of the Net East Asia Employee Network in EMEA. The Systematic Advisory Sales team is responsible for distributing Morgan Stanley’s Quantitative Assets to institutional clients. Prior to this Sophie was a member of the client business analytics group at Morgan Stanley in the Equity Division.


    Sophie has a B.A. in International History from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • Andrew Bernstein

    SESAMm

    Head of Sales Strategy & Operations

    Andrew Bernstein is the Head of Sales Strategy & Operations at SESAMm and leads their business development team across global finance and corporate markets. Andrew has worked in the fintech and alternative data industry for over 20 years at firms including Refinitiv, Acuris, AlphaSense, and Bloomberg.
    Andrew studied Commerce with French at the University of Birmingham.

  • Alexios Beveratos

    CFM

    Head of the Statistical Arbitrage Alpha Team

    Alexios has been the Head of the Statistical Arbitrage Alpha team since 2018, having joined CFM in 2012 as an equity quantitative researcher. He has also developed the alternative data approach for CFM, as well as worked on the development of the Data Analytics team. Before joining CFM, Alexios spent 6 years at the CNRS as a researcher in quantum optics and nanotechnology and 2 years at the University of Geneva focused on quantum information.

    Alexios holds a PhD and Masters in Physics from Paris XI University.

  • Sanne de Boer

    Voya Investment Management

    Director of Quantitative Equity Research

    Sanne de Boer is director of Quantitative Equity Research at Voya Investment Management responsible for overseeing the firm’s quantitative equity research agenda. Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior research analyst for quantitative strategies for Invesco. Previously, he was a research analyst for global quantitative equities at QS Investors as well as ING Investment Management, Voya’s predecessor firm. Sanne’s research has been published in the Journal of Asset Management, the Journal of Index Investing, and the Journal of Investing. He received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Mathematics and an M.A. in Econometrics cum laude from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

  • Michel Bohn

    Sensor Tower

    Chief Compliance Officer

    Michel Bohn serves as Sensor Tower’s Chief Compliance Officer and has deep experience advising technology companies on complex intellectual property and data protection issues. Michel believes it is essential for all companies that deal in data to actively manage the burgeoning legal and compliance risks and requirements related to privacy, security, IP, and securities, and that a compliance program must be continually developed and have buy-in and participation from everyone at the company to be successful and ensure the company’s long term success and viability.

    Leveraging his software, engineering, and legal background, Michel has assisted numerous innovative VC-backed startups and premium mid and large-cap high-technology companies in evaluating complex data science, machine learning, and data aggregation methodologies to ensure they are appropriately protected and that these companies have the requisite compliance practices and procedures in place to address the risks presented by the changing regulatory and legal landscape.

    When not advising on legal issues, Michel enjoys traveling and spending time biking, hiking, and skiing with his four kids.

  • Jean-Marc Bonnefous

    Tellurian Capital

    Founder and Managing Partner
    Mr. Jean-Marc Bonnefous is the founder and managing partner of Tellurian Capital, a London-based investment management firm focused on the digital assets and commodity sectors. Mr. Bonnefous has managed since 2007 a number of institutional funds and investment strategies. He is today the investment manager for the Tellurian ExoAlpha Systematic Digital Asset fund, a long/short hedge fund strategy, in partnership with quantitative trading technology firm ExoAlpha. Prior to launching Tellurian Capital, he was an investment banker at BNP Paribas from 1992 and 2006, based in New York and London, where he built and ran the Global Commodity Derivatives business across a wide range of commodity assets and markets.
    Mr Bonnefous is also an operating partner at Tioga Capital, a blockchain VC fund, a board member of Trakx.io, a digital assets marketplace, as well as an advisor in Finteum, a peer-to-peer FX liquidity marketplace. Mr Bonnefous has taught the course on ‘Blockchain & Crypto Finance’ at the IE Business School Master in Finance since 2014.
  • Barney Bruce-Smythe

    Neudata

    ESG analyst (London) Research

    Barney joined Neudata in 2021 as an ESG analyst, having previously worked for three years at an
    executive search firm executing mandates across distribution and investment roles. During this time,
    he also led the Asset Management Practice’s intelligence gathering and analytics. He holds an MA in
    History from the University of St Andrews.

  • Brian Callahan

    Facteus

    Product Manager

    Brian Callahan is a Product Manager at Facteus where he helps asset managers find new ways to integrate alternative data into their investment process.  He joined Facteus after six years at 1010data where he was exposed to the best practices and pitfalls behind data integration across a variety of strategies while working with everyone from data scientists to portfolio managers.

    Prior to joining 1010data in 2016, he was a member of a strategy team at American Express where he translated corporate card spend patterns into actionable insights.  He started his career on the buy-side at Elm Ridge Management as an Equity Research Analyst who also managed the fund’s forecasts of macroeconomic indicators.

    He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance while also majoring in Philosophy.

  • Mohammed Chaudhri

    Experian

    Chief Economist and Director of Market Intelligence

    Mohammed has nearly 15 years of experience of forecasting the UK economy and credit markets. Thanks to his forecasting, Consensus Economics ranked Experian as the most accurate UK forecaster in 2019. Alongside successfully leading the Market Intelligence team, Mohammed’s remit includes account management of key clients, new product innovations and supporting marketing activities.

  • Jeff Cumming

    Balyasny Asset Management

    Senior Associate, Data Sourcing & Strategy

    Jeff is responsible for Data Sourcing & PM engagement across BAM’s Global TMT & Consumer Equity teams.  In this role, Jeff works with investors across both L/S & Quantitative strategies.  He joined Balyasny in May 2017 after roles at 7Park Data & JNK Securities focusing on Institutional Data & Research sales.

  • Donald D’Amico

    Neudata

    General Counsel

    Don is the General Counsel of Neudata. In addition to managing the company's legal affairs, Don leads the review of the compliance and regulatory aspects of new datasets and assists with product development. He previously served as Legal Counsel at Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, where he onboarded third party research providers and conducted related due diligence. Don started his career as a research analyst on a merger arbitrage trading desk.

    Don holds a JD from the Fordham University School of Law and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. He has received CIPP/E and CIPP/US certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

  • Vincent Fourcaut

    Quantology Capital Management

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Vincent Fourcaut is co-founder, CEO and Co-PM for Paris-based Quantology Capital Management, a quantitative and systematic asset management company managing long and short positions on US and European equities in three different strategies. Prior to Quantology, Mr. Fourcaut was Senior Equity Financial Analyst on the €1B+ Echiquier Major Fund at La Financière de l'Echiquier (2009-2012) and Equity Analyst on French Small & Mid Caps at Berenberg Bank (2006-2009).

  • Matt Gaudioso

    Apptopia

    Equity & Data Analyst

    Matt brings more than 5 years of finance and investment experience. He previously worked as an Equity Research Analyst at Compass Point Research & Trading covering financials and fintech stocks. Matt graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Finance, and is a CFA Charterholder.

  • Victoria Gillespie

    JTC

    Director - ESG Services

    Victoria is responsible for the management and development of JTC’s ESG Service offering to clients and supports JTC Plc’s ESG Strategy. 

    She is a Certified Chartered Accountant with 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Previous roles include Head of Depositary and Post-Trade Compliance services for SS&C Technologies where she worked for six years. She’s held senior roles within AXA Investment Manager, BNY Mellon and Kingston Smith. Victoria has conducted bespoke projects, including working with Fundsmith to assist with their oversight and supplier governance framework for the Equity Fund when it launched in 2011. 

    Victoria served for six years as the Deputy Chair of the ACCA Women’s Network and acts as an advisor to the ACCA Financial Services Network. She regularly features as a guest speaker on Sustainability related topics and led the 2018 International Women’s Day celebrations. She was a member of the Advisory Board of GirlsTalkLondon for three years, which is an award-winning organisation that connects women with businesses. She volunteers via Inspiring the future, a non-profit organisation helping future generations explore opportunities in the world. 

    She holds the Investment Operations Certificate awarded by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, Certificate in ESG Investing with the CFA Institute, Certificate in Sustainability within Finance, awarded by ACCA and Certificate in Leading Sustainable Organisations, Certificate in Private Markets – both awarded by Oxford Said Business School.

  • Nick Greenstock

    Gatehouse Advisory Partners

    CEO

    Co-founder of Gatehouse Advisory Partners - interpreting global events and the likely impacts for business. Thoughtful, inquisitive and connected - driving research and understanding to unlock the implications of geopolitical change; working with government, civil society and business to build decisive judgments on context.

  • Peter Hafez

    RavenPack

    Chief Data Scientist

    Peter is the head of data science at RavenPack. Since joining RavenPack in 2008, he’s been a pioneer in the field of applied news analytics bringing alternative data insights to the world’s top banks and hedge funds. Peter has more than 15 years of experience in quantitative finance with companies such as Standard & Poor's, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Saxo Bank.

    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 including London Business School, Courant Institute of Mathematics at NYU, and Imperial College London.

  • Peter Johnson

    Fable Data

    CFO

    Peter is a co-founder and CFO of Fable Data, the leading European consumer data aggregation business. Alongside finance, his strategic responsibilities include compliance and legal, in particular privacy, data ethics and governance, and commercial licensing.

    As well as thirty years experience at Finance Director level, he has also held board-level responsibility for legal, operations, IT and HR.  After twelve years in insurance distribution and underwriting businesses, including two years as founder of an electronic distribution start-up, he spent ten years in venture-backed technology-based businesses.  Peter has also carried out many short term assignments with early-stage and changing organisations.  He has made long-term voluntary contributions to arts and non-profit organisations, as well as consulting in the education sector.

  • Shane Kehoe

    SwissBorg Ventures

    Managing Partner

    Shane Kehoe, SwissBorg Ventures, Managing Partner leading the team investing on behalf of SwissBorg and the community in the most promising early-stage blockchain technology projects that strategically align with the core values of SwissBorg.

    Shane was the Co-Founder at SVK Crypto VC, London. Overseeing the flagship fund which invested into the most promising and early stage blockchain technology projects with investments along side Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, Galaxy Digital, Vulcan Capital, Fidelity, Block.One and Alibaba.

    An experienced portfolio manager with more than 20 years investment, Venture Capital and Hedge Fund Management experience. Shane is crypto and blockchain obsessed with a deep passion, belief and vision for a decentralised future.

    Shane was formerly a Hedge Fund manager and Partner at BlueCrest Capital Management ($35bn AUM) and ran their global equity capital markets business focusing on all global IPO's for the European Equity Long/Short and Emerging Markets fund.

  • Laurent Laloux

    Capital Fund Management

    Chief Product Officer

    Laurent is Chief Product Officer of CFM, having joined the firm in 1997. He manages product development with a particular focus on evolving CFM’s research and IT capabilities. Laurent originally joined the firm as a researcher to work on Discus, the managed futures/FX program. In 1998, he started focusing on equities to develop the Equity Statistical Arbitrage program before it was launched in 2001. Prior to taking on his current role, he acted as Head of Equity Strategies until 2017. Laurent obtained his PhD in theoretical physics from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de l'École Normale Supérieure.

  • Ed Lavery

    Similarweb

    VP of Investor Intelligence

    Ed is VP of Investor Intelligence at Similarweb (NYSE:SMWB). He joined Similarweb’s London office in 2017 to establish the Investor Business unit which provides web and app traffic data to the Asset Management industry. Since then, it has become a leading player in the Alternative Data space. In 2021, he moved to New York to lead the global team. Prior to Similarweb, Ed has worked with many of the world's leading brands, including Google, eBay and Airbnb, shaping their online strategies through digital data. Ed started his career in Investment Banking in London, working at Rothschild and DC Advisory.

  • Rado Lipuš

    Neudata

    Founder & CEO

    Rado Lipuš, CFA is the founder and CEO of Neudata, an alternative data intelligence and SaaS provider. Prior to founding Neudata, Rado's professional experience spans 20 years of FinTech leadership, quantitative risk management and data innovation for the buy-side. An acknowledged expert, Rado is regularly invited to speak about alternative data at conferences and industry events.

  • Chris Loxston

    FIFA

    Group Leader Football Performance Analysis & Insights - Technical Development Division

    Chris Loxston is the Group Leader Football Performance Analysis and Insights at FIFA and now leads a team of football technical experts and data science/engineering specialists to enhance football understanding and improve the experience around the game. Over the last two decades Chris has worked across an array of professional and Olympic sports, harnessing the power of data analytics and video analysis to provide performance impacting intelligence to teams, coaches and athletes

  • Elodie de Marchi

    Kaiko

    Head of Operations & Corporate Strategy
    Elodie is currently Head of Operations & Corporate Strategy at Kaiko, the reference market data provider for digital finance. Previously, she spent 9 years in Silicon Valley: in Investment Strategy at VMware where she worked in M&A, working on 18 acquisitions ($M to $B) and led the finance integration of CarbonBlack ($2.2B EV acquisition) & Corporate Venture Capital (direct investments in startups), and as Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank.
  • Abby McInnes

    Man Group

    Data Sourcing and Strategy Lead

    Abby McInnes leads Man's Data Sourcing and Strategy team which is part of Man Data Science. She is responsible for the sourcing and commercial management of data used by Man's investment teams. Prior to joining Man Group, Abby was a Business Evaluations and Operations Analyst at Rolls Royce Aerospace. Abby holds a Master’s degree in Physics from Durham University.

  • Julia Asri Meigh

    Neudata

    Head of ESG Research
    Julia is a senior analyst at Neudata. She has over four years of experience as an analyst and account manager in consulting and financial services. Prior to Neudata, Julia worked at Macrobond Financial, the Foresight Factory and Gatehouse Advisory Partners. As an analyst, she covered a broad range of topics and sectors, including consumer trends, retail investing and the global macroeconomy.
    Julia holds an MSc in Economy, Risk and Society from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics, Politics and Sociology from the University of Westminster.
  • Jonathan Mitchell

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    Investor

    Jonathan Mitchell is an advisor to early stage start ups and an investor.  He looks at a variety of sectors but has an interest in marketing and how data can transform this sector in the future.  He is currently an investor in Gener8 and sits on their board.

    Prior to investing, he worked in advertising and was the first international hire at Spotify where he launched the UK and then their advertising business in the US.
    He has a BA in Geography from UCL.
  • Andy Moniz

    Acadian

    Senior Vice President

    Andy joined in 2021 as the Director of Responsible Investing. He leads Acadian’s global Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) efforts and oversees the firm’s ESG strategies, related research initiatives, and active ownership, in addition to serving as the Chair for Acadian’s Responsible Investing Committee. Prior to joining Acadian, Andy worked as the Director of Applied Data Science at Putnam Investments. Previous to that, Andy was Managing Director and Chief Data Scientist at Deutsche Bank and a Quantitative portfolio manager at APG Asset Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing from Erasmus University, specializing in the creation of alternative ESG signals; a MSc. in applied statistics from the University of London; and a B.A. and M.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge.

  • Danielle Mulder

    BBC

    Group Sustainability Director

    Danielle Mulder is the Group Sustainability Director at the BBC.  Danielle has been working in sustainability for 15+ years and has experience working with major global clients and projects that include: AVIVA, London 2012, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Sydney Metro, Grosvenor, WPP, Network Rail, Burger King and KFC.  Danielle is a Net Zero specialist and is leading the Planet Positive program across the BBC Group which incorporates Net Zero and Nature Positive.  Previously Danielle was a strategist and management consultant working with KPMG and Accenture globally in London, Sydney and New York.  Danielle has an MSc in Environmental Science from Macquaire University in Sydney and an MSc in Computer Science gained at York University.

  • Adam Nahari

    Berkshire Partners

    Data Science and Analytics
    Adam leads the data science and analytics team at Berkshire Partners, a Boston based investment firm. In this capacity, Adam drives data and analytics initiatives across the investment lifecycle: sourcing, diligence, and value creation (portfolio support).
  • Edward Ralph

    J.P. Morgan Asset Management

    Executive Director, Data Strategy

    Ed Ralph, CFA, executive director, is a Data Science Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Based in London, he is responsible for overseeing international data science strategy and the delivery of data science capabilities, including the use of alternative data, into investment processes across asset class. An employee at J.P. Morgan since 2010, he obtained a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Bath and is a CFA charterholder.

  • Michael Recce

    Alqami

    Non-Executive Director

    Dr. Recce is the Non-Executive Director of Alqami and the Founder/CEO of AlphaROC. He was the first Chief Data Scientist at Neuberger Berman, GIC, the Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund, and Point72 Asset Management. Prior to this he was head of engineering, modelling and optimization at Quantcast. Earlier in his career, he was Chief Scientist for Fortent, and Searchspace. Dr. Recce has published over 60 peer reviewed papers, holds eleven patents, including one for research of a behavioural biometric called dynamic grip recognition, and is a recipient of the Thomas A. Edison Award (2005). He received his bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of California Santa Cruz and his doctorate in Neuroscience from UCL.

  • Rani Piputri

    NN Investment Partners

    Head of Adaptive Investing

    Rani Piputri, CFA, CAIA is the Head of Adaptive Investing at NN Investment Partners, where she is responsible for EUR 6 billion AuM across a broad range of strategies and asset classes. The Adaptive Investing team applies systematic approach to extract inefficiencies in financial markets, by implementing data-driven strategies, inspired by behavioural insights and artificial intelligence techniques.

    Rani joined the management board of NN Investment Partners in 2018, after a role as Principal Equity Strategies at Aspect Capital, a London based quantitative multi-asset solution provider. Prior to this, she was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Saemor Capital for ten years, following a position of European Equity Portfolio Manager at Aegon Asset Management from 2004 to 2008. She started her career in 2000 as investment consultant at Ortec Finance.

    Rani served as a Board member of the CFA society Netherlands for four years and currently sits in the Education Committee of the Dutch chapter. She is in the advisory board of several organizations, including CFA Institute. She holds a MSc. Degree in Financial Econometrics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

  • Matthew Rothman

    Millennium Management

    Quantitative Strategies

    Matthew Rothman is a member of the senior management team of the Quantitative Strategies business unit at Millennium Management functioning as the deputy head of the team and the Head of Quantitative Services. He is on the finance faculty at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

    Matthew has held a variety of positions both in academia and industry. Prior to joining Millennium, Matthew was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where he was the global head of Quantitative Strategies and Solutions for the Securities Division. Immediately prior to that position, Matthew was the global head of Quantitative Equity Research at Credit Suisse. Previously, Matthew was the director of Global Quantitative Macro research at Acadian Asset Management in Boston, a purely quantitative asset management firm with approximately $100 billion in assets under management. He was also the global head of quantitative research at Lehman Brothers and then Barclays Capital, post the Lehman bankruptcy. He has also held senior research positions at Sanford C. Bernstein and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

    Matthew has served on the faculty in the Economics Department at Brown University and in the Finance Department at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

    Matthew is involved with a number of philanthropic institutions, including having served for over a decade on the Board of Directors of the Innocence Project, a non-for-profit committed to the exoneration of the wrongfully convicted through DNA evidence. He also is deeply committed to funding and working with photographers documenting social conflict and civil unrest both domestically and globally.

    Matthew earned a BA in philosophy from Brown University, an MA in statistics from Columbia University, and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Savvas Savouri

    Toscafund Asset Management

    Chief Economist

    Savvas Savouri has been involved in commercial finance since 1991 and  is now a Partner and Chief Economist at Toscafund. Twenty years ago he developed and launched  the QuantMetriks earnings simulation model, which is now part of Toscafund. He has taught extensively, in London at the LSE and the University of Woolwich, as well as at Oxford and Moscow Universities, covering statistics, mathematics, and economics. He has authored various academic papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Savvas holds doctoral, masters and bachelor degrees in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics

  • Ariel Shulman

    Bright Data

    Vice President of Corporate Development

    Ariel is Vice President of Corporate Development at Bright Data for the past year. In this role, Ariel is responsible for the company’s M&A strategy and for strategic partnerships. Over the past year, Ariel led three company acquisitions that drove to substantial company growth. Bright Data is the industry leading web data collection platform serving over 15,000 customers worldwide, Fortune 500 included. For example, 7 out of the 10 leading e-commerce sites work with Bright Data.

    Prior to joining Bright Data, Ariel served as CEO of Hola Spark, a video optimization platform, and was VP Business Development at Hola VPN. Ariel comes with extensive knowledge and expertise in business and product development, as well as leading tech focused organizations to significant growth. He has a BSc from TAU in Industrial Engineering and an executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management in Northwestern University.

  • Edward Stanley

    Morgan Stanley

    Executive Director

    Edward Stanley is an Executive Director leading Thematic Research in Europe. Before this he ran the European Business Services sector at Morgan Stanley between 2018-2021. This followed 5 years covering Business Services at Redburn, latterly running the team from 2017. Prior to this, Edward graduated from Cass Business School with an MSc in Investment Management. He graduated from UCL in 2012 and has passed all three levels of the CFA program.

  • Zia Tully

    Gener8

    Head of Commercial
    Zia Tully is head of commercial for Gener8, a rapidly growing tech start-up that empowers people to earn from their own data through partnerships in the alt-data space. Prior to joining Gener8, Zia spent 20 years working in the advertising and marketing space, for brands like Spotify and TikTok during their earliest stages, helping them to commercialise their user base.
    Zia holds a bachelor of law (LLB) degree from the University of Bristol.
  • Kristina Ūsaitė

    Robeco

    Senior Researcher

    Kristina Ūsaitė is Senior Researcher at Robeco’s Quant Equity Research team. Her areas of expertise include empirical asset pricing, bottom-up stock selection and alternative data research. Kristina joined Robeco in 2017. She studied at Tilburg University in the period 2015-2016. She worked for three years as an Investment Analyst and Treasury Analyst at APG where she started her career in the industry in 2011. Kristina holds a Master’s (cum laude) in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from Tilburg University and a Bachelor’s (cum laude) in Economics from Vilnius University. She is a CFA® charterholder.

  • Lauren Woodfin

    Neudata

    Analyst

    Lauren is a recent graduate from University College London, with a Msc in Global Migration. Prior to this she attained her undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds in English and Film Studies with a research focus on postcolonial texts. As demonstrated through her studies, Lauren has an interest in literature and climate governance from a migration perspective, which she continues to explore in her spare time. Her previous work experience is in assisting the implementation of online events at Oxford University Press.

  • Ian Webster

    Neudata

    Managing Director

    Ian heads the Client Engagement group at Neudata, as well as its busy programme of events. He has spent the last six years helping asset managers, investment banks and retailers to get value out of traditional and alternative data. Prior to that, Ian's experience encompassed analytical and commercial roles at Vodafone, Bank of Scotland and Liberty Mutual.

    Ian holds an MA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, and a Saltire Fellowship in Entrepreneurship from Babson College, Massachusetts.

     

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