Online Summit 2021
Online Summit 2021
Join Neudata on 23-25 March for a virtual summit exploring the future of the alternative data industry. Join 700+ data buyers and providers as we hear from leading buy-side and sell-side analysts on the biggest trends within the alternative data space. This event will also feature insight from Neudata’s own analysts on our macro predictions for the industry.
AltDating Programme: Alongside thematic panels and presentations, this Summit will include the opportunity for buyers and sellers to interact before, during and after the event, via a programme of personalised matchmaking.
Who should attend:
March 23rd – Day 1 – Strategy
3.30PM GMT/ 11.30AM ET Welcome, Neudata Updates and Summit Briefing – Rado Lipuš, CEO, Neudata & Ian Webster, SVP, Neudata
3.50PM GMT/ 11.50AM ET More Insightful Ways to Organize and Think About “Alternative Data” – Stephen Malinak, Global Head – Quantitative Research & Development, ADIA
4.10PM GMT/ 12.10PM ET Alt Data Trends & The Next Frontier – Daryl Smith, Head of Research, Neudata & Nicholas Ravazzani, Analyst, Neudata
4.40PM GMT/ 12.40PM ET The Changing Technology Landscape & Its Impact on Alternative Data Use – Waqar Rashid, Director of Data, Aspect Capital
5.00PM GMT/ 1.00PM ET Networking Break
5.30PM GMT/ 1.30PM ET Data Analysis – Normalizing for the New Normal and COVID Compares – Mike Pagano, Chief Revenue Officer & Stacie Rabinowitz, Director of Primary Research, Consumer Edge
5.50PM GMT/ 1.50PM ET Inflation – The Quant & Alternative Data View – Artemiza Woodgate, Founding Partner, Integrated Quantitative Investments
6.10PM GMT/ 2.10PM ET Application Of The AI Methods For Forecasting Financial Data – Boris Yendrzheyevskiy, Cheyne Capital
6.30PM GMT/ 2.30PM ET Using NLP to Capture Macro Market Narratives – Inna Grinis, Senior Data Scientist, RavenPack
6.50PM GMT/ 2.50PM ET Protecting the Net: How Changing Client Exposure Alters the SaaS Top Line – Jeremy Scott, Head of Investor Analytics, SimilarWeb
7.00PM GMT/ 3.00PM ET Networking Break
March 24th – Day 2 – Tech and Dataset Spotlights
3.30PM GMT/ 11.30AM ET Welcome – Dean Murphy, Global Events Director, Neudata
3.35PM GMT/ 11.35AM ET Thoughts on the Market: The Road Ahead for Reflation – Andrew Sheets, Managing Director and Chief Cross-Asset Strategist, Joanie Kim, Thematic Investment Strategies & Boris Lerner, Global Head of Quantitative Equity Research, Morgan Stanley
4.05PM GMT/ 12.05PM ET Panel: Web Scraping: The Build vs Buy Debate – Moderator: Amy Dafnis, Senior Analyst, Neudata, Qaisar Hasan, Portfolio Manager, Lombard Odier, Minhua Zhang, Managing Partner, Weld Capital Management, Sarah Mckenna, CEO, Sequentum
4.30PM GMT/ 12.30PM ET The Brighter the Dataset the Smarter the Decision-Making; Future-Bright Data Collection – Omri Orgad, Managing Director, Bright Data (former Luminati)
4.50PM GMT/ 12.50PM ET Wallstreetbets Reddit Retail Sentiment – What’s Next? – Sylvain Forte, CEO, SESAMm
5.00PM GMT/ 1.00PM ET Networking Break
5.30PM GMT/ 1.30PM ET Community-Driven Alpha Capture – Khing Oei, Founder & CEO, AlphaSwap
5.40PM GMT/ 1.40PM ET Panel: Using Data To Navigate The Volatile World of Crypto – Moderator: Shane Kehoe, Co-Founder, SVK Crypto, Nikita Fadeev, Portfolio Manager, Fasanara Capital, Noelle Acheson, Managing Director of Research, CoinDesk, Brian Dixon, COO, Off the Chain Capital
6.00PM GMT/ 2.00PM ET Panel: Using ESG As A Source For Alpha – Moderator: Julia Meigh, VP of ESG Research, Neudata, Sam Livingstone, Head of Data Science, Jupiter Asset Management, Ashby Monk, Executive Director, Stanford Global Projects Center, Dr. Heiko Bailer, Head of ESG Quantitative Investments, RepRisk
6.30PM GMT/ 2.30PM ET CLS Alternative data insights into current FX market dynamics during risk-off and risk-on periods – Vladimir Visipkov, Head of Quantitative Research Data Services, CLS
6.40PM GMT/ 2.40PM ET Does Geolocation Data Have Utility for Investors? – Matt Forrest, Director of Spatial Data Science, CARTO & Amy Dafnis, Senior Analyst, Neudata
6.50PM GMT/ 2.50PM ET Rise of SPACs: Definitive Life Cycle of Events Driving Alpha Capture Opportunities – Anju Marempudi, Founder & CEO, IntelliBusiness, Inc. d/b/a EventVestor
7.00PM GMT/ 3.00PM ET Panel: Is NLP Only Good For Quants? – Moderator: Jon Neitzell, Founder, Managing Partner, Anduril Partners, Petter Kolm, Director of the Mathematics in Finance Master’s Program, NYU, Ciprian Marin, Director of Quantitative Equity Research, Lazard Asset Management
7.20PM GMT/ 3.20PM ET Networking Break
March 25th – Day 3 – Data Landscape
3.30PM GMT/ 11.30AM ET Welcome – Dean Murphy, Global Events Director, Neudata
3.35PM GMT/ 11.35AM ET M&A Update – The Changing Data Landscape – Moderator Rado Lipus, CEO, Neudata, Shing Lo, Partner, Latham + Watkins, Evan Schnidman, Founder, EAS Innovation, Jonathan Thorne, Director, Sovereign Capital Partners
4.00PM GMT/ 12.00PM ET Alpha Capture: A Perspective On Buying Signals – Shane Conway, Researcher, Kepos Capital
4.20PM GMT/ 12.20PM ET The Importance Of Ensuring An Open And Trustworthy Data Ecosystem – Stuart Coleman, Director, Learning & Business Development, ODI
4.40PM GMT/ 12.40PM ET Integrating ESG: Finding, Cataloging, Querying & Visualizing ESG Data With AWS – AWS Data Exchange, AWS Glue, Amazon Athena, Amazon Quicksight – Matt Napoli, Business Development, Colin Marden, Solution Architect, AWS
5.00PM GMT/ 1.00PM ET Networking Break
5.30PM GMT/ 1.30PM ET What Does The New Administration Mean For Alt Data? – Jose Elias Terriquez, Analyst, Neudata
5.40PM GMT/ 1.40PM ET Alternative Data Hub: Setting-Up Alternative Data Services In An Organisation – Alexander Romanenko, AI Strategy Manager, AIG
6.00PM GMT/ 2.00PM ET Connecting Alternative Data Sources – PJ Hagerty, Founder DevRelate.io, Placekey
6.10PM GMT/ 2.10PM ET Using ride-hail and food delivery marketplace trends to make informed investment decisions – Ryan Green, Co-founder and CEO, Gridwise
6.20PM GMT/ 2.20PM ET So Your Vendor Has Been Sued: What You (And Your Vendor) Should Do Next? – Kelly Koscuiszka, Special Counsel, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
6.40PM GMT/ 2.40PM ET Overcoming Common Challenges When Working With the Buy-Side – Donald D’Amico, General Counsel, Neudata
Noelle is CoinDesk’s Managing Director of Research. She joined in 2016 after spending way too long in traditional finance and then in e-commerce. While scrambling to keep abreast of the industry’s rapid development and gazing into a crystal ball to figure out what topics will matter to professional investors in the months ahead, she writes CoinDesk’s weekly Crypto Long & Short newsletter.
Dr. Heiko Bailer joined RepRisk in 2019 and is responsible for building RepRisk’s quantitative investment business. As a former hedge fund manager, he is an expert in quantitative trading strategies.
Prior to joining RepRisk, Heiko co-founded the Swiss Fintech SmartStamp AG, as well as traded long/short US equities at GLAM, Goldcorp Land Asset Manager. Subsequent to that, Heiko was CIO at Swiss Trust Advisors AG and Plenum Investments.
Other previous appointments include: Head of Quantitative Solutions and Asset Allocation at Credit Suisse, Deputy CRO at Harcourt Investment Consulting, Director at Delta One Trading ABN AMRO London, and desk rotations at Deutsche Bank Global Markets in New York, Tokyo, and London.
Heiko received his Master of Science from Ludwig Maximilian University, in Munich, and his PhD in Applied Statistics from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Passionate about the opportunities for people to use technology, data and machines to learn new skills and shape a better future. Diverse entrepreneurial and executive leadership experience in venture-backed, publicly listed and mission-led high growth technology, training and consulting organisations. Raised venture funding as well as built several businesses from cashflow. Proud to have been founding Commercial Director at the Open Data Institute in 2012 and delighted to have returned to support the leadership and team amidst an exciting new phase of growth in 2020.
Shane Conway is a researcher at Kepos Capital, a systematic Global Macro hedge fund in New York. Kepos investment strategies are data driven and the research process employs a variety of statistical and machine learning techniques. Prior to Kepos, Shane was a researcher at AQR Capital. Formerly, he worked at Millburn Ridgefield and Goldman Sachs.
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.
Brian is the COO and Partner at Off the Chain Capital, the #1 Performing Blockchain Investment Fund for the Last Four Years as ranked in the HFRI database. He has developed a robust background in digital assets, technology, and investment entering the bitcoin ecosystem in 2012. Brian has written four books covering Bitcoin, Blockchain and other advanced technologies. Prior to Off the Chain, Brian served as COO & Managing Director scaling the startup Capital Innovators as its second employee into a top-ranked Accelerator program for 5 years, raising 3 private venture funds and 1 corporate venture fund, and investing in and managing 137 high-growth tech startups that raised over $400 MM in follow-on investment and created over 2000 jobs with a $1.1 billion exit in Gainsight. Brian founded a Blockchain consulting company in 2016 providing education, strategy consulting and product development resources to startups, mid-market businesses, corporations, and country governments globally. His expertise and knowledge in the tech space have afforded him over 70 features in publications such as Forbes, Inc., TechCrunch, Entrepreneur, EQ, and many more. Brian has performed over 60 national and international speaking engagements discussing advanced technologies and investment.
Nikita is a portfolio manager at Fasanara Capital, London based quant hedge fund.
Matt Forrest is the Director of Spatial Data Science at CARTO, which focuses on creating tools that solve geospatial problems. Using advanced data science techniques, Matt works to find solutions to business questions by understanding the role that space and place have on companies across many industries. Matt has been working in geospatial for 10 years and is also an award-winning cartographer, having graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with degrees in Geography and Sociology.
Sylvain is an engineer and entrepreneur, passionate about big data and artificial intelligence technologies He co-founded SESAMm, an innovative FinTech company developing Natural Language Processing algorithms and applying them to a huge data lake of more than 14B textual contents (news, blogs, social media, forums). SESAMm’s goal is to help asset managers, funds, private equity firms and banks make the right investment decision in a differentiating and efficient way by leveraging the power of big data and behavioral finance.
Inna is a Senior Data Scientist and Quantitative Researcher at RavenPack, specialised in global macro investment strategies and macroeconomics. Prior to joining RavenPack in July 2020, Inna worked for three years at Goldman Sachs in London, in the Global Portfolio Solutions (GPS) Group and the Investment Strategy Group, as a macro researcher. Her main projects there included thematic research on the impact of demographics on inflation and asset prices, and building an in-house nowcasting infrastructure. Inna holds a PhD and an MRes in Economics from the London School of Economics, a BA from Cambridge, and is a CFA Charterholder.
PJ is the founder of DevRelate.io and a board member of Open Sourcing Mental Illness (OSMIhelp.org). He is an organizer of DevOps Days Buffalo, CodeDaze, and ElixirDaze. Additionally, PJ is a developer, writer, speaker, and musician. He is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact. He is also known for wearing hats.
Qaisar Hasan is the Portfolio Manager for the 1798 Q Fund. He joined LOIM in May 2018. Before joining LOIM, Qaisar was a Portfolio Manager for Point 72 Asset Management, which he joined to develop the firm’s data-driven long/short investment strategy. Prior to that, he was a TMT analyst advising growth equity teams for Alliance Bernstein. Before that he was a US sell-side research analyst at Buckingham Research and Utendahl. He began his career as an Asian sell-side research analyst for JP Morgan, Jardine Fleming, and Bear Stearns Jahangir Siddiqui, eventually leading the emerging market-focused research teams as Director of Research.
Qaisar earned his Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Karachi, following to earning his B.A. from the University of Karachi in 1992.
Shane is a Co-Founder and Partner at SVK Crypto VC, London. Shane oversees the 'Cryptogon' Fund which invests in the most promising and early stage blockchain technology.
Shane is an experienced portfolio manager with more than 18 years investment and hedge fund management experience.
Joanie Kim works on the Thematic Investment Strategies team within Morgan Stanley’s Equity Sales & Trading department and provides macro / thematic investment strategies and custom basket product solutions. She joined Morgan Stanley in 2015 and has worked as the Financials and Real Estate sector specialist from 2019 to 2020. She holds a B.A. from Harvard University in Applied Mathematics.
Petter Kolm is the Director of the Mathematics in Finance Master’s Program and Clinical Professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. Previously, Petter worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management where his responsibilities included researching and developing new quantitative investment strategies. Petter has coauthored many articles and books on quantitative finance and financial data science and financial data science, serves on several editorial boards for academic journals, professional associations, and company advisory boards. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Yale, an M.Phil. in Applied Mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology, and an M.S. in Mathematics from ETH Zurich.
Petter’s work and research interests include alternative data, data science, econometrics, forecasting models, high frequency trading, machine learning, portfolio optimization w/ transaction costs and taxes, quantitative and systematic trading, risk management, robo-advisory and investing, smart beta strategies, transaction costs, and tax-aware investing.
Kelly Koscuiszka, Partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, advises private funds on regulatory and compliance matters, with a particular focus on the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and works closely with clients undergoing SEC examinations. Kelly also advises clients on privacy and data security as well as the challenges presented by new technologies and alternative data. Kelly regularly leads training sessions for clients, including on topics such as alternative data, insider trading and best practices for electronic communications and technology usage. When necessary, she represents clients in regulatory investigations and enforcement actions by the SEC, DOJ and FINRA as well as in complex civil litigation matters.
Kelly received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from Rutgers University.
Boris Lerner is the Global Head of Data for the Morgan Stanley Investment Research division, where he is responsible for all aspects of data acquisition, ingestion, management, analysis, visualization, and distribution to clients. Boris works closely with individual analysts to help incorporate data-driven insights into their research process, and deliver their content and ideas to clients in a digital form. Boris joined Morgan Stanley in 2003 and has worked on a broad range of projects over the years, including quantitative equity and derivative research, quantitative modelling, data analytics, and structuring.
Before taking on the current role, Boris was the Global Head of Quantitative Equity Research at Morgan Stanley, focusing on the quantitative analysis of the equity markets, developing alpha models, evaluating alternative data sources, and applying quantitative techniques to traditional fundamental research. Prior to joining the Morgan Stanley Research department, Boris co-headed the Morgan Stanley Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) structuring team in North America, where he developed cross-asset, rules-based hedging and risk premia investment strategies for use in diversified institutional portfolios. Boris holds a Master’s degree in Financial Mathematics from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Information Technology from the New York University Stern School of Business.
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.
Sam Livingstone joined Jupiter in December 2018 and is the Head of Data Science. He is responsible for building out the Data Science proposition across Jupiter. Prior to joining Jupiter, Sam was a Data Scientist at Citadel (~$30bn US Hedge Fund) focusing on Global Equities, a Quant Researcher sitting on the Quantitative Equity Products Investment desk at Schroders, and a Quant Analyst at Willis Towers Watson. Sam has a first class honours Bachelor degree in Economics & Business (UWE) and a Master of Science degree in Economics, Accounting & Finance from the University of Bristol. Sam is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Shing Lo is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Emerging Companies Practice.
Ms. Lo regularly advises founders, high growth companies, and investors in venture capital financings and M&A transactions, with a particular focus on the technology sector.
Dr. Stephen Malinak is Global Head – Quantitative Research and Development in the Strategy &
Planning Department at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Previously, Stephen was Chief
Data and Analytics Officer at Truvalue Labs, where he led a quantitative research team in applying
artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to create new financial signals from
An industry leader in quantitative analytics at Thomson Reuters for more than a decade, Stephen
headed the StarMine analytics team building over 15 quantitative factor models for global investors in
multiple asset classes. He has an extensive track record of successful predictive models based on a
wide variety of data sets using techniques grounded in sound fundamental reasoning across
He attended college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his S.B. in
Electrical Engineering, and went on to receive his M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems
from Stanford University.
Anju Marempudi is the founder and CEO of IntelliBusiness, Inc. d/b/a EventVestor, the most
comprehensive smart data platform for event-driven first-order alternative data. Anju works with
many of the large quantitative and quantamental firms, providing data and insights into key
corporate market-moving events including unusual events and forward calendar events. Anju
has over two decades of experience in financial data and analytics, management consulting,
and information technology. Anju holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania and currently the Chair of The Wharton Fintech Network of the Wharton Club of
Ciprian Marin is a Director of Quantitative Research and Portfolio Manager/Analyst on Lazard's Equity Advantage team. He began working in the investment field in 1997. Prior to joining Lazard in 2008, Ciprian was a Senior Portfolio Manager at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), managing European, UK and Global funds. He was also responsible for quantitative research on the European team of the Global Active Equity Group. Prior to joining SSgA, Ciprian was a Quantitative Analyst at Citigroup where he focused on developing stock selection models, statistical arbitrage trading strategies and factor research. Previously, he was a quantitative research associate at Nikko Salomon Smith Barney. Ciprian has an MBA in Finance from the International University of Japan and a BS in International Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest. Ciprian is a Certified Investment Adviser (UK). He holds FINRA (formerly NASD) Series 7 and JASDA Series 2 licenses.
Sarah brings 20+ years of leadership experience over which she consistently delivered high quality, trustworthy, and ambitious results on a lean budget. Sarah has shepherded numerous startups to success as well as conducted two technical turnarounds of large privately held companies. She also serves as a leading member for the SIIA Financial Information Standards Division (FISD) Alt Data Council which is dedicated to establishing data best practices to mitigate legal & compliance risks in the web data extraction industry. Sarah is a graduate of Georgetown University.
Ashby Monk is the Executive and Research Director of the Stanford Global Project Center, and was named by CIO Magazine as one of the most influential academics on institutional investing. He is also a member of the Future of Finance Council at the CFA Institute. Monk is also the Head of Institutions at Addepar and co-founder of Long Game Savings and FutureProof Technologies. He holds a Doctorate in Economic Geography from Oxford University, a Master’s in International Economics from the Universite de Paris I - Pantheon Sorbonne and a Bachelor's in Economics from Princeton University.
Dean is responsible for leading, developing and expanding Neudata’s events programme.
Having spent the last decade creating, building and scaling conference and content businesses within the FinTech and Energy sectors, Dean has worked with some of the most recognisable global brands on B2B events of all sizes. Dean co-founded two conference companies in 2013 and exited through acquisition in early 2020.
Dean holds a BA Hons degree in Theatre and Performance Studies from Warwick University.
Matt leads Consumer Markets Business Development for the AWS Data Exchange by helping customers more easily find and connect to new data sources. Prior to AWS, Matt managed Data Distribution for 1010data (2016-2019) and was a Business Developer for Two Sigma’s Alpha Capture Strategy (2007-2016).
Jon is the founder of Anduril Partners, an investment and advisory firm focused on the application of data-driven processes. Jon has over 20 years of technology and financial services experience as a portfolio manager, chief data officer, and has served on several board and in advisory roles, including Aiera (advanced, self-learning models, augmented with human insights), Arbor Advisory Group (Investor Relations and Corporate Communications), Aptiviti (360-degree due diligence platform for decision makers), Connacht Asset Management, Crux Informatics (ETL delivery platform for normalized data ingestion), Equity Data Science (decision workflow platform), and SESAMm (modular machine learning engine for signal and investment strategy creation). He recently served as a board advisor for Prattle (investment research through quantifying language - acquired by Liquidnet), and for Kensho Technologies (artificial intelligence for financial services) the largest acquisition of its kind by S&P Global.
Previously, Jon served as the Chief Data Officer at Goldman Sachs Fundamental Equities. This was the first appointed role in the Asset Management Division recognizing Jon’s data driven approach as Portfolio Manager on the Technology Opportunities Fund demonstrating industry leading return on invested capital metrics (AUM growth during firm tenure from ~$600M to $4B).
Jon holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management executive program in Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy.
Khing is Founder/CEO of AlphaSwap. Previously, Khing was Founder/CIO of Eyck, a European event-driven and distressed hedge fund. Khing started his career at Goldman Sachs where he worked in the Special Situations Investing Group, followed by roles as an investor/portfolio manager at hedge funds Fortress and Bardin Hill (f.k.a. Halcyon). Khing holds a Master of Science in Econometrics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Tech-savvy and data-driven business leader, Omri Orgad, is Bright Data’s Managing Director, North America. During the last six years, Orgad has held several senior executive roles at Bright Data, an industry leader in data collection and structuring. The company serves thousands of customers globally, including Fortune 500 firms, major financial firms, retail players, as well as security companies, prominent travel sites, and more. With his vast experience in business development, forming cross-sector strategic partnerships, Orgad has acquired a deep familiarity with multiple market verticals and brands, their challenges, business goals, and growth targets. Prior to his career at Bright Data, Orgad worked closely with several start-ups and smaller-scale companies, focusing on accelerating growth.
Orgad’s career path in the data collection domain has been driven by his firm belief in an open, transparent digital environment, where live data insights are essential for successful brand positioning and business results.
Mike joined Consumer Edge in 2016. He currently serves as the Chief Revenue Officer and is responsible for all commercial facets of the business. Mike was previously a Managing Director at Stifel Financial for over 8 years providing research and trading services to key institutional clients of the firm. Prior to that, he spent 9 years in various institutional Sales roles at Bear, Stearns & Co., Kaufman Bros. and Merrill Lynch. In his spare time Mike enjoys dad’ing, boxing, cooking, dancing and practicing his Spanish.
Stacie Rabinowitz has been with Consumer Edge for eight and a half years. She began developing cutting-edge research based on survey data, POS data, and price checks on the Consumer Edge Research side of the house before becoming the founding team member at Consumer Edge Insight. At Consumer Edge Insight, she currently leads the Data Strategy team in helping develop products and analyses to help clients better leverage the company’s broad range of alternative data offerings. She also oversees the company’s Thought Leadership efforts with the publication of Insight Flashes on alternative data ranging from credit card to webscrape to social media sentiment, as well as the company’s Transact U client webinar series. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Economics and Computer Science from Duke University.
Waqar Rashid is Director of Data at Aspect Capital, having joined the systematic investment manager in December 2006. He is responsible for the entire set of data requirements for all of Aspect’s quantitative programmes. With over twenty years of experience in the industry, Waqar Rashid has held various roles including: Quantitative Analyst in the Equity Strategy Team at Goldman Sachs; Quantitative Analyst in the Equity Quant-Macro Trading Desk at Nations Bank; Head of Quant Research at IBJ Asset Management and Principal of Equinox Capital Management, where he ran European and US Equity Statistical Arbitrage. Waqar Rashid has an M.Sc. in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Sussex University.
Nicholas holds a BA in Management and Finance from the University of Leicester. Prior to joining Neudata, he interned in M&A, Private Equity and other quantitative roles at Lazard, Odey Asset Management, SEB, Moonvalley Capital, D'E Capital and NOAH Advisors, covering Technology, Energy, Infrastructure and Retail within Europe and Latin America. He is an English, Spanish and Italian speaker and is currently working towards attaining the CFA designation.
Alex has extensive experience in FS industry, previously working for an investment bank and a consulting firm before completing his masters in Data Science degree from Imperial College London.
Evan A. Schnidman, Ph.D. is the founder and Managing Partner of EAS Innovation Consulting and was previously the founder and CEO of Prattle as well as the Head of Data Innovation at Liquidnet.
In his capacity at EAS Innovation Consulting, Evan specializes in providing data and technology strategy services to both large corporations and emerging startups. Evan’s expertise in innovation has allowed him to consult to C-suite executives at numerous large corporations. Evan also serves as an advisory board member to a diverse set of startups across finance, insurance, law and policy. At present, Evan is on the advisory board of Aiera, AltHub, Arbor Advisory Group, Astrocyte Research, Cyber Atomics, EventVestor, GeoQuant, Gravity AI, Index Standard, Invisage Alpha, Jaxon.AI, Mind Alliance, New Constructs, Suretys, Taiyo and Xtant Real (RDA Index).
Prior to EAS, Evan served as both the CEO of Prattle and the Head of Data Innovation for Liquidnet. Launched in 2014, Prattle is a financial research automation company that analyzes the content of market-moving communications from central banks, corporations and regulators generating both tradable data and automated research reports. In early 2019, Prattle was acquired by Liquidnet as part of an initiative to build a global investment network. Evan remained with Prattle as part of Liquidnet until April of 2020.
Evan started his career as an academic. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University and served as faculty at Brown University. During his time in academia, Evan authored and co-authored numerous academic articles and a book titled How the Fed Moves Markets. Throughout his academic career, Evan also had a robust consulting practice evaluating economic and political risk for large multinational corporations as well as advising small and midsize financial institutions on how to utilize technology to streamline their operations.
Jeremy Scott is the Head of Investor Analytics in SimilarWeb’s Investor Solutions and manages the Stock Intelligence product. Prior to SimilarWeb, Jeremy was a Director and Senior Research Analyst at Mizuho covering Food, Restaurants & Delivery. He has worked in similar roles at CLSA and Morgan Stanley. Jeremy brings nearly a decade of sell-side experience to SimilarWeb and specializes in building robust predictive models for complex industries in order to generate investment opportunities for clients. He is a graduate of Lafayette College and a CFA charter holder.
Andrew Sheets is a Managing Director and Chief Cross-Asset Strategist at Morgan Stanley. He is responsible for identifying key trends and inconsistencies across global asset classes. Prior to his current role, he was the firm’s Chief European Credit Strategist from 2009 to 2014 and spent 10 years as part of the credit research department in both the US and Europe. Andrew and his team have been recognized multiple times by Institutional Investor for their work in Research. He holds a Sc.B. degree in applied mathematics and economics from Brown University. He is a regular contributor to CNBC and Bloomberg, and is a member of the Global Investment Committee for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
Daryl is Head of Research at Neudata. He and his team are responsible for researching and discovering alternative datasets for a wide range of asset managers worldwide. In doing so, Neudata are able to deliver objective advice to clients on exactly which datasets are most appropriate for their investment strategy. To date, Neudata's research team have thoroughly covered c.900 datasets.
Jose is bilingual fluent in Spanish and English and holds a first-class degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications. His areas of research interest include alternative analysis of corporate filings, advertising expenditure, and the wider alternative data landscape in South America. Jose is currently working towards attaining CFA designation.
I joined Sovereign in 2014 after spending five years with Experian plc where I was Corporate Development Director, covering M&A activity in the UK and EMEA. Whilst there I worked on a broad range of transactions, with a focus on software, data, and analytics businesses.
Vladimir is Head of Quantitative Research at CLS. He and his team apply machine learning to provide valuable insights for FX market participants. Vladimir is also responsible for the creation and enhancement of CLS’s FX alternative datasets. Prior to joining CLS, Vladimir held quantitative roles at Nomura and Credit Suisse and was a Visiting Researcher at Linkoping University, Sweden and Ghent University, Belgium. He holds a Dr. Sc. Ing degree in Systems Engineering from Riga Technical University, Latvia, and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Arizona, USA. Vladimir is a member of CFA (UK) Society and a Certified Financial Risk manager (GARP).
Artemiza has over 15 years of investment management experience. Before co-founding Integrated Quantitative Investments, Artemiza was most recently a quantitative researcher at Man Numeric. Her research efforts focused on alpha signals, data processing, and model construction. Prior to joining Man Numeric in 2015, Artemiza was at Russell Investments for over a decade, where, as senior researcher, she focused on quantitative manager selection. Artemiza has taught courses in finance, economics and statistics at the University of Washington and the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Artemiza has a PhD in finance from University of Washington, and an MSc and BSc(Hons) in mathematics from University of Auckland. Her academic research focused on asset pricing and portfolio optimization. She has published in prestigious academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Portfolio Management, and Management Science.
Minhua is the Founding Member and Managing Partner of Weld Capital Management, a big and alternative data-driven quantitative hedge fund manager located in New York City. Prior to founding Weld, Minhua was a Portfolio Manager at Cubist Systematic Strategies, a division of Point 72. Before joining Point 72, Minhua was an equity derivatives trader at D. E. Shaw. Minhua graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard College with degrees in Physics and Mathematics.
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