The Quant Conference 2019 NY



  • Geoffrey Lauprete
    Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, WorldQuant
  • Aaron Brown
    Professor, Courant Institute, and former Chief Risk Officer, AQR 
  • Robert J. Frey 
    CEO and CIO, FQS Capital, and former MD, Renaissance Technologies
  • Adil Abdulali
    President and Chief Science Officer,  MOV37 and Protégé Partners
  • Russell Barlow
    Global Head of Alternative Investment Strategies, Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Andreas Kreuz
    Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Chief of Staff, WorldQuant
  • Craig Bergstrom
    Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Corbin Capital
  • Victoria Vodolazschi
    Director of Investments at Willis Towers Watson
  • Perry Vais
    Head of Quantitative Strategy, Partner, BlueMountain Capital Management
  • Otto Van Hemert
    Head of Macro Research and Partner, Man AHL
  • Gordon Ritter
    Adjunct Professor Courant Institute, Former Senior Portfolio Manager, GSA Capital
  • Francesco Filia
    Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Fasanara Capital
  • Nitish Maini
    General Manager, Virtual Research Centre & Vice President, Portfolio Manager, WorldQuant
  • Morton Lane
    Director of the Master of Science in Financial Engineering at University of Illinois 
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    Zura Kakushadze
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Quantigic® Solutions
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    Manoj Narang
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MANA Partners 
  • Richard Lindsey
    CIO Liquid Alternative Strategies, Windham Capital Management 
  • Stuart MacDonald
    Managing Partner, Bride Valley Partners
  • Antigoni Polychroniadou
    Researcher at AI Research and Cryptographer, J.P. Morgan
  • Jing Xu(Tilky)
    Quant Researcher in Corporate & Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan
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    Richard Edwards
    CEO, HED Capital


​Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

​Bronze Sponsors

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Leading Partner


Academic Partners

Media Partners

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Crypto Partners



8:40 AM - 8:50 AM
Opening Remarks
Nikita Fadeev, Founder of The Quant Conference
Stuart MacDonald, Managing Partner, Bride Valley Partners
Keynote: Inside the Alpha Factory: Where AI Meets Global Talent
Geoffrey Lauprete, CIO and Vice Chairman, WorldQuant
Andreas Kreuz, Deputy CIO and Chief of Staff, WorldQuant
8:50 AM - 9:20 AM
8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
Keynote: Privacy Preserving Analytics
Antigoni Polychroniadou, J.P. Morgan
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
Panel: Industry vs Academia. What are the differences and similarities in how quantitative research is done
Robert Frey, CEO and CIO, FQS Capital Partners
Michael Reece, Chief Data Scientists, Neuberger Berman
Morton Lane, Director of the Master of Science in Financial Engineering at University of Illinois
Stan Beckers, Executive Fellow and Chair of the AQR Asset Management Institute at London Business School 
Jing Xu, J.P. Morgan
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Keynote: Machine Learning Approaches to Optimal Execution, Hedging. and the Discovery of Arbitrage  
Gordon Ritter, Adjunct Professor, Courant Insitute
11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Panel: Legends of the industry on how it all started
Emanuel Derman, Professor, Columbia University
Gary Bergstrom, Founder, Acadian Asset Management
Aaron Brown, Professor, Courant Institute
Adil Abdulali, President and Chief Science Officer of MOV37 and Protégé Partners
12:10 PM - 12:40 PM
Keynote: The World of Alphas 
Nitish Maini, General Manager, Virtual Research Centre and Vice President, WorldQuant
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Panel: Challenges and opportunities for quants
Francesco Filia, CEO and CIO, Fasanara Capital
Otto Van Hemert, Head of Macro Research, Man AHL
Craig Bergstrom, Managing Partner and CIO, Corbin Capital
Victoria Vodolazschi, Director of Investments at Willis Towers Watson
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Keynote: Just in Time Portfolio Insurance
Peter Carr, Finance and Risk Engineering Department Chair, NYU Tandon  
2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Keynote: Using AI to optimise matching
Roman Ginis, Founder and CEO of Imperative Execution
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Presentation: The Alternative Data Landscape in 2019
Amy Dafnis, Neudata ​
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Keynote: Risk Models for Quant Trading
Zura Kakushadze, President and CEO, Quantigic® Solutions
4:15 PM - 4:55 PM
Application of Machine Learning in systematic investing
Manoj Narang, Founder and CEO, MANA Partners
Stuart MacDonald, Managing Partner, Bride Valley Partners
Perry Vais, Head of Quantitative Strategy, BlueMountain
Richard Edwards, CEO of HED Capital
4:55 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Stuart MacDonald, Managing Partner, Bride Valley Partners
Nikita Fadeev, Founder, The Quant Conference
5:00 PM
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