Agenda

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
Registration
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
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
BREAK
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
LUNCH
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
BREAK
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
END

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