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QDC2020 is the pinnacle of thought leadership for data-driven investors. Join the best minds from top institutions around the world to discuss how to pinpoint the signals buried in today’s flood of data.
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Kirk McKeown is the Head of Proprietary Research at Point72. A senior member of the Firm’s Market Intelligence group, Mr. McKeown leads the Firm’s teams engaged in acquiring and analyzing data and turning those analyses into products for use by the Firm’s investment professionals. Mr. McKeown comes to this role after creating and building Point72’s proprietary private company research platform and the team that synthesizes the Firm’s data for use by its investment teams.
Prior to joining Point72, Mr. McKeown was a Managing Director at Glenview Capital Management where he built and managed the firm’s proprietary research platform. Before that, Mr. McKeown was an Analyst at Hunter Global Investors, a long/short fund. Earlier in his career, Mr. McKeown was a research analyst at Tudor Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tudor Investment Corporation.
Matt Ober is the Chief Data Scientist at Third Point. His focus is on integrating quantitative analysis into the fundamental investment processes. Before coming to Third Point, Mr. Ober spent over 5 years at WorldQuant LLC where he was the Head of Data Strategy. Prior to WorldQuant LLC, he worked at Bloomberg on the analytics team. Mr. Ober is a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Association) holder and earned his B.S. in Finance at California State University Chico.
Matthew Rothman serves as Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, and Senior Lecturer in Finance at MIT's Sloan School of Management.
Matthew is currently responsible for developing the Data as a Service business at Goldman Sachs. Prior to this, he worked as the Global Head of Quant Research at Credit Suisse and the Director of Quant Global Macro Research at Acadian Asset Management.
Leyla joined Bristol Gate Capital Partners in 2011, bringing her experience of software development and quantitative research from TD Bank. She initially led the data engineering and technology acquisition efforts to build the research infrastructure at Bristol Gate.
She further worked on developing predictive models and portfolio construction tools used by the portfolio managers. Her current focus is on research & adoption of new technologies across the firm and in the industry. She has a master’s degree in computer & biomedical engineering from the University of Toronto.
Chris Meredith is the Director of Research, Co-Chief Investment Officer and a Portfolio Manager at O’Shaughnessy Asset Management (OSAM). He is responsible for managing investment related activities at the firm: investment strategy research, portfolio management, and the firm’s trading efforts. He directs the Director of Portfolio Management and the Director of Trading on managing daily investment decisions. On the research side, Chris leads a team of analysts conducting research on new factors, improving existing stock selection and portfolio construction techniques.
Prior to joining OSAM, Chris was a Senior Research Analyst on the Systematic Equity team at BSAM. He was a Director at Oracle Corporation and spent eight years as a technology professional before attending the Johnson School at Cornell University.
Wojtek Fundamenski, B.Ap.Sc, M.Eng, Ph.D., M.B.A., F.Inst.P, has had a long and accomplished big science research career in the UK (Oxford & London), before embarking on a single minded mission to apply the same rigorous scientific methodology to the field of quantitative finance, especially to forecasting the price evolution of liquid assets.
After a year as a senior researcher at Winton Capital, he joined Teza Technologies, and over the past 6 years he has been a key player in the development of Teza's Asset Management business, building trading strategies for futures, currencies, ETFs and equities, many of which stemmed from Alternative Data inputs.
Alternative data continues to show enormous potential, but the amount of data thrust on professional investors is quickly becoming intractable. Rise above at QDC 2020 with topics including: