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SAIA Event (7/12/18) - Man + Machine: The Integration of Data Science and Asset Management

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Law Offices of K&L Gates - Downtown Seattle - 925 4th Avenue #2900 - Seattle

Event Link - https://gosaia.com/events/man-machine-the-integration-of-data-science-and-asset-management/

Note:  Current PAIA members attend free under our reciprocal agreement.  Please email membership@pdxai.org to have your membership verified.  We will then confirm your registration in a follow-up email.  Registration is required prior to attending the event.


The Data Revolution is Upon Us

At the forefront, advancements in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing have and will continue to disrupt and reshape a multitude of industries and the economy as we know it. Within asset management, an emerging and sophisticated class of investment managers have integrated these data science techniques into their investment process to tackle the herculean task of gaining an informational advantage in today’s public equity markets.

Join us for an informative discussion revolving around The Integration of Data Science and Asset Management and the evolution of quantitative investment strategies.

Euclidean TechnologiesJohn Alberg has spent his career identifying opportunities created by emerging technologies to solve pressing business challenges. He is a pioneer in cloud computing and artificial intelligence and has founded and invested in several cutting-edge technology companies. John founded Euclidean in 2008. Euclidean is a private investment partnership with approximately $100 million in assets under management. Euclidean uses state of the art advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning in evaluating individual companies as long-term investments.

Sentient Investment Management - Sentient Investment Management is a San Francisco-based asset manager that is applying artificial intelligence (AI) techniques across a broad range of systematic investment strategies. Sentient utilizes two main branches of AI, one inspired by human cognition and the other by natural selection. These two branches of AI interact with Sentient’s expertise in portfolio management, risk management, and execution to produce a differentiated approach to quantitative investing.  Jeff Holman is Chief Investment Officer of Sentient. Prior to joining Sentient, he worked at Highbridge Capital Management, one of the world’s largest hedge fund firms, where he was a Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer. He began his career at Citadel Investment Group where he led portfolio construction efforts as a member of the Global Equities team. Following Citadel, he was a Portfolio Manager for International Equity strategies at Fuller & Thaler Asset Management. Mr. Holman earned a B.A. in Applied Mathematics, an M.A. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley where his research involved modeling left tail correlation between investment strategies and the behavioral economic implications of fallible memory.

Verdad Advisers - Brian Chingono is a Partner and Director of Quantitative Research for Verdad Advisers, which combines quantitative factor models and machine learning tools with fundamental analysis.  Before joining Verdad, Brian worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors and Credit Suisse.  Brian earned an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of business with a concentration in finance, statistics and econometrics. As a graduate student, Brian co-authored two research papers related to Verdad’s investment strategy: Leveraged Small Value Equities and Forecasting Debt Paydown Among Leveraged Equities.He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard where he concentrated in governments with economics as a secondary field.

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