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PAIA January 2020 Networking Event - Qaisar Hasan, Portfolio Manager at Lombard Odier

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Cerulean Wine - 1439 NW Marshall St. Portland, OR 97209

Investing in the Era of Big Data

A Conversation with Qaisar Hasan

Please join us for a conversation about the opportunities and challenges of working with new forms of data for investment purposes led by Qaisar Hasan, Portfolio Manager for the Lombard Odier 1798 Q Big Data strategy.

In this session, we will highlight key developments in the world of Big Data, provide examples of its use (and abuse) in an investment management context, and list key issues allocators ought to be thinking about when evaluating a manager’s ability to tackle the opportunities and challenges created by Big Data.

Big Data is set to transform the asset management industry. Breakthroughs in machine learning, artificial intelligence and data analytics software are being combined with an explosion of alternate data sources – geolocation history, web traffic, app store activity, regulatory data, IoT, credit cards, container shipments, to name a few - to provide unprecedented levels of real-time insights into business activity around the globe. If harnessed properly, these signals can generate unparalleled investment insights and provide a more unbiased, granular view into corporate profitability. At the same time, alternate data also presents a very unique set of challenges for portfolio managers, which is why so few have been able to successfully develop an alternate data based investment approach.

Qaisar Hasan is the Portfolio Manager for the 1798 Q strategy and has over 25 years’ experience in investing, having spent the last several years focused on conceiving, developing and operationalizing investment strategies underpinned by alternative data.  Prior to joining Lombard Odier in May 2018, Qaisar spent 5 years at Point 72 Asset Management, where he pioneered the firm’s move into Big Data and ran a portfolio blending insights from machine learning and alternate data sources with deep company-specific fundamental research.  Prior to Point72, Qaisar has worked in senior research and investment management roles at various firms, including AllianceBernstein and JP Morgan.

Below is a link to a paper written by LOIM and Qaisar Hasan on Big Data.

Big Data is a big deal

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