TradeTech Europe 2020

21 - 23 April, 2020

Palais des Congrès de Paris

+44(0)2073689836

EVALUATION DAY- APRIL 21

DATA SCIENCE IN ASSET MANAGEMENT (Buy-Side Only)

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Registration and Coffee

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Jane Buchan, CEO at Martlet Asset Management

Jane Buchan

CEO
Martlet Asset Management

1:10 pm - 1:30 pm Buy Side Keynote - How is data science being leveraged in asset management and what are the ways in which you can adapt your business set up to stay ahead of the curve?

As CTO at one the biggest hedge funds globally, Gary oversees all technology development across Man Group's investment businesses. With extensive experience in the delivery of advanced quantitative research systems and robust distributed front office trading systems, he will give an insight into how one of the most technically advanced companies are applying data science to stay ahead.  

  • Applications of data science in the quest for new alpha – how can data science be applied to older data management and infrastructure tools to manage and democratise data?
  • How is this unlocking another wave of innovation and what does this innovation look like?
  • What has changed regarding approaches towards alpha sourcing and the applications of advanced programming, data management and infrastructure capabilities?
  • What are the current ML capabilities regarding enhanced data management through improved quality control and volume and how is the still set to change businesses?
Gary Collier, CTO, Alpha Technology at Man Group

Gary Collier

CTO, Alpha Technology
Man Group

Gain insight from both sides of the trading landscape, where two of the biggest asset managers globally by AUM and three of the leading banks discuss where they are seeing technological advancements in data analytics and trading, and debate how to overcome the biggest challenges in industry application.
  • What are the technologies of interest for the buy side?
  • How to make the decision on what technology capabilities your business needs, how valuable this investment is for your business and when is the investment needed?
  • What are the common barriers of entry for technology investing and advancement?
  • What are the primary drivers for investing in new technology ie. Cost and resources or the need for more agility?
  • With the major developments in infrastructure and mergers between front, middle and back office, what steps are being made to improve communication between the trading and data science teams?
  • How will the trading landscape as we know it look to change with the evolution of advanced technology from more traditional players in the market
Kristian West, Global Head, Equity Trading & Data Science at JP Morgan Asset Management

Kristian West

Global Head, Equity Trading & Data Science
JP Morgan Asset Management

Eric Boess, Global Head, Trading at Allianz Global Investors

Eric Boess

Global Head, Trading
Allianz Global Investors

Michael Steliaros, Global Head, Quantitative Execution Services at Goldman Sachs

Michael Steliaros

Global Head, Quantitative Execution Services
Goldman Sachs

Nej D'jelal, Managing Director, Head of Electronic Equities & Quant Prime Services Product, EMEA at Barclays

Nej D'jelal

Managing Director, Head of Electronic Equities & Quant Prime Services Product, EMEA
Barclays

Shary Mudassir, Managing Director, Co-Head Global Equities Execution at RBC Capital Markets

Shary Mudassir

Managing Director, Co-Head Global Equities Execution
RBC Capital Markets

Jane Buchan, CEO at Martlet Asset Management

Jane Buchan

CEO
Martlet Asset Management

2:05 pm - 2:40 pm Panel Discussion - What are the new industry initiatives that are driving improvements in data quality to increase trade profitability and ensure compliance?

With the sheer amount of data and variety of sources being applied by investment and trading teams, data quality is paramount to ensure successful integration, analysis and application of this data. Discover how a leading hedge fund, two European asset managers, a leading European agency broker and the CAIA Association, the global organisation committed to education and professionalism in alternative investments, are collaborating to ensure data standardisation across the whole industry.

  • What are the data transformation strategies that have successfully reshaped business models and can effectively handle the growing volumes of data now being consumed?
  • How are new priorities in data governance improving data quality and what does this look like within an asset manager?
  • How are all stakeholders across the trading ecosystem working together to ensure consistency and improved quality of data?
  • Advancements in data security and firm wide platforms- what has this enabled concerning trust in data sources and use?
Juan Landazabal, Global Head, Trading at GAM

Juan Landazabal

Global Head, Trading
GAM

Christoph Hock, Head, Multi-Asset Trading at Union Investments

Christoph Hock

Head, Multi-Asset Trading
Union Investments

Francis Gross, Senior Advisor at European Central Bank

Francis Gross

Senior Advisor
European Central Bank

Bill Kelly, CEO at CAIA Association

Bill Kelly

CEO
CAIA Association

Peter Sykes, Data Scientist at Vontobel Asset Management

Peter Sykes

Data Scientist
Vontobel Asset Management

Carrie Osman, CEO at Cruxy & Co

Carrie Osman

CEO
Cruxy & Co

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Refreshment Break

TRACKS

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm Platforms In The Spotlight - What new data and analytics innovations are providers offering to help you gain an information edge?

Listen to a 5 minute innovation pitch from 4 providers to fully understand how to best overcome the biggest challenges.

3:30 pm - 4:40 pm Meet The Providers- Roundtables

Break into small groups of buy side and spend time with each provider on roundtables to engage in an open Q&A discussion with your peers

*Each roundtable lasts 20 minutes

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm Providers In The Spotlight - What new data sets are truly adding alpha to your investment and trading strategy?

Listen to a 5 minute innovation pitch from 4 providers to fully understand how to best overcome the biggest challenges.

3:30 pm - 4:40 pm Meet The Providers - Roundtables

Break into small groups of buy side and spend time with each provider on roundtables to engage in an open Q&A discussion with your peers

*Each roundtable lasts 20 minutes

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm Providers In The Spotlight What new data infrastructure, architecture and engineering solutions can improve your efficiency, scalability, and agility?

Listen to a 5 minute innovation pitch from 4 providers to fully understand how to best overcome the biggest challenges.

3:30 pm - 4:40 pm Meet The Providers - Roundtables

Break into small groups of buy side and spend time with each provider on roundtables to engage in an open Q&A discussion with your peers

*Each roundtable lasts 20 minutes

4:40 pm - 4:45 pm Transition to main auditorium

With the skill sets required to drive performance in both investment and trading changing, discover from an academic and industry perspective what is now needed, as well as where the future talent is coming from and how their skills are different.  
               
  • How have team skills and requirements changed and how do current teams fall short?
  • How to best upskill a team - train in house or outsource and what are the key considerations?
  • How to get the best team on a budget and resource constraint
  • How to best measure the impact of data science on your business- current practices, shortfalls and strategies for overcoming
Savvas Savouri, Chief Economist, Partner at Toscafund Asset Management

Savvas Savouri

Chief Economist, Partner
Toscafund Asset Management

Cris Doloc, Lecturer, Financial Mathematics Program at The University of Chicago & Founder, FintelligeX

Cris Doloc

Lecturer, Financial Mathematics Program
The University of Chicago & Founder, FintelligeX

Florent Garcin, Head, Data Science at Pictet Asset Management

Florent Garcin

Head, Data Science
Pictet Asset Management

Jane Buchan, CEO at Martlet Asset Management

Jane Buchan

CEO
Martlet Asset Management

Vivienne Artz, President at Women in Banking and Finance

Vivienne Artz

President
Women in Banking and Finance

5:15 pm - 5:35 pm Case Study - How to get more from your current data sets and make them accessible and usable to your whole organisation and drive greater returns

Paolo is a member of the European Fundamental Active Equity team at BlackRock and is responsible for providing fund managers and analysts with alternative data and scalable tools. As an instrumental player at the biggest asset manager globally, he will provide insight into how using your data correctly can really drive returns.

  • What are the most effective ways of introducing alternative data in discretionary investment?
  • How to gain the trust of investors and what are the differences between proactive vs passive interactions with investors?
  • Dissecting the differences between “answering questions” vs “building systematic signals” when building a proactive and long-term data strategy
  • What are the synergies with systematic investors and why is this important?
Paolo Puggioni, Director, Data and Innovation at BlackRock

Paolo Puggioni

Director, Data and Innovation
BlackRock

5:35 pm - 5:55 pm Closing Keynote Address – How can you address the future of quant investing to ensure proper application of AI and machine learning techniques?

Manoj is a worldwide leader on HFT and currently founder of the newly launched trading, technology and asset management firm Mana Partners LLC. Previously he was the founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Strategist of Tradeworx, Inc, where he created and managed the firm’s HFT and quant hedge fund businesses. His accomplishments were recognised by Institutional Investor magazine, where he was named one of the top 40 trading technology executives worldwide for three consecutive years in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He will share his thoughts of the true value and applications of AI and ML techniques in data science, the future of fundamental investment and active management and finding the balance between human and machine reasoning.
Manoj Narang, CEO, Chief Investment Strategist at MANA Partners

Manoj Narang

CEO, Chief Investment Strategist
MANA Partners

5:55 pm - 6:00 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Jane Buchan, CEO at Martlet Asset Management

Jane Buchan

CEO
Martlet Asset Management

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm TradeTech Europe Welcome Drinks Reception