Keynote Address

Mark W. Yusko
Mark W. YuskoFounder & Chief Investment Officer, Morgan Creek Capital Management


Nitish Sinha, Ph.D.
Nitish Sinha, Ph.D.Economist, Federal Reserve Board
Nitish Ranjan Sinha is an economist who studies how prices incorporate. He is also interested in quantifying textual information. He received PhD in finance from University of Maryland
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Marcos López de Prado
Marcos López de PradoSenior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners
Marcos López de Prado is Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners. He is also a Research Affiliate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computational Research Division
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Alfred Samson Hou, Ph.D.
Alfred Samson Hou, Ph.D.President and Managing Member, True Arrow Capital Management
Sam is the founding member, Managing Member, and President of True Arrow. He has 14 years of experience in portfolio management and quantitative trading
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Gary Kazantsev
Gary KazantsevR&D Machine Learning, Bloomberg
Gary Kazantsev runs the R&D Machine Learning group at Bloomberg, leading projects at the intersection of computational linguistics and machine learning learning such as sentiment analysis, market impact indicators, text classification…
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Kathleen M. Kelley
Kathleen M. KelleyFounder and Chief Investment Officer, Queen Anne’s Gate Capital Management
Kathleen Kelley is Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Queen Anne’s Gate Capital Management (“QAG”), a discretionary global macro hedge fund with a commodity focus
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John Liu
John LiuFounder, CIO of HAN Capital Management and President of HAN Group
John Liu, ex-SAC portfolio manager veteran, entrepreneur, is the founder of HAN Capital management, a hedge fund, a commodity investment fund, and private equity investment firm focusing on the great China region and global markets
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Paul Craven
Paul CravenBehavioral Economics Specialist, Partner, Salomon Partners
Paul Craven is a London-based specialist in the area of Behavioural Economics. He retired from Goldman Sachs Asset Management at the end of 2013 after six years with the firm where he was a managing director
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Ron Papka
Ron PapkaGlobal Head of Velocity Analytics and Data Services, Citi
Ron Papka has been working on various applications of big data and little data for global markets at Citi. His primary area of interest is financial news modeling with a focus on prediction algorithms using sentiment data
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Kenny Li
Kenny LiCEO, KKM Capital
Mr. Li is the Chief Executive Officer at KKM Capital. KKM is a China Investment Bank & Alternative Investment Management specialist that is set up to capture the growth of the Chinese financial and asset management sector
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Zennon Kapron
Zennon KapronFounder and Managing Director, Kapronasia
Zennon is the founder and Managing Director of Kapronasia and has been involved in the financial technology industry for over 15 years
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Robert Geva
Robert GevaPrincipal Engineer, Intel
Robert Geva is a principal engineer at Intel’s software and services group. His current role is the manager of the financial services engineering team, helping customers tune their platforms and their SW for performance on Intel Architecture
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David Bailey
David BaileySenior Scientist (recently retired), Lawrence Berkeley Lab; Research Fellow, University of California, Davis
David H. Bailey is a Senior Scientist (recently retired) at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley, California, and is also a Research Fellow with the University of California, Davis
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Keith Black, Ph.D., CAIA, CFA
Keith Black, Ph.D., CAIA, CFADirector of Curriculum, CAIA
Keith Black has over twenty years of financial market experience, serving approximately half of that time as an academic and half as a trader and consultant to institutional investors
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Manoj Narang
Manoj NarangCEO/Founder, Tradeworx
Manoj Narang is the founder of Tradeworx, Inc., a leading financial technology and trading firm whose mission is to democratize the role of advanced technology in the financial markets
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David Kedmey
David KedmeyPresident and Co-Founder, EidoSearch
David Kedmey is President and co-founded EidoSearch with Steven Zhang. He previously worked in the mergers and acquisitions group in the investment banking division at Oppenheimer & Co in New York
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Rob Passarella
Rob PassarellaBusiness Manager Event Driven News Feeds, Bloomberg LP
Rob Passarella has been at the forefront of developing products for Wall Street for over 20 years. Intrigued by the growing consumption and use of data and news by machines for investment analysis
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Mikael Stenbom
Mikael StenbomCEO, RPM Risk & Portfolio Management AB
Mikael Stenbom is the CEO and majority owner of RPM Risk & Portfolio Management AB in Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to general management duties, Mikael is the chairman of RPM’s Investment Committee
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Michael Oliver Weinberg
Michael Oliver WeinbergChief Investment Officer, MOW & AYW LLC
For two decades Michael has invested directly at the security level and indirectly as an asset allocator in traditional and alternative asset classes. Currently he is Chief Investment Officer of MOW & AYW LLC
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Chris Sun
Chris SunFounder and Director, Wall Street Chapter of Internet Finance Club 1000
Siyuan Sun is the founder and Director of the Wall Street Chapter of Internet Finance Club 1000, the largest and most influential internet finance association in China. He is also the New York Correspondent, Editor, and Columnist at SINA Corporation
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Bruce Weed
Bruce WeedBig Data and PureData Systems Business Development, IBM
Bruce Weed is the worldwide leader for Big Data and PureData Systems Business Development for IBM. Mr. Weed is an expert on Big Data and is part of the strategy team on Big Data within IBM
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Hubert Tse
Hubert TsePartner, Boss & Young
Hubert Tse is a partner at Chinese law firm Boss & Young in Shanghai. Hubert has extensive experience in acting for Chinese and global managers and hedge funds on the structuring
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David E. Byrket, CFA
David E. Byrket, CFASenior Portfolio Manager and Partner, System Two Advisors
Mr. Byrket is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Partner at System Two Advisors. He oversees System Two’s portfolio construction, trading and investment activities
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David Greenfield
David GreenfieldDirector Financial Services, Gnip
David Greenfield is Director Financial Services at Gnip. He is responsible for building the finance business and product suite. Previously at FactSet for 10 years…
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Nancy Davis
Nancy DavisManaging Partner & CIO, Quadratic Capital Management
Nancy Davis is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Quadratic Capital. Nancy began her career at Goldman Sachs and spent ten years at the firm
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David Seif
David SeifDirector of Research, Quadratic Capital Management
David Seif is the Director of Research at Quadratic Capital. Prior to joining Quadratic, David was a Partner and Vice President at Paulson & Co. for five years
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Craig Robertson
Craig RobertsonManaging Director and Chief Information Officer, Coastal Management
Craig Robertson is Managing Director and Chief Information Officer of Coastal Management, LLC, a multi-manager multi-strategy systematic hedge fund
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