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In 2020, FactSet is excited to bring back our signature event series, the Buy-Side Forum, to Asia. Returning this year, we stop at Kuala Lumpur on March 10. Join your peers, industry leaders, and FactSet's experts for our most thought-leading agenda yet. Have the chance to hear from some of the best minds in the industry on key topics influencing the investment world such as data governance and distribution, the continued force of digitalization, and advances in risk management to name a few! Be sure to save your place at this sought-after event. Space is limited!

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Look forward to thought-leading sessions from some of the industry's best minds.

9:00 a.m.

Registration and Refreshments

9:30 a.m.

Welcome Address

9:40 a.m.

Economic Outlook

Speaker: More info coming soon.

 

Session Summary coming soon.

10:20 a.m.

Data Governance and Distribution

Speaker: Andrew Kovacs, FactSet

 

Session Summary coming soon.

11:00 a.m.

Networking Coffee Break

11:20 a.m.

Applying Automated Machine Learning in Asset Management

Speaker: Ian Hissey, FactSet

 

In his presentation, Ian will provide an introduction to automated machine learning and the types of problems it can be used for in asset management. Ian will then focus on a case study comparing a set of machine learning models against more traditional quant factors and their ability to predict Alpha. Ian will discuss the pitfalls he came across in using machine learning models for this type of application.

12:00 p.m.

From Challenges to Strategies: Multi-Asset Class & Enterprise Risk Modeling in Asia

Speaker: Ivan Mitov, FactSet

 

The multi-asset landscape has exploded in recent years with an overwhelming range of strategies and approaches now available to investors. New strategies, new technologies, new workflows also mean – new risks. So more than ever, financial institutions need to keep a close eye on the threats that can have real impacts on financial performance across the enterprise. But how stay on top while synthesizing strategies and risks in a compelling and easy-to-understand way? And what are the most trending, yet challenging tactics we should be looking at in 2020 and beyond? Join Ivan Mitov, as he takes a closer look at two of the most prominent challenges we see particularly in Asia: The rising proportion of Private Equity investments and, The opening of Chinese markets. Take a look at solutions, showcasing how to utilize a Private Equity Risk Model and Equity/Credit Models to capture the nuances of the Chinese market.

 

12:40 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m.

Lunch Workshop | FactSet Vault (Optional)

Presenter: Sean Murray, FactSet

 

 

Session Summary coming soon.

2:00 p.m.

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Speakers

Get to know the expert speakers joining us for the Buy-Side Forum in Kuala Lumpur. More speakers to be announced this month!

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Thomas Griffiths

SVP, Director of Sales - APAC

FactSet

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Ian Hissey

VP, Speciality Sales Manager, Analytics - APAC

FactSet

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Andrew Kovacs

VP, Director of Analytics - APAC

FactSet

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Ivan Mitov, Ph.D.

VP, Director or Risk Research

FactSet

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Sean Murray

VP, Director of Strategy - Performance and Reporting Strategy

FactSet

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Thomas Griffiths

SVP, Director of Sales - APAC | FactSet

Mr. Thomas Griffiths is Senior Vice President, Director of Sales, Asia Pacific at FactSet. Based in Hong Kong, he leads sales strategy and client service for the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this role, he led the Strategic Client Group which focused on industry challenges and solving them with workflow solutions for FactSet’s largest global clients. Since joining FactSet in 2001, Mr. Griffiths has held a variety of leadership roles including Director of Sales, Americas Investment Management, and Director of Fixed Income Sales. Mr. Griffiths earned a B.A. in Accounting from Fairfield University.

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Ian Hissey

VP, Speciality Sales Manager, Analytics - APAC | FactSet

Mr. Ian Hissey is Vice President, Specialty Sales Manager, Analytics at FactSet. In this role, he is responsible for the Sales and Support of FactSet’s Risk and Quantitative products in Asia Pacific. A key facet of his role is to guide the development of FactSet’s products to meet the diverse set of challenges faced by financial market participants in Asia. Mr. Hissey joined FactSet in 2008 and works with the company’s largest clients in Asia, collaborating with them to solve their greatest challenges. Prior to his current role, he was the manager of FactSet’s Portfolio Analytics team based in Australia for four years where he worked with FactSet’s largest clients in Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Hissey earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney.

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Andrew Kovacs

VP, Director of Analytics - APAC | FactSet

Mr. Andrew Kovacs is Vice President, Regional Director of Specialty Sales in Asia Pacific at FactSet. In this role, he is currently based in Hong Kong and is responsible for the Portfolio and Quantitative Analytics Specialist teams that serve some of the company’s most sophisticated clients in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Kovacs headed the Analytics team in EMEA serving our clients across the UK, Nordic region, Middle East, and Africa. He has launched and managed teams in Tokyo, Sydney, and New York and has been with FactSet for over 18 years and has been a member of the Portfolio and Quant team for most of his career. Mr. Kovacs earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Information Systems from Boston College.

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Ivan Mitov, Ph.D.

VP, Director or Risk Research | FactSet

Mr. Ivan Mitov is the VP, Director of Risk Research at FactSet. In this role, he is responsible for the FactSet Multi-Asset Class (MAC) Risk models research and future development. He leads a team of quantitative researchers responsible for all the aspects of the FactSet MAC risk models related to multi-asset class factor model construction, risk forecasting, and risk budgeting. Mr. Mitov has more than 15 years of experience in the field of multi-asset class risk modelling and forecasting with a special focus on extreme events modelling. He joined FactSet in 2017 when FactSet acquired BISAM. Prior to his current position, he was heading the quantitative research group at BISAM and FinAnalytica where he was instrumental in researching and developing their award-winning multi-asset class risk and portfolio construction platform, which is now part of FactSet. Mr. Mitov earned a PhD in Probability Theory and Statistics from Sofia University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

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Sean Murray

VP, Director of Strategy - Performance and Reporting Strategy | FactSet

Mr. Sean Murray is Vice President, Director of Strategy for Performance and Reporting at FactSet. In this role, he is responsible for directing the strategy of FactSet's performance and reporting solutions with the goal of adding rich and robust middle office functionality and services to existing solutions. He joined the company via the acquisition of BISAM in charge of the commercial strategy and sales of FactSet’s Performance and Attribution solutions. Mr. Murray joined BISAM in 2012, first as the Global Head of Sales Engineering and later as the Global Head of Product Strategy. Prior to BISAM, he held commercial, consulting, and strategic account positions at Eagle Investment Systems, DST International (now SS&C), and Misys. Mr. Murray earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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