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Unlocking the Value of Unstructured Text and News

280 First
Sift Through Corporate Filings for Actionable Insights

Alexandria Technology
Discovering Intelligence in Unstructured Content 

 

Working With Alternative Data

Libra Investment Services
How Alternative Data Changes the Dynamic for Factor Investing

 

Big Data and Machine Learning Applications in Quantitative and Fundamental Strategies

Kavout
Quantamental Investing, What Works in the US Doesn't Work in China 

Valspresso, Inc.
Achieving Greater Alpha at Lower Risk During Volatile Market Periods 

Speakers

Hear from the industry's leading experts on financial data and solutions.

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Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon

Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

RepRisk

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Amy Mignosi

Global Head of Research Marketing

Barclays

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Bahar Gidwani

CTO and Co-Founder

CSRHub

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Cynthia Figge

CEO and Co-Founder

CSRHub

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David Wille

Principal Analyst, Financial Sector Risk

Verisk Maplecroft

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Dr. Dennis M. Schuler

Senior Quantitative Analyst

RepRisk

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Emily Matthews

Product Office Associate

Arabesque S-Ray

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Gideon Ozik, CFA, PHD

Founding Partner

MKT MediaStats LLC

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Dr. Heiko Bailer

Head of ESG Quantitative Investments

RepRisk

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James Lockhart Smith

Head of Financial Sector Risk

Verisk Maplecroft

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Jeffrey Bellemare

Product Support Specialist

SIX

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Jenny Mathilde Nordby

Head of Partnerships and Third-Party Distribution

RepRisk

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Kristina Rüter

Executive Director and Head of Methodology for ISS ESG Ratings

ISS ESG

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Michael Raines

Director of Quantitative Data Solutions

Wall Street Horizon

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Oliver Bodmer

Senior Product Manager

SIX

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Pooja Khosla Ph.D.

Vice President Client Development

Entelligent

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Dr. Rebecca Thomas

ESG Research Associate

Arabesque S-Ray

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Renny Ponvert

Founder & CEO

Management CV, Inc.

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Ronnie Sadka

Founding Partner

MKT MediaStats LLC

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Stephen Malinak, PhD

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Truvalue Labs

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Thomas H. Stoner, Jr.

Founder and CEO

Entelligent

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Vadim Konstantinovsky

Director of Quantitative Portfolio Strategy

Barclays

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Yovanka Bylander

Head of ESG Client Success, Americas

ISS ESG

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Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon

Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing | RepRisk

Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon joined RepRisk in 2013 and is the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Over her tenure, she has established and led RepRisk’s globally distributed Client Relationship Management, Sales, and Marketing & Communications teams.  

Before joining RepRisk, Alexandra worked on the Global Sustainability Affairs team at Credit Suisse, focusing on environmental and social risk management, sustainability opportunities such as green business, corporate responsibility reporting and disclosure, and employee engagement. Prior to this, she worked at the US headquarters of Mercedes-Benz, holding positions within brand marketing and business development. 

Alexandra holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), in Switzerland, with an exchange semester at the HEC Paris (École des hautes études commerciales de Paris), in France. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (honors), and a Certificate in International Studies from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

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Amy Mignosi

Global Head of Research Marketing | Barclays

Amy Mignosi is the Global Head of Research Content Marketing at Barclays based in New York. Amy has been with Barclays since 2008 working in various capacities throughout her tenure including in Data Sales specifically focusing on the Liquidity Cost Scores product, FX sales, and Barclays Live Sales and based in all three of the global centers of Singapore, London and New York.

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Bahar Gidwani

CTO and Co-Founder | CSRHub

Bahar Gidwani is CTO and Co-founder of CSRHub. Bahar has built and run large technology-based businesses for many years. Bahar holds a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and was one of the first people to receive the FSA (Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting) designation from SASB. Bahar worked on Wall Street with Kidder, Peabody, and with McKinsey & Co. He has founded several technology-based companies and is a co-founder of CSRHub, the world’s broadest source of corporate social responsibility information. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in physics and astronomy. He plays bridge, races sailboats, and is based in New York City.

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Cynthia Figge

CEO and Co-Founder | CSRHub

Cynthia Figge is a forerunner, entrepreneur, and thought leader in the corporate sustainability movement. Cynthia is CEO and co-founder of CSRHub, a leading big-data ESG (environment, social, governance) information platform. CSRHub provides consensus ratings on the performance of 18,000 companies worldwide and serves the corporate, financial, and academic sectors and API partners. Cynthia co-founded EKOS International in 1996, one of the first consultancies integrating sustainability and corporate strategy. She has worked with major organizations including Boeing, Coca-Cola, Dow Jones, and REI to help craft sustainability strategy integrated with business. Cynthia is a national speaker on trends in ESG, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and business intelligence. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur in CSR/ESG, Cynthia was an officer of LIN Broadcasting / McCaw Cellular, leading new services development. She serves as an advisor to media and technology companies and is chair of Compassionate Action Network (CAN). Cynthia has an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is based in the Seattle area.

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David Wille

Principal Analyst, Financial Sector Risk | Verisk Maplecroft

David is a principal analyst with the Verisk Maplecroft team investigating the interaction between economics and political, ESG, and climate risks for multinational organizations and financial institutions. He also manages the portfolio of economics and business risk indices for the company’s global risk analytics dataset.

Prior to Verisk Maplecroft, David spent three years as an analyst in the financial services practice for the business research and advisory firm CEB (now Gartner) and was also a researcher at an economics think tank in the Washington, DC area.

David has a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University and bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

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Dr. Dennis M. Schuler

Senior Quantitative Analyst | RepRisk

Dr. Dennis M. Schuler joined RepRisk in 2018 and works as a Quantitative Analyst / Data Scientist. He is the Product Owner of RepRisk's metrics and risk quantifications and a senior member of the machine learning team. 

Prior to joining RepRisk, Dennis worked as a researcher at ETH Zurich and UC Berkeley, where he conducted quantitative research in innovation economics and management. 

Dennis holds a PhD and an MSc in Management, Technology and Economics (MTEC) from ETH Zurich and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

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Emily Matthews

Product Office Associate | Arabesque S-Ray

Emily is an Associate in the Product Office of Arabesque S-Ray®. Arabesque S-Ray is a global technology firm that combines big data and machine learning to provide data services to empower investors, corporates and other stakeholders to make more sustainable decisions. The Product Office is the link between the research team, clients, and sales team. Outside Arabesque, Emily has worked with Canada’s Responsible Investment Association as a Research Associate. She holds an MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge, where she studied the effect of energy policy on Canadian cleantech venture capital and private equity investment.

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Gideon Ozik, CFA, PHD

Founding Partner | MKT MediaStats LLC

Mr. Gideon Ozik is a quantitative fund manager, and affiliate professor and research associate at EDHEC Business School. He is the former head of investment solutions at Nexar Capital, and was previously a fund manager and head of hedge fund solutions at Société Générale, and quantitative derivatives trader at NISA Investment Advisors. Mr. Ozik holds a B.Sc from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Washington University, Ph.D. from EDHEC Business School.

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Dr. Heiko Bailer

Head of ESG Quantitative Investments | RepRisk

Dr. Heiko Bailer joined RepRisk in 2019 and is responsible for building RepRisk’s quantitative investment business. As a former hedge fund manager, he is an expert in quantitative trading strategies.

Prior to joining RepRisk, Heiko co-founded the Swiss Fintech SmartStamp AG, as well as traded long/short US equities at GLAM, Goldcorp Land Asset Manager. Subsequent to that, Heiko was CIO at Swiss Trust Advisors AG and Plenum Investments.

Other previous appointments include: Head of Quantitative Solutions and Asset Allocation at Credit Suisse, Deputy CRO at Harcourt Investment Consulting, Director at Delta One Trading ABN AMRO London, and desk rotations at Deutsche Bank Global Markets in New York, Tokyo, and London.

Heiko received his Master of Science from Ludwig Maximilian University, in Munich, and his PhD in Applied Statistics from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA.

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James Lockhart Smith

Head of Financial Sector Risk | Verisk Maplecroft

James is the strategic lead for Verisk Maplecroft’s work with global banks and institutional investors. He is responsible for content development and frequently writes on political risk and ESG risk in financial markets and banking, and has a particular interest in sovereign ESG risk.

Prior to his current role, James led the company’s Latin America research team for four years, and concentrated personally on political, security and regulatory risk in Colombia as well as other key countries. Before that, he worked at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), where he focused on Latin American defence and security policy challenges, and as a political risk analyst. He is the principal author of a book on Andean insurgency.

James has a master’s degree in Latin American Politics from the University of London. He speaks and writes Spanish at a professional level. He regularly comments in global media outlets.

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Jeffrey Bellemare

Product Support Specialist | SIX

Jeff has been part of the SIX team for 16 years. He has held several jobs ranging from data operations, client support, sales support and is currently part of the Product Management team. His focus over the last 4 years has been on SIX’ Sanctions product and other regulatory offerings. Jeff graduated from Fairfield University with a BS in Economics.

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Jenny Mathilde Nordby

Head of Partnerships and Third-Party Distribution | RepRisk

Jenny Mathilde Nordby joined RepRisk in 2018 and is the Head of Partnerships and Third-Party Distribution. She is responsible for the firm’s global strategic sales and product partnerships, including re-distribution channels. Her role further includes responsibility for market research and competitive intelligence.

Before joining RepRisk, Jenny worked at SEB from 2013 onward – first, as an Account Manager covering Nordic institutional and corporate clients within Client Coverage, then since 2015 in Institutional Sales, and since 2017 in Corporate Risk Advisory and Analytics within Capital Markets. During her tenure at SEB, she also worked in rotations at other locations and departments in London, Singapore, and Stockholm.

Jenny holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and International Relations from the University of Oslo, in Norway, and a Master of Science in Management and Finance from Imperial College, London, in the UK. She has additionally completed exchange semesters at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and at the American University, in Washington D.C., USA.

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Kristina Rüter

Executive Director and Head of Methodology for ISS ESG Ratings | ISS ESG

Kristina Rüter is Executive Director and Head of Methodology for ISS ESG Ratings with responsibility for ISS ESG’s performance rating methodology as well as the methodology development of all products and solutions based on the ISS ESG performance rating data. Previously, Kristina held the post of Head of Research of oekom research AG and, among other projects, led the development of the company’s Carbon Risk Rating, the SDG Solutions Assessment as well as the Green Bond Services.

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Michael Raines

Director of Quantitative Data Solutions | Wall Street Horizon

Michael D. Raines is Director of Quantitative Data Solutions, within Wall Street Horizon’s Quantitative Solutions Team.  In his role he is responsible for sales, data research and project management. He has 20 years of professional experience working with investment firms and financial services on a broad range of capital market issues. Michael is a member of Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA). Prior to Wall Street Horizon he was with Thomson Reuters and ITG.

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Oliver Bodmer

Senior Product Manager | SIX

Oliver Bodmer is a Senior Product Manager in the Financial Information division at SIX, based in Switzerland. He leads SIX’s proposition and product development in the areas of KYC, AML and Sanctions. In recent years he has directed numerous client implementation projects in these areas. Prior to his engagement at SIX, Oliver worked in the HQ of a major banking group, as well as time with large international technology corporations, in which he used his experience from an assignment at the Swiss antitrust department. Oliver has a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Fribourg and an Executive MBA from the EPFL Lausanne and the Red McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA.

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Pooja Khosla Ph.D.

Vice President Client Development | Entelligent

Pooja Khosla is Head of Product Development and Director of Data Science at Entelligent. She is an economist, econometrician, and data analyst with extensive experience in predictive modeling, microfinance, and designing impact investment tools. She has played a key role in developing Entelligent Smart Climate technology. Entelligent Smart Climate technology is designed to score companies based on climate risk exposures. The technology is flexible enough to be integrated into any stock picking or portfolio construction processes and have proven efficacy. Besides designing sustainability products, she has an active teaching   career, training students in economic applications and data science. She holds a Ph.D. and a master's degree both in economics, and master's degrees in both public communications and econometrics.

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Dr. Rebecca Thomas

ESG Research Associate | Arabesque S-Ray

Rebecca leads the research and development of climate related metrics in the Arabesque S-Ray ESG Research team. Her work focusses on analysing the interaction between businesses and climate change using a rules based, quantitative approach. The first metric to be released under this theme is the Temperature™ Score, which evaluates corporate transparency and impact on climate change. Rebecca has been an associate at the firm since joining in 2018, following the completion of her PhD in Life Sciences and Atmospheric Physics with Imperial College London’s Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment.

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Renny Ponvert

Founder & CEO | Management CV, Inc.

Renny Ponvert is the founder & CEO of Management CV, Inc. He founded the firm to bring a structured discipline to the evaluation of skill and quality in management teams. Management CV’s pioneering quantitative methods for determining relative management quality have been the subject of numerous articles in the business press. Renny’s career spans 35 years in the capital markets as a bond salesman, analyst, product manager and operating executive. He was the managing director of the Worldscope database prior to its sale to Thomson Financial in 2000 and led the leverage buyout of CoreData serving as its President and CEO which was subsequently sold to IPreo in 2007. Renny has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Washington, D.C.

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Ronnie Sadka

Founding Partner | MKT MediaStats LLC

Professor Ronnie Sadka Senior Associate Dean and chairperson of the finance department at the Carroll School of Management, Boston College. His research focuses on the liquidity in financial markets. More recently, he has been developing big-data driven investment applications through MKT MediaStats, of which he is founding partner. Sadka is a frequent speaker at academic and practitioner conferences; his work has appeared in various outlets including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Financial Analysts Journal, and has been covered by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and CNBC.

Prior academic experience includes teaching at the University of Chicago (Booth), New York University (Stern), Northwestern University (Kellogg), and the University of Washington (Foster). Industry experience includes Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Lehman Brothers (quantitative strategies). Sadka recently served on the economic advisory board of NASDAQ OMX. Professor Sadka earned a B.Sc. (Magna Cum Laude) in industrial engineering and a M.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) in operations research, both from Tel-Aviv University. He received a Ph.D. in finance from Northwestern University (Kellogg).

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Stephen Malinak, PhD

Chief Data and Analytics Officer | Truvalue Labs

Stephen leads Truvalue Labs’ quantitative research team in applying artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to create new financial signals from unstructured data. An industry leader in quantitative analytics, Stephen joined Truvalue Labs from Thomson Reuters, where he spearheaded the company’s quantitative analytics offering, StarMine, and developed over 15 quantitative models. He has an extensive track record of successful predictive models using widely varying techniques across numerous domains.

He attended college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received his S.B. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Malinak went on to receive his Masters and PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.

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Thomas H. Stoner, Jr.

Founder and CEO | Entelligent

Thomas H. Stoner, Jr. is an entrepreneur, investor, author and thought leader on issues addressing climate change through the capital markets. His career spans from being the first acting director and founding board member of the Social Venture Network in the 1980s, to two successful startups in energy efficiency in the 1990s. One startup led to a sale to a large, New England electric utility company. The second startup was the first all-renewable energy publicly traded company on the London AIM.

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Vadim Konstantinovsky

Director of Quantitative Portfolio Strategy | Barclays

Vadim Konstantinovsky is a Director at Barclays, based in New York. He is responsible for bespoke quantitative research projects for fixed income investors, focusing primarily on market liquidity. He has also worked on optimal risk allocation and benchmark replication. Mr. Konstantinovsky joined Barclays in 2008 from Lehman Brothers. Mr. Konstantinovsky co-authored the book Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios (Princeton University Press, 2007), as well as articles on a wide range of client-motivated topics in fixed income portfolio management.

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Yovanka Bylander

Head of ESG Client Success, Americas | ISS ESG

Yovanka Bylander is the Head of ESG Client Success, Americas. In that capacity, Yovanka heads a team of consultants who help investors successfully integrate ESG into their investment processes. Yovanka joined ISS in 2011 and has since served in various roles including Head of Asset Owner Strategy, Head of ISS ESG's Governance QualityScore product, and Head of ISS’ Securities Class Action Services business. Before joining ISS, Yovanka was Acting CEO of Hawkstone Capital LLC, a $200 million European long/short fund. Prior to Hawkstone, she was an award-winning equity analyst, covering Latin American and European bank stocks at Fox-Pitt, Kelton and Morgan Stanley. She started her career as a credit rating analyst at Thomson BankWatch (today part of Fitch Ratings). Outside of her work at ISS, Yovanka is also on the board of the Citizens Committee for New York City, help New Yorkers—especially those in low-income areas—come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.

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