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Meet Our 2019 Symposium Speakers

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Guy Whitby-Smith
Legal & General Investment Management

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Kristina Karnovsky
FactSet

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Lewis Grant
Hermes Investment Management

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Roberto Lazzarotto
STOXX

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Neil Mackay
Aberdeen Standard Investments

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Boryana Racheva-Iotova, PhD
FactSet

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Nikolas Gerlich, CFA
Union Investment Institutional GmbH

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Danilo Chiono
RepRisk

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Stan Kwasniewski, CFA
FactSet

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Louise Head
Hermes Investment Management

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Guy Whitby-Smith

Legal & General Investment Management

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Kristina Karnovsky

FactSet

Kristina Karnovsky leads the Research business unit, delivering solutions for Investment Banking, Buy and Sell-Side Research, Private Equity, Corporate and other workflows. In this role, she oversees global teams responsible for the strategy, product development, engineering and quality assurance for FactSet’s core Workstation applications and Research Management Solutions (RMS) suite. Kristina began her FactSet career in 2001 as a Consultant and spent over a decade building FactSet’s sell-side business in various sales leadership roles. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton.

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Lewis Grant

Hermes Investment Management

Lewis joined Hermes in February 2008 as a portfolio manager on the Global Equities team. In addition to his role as portfolio manager, he is responsible for designing and implementing many of the team's systems. In particular, he created Hermes' proprietary risk-modelling system, MultiFRAME, which is used across Hermes’ investment teams.

Prior to Hermes, Lewis worked at Aon Consulting as an actuarial consultant specialising in providing valuations and asset-liability modelling to a range of corporate and institutional clients.

Lewis graduated from the University of Warwick with a Master's degree in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics and subsequently qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

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Roberto Lazzarotto

STOXX

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Neil Mackay

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Neil has worked in the Investment Management sector for over 30 years in a variety of roles. As well as his current role, managing the provision of Performance Measurement & Investment Analytics globally at Aberdeen Standard Investments, he has previously held senior positions at several major international investment management companies. Neil has also worked in consultancy, training and software design, all with a focus on performance, reporting and investment analytics.

Neil is a serving member of the Investment Association - Investment Performance Working Committee, the GIPS Investment Management sub-committee and the UK Investment Performance Committee of which he is currently chair.

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Boryana Racheva-Iotova, PhD

FactSet

Boryana Racheva-Iotova, co-founder of FinAnalytica and former Global Head of Risk at BISAM is now Senior Vice President in charge of Quantitative Research at FactSet. She has over 15 years of experience in building risk and quant portfolio management software solutions. Before founding FinAnalytica, Boryana led the implementation of a Monte-Carlo based VaR calculation to meet the Basel II requirements at SGZ Bank, as well as the development of six patented methodologies for FinAnalytica.

In 2018, Boryana received Risk Professional of the Year Award from Waters Technology based on her achievements building risk management software solutions and translating the latest academic advancements in practical applications to meet the needs of financial industry practitioners. 

Boryana holds a Master of Science in Probability and Statistics at Sofia University, and a Doctor of Science, magna cum laude from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

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Nikolas Gerlich, CFA

Union Investment Institutional GmbH

Nikolas Gerlich joined Union Investment as a Quantitative Analyst in August 2014, where he developed systematic investment strategies for equity funds. Since 2016, he has been responsible for building the data science capabilities within the portfolio management division at Union Investment. This includes integrating new data sources and employing novel quantitative methods to enhance investment decision making.

Nikolas holds a masters degree in economics from the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. Furthermore, he completed an MSc. in Applied Statistics at the University of Oxford and is a CFA charterholder.

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Danilo Chiono

RepRisk

Danilo Chiono is a Sales Manager at RepRisk, based at the company’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. He manages a team of Sales Executives operating in four continents. RepRisk Sales team supports several of the world’s leading institutional investors in integrating ESG risk factors into quantitative investment strategies, portfolio risk monitoring, pre-investment due diligence and post investment compliance to internal norms, external commitments or international standards. Danilo’s task is to make sure that RepRisk bespoke solutions are indeed the best fit for the specific needs of RepRisk’s clients.

Prior to RepRisk, Danilo worked for almost ten years at Italy’s leading financial media group, IlSole24Ore: first in the marketing department in Milan and thereafter in charge of international Sales in London, where he came to work together with leading banks and asset managers in the roll-out of multimedia communications campaigns. Danilo also had stints in technology companies supporting financial clients in the area of customer satisfaction and marketing.

Danilo earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics & Banking from the University of Siena (Italy). He further studied Corporate Finance and Marketing at the Aarhus Business School (Denmark).

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Stan Kwasniewski, CFA

FactSet

In his role as Senior Director of Analytics & Trading Innovation, Stan Kwasniewski is responsible for the strategic direction and innovation efforts for Analytics and Trading solutions.  Most recently, Stan and his team have worked on the Portfolio Analytics API Engine and the Portfolio Manager Platform.

Stan began his FactSet career in 1997 as a Consultant working with investment management clients in Boston and Hartford. He spent the next 17 years managing the product development of FactSet’s Analytics suite of products. From there, he oversaw operations for the Analytics business unit prior to assuming his current role.

Stan is a graduate of Boston College and is a CFA charterholder.

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Louise Head

Hermes Investment Management

Louise Head has over 20 years of experience in the asset management industry. She first joined Hermes in 2002 working for the activist manager Hermes Focus Funds as Head of Investment Administration. Louise then moved into the Performance Analytics team in 2010 as Head of Performance. She is currently responsible for the provision of all performance analytics across all Hermes asset classes along with ensuring Hermes maintains GIPS compliance. Prior to Hermes, Louise worked for both RBC and Aviva in Melbourne Australia. 

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