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On-Demand Webcast | The Future of Quantitative Finance: Lessons Learned from New Technologies and Alternative Data

Historically, there exist dichotomies in quantitative finance such as vendor vs. custom built, standard vs. unique, or conventional vs. alternative.

However, traditionally opposing approaches are now being used to complement each other in uncovering greater analytical potential. Internal custom-built quant systems increasingly leverage standard components, machine learning models, and precalculated data while hosted systems incorporate more open source libraries that create transportability of code and skill, as well as facilitate rapid development. Although this trend has been growing over time, the onset of COVID-19 has fueled its popularity among the traditional manager community as they struggle with access to core systems during the pandemic.

Join our experts as they discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the successful adoption of new technologies and alternative data for quantitative research and portfolio management.

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IAN HISSEY

Speciality Sales Manager, Analytics - APAC

FactSet

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BIJAN BEHESHTI

Vice President, Head of Quantitative Sales

FactSet

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IAN HISSEY

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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BIJAN BEHESHTI

Vice President, Head of Quantitative Sales | FactSet

Mr. Bijan Beheshti is Vice President, Head of Quantitative Sales at FactSet. In this role, he is responsible for selling FactSet's quantitative and optimization solutions. Prior to his current role, he headed FactSet’s strategy for its risk and quantitative analytics products. He joined FactSet as a Consultant in 2010 and has spent the last six years focused primarily on growing FactSet’s Analytics business. Mr. Beheshti has published articles on global stock selection and portfolio construction in the Journal of Investing, International Journal of Forecasting, and Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Mr. Beheshti earned his BA in economics at the University of California, Los Angeles and is a CFA charterholder, a U.S. CPA, and a certified Financial Risk Manager.

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