The Battle of the Quants III: The Return of the Quants

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by ASusilovic, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. June 12, 2009

    The May Fair Hotel

    Quantitative fund managers have received close scrutiny recently as investors have focused on whether the quant models and formulas can generate positive returns in the recent tremendous upheaval in the financial markets. At best one could say there has been a dispersion of returns as various quant models performed differently. Many models in 2008 have been re-examined, re-written or simple allowed to continue to succeed. What happens now and how do we look back on what worked and how do the quants move forward. New models are being created and successful models are being made stronger. These critical quant issues will be discussed debated giving attendees a clear roadmap on where the quant field is headed.

    The Must Attend Event Where Leading Minds Debate the Influence and Integration of Quantitative Tools in Hedge Funds

    Join us on June 12 in London as we compare and contrast quantitative solutions influencing hedge funds. Our faculty discusses fully discretionary to 100% systematic as well as new modeling techniques and algorithms. Bringing together the leading minds in quantitative analysis, BOTQ III debates both the influence and the integration of quantitative tools into today's global hedge fund sector. Critical issues involving quantitative thinking are covered by our growing speaking faculty including:
    • Paul Wilmott, Founder, Wilmott Associates
    • Karsten Schroeder, President, Amplitude Capital
    • Sonia Schulenberg, PhD, CEO & Founder, Level E Limited
    • Steven Hedgecock, Director, Altis Capital
    • Bernhard Langer, CIO, Global Quantitative Equity, Invesco Asset Management GmbH
    • Claire Smith, Partner and Research Analyst, Albourne Partners Limited
    • Luis Rodriguez, Risk Manager, Manhattan Family Office
    • Darran Specter PhD, CFA, Investment Analyst, Cardano
    • Marco Dion, Head of Equity Quant Research - Europe, JPMorgan
    • Dr. Paul Netherwood, Partner, Beach Horizon LLP
    • Martin Kuehrer, PhD, Principal, fin4cast
    • Stuart Flerlage, Partner, NuWave Investment
    • Frank Gerhard, Director, Head of Fund Linked Derivatives, Product Strategy, Barclays Capital
    • Martin Bernier, Senior Analyst, Research & Development, Innocap Investment Management
    • Jasmina Hasanhodzic, PhD VP, Research Scientist, AlphaSimplex
    • Alessandro Usseglio Viretta, Physicist, Dr sc nat ETH, Founder & Managing Director, In Numero LLC
    • Pete Feistmann, Private Investor
    • Dr. Alexei Chekhlov, Partner, Head of Research, Systematic Alpha Management, LLC
    • Karim Taleb, PhD, CFA, Principal, Robust Methods
    • Andrew Shaw, Managing Partner, Links Risk Advisory
    • And more!
    The 3rd Annual Battle of the Quants addresses the most top-of-mind issue facing the hedge fund marketplace today. Specifically designed to answer the needs of our audience, Battle of the Quants delivers to each sector a reason you must attend this event.

    If you are an Investor:
    • Learn which quantitative tools to use in today's volatile market
    • Understand when is the time to get involved with quants
    • Portfolio construction: Optimizing the use of quant tools
    If you are a Hedge Fund:
    • Hear directly from investors as to what they're looking for in a fund manager
    • Gain new ideas and applications in trading technology, portfolio optimization and risk management
    • Network with investors and colleagues in a unique and stimulating forum
    If you are a Solution Provider:
    • Demonstrate your product directly to your target audience
    • Uncover needs of new prospects and show how your firm can deliver and position itself as an industry leader
    • Optimize your marketing efforts with a one-day targeted event bringing together decision-makers in the investment and hedge fund space
    Join us on June 12th at The May Fair Hotel in London

    Register Now
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    Stacey Mankoff
    t: (347) 463-9551

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  2. sjfan


    Always a good time as far as nerd fests go... i will be attending; flying over to london next tues. On the off off chance that anyone around here is going, I'll buy a few rounds of drinks near our office close to st paul's