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Quantitative Investment Group Meeting

Friday, October 2 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Group Description

The Quantitative Investing Group brings together professionals seeking to incorporate cutting edge quantitative investment techniques and alternative data sets in their investing and risk processes. Members include (but are not limited to) discretionary and systematic portfolio managers, risk managers, traders and fundamental analysts, data strategists, quantitative researchers, and others. The topic covered range from quantitative alpha generation, big data as well as alternative datasets, quantamental signals i.e. the intersection of fundamental analysis and quantitative decision making, mathematical and statistical aspects of modern quantitative analysis, use of programming languages or quant tools, Natural Language Processing, machine learning for investing and risk management, theory and implementation of AI in finance and more.

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  • This group meeting will focus on the topic: Alternative Data and Asset Management
  • Olga Kane, Managing Director at Synthesis, will talk about the opportunities and challenges of the use of alternative data and machine learning technologies in the investment management industry. In her current role at Synthesis – a quantitative investment company focused on statistical arbitrage –  she oversees trading and alternative data strategy.  Her areas of expertise include: hedge funds, Fintech, Machine Learning, AI and big data in investment research.

Guest Speaker

Olga Kane, Managing Director, Synthesis 

Olga Kane is a Managing Director at Synthesis, a quantitative investment company, focusing on statistical arbitrage in equity markets. Synthesis team applies machine learning methods to efficiently extract insights from an ever-expanding range of alternative data sources. Prior to joining Synthesis, Olga was Head of Data Strategy at Quantstellation, a proprietary algorithmic trading group.

Olga has over 15 years of experience in the investment industry where she held a variety of senior roles on both buy-side and sell-side and developed her professional expertise on the intersection of traditional fundamental asset management and cutting-edge technologies transforming the industry. She holds a master’s degree in finance, an MBA degree and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation.

Olga is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on topics of machine learning and big data analysis in investment research. She also produces a video series Arkane Alpha where she talks about opportunities in capital markets fintech.