World Business StrategiesServing the Global Financial Community since 2000

Iuliia Shpak:

Quant Strategies Specialist at Sarasin & Partners LLP

Iuliia Shpak: Quant Strategies Specialist at Sarasin & Partners LLP

In her multifaceted role, Iuliia extensively focuses on quant investment solutions for institutional asset owners, in particular SWFs and large pension funds and contributes to internal research and selection of external quant managers.

Iuliia’s research experience covers market anomalies, speculative bubbles, volatility modelling and systematic risk factors in equities and commodity futures.

Iuliia serves as an Adjunct Researcher at the World Pensions Council and Member of Scientific Council at the CBBA-Europe. Iuliia holds MSc in Operational Research and PhD in Finance.

Iuliia frequently delivers guest lectures at the London School of Economics (LSE) and other academic institutions.

Tony Guida:

Executive Director – Senior Quant Research, RAM Active Investments

Tony Guida: Executive Director – Senior Quant Research, RAM Active Investments

Tony Guida is Executive Director – Senior Quant Research at RAM Active Investments. Before this, Tony was a Senior Investment Manager in quantitative equity at the investment manager of a major UK pension fund in London, where he managed multifactor systematic equity portfolios. During his career, he held such positions as senior consultant for smart beta and risk allocation at EDHEC RISK Scientific Beta and senior research and investment committee for Minimum Variance Strategies, where he led the factor investing research group for institutional clients, and a regular speaker at quant conferences.

Daniel Rosengarten:

Head of ALM Quantitative Development, Barclays Investment Bank

Daniel Rosengarten: Head of ALM Quantitative Development, Barclays Investment Bank

Daniel Rosengarten is the Head of ALM Quantitative Development at Barclays Investment Bank. Daniel’s previous career history includes time at Morgan Stanley as an ED – Global Quantitative and Structured Solutions Technology, and Citigroup as Global Structured Credit Derivatives IT.

Daniel holds an MBA gained from the University of Arizona, as well as an MIM from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Vladimir Piterbarg:

MD, Head of Quantitative Analytics and Quantitative Development, NatWest Markets

Vladimir Piterbarg: MD, Head of Quantitative Analytics and Quantitative Development at NatWest Markets

David Jessop:

Global Head of Quantitative Research, UBS Investment Bank

David Jessop: Global Head of Quantitative Research, UBS Investment Bank

Until recently David Jessop was the Global Head of Equities Quantitative Research at UBS. His areas of research include portfolio analysis and construction, style analysis and risk modelling. He also helps clients understand, use and implement the quantitative tools available from UBS. David joined UBS in 2002. Prior to this, he spent seven years at Citigroup as Head of Global Quantitative Marketing. Before moving to the sell side he spent six years at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management, where he managed index funds, asset allocation funds and also an option overwriting fund.

David graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with an MA in Mathematics.

Miquel Noguer Alonso:

Co – Founder and Chief Science Officer, Artificial Intelligence Finance Institute – AIFI

Miquel Noguer Alonso: Co – Founder and Chief Science Officer, Artificial Intelligence Finance Institute – AIFI

Miquel Noguer is a financial markets practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in asset management, he is currently Head of Development at Global AI ( Big Data Artificial Intelligence in Finance company ) and Head on Innovation and Technology at IEF.

He worked for UBS AG (Switzerland) as Executive Director.for the last 10 years. He worked as a Chief Investment Office and CIO for Andbank from 2000 to 2006.

He is professor of Big Data in Finace at ESADE and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University teaching Asset Allocation, Big Data in Finance and Fintech. He received an MBA and a Degree in business administration and economics in ESADE in 1993. In 2010 he earned a PhD in quantitative finance with a Summa Cum Laude distinction (UNED – Madrid Spain).

Alexander Denev:

Head of AI, Financial Services Advisory, Deloitte

Alexander Denev: Head of AI, Financial Services Advisory, Deloitte

Alexander has more than 15 years of experience in finance, financial modelling and machine learning and he is currently Head of AI – Financial Services Advisory in Deloitte. Prior to joining Deloitte, he led the Quantitative Research & Advanced Analytics at IHS Markit where he created and maintained a center of excellence.

He has written several papers and two books on topics ranging from stress testing and scenario analysis to asset allocation. He has provided thought leadership engagements for conferences, journals and global forums. He also worked as a senior advisor to Risk Dynamics, an arm of McKinsey & Company. Previously he was Director of Risk Models at the Royal Bank of Scotland, where his responsibilities included development of the stress testing methodologies and credit models, and a Fixed Income Structurer for a front office desk. He has also held roles at the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund and has participated in the engineering of both the European Financial Stability Facility and the European Stability Mechanism.

Alexander Denev attained his Master of Science degree in Physics with a focus on Artificial Intelligence from the University of Rome, Italy, and he holds a degree in Mathematical Finance from the University of Oxford, UK, where he continues as a visiting lecturer.

Priti Sinha:

Head of SAF Analytics, NatWest Markets

Priti Sinha: Head of SAF Analytics, NatWest Markets

Dr Priti Sinha is a PhD in Pure Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science. She has over 12 years’ experience as a Fixed Income and Hybrids Quant at NatWest Markets. Over the years, she has developed several models for these divisions and she now heads the SAF Analytics team at NWM. Priti is responsible for core analytics, the curves and algorithms used in pricing, hedging and risk management across all asset classes in NWM.

Automation is her big focus; she and her team are engaged in a range of automation initiatives across the Bank. She is making Quant skills available beyond the traditional trading floor, to other non-trading sections of the bank.

Outside her work Priti enjoys spending time with her 6 year old twins and brainstorming with her husband, who is a founder of an IOT & Tech start-up.

Andrés Berenguer Alonso:

Market Risk Director, Derivative Valuations Area, Santander

Andrés Berenguer Alonso: Market Risk Director, Derivative Valuations Area, Santander

Andrés Berenguer is currently team director within the derivative valuations area of the Market Risk department in Banco Santander. Since 2009 he has been working on derivative valuations including besides other things, advising on the pricing models of exotic trades, XVA calculation or interest rate curves modelling (basis spreads, collateral, OIS discounting,…). Before working in banking, his experience was in Space and Communications Engineering. He hold a M.Eng. (Laurea) in Telecommunications Engineering from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, a MBA from the University of Valencia, a M.Sc.  in Technologies, Systems and Communications Networks Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and he is currently working on his PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche.

Ignacio Ruiz:

Founder & CEO, MoCaX Intelligence

Ignacio Ruiz: Founder & CEO, MoCaX Intelligence

Ignacio Ruiz has been the head strategist for Counterparty Credit Risk, exposure measurement, for Credit Suisse, as well as the Head of Risk Methodology, equities, for BNP Paribas. In 2010, Ignacio set up iRuiz Consulting as an independent advisory business in this field. In 2014, Ignacio founded iRuiz Technologies to develop and commercialise MoCaX Intelligence.

Ignacio has several publications in the space of quantitative risk management and pricing. He has also published a comprehensive guide to the subject of XVA Desks and Risk Management.

He holds a PhD in nano-physics from Cambridge University.

Jörg Kienitz:

Partner, Quaternion Risk Management

Jörg Kienitz: Partner, Quaternion Risk Management

Previously: Director FSI Assurance Deloitte GmbH and Co-Head of Quant Unit, Head of Quantitative Analytics, Dt. Postbank AG, Senior System Architect, Postbank Systems AG Financial Consultant, Reuters; Academic: Adj. Assoc. Prof. UCT, PD University of Wuppertal, PhD Math., Diploma Math. Books (Wiley): (A) Monte Carlo Frameworks in C++ (B) Financial Modelling – Theory, Implementation and Practice with Matlab Code, (Palgrave McMillan) (C) Interest Rate Derivatives Explained – Part I

Saeed Amen

Founder: Cuemacro

Saeed Amen: Founder: Cuemacro

Saeed has a decade of experience creating and successfully running systematic trading models at Lehman Brothers and Nomura. He is the founder of Cuemacro, Cuemacro is a company focused on understanding macro markets from a quantitative perspective. He is the author of ‘Trading Thalesians – What the ancient world can teach us about trading today’ (Palgrave Macmillan), and graduated with a first class honours master’s degree from Imperial College in Mathematics& Computer Science.

Arun Verma:

Quantitative Research Solutions, Bloomberg, LP

Arun Verma: Quantitative Research Solutions, Bloomberg, LP

Dr. Arun Verma joined the Bloomberg Quantitative Research group in 2003. Prior to that, he earned his Ph.D from Cornell University in the areas of computer science & applied mathematics. At Bloomberg, Mr. Verma’s work initially focused on Stochastic Volatility Models for Derivatives & Exotics pricing and hedging. More recently, he has enjoyed working at the intersection of diverse areas such as data science (for structured & unstructured data), innovative quantitative & machine learning methods and finally interactive visualizations to help reveal embedded signals in financial data.

Nikolai Nowaczyk:

Senior Consultant, Quaternion Risk Management

Nikolai Nowaczyk: Senior Consultant, Quaternion Risk Management

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