Join us to hear co-authors Saeed Amen and Alexander Denev discuss their latest work, "The Book of Alternative Data". This comprehensive book systematically addresses how to leverage non-traditional information sources in the context of investing and risk management. It explains the process and methodology for generating alpha, analyzing markets, and forecasting risk using alternative data. Attendees will receive a free copy of the book, courtesy of Thinknum Alternative Data, and will have the chance to ask questions during the Q&A session following the authors' discussion.
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Chief Growth Officer
@Thinknum Alternative Data
Chief Growth Officer @Thinknum Alternative Data
Marta V. Lopata is the Chief Growth Officer at Thinknum Alternative Data and Kgbase - no-code knowledge graph tool. In 2019, Marta has founded External Data Conference - the world’s first annual conference bringing together leading minds in finance, business, media, government and sustainability to discuss the real-world applications for alternative data.
Marta is also a co-Founder of Thinknum's media outlet which attracted millions readers with its alternative-data focused market insights about leading public and private companies.
Marta is frequently quoted in the Business Insider, Institutional Investor, TechCrunch and other business publications; and is often a featured panelist at major market-related conferences.
Marta speaks 4 languages (Chinese, French, Polish and English) and before immigrating to the US, she led product & growth teams in digital fabrication and sustainable materials in China and France.
SAEED AMEN is the founder of Cuemacro and co-founder of Thalesians. Over the past fifteen years, Saeed Amen has developed systematic trading strategies at major investment banks including Lehman Brothers and Nomura. He is also the author of Trading Thalesians: What the ancient world can teach us about trading today (Palgrave Macmillan) and is the coauthor of The Book of Alternative Data (Wiley), due in 2020.
Through Cuemacro, he now consults and publishes research for clients in the area of systematic trading. He has developed many Python libraries including finmarketpy and tcapy for transaction cost analysis. His clients have included major quant funds and data companies such as Bloomberg. He has presented his work at many conferences and institutions which include the ECB, IMF, Bank of England, and Federal Reserve Board.
Head of AI - Financial Services, Risk Advisory
Head of AI - Financial Services, Risk Advisory @Deloitte
ALEXANDER DENEV leads the AI and Data Science team for Financial Services - Risk Advisory. His responsibilities include development of AI products and advisory around risks and ethical implementation of AI. He also focuses on Alternative Data, AI for Data Quality and AI for Retail Banking.
Alexander is a former Head of Quantitative Research & Advanced Analytics at IHS Markit. Prior to that, Alexander has worked in Risk Dynamics (McKinsey & Company), The Royal Bank of Scotland, European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Investment Fund (EIF), National Bank of Greece and Societe Generale.
Alexander holds a degree in Mathematical Finance from University of Oxford where he is a Visiting Lecturer on Bayesian Risk Management and Alternative Data.
He wrote several papers and books on quantitative topics, ranging from stress testing and scenario analysis to asset allocation through Machine Learning techniques and alternative data.