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Question-Driven Data Science: Better Answers from Alternative Data
with Jonathan Berkow
February 4th, 2021 11:30AM - 12:30 PM EST
Learn the advantages of framing alternative data as answers to questions. Data doesn’t have value in itself, but only to the extent it can provide an edge to investors’ gaps in knowledge. Investors quickly get overwhelmed by the volume of seemingly relevant data, so it helps to start with the questions. This approach also has implications for how to structure a data science team to be most effective.
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Jonathan Berkow is a Vice President and the Director of Data Science in the Equities division at AB. He leads the research and adoption of alternative data in equity research and systematic strategies. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Berkow was a systematic portfolio manager and researcher at hedge funds Element Capital Management and Kepos Capital. He started his career at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he managed quantitative research and was a portfolio manager for global equity portfolios. Berkow’s research has spanned equities and macro asset classes. He holds a BS in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Boris Spiwak is Director of Marketing at Thinknum and KgBase. Before joining Thinknum, Boris worked as a Financial Manager at Procter & Gamble's EMEA HQ in Geneva, Switzerland, and as VP Finance in one of Colombia's largest hotel chains. He holds degrees in Political Economy and Finance from Princeton, the London School of Economics, and HEC Paris. Originally from Venezuela, Boris has lived in over half a dozen countries. Find Boris Spiwak on Twitter and LinkedIn.