QWAF & Affiliate Events – All Regions

August 28, 2018
Where: Besito
105 Coluter Ave
Ardmore, Pennsylvania  19003
United States

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September 12, 2018

RavenPack Research Symposium: Generation AI: The New Data-Driven Investor

Where: Convene Center Midtown West
117 W 46th Street, NY 10036
New York, United States

RavenPack Research Symposium: Generation AI: The New Data-Driven Investor

RavenPack’s events have become global, with attendance exceeding 250 buy-side professionals at the London Big Data and Machine Learning Revolution in April 2018. RavenPack Research Symposium returns to New York on September 12th. Industry buzz is that RavenPack’s Research Symposium is the “must-attend event” for quantitative investors and financial professionals that are serious about Big Data.


Expect a full day of thought-provoking presentations and panel discussions focusing on the impact of Artificial Intelligence in the modern investment process. Speakers will present their research and views on the latest alternative data sets, machine learning techniques, and big data technologies reshaping the way we invest and trade globally.

With content very much research-driven and examples of real-world use cases of alternative data and Artificial Intelligence in the investment process.


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September 13, 2018

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

Location: Arrayo Offices @ Belcham
1177 Avenue of Americas, Suite 7
New York, NY 10036

Speakers will address data management frameworks, data quality approaches and challenges, and progress achieving compliance with regulations such as BCBS 239. The audience will have a chance to ask the panel questions before meeting other data management professionals at the networking reception.

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September 17, 2018

SQA September 17th Seminar

When: 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Where: TBD


Rational investors should focus on returns, i.e., proportional price changes. However, stock price movements are often reported in the media in terms of dollar changes rather than percentage changes. This may lead to a behavioral bias known as “non-proportional thinking.” Investors may think that news should correspond to some dollar change in price rather than a percentage change in price. Professor Shue will show how non-proportional thinking in financial markets can: (1) lead to return under-reaction for high-priced stocks and over-reaction for low-priced stocks; (2) higher volatility and market beta for stocks with low share prices, controlling for size; and (3) explain the “leverage effect” puzzle, in which volatility is negatively related to past returns.  Her results call into question the well-accepted notion that small caps are fundamentally riskier.

Professor Shue will also discuss related findings from her prior research on how investors make mistakes in their perception of earnings news. These include contrast effects (when investors mistakenly think that earnings news today is more impressive if yesterday’s earnings surprise was bad, and vice versa) and the ability of managers to distort the perception of good vs. bad news by varying their consistency (good news is more persuasive when it is more consistent, and bad news is less damaging when it is less consistent).


5:30 p.m. Cocktails & Networking

6:00 p.m. Presentation

7:00 p.m.Cocktails & Networking


SQA Members: Regular or Academic – $50
Transitional or Student – $30
Non-Member Affiliated – $70(Contact your Affiliate Organization for your discount code)
Non-members – $90

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September 18, 2018

Where: Nuveen Investments
333 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois  60606
United States

The ETF industry is evolving rapidly, requiring professionals and firms to stay current on timely business trends.  Please join the Chicago Chapter of WE for a three-part discussion with industry experts focused on the evolution in ETF providers’ business models, in ETF product development, and in the individual skill set and knowledge requirements necessary to stay competitive.

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September 24 – 26, 2018
QuantMinds Americas
Where: Marriott Long Wharf, Boston

The leading quant finance event in the Americas.

Quant modelling. Quant trading. Quant innovation.

Learn from the best

60+ speakers will discuss the key challenges facing the global derivatives industry, volatility and quant innovation

See the bigger picture

Hear breakthrough research and the latest technical case studies from the world’s most revered thought-leaders in quant finance.

Be inspired

Hear insights you won’t find anywhere else.

What can the US Council, Bloomberg, NASA, geopolitical and behavioral finance experts do for quant finance?

Explore the latest in quant tech

Position yourself to take the next disruptive financial steps.

Learn specific applications of the latest game-changing innovations that directly impact the quant function at the Fintech & Disruptive Innovation Summit.

Meet the quant community

Debate the latest issues with senior industry experts, colleagues and academics.

Remember to quote VIP code FKN2586IAQFE to save 10%.


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September 24 – 26, 2018
RiskMinds Americas

Manage risk. Navigate regulation. Get ahead.

What are CROs thinking?

Learn from 30+ CROs and Heads of Risk from the banking and buy side.

Update your knowledge

60 risk-focused discussions. 4 technical streams. A new Fintech and Disruptive Innovation Summit.

See the bigger picture

Sessions you can’t miss with insights you won’t get at other risk events include:

  • A war game lead by John Hulsman, former White House adviser,
  • Federal Reserve Bank economic address
  • Google insights into AI

Learn from the best

60+ expert speakers from the market leading banks, national regulators, industry disruptors and more.


Fintech and Disruptive Innovation Summit

Expert academic researchers, leading bank innovators, Google and more.

Find out what they think about the fintech innovations that are taking the finance world by storm.

Remember to quote VIP code FKN2542IAQFWL to save 10%.

September 26-27, 2018

BattleFin Alternative Data Discovery Day

Where: Rosewood Hotel, London

BattleFin will bring together top Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Alternative Data Providers to showcase the latest in new data sets being used to create alpha. The event utilizes a One-on-One meeting format with 15-minute meetings and facilitates up to 12 meetings in one day. Think speed dating for Alpha & new VC investments.

Alternative Data Providers can showcase their products and services to hedge funds who buy data and venture capital funds looking to invest in the space.

Investment Managers and VC’s will be able to meet the Alternative Data Providers & Machine Learning & AI firms face-to-face and learn about their products and services. The One-on-One meeting format is highly efficient.

Our last event facilitated over 2,000 One-on-One meetings between alternative data providers and hedge funds that represented over $760 billion in Assets Under Management.

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