Event on: 2017-April 27th : - :

Pre-Event Opening Networking Cocktail Reception, Flemings Deluxe Hotel City:
6pm – 8pm, March 27th, 2017.
Battle of the Quants – Frankfurt, Museum Angewandte Kunst: 10am – 8pm
March 28th, 2017.

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March 27th 6:00pm-8:00pm: Pre-Event Opening Networking Cocktail Reception, Flemings Deluxe Hotel City
March 28th Battle of the Quants – Frankfurt, Museum Angewandte Kunst
10:00am ==Registration and Coffee==
10:30am Welcome and Introduction
Morning MC – Matthias Knab – CEO & Founder, Opalesque
10:35am New Methods in Conducting Due Diligence on Quantitative Strategies (Finding non-correlation and diversification)

Ranjan Bhaduri, PhD, CFA, CAIA – Chief Research Officer, SIGMA Analysis

11:00am Investing in Artificial Intelligence Hedge Funds: Assessing Strategies, Separate Hype from Reality, and Make Smart Allocation Decisions

Matthew M. Sandretto – Founder, Portfolio Manager, Greyfeather Capital

11:30pm ==Coffee Break==
12:00pm Keynote:
The 3rd Wave of Wall Street: How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Your Hedge Fund in the Future!

Matthew Griffin – Futurist, 311 Institute (Think Tank)

12:45pm ==Luncheon: Emma Metzler Restaurant==
2:00pm Machine Learning/Big Data Hedge Funds Discuss Successes and Challenges

Moderator: Georgios Ouzounis – Executive Director, Capital Advisory Group, J.P. Morgan
Heiko Zuehlke – Head of Investor Relations, Amplitude Capital International
Maximilian Roos – CIO, Sixty Capital Advisors
Alessandro Di Soccio – Managing Partner, A.I. Machines
Guillaume Vidal – CEO, Walnut Algorithms
Andrej Rusakov – Co-founding Partner, Data Capital Management

2:45pm It is Not Too Late to Catch the Paradigm Shift: How Discretionary Managers and Quants are Transitioning to Advanced and
Adaptive Quantitative Strategies by leveraging cutting edge ideas.

Steve Weston, PhD – Intel Corporation – Visiting Professor, Imperial College

3:30pm Data Panel:
“Smart” and Unique Sources, From IoT Sensors to 24Hour Satellite Feeds, Where is the Future Data Goldmine?

Moderator: Rado Lipus – Founder and CEO, Neudata
Aida Mehonic – Financial Services Lead, ASI Data Science
Peter Hafez – Chief Data Scientist, RavenPack
Holger Knauer – CEO, Catana Capital

4:00pm == Coffee Break ==
4:20pm The Blockchain’s Impact on Hedge Fund Management

Mona El Isa -Founder, MelonPort

4:50pm “The German Investor Landscape” White Paper:
An Overview which Includes Cultural Expectations, Investor Categorization and the Influence of Changing Regulations

Jan Kleibrink – Senior Economist, Handelsblatt Research Institute

5:15pm Investor Panel:
The German Institutional Investor Perspective on Quantitative Strategies

Moderator: Bartt C. Kellermann – CEO and Founder, Global Capital Acquisition
Andreas Kalusche – Vorstand, Prime Capital Management
Valentin Bohlaender – Head of Hedge Funds & Quant Analyst, HQ Trust
Dieter Konrad – Head of Quantitative Strategy, Union Investment
Dr. Ulrich Neugebauer – Head of Quant Products, Deka Investment
Alexander Toth – Alternative Investments, Raiffeisen Capital Management
Thomas Kieselstein – CIO, Quoniam Asset Management

6:00pm ==Cocktail Reception: MAK Terrace==
8:00pm End




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Battle of the Quants Frankfurt 2017 – Speakers

Valentin-Bohlaender Georgios Ouzounis Jan Kleibrink
Valentin Bohlaender
Senior Analyst,
HQ Trust
Georgios Ouzounis
Executive Director,
Capital Advisory Group,
J.P. Morgan
Jan Kleibrink
Senior Economist, Handelsblatt Research Institute
Alessandro-Di-Soccio Mathew-Sandretto Dr. Ulrich Neugebauer Andreas Kalusche Peter Hafez
Alessandro Di Soccio
Managing Partner,
AI Machines

Alessandro is a Managing Partner of A.I. Machines, an artificial intelligence technology company with a 7 year history of operating machine learning based investment strategies. He is responsible for the design, development and management of its software engine and of all investment and asset allocation strategies derived from it
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Mathew Sandretto
Founder & Portfolio Manager,
Greyfeather Capital

Matt is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Greyfeather Capital, an artificial-intelligence (AI) based long/short equity hedge fund. Matt’s formal academic background is in mathematics, graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with full honors and Phi Beta Kappa recognition. He attended the Wharton School for his MBA. Matt has spent over
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Dr. Ulrich Neugebauer
Head of Quantitative Fund Management & ETF,
Deka Investment GmbH

Dr. Ulrich Neugebauer joined Deka Investment GmbH in 1998 as a fund manager. After working in the equity management of the quantitative fund management, he took over the management of the asset allocation products and structuring. Since 1 July 2003, he has headed the “Quantitative Fund
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Andreas Kalusche
Head of Client Solutions,
Prime Capital

Head of Client Solutions at Prime Capital since August 2014. Formerly spent 14 years with J.P. Morgan (Frankfurt and London) – client executive for German, Austrian and Swiss insurance companies and banks within the investment bank, member of the European management team for financial institutions; prior to that: Capital Markets; Strategic
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Peter Hafez
Chief Data Scientist,

Peter is an award-winning expert in the field of applied news analytics and has consulted numerous leading trading and investment firms on how to take advantage of news analytics in financial markets. Peter has more than 15 years of experience in quantitative finance with companies such as Standard & Poor’s, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Saxo Bank. He is
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Rado Lipuš Alexander Toth Ranjan Bhaduri Holger Knauer Dieter Konrad
Rado Lipuš
Founder and CEO,

Rado Lipuš has worked in the FinTech, data and alternative investments fields for nearly 20 years. He has run several FinTech businesses and is the founder and CEO of Neudata, an advisor to institutional asset managers on new and alternative data sources. Neudata and its global data-scouting network are at the forefront of alpha-generating data innovation for Hedge
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Alexander Toth
Fund Manager Manager selection,
Raiffeisen Capital Management

Since 2008 fund manager in the departments Absolute Return Strategies / Multi Asset Strategies / Managerselection
Development and control of absolute return strategies in the multi-asset class
Central contact for hedge funds (strategies, market opinion, products)
Focus on the development and use of alternative investments
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Dr. Ranjan Bhaduri
Chief Research Officer,
Sigma Analysis & Management Ltd.

Dr. Ranjan Bhaduri is the Chief Research Officer at Sigma Analysis & Management Ltd. Dr. Bhaduri’s role includes serving on a joint investment committee of a large institutional investor’s liquid alpha portfolio. Dr. Bhaduri conducts origination, due diligence, and hedge fund research. In addition, Dr.
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Holger Knauer
Catana Capital

Before joining Catana, Holger was a board member responsible for risk management and operations of EUR 1.8bn Celios Investment-AG TGV and its predecessor Prisma Investment AG TGV since 2011. Before, he was with Universal Investment for more than a decade as a deputy head of department for institutional sales and
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Dieter Konrad
Head of Risk Management & Quantitative Strategies,
Union Investment

Dieter Konrad is head of Quantitative Strategies at the portfolio management of Union Investment. Rule-based strategies in all asset classes fall in his area of responsibility. As an expert in quantitative methods and portfolio construction Dieter Konrad has been working since 2000 in the portfolio management of Union
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Dr. Aida Mehonic Andrej Rusakov Mona El Isa Guillaume Vidal
Dr. Aida Mehonic
Financial Services Lead,
ASI Data Science

Dr Aida Mehonic is a Financial Services Lead at ASI Data Science. Prior to data science, she worked in investment banking for four years, most recently as a strategist at JPMorgan Investment Bank developing quantitative models and publishing investment research. Aida is a bronze medallist at the International Physics Olympiad. She holds
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Andrej Rusakov
Data Capital Management

Andrej Rusakov is the co-founder of Data Capital Management; a systematic event-driven Hedge Fund based on “Big Data” Technologies and Data Feeds. Andrej is a mathematician and a fundamental investor by training, who is passionate about technology and the onset of the “Data Economy”.
Andrej previously founded Open Capital
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Mona El Isa

Mona is a former star-trader at Goldman Sachs, promoted to Vice President by the age of 26 and made the “top 30 under 30” trader list in Trader Magazine in 2008 and Forbes Magazine in 2011 after profitably trading the 2008 and 2011 crashes. Mona moved to Geneva-based fund Jabre Capital in 2011, before deciding in 2014 that the future of finance lay
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Guillaume Vidal
CEO & Co-Founder,
Walnut Algorithms

AJ DeRosa Headshot WebGuillaume is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Walnut Algorithms, a technology start-up focused on applying the latest advances in data science and machine learning research to systematic investment strategies. Guillaume was previously a Senior Analyst with Keyhaven Capital Partners
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