HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION
Recognizing a lack of conferences focusing exclusively on the growing quantitative hedge fund community, hedge fund visionary Bartt C. Kellermann’s Global Capital Acquisition created Battle of the Quants in 2006. Together with Academia, Asset Allocators and Quantitative focused hedge funds, the conference combines the various quant disciplines in one location to explore and discuss the critical issues confronting the quantitative approach to finance.
“Battle of the Quants brings together an outstanding faculty of advanced thinkers in the quantity space”
One of the most innovative components and biggest draws of the event is the stimulating discussion between the systematic approach vs. the discretionary approach to investing, also referred to as the Main Battle. Other panels have included the Investor Panel (very popular with managers seeking how to increase AUM, the How to Extract Alpha Panel and new for this year is the Current Financial Market Review which explores the quantitative field’s impact on the current financial crisis).
“One of the most innovative components and biggest draws of the event is the stimulating discussion between the systematic approach vs. the discretionary approach to investigating, also referred to as the Main Battle”
After careful planning, the first conference was launched in New York City in 2007 to great acclaim. The event was taken overseas to both Asia and London and has now become an annual international event always filling venues to capacity.
Battle of the Quants brings together an outstanding faculty of advanced thinkers in the quantitative space. No other forum provides this level of content innovation, critical thinking and networking opportunities that continue to build each year. The event has evolved and continues to attract high profile speakers from Nassim Taleb, Emanuel Derman to Paul Wilmott.
|Bartt C. Kellermann|
CEO & Founder
Head of European Operations, London
BARTT C. KELLERMANN
Bartt C. Kellermann is the Founder and CEO of Global Capital Acquisition. Global Capital Acquisition, founded in 2002, is a financial consulting firm assisting hedge funds in their marketing efforts. The firm also owns the Battle of the Quants events business which includes presentations, panel discussions and quantitative capital introduction meetings for quantitative based hedge fund strategies in North America, Europe and Asia.
Mr Kellermann is a regular speaker at hedge fund conferences internationally and has appeared on MSNBC and Bloomberg TV reflecting on the current state of the hedge fund industry. Earlier in his career Mr. Kellermann worked for IBM in the Media and Entertainment Division where he pioneered the development of innovative computer based products for the television industry. He has an MIBA (Masters in International Business Administration) from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and an undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College.