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Daniel Enskat

Daniel has written over a dozen books on the global asset management industry and has lectured at universities around the world alongside speakers such as Secretary of State John Kerry, Dr. Mark Mobius, ex-Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, Professor KC Chan and former Prime Minister Gerhard Schroeder. He is widely sought after for presentations, discussions and his perspective on the global asset management industry, and in the last two decades has advised hundreds of investment management CEOs on strategy and global expansion.

Daniel Enskat

BlackRock Inadvertently Exposes 20,000 wealth management FAs‘ on its Website

20,000 Financial advisors, including 12,000 from LPL, had their email addresses, names, and other information exposed in a data leak at BlackRock last week, as first reported by Bloomberg. The company in a statement said that a limited number of wealth management platforms were impacted by the breach. The exposed advisors for BlackRock and LPL …

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Warren Enskat Weekly AI Summary Jan 21, 2019 (WE-WAIS)

Warren Enskat / Weekly AI Summary (WE-WAIS) / 1-21-2019 Some of the AI developments and thoughts from this past week: – Israel’s Innovation Authority … from startup nation to smart-up nation via AI: The State of Israel is facing significant challenges in the field of innovation during a period in which artificial intelligence is establishing itself …

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Israel’s Innovation Authority … from startup to smart-up nation via AI

“The State of Israel is facing significant challenges in the field of innovation during a period in which artificial intelligence is establishing itself as the central technological platform of our generation”, is the introduction for this year’s overview by Chairman Appelbaum and CEO Aharon. As such, the latest report focuses on the transition from “startup …

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Manulife/John Hancock and their “LOFTy” AI Ambitions – now in Silicon Valley

Canada has always been a (quiet) leader of AI in its own right, with MILA, CIFAR, et al. Manulife in Toronto owns John Hancock in Boston (combined AUM C$1 trillion+) and they have been playing with AI for insurance and investment management in a variety of ways. Manulife – and under its John Hancock brand in …

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NVIDIA’s new Director of Robotics Research Heads Up Seattle AI Lab

Dieter Fox got his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Bonn, the former sleepy German capital, in the late 1980s. He then made his way way West as Director for Intel’s Seattle Lab and roughly for the last 20 years he has been a Professor of Robotics at the University of Washington (UW). …

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DARPA Turns 60: Disruptive Technologies, Inventions, and AI

Following its “Sputnik” moment, President Eisenhower created the (Defense) Advanced Ressearch Projects Agency (DARPA) in February 1958. In partnership with academia, industry and government agencies, the guiding principle from the beginning was to work on R&D projects to expand the frontiers of technology and science. The 140-page summary of DARPA over six decades includes fascinating …

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DARPA’s $2B Next AI – KAIROS – and AIE Campaigns to Generate Actionable Understanding of Real-World Phenomena

DARPA wants to create KAIROS, a program to develop a schema-based AI capability to enhance reasoning about complex world events and generate actionable insights. KAIROS stands for Knowledge-Directed Artificial Intelligence Reasoning Over Schemas. KAIROS seeks to create a schema-based AI capability to enable contextual and temporal reasoning about complex real-world events in order to generate actionable …

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How To Become (Remain) Asset Management CEO? Artificial Intelligence

A focus on technology and research with an eye on AI is a good way to become CEO of a large European asset manager.  Santander Asset Management in February 2018 appointed Mariano Belinky as new CEO. Belinky until February was the Managing Partner of Santander InnoVentures, which the bank set up in London as a $100 …

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AQR Turning 20 and Showing an Open-Source Team Approach to Use Data Science and AI in Asset Management

About ten years ago I interviewed Cliff Asness at an Institutional Investor event – as with his investment and research philosophy, it was honest and provocative. AQR went from $12 billion to $225 billion in a decade and a half, used data science and open source research from day one and has pioneered a number …

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Warren Enskat Weekly AI Summary Jan 6, 2019 (WE-WAIS)

Warren Enskat / Weekly AI Summary (WE-WAIS) / 1-6-2019 Some of the AI developments and thoughts from this past week: – JP Morgan launches all mobile bank, Finn by Chase, with analytics/strategy exec at the helm: JP Morgan has been busy with ML, AI and data science hires. A few months ago they took Google’s Head …

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