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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

SEB Head of Emerging Tech becomes Group CIO after receiving Supernova award for Aida AI

Nicholas Moch joined SEB in 2008 as Head of IT Governance and four years later took over Information, Strategy, Architecture, and Emerging Technologies at the Nordic Financial Services Group. About a year ago, he was handed a “Supernova Award” in Silicon Valley for the way SEB uses AI in its digital interactions with customers, and …

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Warren Enskat Weekly AI Summary Jan 1, 2019 (WE-WAIS)

Warren Enskat / Weekly AI Summary (WE-WAIS) / 1-1-2019 Some of the AI developments and thoughts from this past week: – AI/Digital Startups within the US Government and the Hunt for AI Talent: recruit top designers, engineers, product managers, and digital policy experts and then pair these digital experts with the nation’s leading civil servants …

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AQR hires star Head of ML from Guggenheim after lawsuit and team spin-out

Who says Machine Learning and computer/algorithmic investing can‘t be exciting? Prof Marcos Lopez de Prado in September 2018 joined AQR as their Head of Machine Learning/Principal with his team. „Our foundation in applied academia and our culture of intellectual curiosity mean we are always relentlessly looking for new data, signals and techniques to strengthen our …

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Baillie Gifford Chair into Data and AI Ethics and AI for long-term stock picking

The media-shy low/high-profile 110-year old investment manager Baillie Gifford last month pledged GBP5 million to the University of Edinburgh to support research into the ethical challenges posed by the growing use of data and AI. Nick Thomas, a partner at the firm, stated: “We hope that our close collaboration with academics at the cutting edge of …

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JP Morgan launches all mobile bank, “Finn”, with analytics/strategy exec at the helm

Happy New Year… JP Morgan Chase in December 2018 launched “Finn by Chase”, its all mobile bank, which lets customers: Set autosave rules to set aside cash for short-, mid-, or long-term savings goals Track spending with Finn’s insights and trends, with colorful breakdowns Rate purchases with smileys and emoticons to see what they enjoy(ed) …

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From $2.5B to $58B… Two Sigma’s AI Investment Strategy: Humans and Big Data Crowdsourcing

Two Sigma describes itself as “a systematic investment manager, founded with the goal of applying cutting-edge technology to the data-rich world of finance.” The SoHo, New York, based hedge fund was founded in 2001, by John Overdeck, David Siegel and Mark Pickard. Using AI, ML and distributed computing to invest, the fund has over $58 …

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Microsoft’s $7.5B GitHub acquisition and the AI Game of Thrones

Microsoft is taking the AI race very seriously: “AI is going to be one of the trends that is going to be the next big shift in technology,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said at a recent investor’s conference…. It’s going to be AI at the edge, AI in the cloud, AI as part of SaaS applications, …

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Blackstone & AI: MIT’s Stephen Schwarzman College of Computing

Stephen Schwarzman doesn’t do things halfway… ten years ago, he donated $100 million to the NY Public Library, subsequently known as the the Stephen A. Schwarzman building. That was for books. In October 2018 he announced a $350 million grant to MIT to study artificial intelligence. His foundational gift – part of a $1 billion …

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Stanford Music + Computer Science = 500 million valuation in 5 years

Yes, Patreon is currently in the news because they kicked a number of creators off the platform for anti-feminism and racist speech – but whichever way the news cycle plays out, the underlying business model and idea in the context of technology and AI is still worth a few thoughts. Patreon was created in 2013 …

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Team Liftouts for Big Data and AI in Investment Management – Opportunities and Challenges

As with investment management and distribution, liftouts are a preferred route to get an experienced AI/ML team that works well together to hit the road running – no matter whether it’s an investment product with a track record, a distribution/sales team or a group of data, machine learning or AI scientists. Ideally, these teams have …

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