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

IBM and Thomson Reuters Launch AI-powered Real-Time RegTech Compliance Solution

In a new collaboration, IBM and Thomson Reuters will offer financial institutions access to an AI-Powered RegTech Solution. According to a press release, the service will be delivered through the IBM Cloud with real-time financial data from thousands of sources, backed by domain knowledge from IBM consulting subsidiary Promontory Financial Group. Promontory was founded in …

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Citadel Hires Morgan Stanley Quant Veteran in Battle for ML/AI/Quant Talent

Glen Popick, for two decades the Global Head of Fixed-Income Strats at Morgan Stanley’s Investment Bank, just joined the $30 billion hedge fund Citadel as Head of their Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) Business. Han Lee, a PhD in Theoretical Physics and former Global Head of Quant Analytics for RBS, is taking over Popick’s …

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VC firms are becoming RIAs to invest more broadly and in bigger buckets – blurring the lines of demarcation for investing in the age of ML/AI

Andreessen Horowitz last month filed papers to turn the 10-year-old VC firm into a registered investment advisor, RIA, to invest more broadly and more flexibly. Forbes in a feature called it “Andreesen Horowitz is blowing up the venture capital model (again)”. a16z, as the firm is also known, was one of the AI/tech investing pioneers, …

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Accenture: Challenges for Financial Services in ML/AI Adoption

Data as the new oil, and how data-rich industries such as financial services can tap into their noisy liquid gold. A recent in-depth Accenture study addresses the challenges for financial services on the road to AI adoption, especially cultural and how to become comfortable with the robustness of modeling techniques. Access the full report on …

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Stanford HAI: The Historian and the Technologist – Yuval Harari and Fei-Fei Li in Discussion on the Future of Tech and Humanity with AI

Stanford HAI and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society last week co-hosted a discussion between Professor Li, the Co-Director for the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI, and Professor Harari, best-selling author and Professor of History at Hebrew University. Here is a summary of the 90-minute discussion around AI for Humanity.

AI Asset Management Studies – An Overview of Recent Research and Surveys from McKinsey, Accenture, Brookings, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, Oliver Wyman, Casey Quirk, Roubini, and others

Most of the bigger accounting, consulting, advisory and research houses have started to focus their attention on how AI, ML, big data and predictive analytics are changing investment management, for productivity, automation, distribution, and investing. Here are few of the good recent ones for you to review: McKinsey: Advanced analytics in asset management: Beyond the …

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Credit Suisse Data Science Team Leaves to Set up AI Shop, sees Google and Alibaba as the New Competition

About a year and a half ago, Jonathan Wilmot, Credit Suisse’s Chief Global Strategist and Head of Macro Research after over 30 years with the firm, took the data science department and started his own AI investment boutique, WilmotML – as in Machine Learning. Aric Whitewood, CS’s Head of Data Science for seven years, left …

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JP Morgan and AI: „This is not Pie-in-the-Sky Stuff“

JP Morgan has been extremely busy in the last few years following the tech giants’ blueprint for AI: hire the best people, make headlines, re-invent the business, and… make money in the process. The firm’s public AI website, a part is shown below, highlights tech efforts around AI, FinTech, Blockchain, Development and Digital Payments. 40% …

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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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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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