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

JP Morgan and Microsoft Announce Strategic Blockchain Partnership

JP Morgan and Microsoft this week announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the adoption of enterprise blockchain. JP Morgan’s Quorum, an enterprise-focused version of Ethereum, will be the first distributed ledger platform available through Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain service, so their customers can build and scale blockchain networks in the cloud. Based on Ethereum, Quorum is …

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BlackRock Lab for AI Focuses on a Stock-Lending Platform, Alt Data Sets and Automating Boring Tasks

BlackRock‘s Chief Engineer and Head of the Aladdin Product Group (APG), Jody Kochansky, in a blog last spring wrote about „the promise of AI and what it means to BlackRock.“ His topics included how the firm already is using AI today, such as superior insights following the explosion of unstructured data, AI‘s ability to enhance …

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Citigroup Launches Markets Acceleration Lab to „Create a Pipeline of Unique (Trading/Tech/AI) Talent“

Back in 2009, Citigroup started its series of Global Innovation Labs, in Dublin – followed by Israel, Singapore, Mexico, and London, with a few hundred technologists globally to focus on more rapid research, tactical experimentation and prototyping of next-generation client solutions. Moreover, the labs are a way to plug into local innovation ecosystems and, via …

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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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