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

China Names Former ICBC Leader As CSRC Chairman, Focus on Tech and Innovation

Yi Huiman, former head of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), named as new chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), with the expectation to focus on innovation and technology in partnership with the tech board. To read the full China/AI case study, please register below.

Facebook To Put FB, Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram into One Platform

Facebook is taking greater control over the back-end connections between Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, including encryption. The initiative is supposed to be implemented by 2020 and comes directly from CEO Zuckerberg. As mashable reports, Facebook is looking to stop the fading interest in the social network and hopes to benefit from the popularity of …

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JP Morgan Hires Senior Director for Data Science from SalesForce in AI Hiring Push

As said earlier this week, JP Morgan is continuously ramping up AI hiring efforts. Two months ago they snapped up the Chief Data Officer from Salesforce for their west coast AI efforts. Asset Management and AI, just the beginning… Naren Chittar sold his four staff company MinHash to Salesforce and joined the company as Senior …

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Amazon R2D2-esque AI Bot, Scout, Starting Deliveries in Washington

Meet Scout, the little R2D2esque AI box on wheels that is now making deliveries in Snohomish County, Washington, for Amazon. It will have a human with it in the beginning as the system is tested, but then Scout is on its own. Soon in a neighborhood near you, thanks to AI. To read more about …

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Brevan Howard Appoints Head of AI Driven Systematic Investments

Brevan Howard, after hiring Karim-Patrick Khiar in the spring of 2017 as Head Data Strategist, two months ago made him the Head of AI Driven Systematic Investments… this marks an increasing push by (Alternative) Asset Managers to implement AI in the investment process, once big data is organized effectively. BH, founded in 2002, is one …

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Microsoft buys Unit 8200 AI Boutique for Cloud App Security and to Build Up Israel

A few things we discussed this month are mixing together. Israel’s Innovation Authority released its from start-up to smart-up nation report on technology and AI, including challenges. And Microsoft, since engineer Satya Nadella became CEO, has shifted towards the cloud, AI and new industries/technologies – Azure is a big driver of the business and initiatives …

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Apple Files AI Patent To Open The Camera App Based on Intent to Capture a Picture or Video

The LOAR is in full effect, when it comes to AI, and tech leaders are racing to the finish line of interesting and cool ways to bring everyday AI to consumers. Apple recently filed a „method for automatically activating a camera application based on detecting an intent to capture a photograph or video“ with the …

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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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