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

Apple Looks To AI in New Industries For Post iPhone Era, including Financial Services

In many ways, Apple is on top of the business world because of the iPhone. Technology and foresight allowed Apple to become one of the top three global companies by market cap thanks to the iPhone. Fourth quarter 2018 numbers showed $62.9 billion in revenues and the shipment of Apple’s 2 billionth iOS device, “with …

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Asset Management > Private Equity > Tech Boutiques > AI

Asset Management > Private Equity > Tech Boutiques > AI

Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Asset Management this summer bought a minority stake in Dipanjan “DJ” Deb’s Francisco Equity Partners. Francisco Partners est. 2000 operates in London and San Francisco, and is a tech investor. This year they put $500m in LegalZoom jointly with GPI Capital, Franklin Templeton and Neuberger Berman. Francisco Partners also owns Bomgar, …

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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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Israel’s AI Startups Have Clout with the Cloud: Google, Microsoft & the War for AI Talent

Google just announced its intent to buy Alooma for cloud data migration and to grow its cloud footprint in Israel. Google’s VP of Engineering and Director of Product Management for the Cloud Platform commented that “one of the things we’re most excited about with Alooma is the deep expertise for both enterprise and open source …

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AQR hires star Head of ML from Guggenheim after lawsuit and team spin-out, then replaces him

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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Silicon Valley AI Startups, and how they sell to firms like Amazon, Google and Walmart

Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman first met at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and, while getting advanced computer science degrees at Stanford (and sharing an office with Sergey Brin), founded Junglee, a shopping search engine enabling customers to search for products from online and offline retailers in India, in 1996 (later bringing on two …

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Facebook hires Chief Data Scientist, Google hires Technical AI Director – both let them continue with consulting and research efforts: Flexicurity for AI Stars.

When Mark Zuckerberg last year hired Xin Fu as Head of Data Science from LinkedIn, the most interesting aspect for us was that he is letting him continue to be an advisor to Didi Chuxing’s CTO and Lynk Global’s CEO. Similarly, Google recently hired Amazon’s Senior Director for Alexa AI, Ashwin Ram, as Technical Director …

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