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IAQF Quantitative Finance Symposium featuring Alexander Lipton and Marcos López de Prado

  • 23 Jun 2022
  • 5:30 PM (EDT)
  • 1601 Broadway 6th floor, New York, NY (48th Street)


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1601 Broadway 6th floor, New York, NY (48th Street)

Attendance is Free - Limited Space

5:30 P.M. Event

7:00 P.M. Reception

Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers

Professor Alex Lipton

Abstract: Distributed ledger technology (DLT) allows solving many complicated problems arising in economics, banking, and finance, industry, trade, and other fields. However, to reap its ultimate benefits, one has to overcome some of its inherent limitations and use it judiciously. In this seminar, we will discuss various misconceptions about its use, and practical applications of DLT.

Affiliation: Hebrew University, and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Escaping The Sisyphean Trap: How Quants Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Professor Marcos López de Prado

Abstract: “While investment firms have attracted scientific talent, they have done a poor job at developing it. Firms hire specialists, but entice them to become generalists (e.g., portfolio managers). Under the ubiquitous silo/platform structure, quants succumb to the Sisyphean trap, and fail to achieve their full potential.”

Affiliation: Cornell University, and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Moderator: Harvey Stein, Two Sigma & IAQF Board Member

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