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Announcing Quandl’s Alternative Data Conference 2018

Quandl’s Alternative Data Conference Returns to
New York City

We’re pleased to announce the second annual Quandl Alternative Data Conference on January 18, 2018 in New York City. This premier data event for investment professionals will help you keep your finger on the pulse of the rapidly evolving alternative data ecosystem. In addition to an action-packed, one-day program, ADC 18 will do more than just introduce you to new datasets; it will help you understand and address the challenges associated with meaningful adoption of alternative data.

Head over to our conference website for details or review our preliminary speaker list below. While we continue to fine-tune the program, we are excited to feature many subject matter experts from institutional finance and beyond.

ADC 18 Speaker Lineup

Yin Luo, Vice Chairman of Quantitative Research, Economics and Strategy at Wolfe Research, LLC: Yin will present new research on extracting alpha signals from our rich US construction activity dataset.

Richard Raymer, Partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP: Richard is among a small group of lawyers with expertise on the use of alternative data for institutional investing. Many new datasets raise concerns for practitioners around MNPI, privacy issues and IP. Richard will discuss alternative data through a compliance lens.


Chris Petrescu, Data Strategist, formerly at WorldQuant: Chris was formerly a data strategist at WorldQuant LLC, a pioneer of alternative data. Chris is an expert in finding and recognizing unique and powerful datasets.

Steven Riddiough, Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Melbourne: Steven will present his research, which shows how to leverage new and unique FX volume data to predict currency price movements.

Mark Ainsworth, Head of Data Insights at Schroders: Mark joined Schroders in 2014, where he formed the Data Insights Unit, a team of data scientists. He will offer his take on using alternative data to inform long-term, discretionary strategies.

Paul K. Lieberman, Director and Senior Consultant at Dun & Bradstreet: Paul has over twenty years of experience as a quantitative researcher and is an expert on Dun & Bradstreet’s powerful trade credit data. He will discuss the alpha insights that can be gleaned from data on thousands of private companies

Todd Mostak, CEO at MapD: A Harvard and MIT researcher, Todd returns to ADC to demonstrate powerful tools that facilitate the interactive exploration of large datasets.

Abraham Thomas, CDO at Quandl: Abraham is Quandl’s Chief Data Officer, leading our alternative data research team. He will share insights on dealing with incomplete and imperfect datasets, which is almost always the reality in the alternative data domain.

Quandl CEO Tammer Kamel will emcee ADC 18. We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be an engaging deep dive into how alternative data is changing the investment landscape. If you haven’t already purchased tickets, we encourage you to do so before early-bird pricing is over.

Gain expert insights at ADC 18.

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