Bloomberg Quant (BBQ) Seminar - February 2021

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Date aired: 02/24/2021
Duration: 60 minutes


Please join us for the next virtual installment of the Bloomberg Quant (BBQ) Seminar Series. The seminar takes place every month and covers a wide range of topics in quantitative finance.

In this virtual session, chaired by Bruno Dupire, Head of Quantitative Research at Bloomberg L.P., Igor Tulchinsky will discuss his current perspective, followed by several "lightning talks" of 5 minutes each in quick succession. This format gives the audience the opportunity to be exposed to a wider variety of topics.

The Future of Quantitative Finance: Pairing Human Capital with Predictive Technologies
Keynote: Igor Tulchinsky, Founder, Chairman and CEO

Amid the rising volume of data and rapid advancements in technology, quantitative methods are reshaping the financial industry and beyond. In this talk, we explore the future of quantitative finance and the analytical power of pairing advanced technologies with human capital for the benefit of business and societies. We will also discuss the growing potential of technology to enable meaningful collaboration and partnership between individuals around the world.

Igor Tulchinsky is Founder, Chairman and CEO of WorldQuant, a global quantitative asset management firm with over $7 billion in assets under management and 23 offices in 13 countries. Prior to founding WorldQuant in 2007, Igor spent 12 years as a statistical arbitrage portfolio manager at Millennium Management. Igor is the Founder of WorldQuant University, a not-for-profit that offers an instructor-guided, tuition-free MSc program in Financial Engineering, and is committed to making higher-quality education more accessible worldwide. He also founded WorldQuant Ventures, a private investment vehicle focused on disruptive companies in technology. Igor previously worked as a venture capitalist, scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, video game programmer and author. Igor holds an M.A. in computer science from the University of Texas, completed in a record nine months, and an M.B.A. in finance and entrepreneurship from the Wharton School.

Lightning Talks
A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only 5 minutes. Several will be delivered in a single session by different speakers in quick succession.

Margaret Sundberg (Volaris Capital Management) 
Fallacy of the risk-neutral approach

Adam Kommel (Bloomberg LP)
Bloomberg activism screening model

Monty Essid (Courant Institute, NYU)
A Schrodinger bridge to finance and data science
Bryan Liang (Bloomberg LP)
Volatility analysis of the GameStop frenzy


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Bruno Dupire
Bloomberg L.P.
Head of Quantitative Research

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Igor Tulchinsky
Founder, Chairman and CEO

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