The investment management business, as with much of finance, has been revolutionised by the explosion in data availability over the past decade, and the means to draw deeper inference from it: artificial intelligence.
Dan will talk to the opportunity for using AI to drive investment decisions, and more specifically how to draw more accurate conclusions about a company’s contribution to society and their stewardship of the environment (ESG investing), to avoid greenwashing.
There’s a complication though.
All your models need to be explainable or interpretable. In a world where black-box decisions are “non-complaint”, Dan also explains these two schools of thought in the battle for pre-eminence in AI’s financial revolution, and how our very own Prof d’Avila Garcez may have already found the answers.
Dan has hired, started businesses with, and formed research partnerships with City Data Science grads. In this talk Dan discusses opportunities for internships, start-up investment, and fully funded PhD studentships available at the University of Warwick.
About the Speaker:
Dan Philps PhD, CFA is the Head of Rothko Investment Strategies, and is an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Warwick.
Dr. Philps is a systematic equities investment manager, and is an artificial intelligence (AI) researcher with over 20 years of managing systematic strategies.
Prior to Rothko, he was a senior portfolio manager at Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd. Before 1998, Dr Philps specialised in the design/development of trading and risk models for a number of major investment banks.
He holds a PhD in AI and Computer Science from City, University of London, a BSc (Hons) from King’s College London, is an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Warwick, a CFA charterholder, and a member of the CFA society of the UK.