Alambic’s Danielle Lawson at Battle of the Quants in London November 16, 2016

The Battle: New Quants vs. Traditional Quants
(Machine Learning and Big Data) vs. (Price, Volume, Financial Data) Ever since the Twitter Fund (which shut down after one month after launching) skepticism continues concerning the value of big date in predicting markets. Traditionalists insist there is no value to be found in data beyond price and volume, it is or too noisy and confusing. Better to perfect the algo to extract alpha. Can the “New Quants” prove otherwise? Show me the Alpha!
Moderator: Chris Solarz, Managing Director, Cliffwater
Guillaume Vidal, CEO and Co-Founder, Walnut Algorithms
Danielle Lawson, Head of Marketing and Client Service, Alambic
Lior Segev, Founder and CEO, Liquant Asset Management
Chris Petrescu, Data Strategist, WorldQuant