Uncorrelated Investor Forum 2019

CME Group and The Quant Group are partnering together to host a private half-day educational event for institutional investors and managers.

Discuss the latest developments in absolute return trading and risk mitigation. Debate solutions for managing assets in evolving market conditions.

Hear featured presentations and panel discussions from renowned practitioners in the absolute return, alternative data and fintech space.

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Event Details


Wednesday, 22 May


Registration & Lunch: 12:30-13:30pm
Event: 14:00-17:00pm
Cocktail Reception: 17:00-19:00pm


Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, UK


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Confirmed keynote speakers and panelists to date listed below. Others to be announced soon!

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Thomas Babbedge

Chief Scientist, Deputy Head of Systematic Strategies
Gresham Investment Management

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Otto Van Hemert

Head of Macro Research

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Professor Mark Salmon

Economics and Finance Professor, Cambridge University

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Daniel Giamouridis, PhD

Global Head of Scientific Implementation
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Anthony Limbrick

Principal, Portfolio Manager, Head of Quantitative Research
36 South Capital Advisors LLP

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Igor Yelnik

Chief Investment Officer
ADG Systematic Macro

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Guido Lombardi, CFA

Vice President
DWS - Multi Asset Group

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Francesco Fillia

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer
Fasanara Capital Ltd.

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Asif Noor

Portfolio Manager
Aspect Capital

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Christian Gilson

Co-Founder, Senior Data Scientist

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Andrea Nardon

Partner, Head of Quant, PM
Sarasin & Partners, London

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Robert Hillman

Chief Investment Officer,
Neuron Advisers

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Erik Norland

Executive Director, Senior Economist
CME Group

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Stewart Jardine

Director, Market Technology Sales, EMEA
CME Group

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Stuart Kameen

Alternative Investments Marketing Manager
CME Group

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Nikita Fadeev

Founder, Chairman
The Quant Group

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Registration and Lunch



Stuart Kameen, CME Group, Alternative Investments Marketing Manager

Nikita Fadeev, The Quant Group, Founder and Chairman


Opening Remarks

Erik Norland, CME Group, Executive Director and Senior Economist


Opening Keynote: Trend-Following is Not Dead, It’s Just Moved to a Less Popular Neighbourhood

Dr. Thomas Babbedge, Gresham Investment Management, Chief Scientist, Deputy Head of Systematic Strategies 


Panel Discussion: Preparing for Risk and Responding to Change – Macro and Geopolitical Factors


Erik Norland, CME Group, Executive Director and Senior Economist


Anthony Limbrick, 36 South Capital Advisors, Principal, PM, & Head of Quantitative Research

Igor Yelnik, ADG Capital, Chief Investment Officer

Guido Lombardi, DWS Group, Vice President

Francesco Filia, Fasanara, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager


Keynote: Harvesting Macroeconomic Risk Premia

Daniel Giamouridis, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Global Head of Scientific Implementation


Coffee Break


Keynote: Strategic Risk Management

Otto Van Hemert, Man AHL, Head of Macro Research 


Keynote: Avoiding the Dangers of Machine Learning in Asset Management

Professor Mark Salmon, Cambridge University, Economics and Finance Professor


Panel Discussion: Alternative Data Usage in Derivatives Markets 


Stewart Jardine, CME Group, Director of Market Technology Sales


Asif Noor, Aspect Capital, Portfolio Manager

Christian Gilson, Hivemind, Co-founder & Senior Data Scientist

Andrea Nardon, Sarasin & Partners, Partner, Head of Quant

Robert Hillman, Neuron Advisers, Chief Investment Officer


Closing Remarks

Erik Norland, CME Group, Executive Director & Senior Economist


Drinks Reception & Networking

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As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes.

CME Group’s Alternative Investments Initiative is designed to provide education, generate awareness, and engage directly with industry participants.

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The Quant Group was founded in 2017 by Nikita Fadeev to develop systematic strategies for money management. Shortly after, The Quant Group got absorbed into Fasanara Capital to form Fasanara Analytics. The primary focus of the division is on new technologies and application of cutting edge machine learning techniques to analyse and invest in emerging asset classes. Additionally, The Quant Group hosts an annual event on quantitative finance – The Quant Conference. This is the world’s largest quant conference of its kind and seeks to bridge the gap between the industry and academia.

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