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Author Peter Simon

Lead Data Scientist, DataRobot

Peter leads DataRobot’s financial markets data science practice and works closely with fintech, banking, and asset management clients on numerous high-ROI use cases for DataRobot’s industry-leading automated machine learning platform.  Prior to joining DataRobot, he gained twenty-five years’ experience in senior quantitative research, portfolio management, trading, risk management and data science roles at investment banks and asset managers including Morgan Stanley, Warburg Pincus, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Lansdowne Partners and Invesco, as well as spending several years as a partner at a start-up global equities hedge fund. Peter has an M.Sc. in Data Science from City, University of London, an MBA from Cranfield University School of Management, and a B.Sc. in Accounting and Financial Analysis from the University of Warwick.  His paper, “Hunting High and Low: Visualising Shifting Correlations in Financial Markets”, was published in the July 2018 issue of Computer Graphics Forum.

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AI Across Industries
AI in Financial Markets, Part 1: Beyond the Market-Predicting Magic Box
July 30, 2020
· 5 min read

This series of blog posts is based on a talk the author presented at ODSC Europe 2019 alongside Ayub Hanif, VP at JPMorgan’s Quantitative and Derivatives Strategy. We’ll look at how recent developments in automated machine learning and interpretability can help market participants build, test, and understand powerful AI models that support and enhance their investment processes. But first, some context is needed. Part 1: Beyond the Market-Predicting Magic Box In which we conclude that the existence of this article is strong evidence that we don’t know how to use AI to predict asset prices, either, and try to get real.

 
July 30, 2020
· 5 min read