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On-Demand Webinar

Machine Learning for Quant Investing with DataRobot on FactSet

Predicting asset prices is extremely difficult, even for sophisticated machine learning models. Data science typically succeeds where there are complex behaviors which can be described in data and where consistent inputs lead to consistent “predictable” outcomes; machine learning techniques cannot magically make “signal” appear out of thin air, nor can they make unstable factors more stable.

Nevertheless, there are a number of useful characteristics that set apart machine learning techniques from the traditional quantitative and ‘quantamental’ investing toolbox, and automated machine learning is a compelling proposition for modern quantitative investors.

In this session, Russell Smith, FactSet’s risk and quantitative analytics specialist and Peter Simon, DataRobot’s lead data scientist for financial markets, will explore how modern automated machine learning techniques add value to the quantitative investment process.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How data science can augment ‘traditional’ quant approaches
  • How automated machine learning enables quantitative researchers to efficiently explore larger problem spaces
  • How quantitative investors can benefit from the seamless integration of DataRobot’s powerful automated machine learning capabilities into the FactSet ecosystem

Speakers:

Russell Smith
Russell Smith

Vice President, Portfolio Risk & Quantitative Analytics, FactSet

Peter Simon
Peter Simon

Lead Data Scientist, DataRobot

  • DataRobot's platform makes my work exciting, my job fun, and the results more accurate and timely – it's almost like magic!
    Omair Tariq
    Omair Tariq

    Data Analyst, Symphony Post Acute Network

  • I think we need to take it upon ourselves in the industry to build the predictive models that understand what the needs and wants of our customers are, and go through the whole curation process, become their concierge.
    Oliver Rees
    Oliver Rees

    General Manager – Torque Data at Virgin Australia

  • At LendingTree, we recognize that data is at the core of our business strategy to deliver an exceptional, personalized customer experience. DataRobot transforms the economics of extracting value from this resource.
    Akshay Tandon
    Akshay Tandon

    VP of Strategy Analytics, LendingTree

  • We know part of the science and the heavy lifting are intrinsic to the DataRobot technology. Prior to working with DataRobot, the modeling process was more hands-on. Now, the platform has optimized and automated many of the steps, while still leaving us in full control. Without DataRobot, we would need to add two full-time staffers to replace what DataRobot delivers.
    Evariant