Waters Wavelength Podcast: Treating the buy side’s fever

This week, Andrea Gentilini, head of SEI Novus, joins the podcast to discuss how the buy side evaluates their skillsets.  

Wei-Shen Wong, Asia Editor, and Anthony Malakian, Editor-in-Chief of WatersTechnology, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.


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Andrea Gentilini, head of SEI Novus, joins Wei-Shen on the podcast. Together, they talk about using the term ‘target operating model’, and how the buy side should use data to evaluate managers’ skillsets better. 

3:00 – Andrea joins the podcast and gives an overview of his career and how he landed at SEI Novus.
6:30 – He gives an analogy about how asset allocators and managers only treat their fever symptoms.
10:00 – They talk about how asset allocators want more context from their data and how technology can help. 
16:00 – Then, they get into the target operating model. What does it mean, and why is it needed?
18:00 – Sometimes, the problem is the infinite investment horizon. 
21:00 – How do asset managers approach the Tom now, especially when looking to incorporate new technologies? 
26:00 – Why don’t allocators, and asset managers use behavioral analysis tools more? 


Contact Info: 

As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners.

Wei-Shen Wong: + 852 3411 4758;  wei-shen.wong@infopro-digital.com

Anthony Malakian: + 1 646 490 3973; anthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com

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