James Rundle, WatersTechnology’s editor, and Anthony Malakian, editor at large, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.
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Bryan Cross, head of UBS Asset Management’s Quantitative Evidence and Data Science team (QED), joins the podcast to talk about why the firm created the unit in 2018, and to examine the alternative data space.
3:00 What led UBS Asset Management to create the QED group?
6:00 Active versus passive, and how alternative data fits in.
9:00 It’s still early days in the alternative data industry.
13:30 Which sectors of alternative data are most useful?
18:30 How does AI help to distill this information?
21:00 Talent and culture… what were the lessons learned when building this group?
27:30 Bryan talks about his career path and gives advice to up-and-coming data scientists.
31:00 Some book recommendations.
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