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PanAgora was the feature of Anna Reitman’s article, “PanAgora: Machine Learning’s Promise and Pitfalls,” published by Securities Finance Monitor.

June 18, 2019

“Kelly was speaking during a webinar hosted by CAIA, and was joined by George Mussalli, CIO and head of research on the 50-strong equity team at PanAgora ($46bn AuM), a quantitative asset manager founded in 1989 deploying machine learning algorithms to help find patterns in data, fill in missing information in data, and increasingly in […]

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PanAgora’s Nick Alonso was quoted in Ksenia Galouchko’s piece “Stock Investors are Getting Smarter as the Threats Stack Up,” published by Bloomberg.

“It still may be too early to call the peak,” said Nick Alonso, director of the multi-asset group at PanAgora Asset Management. “I believe that, especially in uncertain times like these, focusing on portfolio construction as a means of achieving diversification through proper risk balancing can be a very powerful tool.”

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PanAgora’s Mike Chen was quoted in Sondra Campanelli’s piece “PanAgora Trains NLP Algo On Chinese Retail Investor Slang,” published by MachineByte.

June 17, 2019

“PanAgora Asset Management has developed a factor that uses a natural language processing tool to decipher online slang used by Chinese retail investors. The signal is part of a multi-factor model that trades over USD20 billion, according to Mike Chen, portfolio manager.”

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George Mussalli, CIO, was quoted in Dan DeFrancesco’s article “Investors focused on stock market fundamentals have developed ‘quant envy,’ and some executives say they’re making a critical mistake,” published by Business Insider.

June 14, 2019

“George Mussalli, chief investment officer at $43 billion quantitative investment firm PanAgora Asset Management, told Business Insider he’s seen plenty of fundamental investors use quants incorrectly. Often it’s an issue of not fully embracing the strategy. A quant-based portfolio would be developed only for the fundamental investors to override some of the trades, destroying the […]

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PanAgora’s Nick Alonso was quoted in Lynn Strongin Dodd’s piece on defensive equity strategies, “On the defensive,” published by Pensions Age.

June 12, 2019

“PanAgora Asset Management director, multi-asset, Nick Alonso, believes that “there is a growing consensus that we are in the later stages of the economic growth cycle and positioning an equity portfolio for an uncertain path forward is prudent.”   “Equity markets have been in a bull market for a very long time but there are […]

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PanAgora’s George Mussalli was quoted in the Fundfire article “Asset Managers Turn to Tech to Close ESG Data Gaps.”

June 10, 2019

“Asset management firms are tapping into new technologies to uncover environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks that corporate disclosures fail to provide. PanAgora Asset Management uses web scraping tools and machine learning technology to scan employee chatter on social media sites, George Mussalli, the firm’s CIO and head of equities research, said at the June […]

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George Mussalli was a panelist on the Bloomberg Invest conference panel “Solving the Data Dilemma in ESG Quant Investing.”

June 5, 2019

Sustainable investment strategies have gained ground amid increased investor appetite and the potential for big returns. But even as sustainable investing has entered the mainstream, a lack of access to reliable ESG data has presented a unique challenge. Four of the top ESG quant investors talk about this phenomenon, and the solutions, with Bloomberg Sustainable […]

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PanAgora’s George Mussalli was a panelist alongside William J. Kelly, Mehrzad Mahdavi, and Joseph Simonian in the webinar “The Myths, The Reality, and The Opportunities in Machine Learning,” hosted by CAIA Association.

June 4, 2019

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are the talk of the investment industry. What does this mean for investors? Find out in one of the most sought-after webinars.

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PanAgora’s Mike Chen was quoted in the article, “Quants Think Like Amateurs in World’s Wildest Stock Market,” featured on Bloomberg.

May 30, 2019

“Prospects for outsized returns are enticing enough that international quant shops including Boston-based PanAgora Asset Management Inc. are increasingly experimenting with new models to trade the Chinese market.” Chen said, “You want to understand what they think, but you can’t do it through the traditional financial statements.”

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CIO, George Mussalli, was quoted in Jennifer Thompson’s article, “‘Green’ funds can fall short of buyers’ expectations,” featured in the Financial Times.

May 28, 2019

George Mussalli, chief investment officer and head of equity research at PanAgora Asset Management, says that instead of relying solely on third-party providers’ assessments, the $46bn Boston-based group uses algorithms to scour company press re­leases, sustainability reports and filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to discern a clearer picture of a company’s commitment […]

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