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PanAgora is pleased to announce that we have been named to Pensions & Investments 2019 Best Places to Work in Money Management.

December 9, 2019

Seventy-six firms — a record number — earned a spot on the 2019 Best Places to Work in Money Management special report produced by Pensions & Investments and its research partner. In its eighth annual program, P&I worked with Best Companies Group, Harrisburg, Pa., to collect and analyze survey data to identify companies that stood […]

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CIO, George Mussalli, was quoted in Laurence Fletcher’s article “How quants and QE shook the cult of the stockpicker,” published by the Financial Times.

November 22, 2019

“It looks like no manager can pick stocks any more, so why not just buy the index?” said George Mussalli, chief investment officer for equities at Boston-based investment firm PanAgora Asset Management. He believes being an active manager is a “dirty term” now. “But we’re just in a cycle where large-cap has outperformed.”  

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PanAgora was a recipient at the 2019 Institutional Asset Management Awards hosted by Pension Bridge.

November 12, 2019

Over 100 industry professionals gathered at The Metropolitan Club in New York on November 6 to celebrate the outstanding work achieved over the past 12 months, and for the all important reveal of the 2019 winners.

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PanAgora’s Nick Alonso was quoted in Ksenia Galouchko’s article “Beloved Quant Trade of 2019 is Under Threat Now Risk is Back,” published by Bloomberg.

November 7, 2019

“Low vol is well-positioned to do particularly well going forward,” said Nick Alonso, director of the multi-asset group at PanAgora Asset Management. “There’s no shortage of uncertainty coming from Europe but positioning a strategy to be more defensive globally, that’s a pretty strong position to be in going into the next year.”

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Eric Sorensen was the feature of Chris Sloley’s article “Two battlefronts that will define quant’s future leaders,” published by Citywire.

October 2, 2019

“The quantitative investment houses that will lead the market are those that can get ahead in the fight for superior information processes and convert them into effective models. That is one of the key takeaways from ‘The golden age of quant’, a research paper by Eric Sorensen, the chief executive officer and president of systematic […]

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Mike Chen was interviewed by Sondra Campanelli for a podcast published by machineByte.

October 2, 2019

Mike and Sondra spoke about PanAgora’s approach to Machine Learning and ESG.

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George Mussalli was quoted in Ksenia Galouchko’s article “AI isn’t ready to take fund manager jobs yet,” published by Bloomberg.

October 2, 2019

“PanAgora Asset Management, a $45 billion quant fund based in Boston, has been creative in using natural language processing to analyze Chinese equities. Its machine-learning tool spiders through online forum posts by retail Chinese traders and identifies cyber slang words they use to avoid government censors, who might crack down on negative language, such as […]

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George Mussalli was quoted in Justina Lee’s article “Wall Street Races to Figure Out If Quant Stock Shock Is Over,” published by Bloomberg.

September 17, 2019

“It’s overdue,” said George Mussalli, chief investment officer at PanAgora Asset. “If you look at value stocks like AT&T and GM, they haven’t gone anywhere in three years while the whole market has rallied.”

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Mike Chen was quoted in Bradley Saacks and Dan DeFrancesco’s piece “Alternative data player Thasos just laid off the majority of its staff and its CEO resigned. It might be a sign of tough times to come for a market set to grow to $7 billion,” published by Business Insider.

September 17, 2019

“We may have a bit of an alternative data bubble,” Mike Chen, a portfolio manager at PanAgora Asset Management, told Business Insider. “I believe that a lot of the more advanced alternative data users — advanced hedge funds and investors — are probably experiencing what I might call ‘alternative data fatigue.’”

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George Mussalli was quoted in Mike Bird and Lucy Craymer’s article “China Says Growth Is Fine. Private Data Show a Sharper Slowdown,” published by The Wall Street Journal.

September 10, 2019

“George Mussalli, who oversees research and investments at Boston-based PanAgora Asset Management Inc., said one metric he monitors yearly is a ‘Spring Festival Index’ produced by Chinese web-search giant Baidu Inc. PanAgora is a quantitative investment fund that uses data, mathematical and computer models to develop trading strategies. Baidu’s index is compiled from the number […]

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