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Mark Anson CFA, CAIA, Ph.D. and Margaret E. Wyrwas Appointed to PanAgora Asset Management’s Board of Directors

April 18, 2019

Quantitative investment manager PanAgora Asset Management (“PanAgora” or the “Firm”) today announced that Mark Anson and Margaret E. Wyrwas have been appointed to the Firm’s board of directors. Mr. Anson and Ms. Wyrwas are the first two individuals from outside of the Firm to join PanAgora’s board.

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CEO, Eric Sorensen, was the feature of Value Walk’s article “‘King of Quants’ Questions Machine Learning: ‘Can Machines Learn Without Humans?'”

April 12, 2019

“As head of Boston-based PanAgora Asset Management, he [Sorensen] looks at trends in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other quantitative advancements and he sees repeating patterns in history. Today’s challenge, he told ValueWalk, is sifting through the hype to recognize meaningful advancements.”

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PanAgora was selected as the winner in the Smart Beta category for the Asian Investor Asset Management Award 2019 for the Defensive US Equity Low Volatility strategy.

April 10, 2019

AsianInvestor is announcing its annual Asset Management Award winners. To begin, we reveal the asset class award winners – the top funds across 14 categories.

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Bryan Belton and Eddie Qian’s paper “Endowment Model vs. Risk Parity as Alternatives to 60/40 Portfolio” was the feature of Julie Segal’s article “Risk Parity Beats the Endowment Model,” published by Institutional Investor.

April 8, 2019

“Over the last 20 years, institutional investors have raced to employ the endowment model with its large allocation to alternatives to diversify away from the equity risk of in a traditional 60-40 portfolio. But new research from quantitative asset manager PanAgora finds investors would have been better off taking a risk-parity approach over the last […]

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PanAgora was the feature of the Business Insider article “A portfolio manager at a $43 billion investment firm explains firms’ flawed approach to using alternative data, and how they can fix it”

March 22, 2019

“Mike Chen, a portfolio manager at PanAgora Asset Management, said firms are struggling to find value in alternative data because of their approach. Instead of trying out a variety of data feeds, Chen said firms should first develop a specific investment question they’d like to solve.”

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Nick Alonso and Eddie Qian were featured in Bloomberg’s article “Quant Famed for Ray Dalio-Like Trades Has Battle Plan for Stocks.”

February 27, 2019

“A Boston-based quant firm is channeling Ray Dalio’s playbook in an attempt to navigate late-cycle markets that are flipping between giddy rallies and gut-wrenching losses. PanAgora is a fan… it’s the professional home of Edward Qian, who coined the term [Risk Parity]… According to a recent paper [on Defensive Equity] by Alonso and Qian, PanAgora’s […]

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George Mussalli was quoted in Waters Technology’s piece “Crowded Alt Data Market Makes Standing Out Difficult for Providers.”

February 26, 2019

“For alternative data consumers, the shop windows glitter with potential. Providers offer innovative datasets that range from satellite imagery of crop productivity for commodities and futures traders to datasets comprised of US labor statistics projecting employment trends to spreadsheets of consumer credit card purchases that could predict trends ahead of official earnings announcements.”  

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Mike Chen was quoted in Waters Technology’s article “Firms Carve Rosetta Stones for Non-English Al Surveillance”

February 26, 2019

“Market sentiment analysis is one of the areas in which AI can be deployed, for instance, but if the models are restricted to just one language then investors may miss crucial signals. PanAgora Asset Management developed its own machine learning models to track chat and blog conversations in Chinese to determine market sentiment.”

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Mike Chen was quoted in the Koren press article, “인공지능, 자본 투자환경 어떻게 바꿀까” (“Artificial intelligence, how to change the capital investment environment.”)

February 26, 2019

“인공지능과 머신러닝(machine learning)은 더 이상 공상과학 영화의 소재가 아니다. 주요 은행, 헤지펀드, 사모펀드들이 상대적 우위를 점하기 위해 이런 차세대 기술 배치 경쟁에 나서고 있다.”

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Mike Chen was quoted in the CNN Business article “How elite investors use artificial intelligence and machine learning to gain an edge.”

February 21, 2019

“Artificial intelligence and machine learning might sound like the stuff of sci-fi movies. But hedge funds, major banks and private equity firms are already deploying next-generation technologies to gain an edge… ‘It takes emotion out of it. Everything is rational.’”

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