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“Quantitative ESG Investing” Webinar

April 1, 2020

Mike Chen and George Mussalli were featured on the webinar “Quantitative ESG Investing,” hosted by CAIA and the FDP Institute.

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George Mussalli was quoted in Dervedia Thomas’ article “Asset Managers Tap into Alternative Data to Track COVID-19 Spread,” published by FundFire.

March 31, 2020

“Some asset management firms are using alternative data sets to track the spread of COVID-19 so their investment teams can gauge the virus’ impact on portfolios. Firms are looking beyond typical sources to public records to determine how the outbreak is progressing.”  

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PanAgora was featured in Sondra Campanelli’s article, “PanAgora sees out-of-sample success with quantitative ESG strategy,” published by Neudata.

March 27, 2020

“PanAgora Asset Management has continued to see strong performance of its quantitative portfolio focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors three years after the strategy was launched.”

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George Mussalli spoke on the BattleBlitz Webinar “Hello Volatility: Can Quants Outperform?”

March 20, 2020

The panel focused on how quants are trading extreme volatility from the pandemic, oil price war, and political uncertainty.  

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Mike Chen was quoted in Faye Kilburn’s piece “Lighting up the black box: a must for investors?” published by Risk.net.

March 19, 2020

“More quant funds are using machine learning to help run some part of decision-making, but the workings can be opaque and the route to outcomes is often unknown. Many funds are queasy about this lack of interpretability – the so called black-box problem – and hesitate to use machine learning outcomes if they don’t know […]

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Richard Tan was quoted in Faye Kilburn’s piece on how quants are responding to the market correction and impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, “Factor strategies seesaw in coronavirus-hit market,” published by Risk.net.

March 6, 2020

“Friday was a big down day in defensive, low-vol stocks. And two days before, growth stocks were down and defensive was a performer, so they kind of cancelled each other out in the last few days. On Friday, tech stocks, semiconductor stocks, all outperformed more defensive nature stocks like utility staples and real estate,” says […]

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Mike Chen was quoted in Bradley Saacks and Dan DeFrancesco’s article “Alt data’s Wild West days may be ending as Congress and privacy advocates zero in on the industry. Nearly a dozen insiders tell us how data streams going dark is an ‘unhedgeable’ risk,” published by Business Insider.

March 5, 2020

“Some investors are choosing to buy less alternative data altogether, instead taking the matter into their own hands. That’s the tactic for Mike Chen, the director of portfolio management at PanAgora Asset Management, a $43 billion firm.”

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Mike Chen was quoted in Rebecca Natale’s article “Data Mining is Bullsh**t – An Examination,” published by WatersTechnology.

March 4, 2020

“A skilled data skeptic would see additional problems with that dataset. Mike Chen, director of portfolio management at PanAgora Asset Management, says there are even more issues to parse with that example—the need to correct for size, industry, and the nature of different job roles, are among just some of them. However, he adds, not […]

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PanAgora’s Mike Chen was quoted in Faye Kilburn’s article “Prising open the black box of AI,” published by Risk.net.

February 26, 2020

“Picture this: one day, an AI algorithm used to confect investments unimagined by any fundamental analyst goes wildly awry, crash-landing a major asset manager in a sea of red ink. Imagine then that Congress summons the firm to testify on the computer-hatched debacle. Legislators thunder at the executive in charge – how in hell did […]

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George Mussalli was interviewed by Portfolio Management Research as part of their ‘Industry Voices’ campaign.

February 12, 2020

In this interview, George explains the opportunity of biotech when investing and explores the impact of machine learning on ESG investing. Portfolio Management Research’s ‘Industry Voices’ is the latest collaboration with some of the investment industry’s most notable thought-leaders and authors in The Journal of Portfolio Management. Within the series of short videos learn about […]

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