Quantess organises regular seminars and events for our members, along with some of the most sought-after conference opportunities. Through our dynamic platform, we have partnered with some of the best established financial institutions and new starts-ups. Our speakers are varied and passionate. We mix learning about exciting quant topics with meeting new people over bites and drinks. Our events are a great opportunity to expand your network both professionally and personally. Whether it is to shape your career vision, or to inspire each other through this growing female community, our mission is always to actively make an impact in the business and data science community. Since December 2019, we have been hosting our monthly Quantess seminars virtually through Zoom.
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We are extremely excited to be going back to in-person seminars—with our second Quantess on-site event this year. We are delighted to host Sorca Kelly-Scholte, lead CIO for EMEA Pensions at BlackRock, for a highly anticipated talk about the UK pension market and career perspectives in the industry. Please join us on 30th of November … Continue reading November 2022 – Quantess Seminar on DB Pensions with BlackRock CIO Sorca Kelly-Scholte
We are extremely excited to be going back to in-person seminars—with our first on-site event since 2020!—with the first of Quantess’ roster of events for the upcoming academic year. Dr. Lavinia Rognone (AMBS) will be speaking about financial noise-timing strategy at BlackRock. Please come and hear this fascinating talk and network with some of our … Continue reading October 2022 – Multi asset & cryptocurrency portfolios: Using noise for timing investments
Quantess made the move online during the pandemic, following a short hiatus for us all to find our bearings. We would like to thank all our members who continue to battle through Zoom fatigue to join us for some of the most interesting talks that we’ve hosted since we founded our group. We would also … Continue reading 2020-2021 – Pandemic Online Events
We’re kicking off the new year here at Quantess with a talk by Dr. Lei Zhang, a research officer within BlackRock’s Model Portfolio Solutions (MPS) team. Dr. Zhang will discuss the role of commodities in a strategic multi-asset portfolio. The talk will be held on January 27th, from 6.30-7.30pm over Zoom and you can reserve your … Continue reading Quantess January Seminar -The Role of Commodities in a Strategic Multi-Asset Portfolio
We organised a seminar in February 2020, again kindly hosted by Macquarie, where we were thrilled to have Ryoko Ito as our speaker. Ryoko Ito is an Equities Execution Research Strat in the Quantitative Execution Services (QES) team at Goldman Sachs. Ryoko will give a talk titled “Predicting Intraday Risk and Liquidity with News Analytics”. … Continue reading Quantess February Seminar 2020 – Predicting Intraday Risk and Liquidity with News Analytics
We organised a roundtable on quant investing with social value in November 2019, kindly hosted by Macquarie. Attendees took part in a roundtable where we discussed the many facets of investing through an Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) lens, including small breakout groups where they would discuss propositions and share their experience and insights. The Quantess committee … Continue reading November 2019 Roundtable: Quant Investing with Social Value
We were kindly hosted for our 2019 Spring Seminar by Macquarie on the 13th of June. It was a pleasure to welcome familiar and new faces to enjoy an evening of networking and learning about new topics. Please see below the event summary. Keywords: Behavioural Finance and Analytics We are excited to announce our speaker, … Continue reading Quantess Spring Seminar 2019 – Behavioural Finance in Investments
We are excited to announce our September 2019 Seminar, this time kindly hosted by Macquarie on Wednesday the 4th of September. As many of you already know, we take networking as seriously as learning about new topics so please get to know each other over drinks and nibbles kindly provided by our event host. Keywords: … Continue reading Quantess September Seminar 2019 – The Cross Section of Corporate Bond Returns
We are delighted to welcome you to the first seminar of the year. The event will be held on Thursday, the 14th of February. As many of you already know, we take networking as seriously as learning about new topics so please get to know each other over drinks and nibbles kindly provided by our … Continue reading Quantess – February Seminar
Welcome to Part II of our summer series! As promised, we are excited to share with you Part II of our summer seminar series on August 16th! We are delighted to welcome you to the second part of our summer series. The event will be held on Thursday 16th of August. The theme of this seminar … Continue reading Part II: August 2018 Event – Blockchain and Data Analytics
We are delighted to bring to our Quantess community two very diverse speakers to talk about their quantitative research discoveries in their respective fields of work. Part I of Quantess Summer Seminars this year will take place on Friday 13th July, followed by networking over drinks and nibbles kindly hosted by our partner Macquarie. Our … Continue reading Part I: July 2018 Event – Minimum Volatility and Algorithms in the wild
Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a restful and festive holiday season. We are very excited to kick off our 2018 seminars with a wide-ranging line up. Please come join us in our evening seminars throughout the year and follow us on our social media page as we continue to host many fun … Continue reading February 2018 Event – Factor Timing and A Study on Child Outcomes
We are trying not to sound too excited, but: we are hosting our next seminar on November 16th! Keywords: sentiment analysis & databases powered by AI. Get your tickets here. This time, we are again hosting two talks followed by networking over drinks and nibbles. We start with a talk by Dr. Christina Erlwein-Sayer on … Continue reading November 2017 Event – Sentiment Analysis and AI
Quantess is pleased to announce the next seminar by Anezka Christovova. She will provide insights on the current political developments in Turkey and a perspective from markets – get your ticket here. Anezka is responsible for FX strategy for the currencies in the EMEA EM region in JP morgan. In addition to setting FX views and … Continue reading July 2016 Event – Politics and FX Strategy
Quantess London is pleased to invite you to our next seminar discussing topics in quantitative finance and economics, this time kindly hosted by Schroders. We would like to welcome you to participate in our seminar, enjoy a glass of wine, and network with women working in the quantitative space in London. Get your tickets here. … Continue reading June 2017 Event – Business Cycle Styles and the Female Labour Supply
Quantess London is pleased to invite you to the next talk in our seminar series on topics within quantitative finance. This time, Marielle de Jong (head of fixed income quant research at Amundi Asset Management) is speaking about her latest research on “portfolio optimisation in an uncertain world”. Get your tickets here. Abstract Mean-variance efficient … Continue reading November 2016 Event – Portfolio Optimisation in an Uncertain World
Quantess is pleased to announce the next seminar by Thais Batista: Brazil is going through their worst crisis in a century. Stagflation, twin deficits, commodities dependency and a political crisis are taking the country to the brink. 6 million people went on the streets protesting for the impeachment of the current president, Dilma Rousseff, amidst a corruption … Continue reading May 2016 Event – Brazil, Crises, and Commodities
Quantess is pleased to announce the next seminar on Behaviour Finance by Anastasia Buyalskaya. Get your tickets here! Many professions, from meteorology to investing, rely on the ability to make forecasts. Yet the accuracy of those forecasts varies widely, and might be what some call the difference between “luck and skill.” Pulling from the behavioural … Continue reading April 2016 Event – Behavioural Finance and Forecasts
Quantess is pleased to announce the next seminar on Trading Small vs Large Caps in the US: what signals are useful by our internal speaker Dr Nandini Srivastava. We would like to kick start the event at 6pm and the talk will start at 6:30pm. BlackRock has again kindly agreed to host the venue for … Continue reading March 2016 Event – Trading Small vs Large Caps in the US
Join Quantess for our October seminar on quantitative finance and economics. The event kicks off with two talks on risk and the effects on portfolio choice, followed by social drinks – get your tickets here. Katharina Schwaiger (Risk and Quantitative Analysis at BlackRock and previously a lecturer in operations research at LSE) will be speaking … Continue reading October 2015 Event – Risk Appetite and Minimising Portfolio E-VaR