MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision suppor t tools and services for the global inv estment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process. To learn more, please visit www.msci.com.
SESAMm (www.sesamm.com) is an innovative company specializing in big data and artificial intelligence for investment. Its team builds analytics and investment signals by analyzing billions of web articles and messages using natural language processing and machine learning. With its NLP platform TextReveal and its quantitative data science platform SignalReveal, SESAMm addresses the entire value chain of alpha research.
Present in Paris, New York, London, Tokyo, Tunis and Metz (France), SESAMm works with major hedge funds, banks, private equity firms and asset management clients around the world for both fundamental and quantitative use cases, including ESG analytics and strategies among other use cases.
Qontigo is an investment intelligence driver, OPTIMIZING IMPACTTM with it client partners. The combination of the world-class indices and best-of-breed analytics, underpinned by technological expertise and customer-driven innovation, enables its clients to achieve competitive advantage in a rapidly changing marketplace. Qontigo’s global client base includes the world’s largest financial products issuers, capital owners and asset managers. Created in 2019 through the combination of Axioma, DAX and STOXX, Qontigo is part of Deutsche Börse Group, headquartered in Eschborn with key locations in New York, Zug and London.
Beacon Platform, Inc. is a global financial technology company that helps quantitative developer teams collaborate and scale. Beacon is the only vendor solution for a cloud-based, end-to-end development and production platform, which can meet the stringent security requirements of leading financial institutions. With Beacon’s open architecture, transparent source code, and automated infrastructure solutions, clients can build in-house functionality on a platform that has been proven at some of the largest financial institutions in the world. Beacon was founded in 2014 by the senior technologists who worked with SecDB at Goldman Sachs and created Athena at JP Morgan and Quartz at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Beacon has over 70 employees with offices in the United States, UK, Germany, and Japan and serves clients across the spectrum of financial services - banks, insurance companies, asset managers and trading desks.
The IAQF is a not-for-profit, professional society dedicated to fostering the profession of quantitative finance by providing platforms to discuss cutting-edge and pivotal issues in the field. Founded in 1992, the IAQF is composed of individual academics and practitioners from banks, broker dealers, hedge funds, pension funds, asset managers, technology firms, regulators, accounting, consulting and law firms, and universities across the globe.