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Opalesque Roundtable: France

Release date: 10 May 2017 | Eurex Exchange

Opalesque Roundtable: France

Why does everyone talk about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning but very few actually do it? The topic of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and the so-called shift of paradigm where one of the key topics discussed at the recent Opalesque Roundtable hosted in Paris. In addition to the views from various French asset managers, this Roundtable also discusses the regulator's view (France's ‘Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)) on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as innovations within asset management and finance.

The 2017 Opalesque France Roundtable was put together with following participants: 

1. Matthieu Lucchesi, Head, Asset Management Regulation Division, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)

2. Philippe Paquet, Managing Partner, NewAlpha Asset Management

3. Bernard Delattre, President, Altimeo Asset Management

4. Philippe Malaise, Chairman, Koris International

5. Guillaume Vidal, Co-Founder, Walnut Algorithms

6. Carl Dunning-Gribble, Senior Partner, Syquant Capital

7. Nicolas Kageneck, Senior Vice President, Eurex


The group also discussed:


• How to launch an AI / Machine Learning based asset manager (page 5, 8-9, 14-15)

• Why Machine Learning is a paradigm shift. Why start ups can better harness AI than legacy quant managers (page 8-9)

• Do you know or don’t know what’s going on in an AI driven system? (page 9, 14-15)

• How asset managers can use Big Data (page 10, 15).

• Can quant strategies be used by Merger Arbitrage and Event Driven funds? (page 9, 11-12)

• How to identify and deal with “fashionable” signals (page 12). The role of market stress indicators (page 13)

• The state of high frequency trading in Europe (page 12-13)

• Which are the most successful newly listed derivatives products replacing purely OTC traded swap instruments? (page 17-18).

• France's hidden strengths in AI and Machine Learning (page 21-22). Brexit: Look who’s moving from London to Paris (page 20-21)

• Performance review and outlook for merger arb funds (page 22-23)


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