UC Berkeley’s Financial Innovation Conference

UC Berkeley’s Financial Innovation Conference : June 16th, 2023

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Master of Financial Engineering Program : Berkeley Haas

An educational experience looking at The Future of Financial Engineering in VC/PE & Public/Private Funds

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June 16th, 2023

08.00 – Registration 

08.45 – Opening Address from the Chairs: Berkeley Haas MFE Program Director Jacob Gallice & Conference Host Rebellion Research CEO, Alexander Fleiss

08.50 – Opening Panel: What is the Future of Money?

Dr. Linda Kreitzman, MFE Co-Founder, Berkeley, Lecturer, University of California at Berkeley & Partner, 0xPartners

9:30 – PANEL DISCUSSIONThe Future is Now:  Artificial Intelligence, Cloud & Quantum Computing, No-code Development Platforms

Moderator: Peng Cheng, Head of AI Strategy, JPMorgan

Dr. Stefano Pasquali Head of Liquidity & Trading Research, Blackrock, Kathryn Zhao, Global Head of Electronic Trading, Cantor Fitzgerald, Dr. Ernest Chan, Founder PredictNow.ai & Chairman QTS Capital, Álvaro Cartea, Professor of Mathematical Finance, Director Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance, University of Oxford, Professor Dr. Terrence Hendershott, Faculty Director, Berkeley Haas Master of Financial Engineering Program

10.10 – KEYNOTE SpeechWhere do we see FinTech going from here?

Professor Jimmie Lenz, Director of Duke University’s Master’s in FinTech Program

10.40 – Break

11.00 KEYNOTE Speech: Behavior of Market Participants

Professor Terrance Odean, Berkeley Haas

11:35 – KEYNOTE Speech: Big Data Forensics

Professor Will Cong, Director of FinTech at Cornell, Co-Inventor of “quantimental” investment and “tokenomics”

12.10 – LUNCH

12.55KEYNOTE Speech: Reinforcement Learning For Finance

Professor Ashwin Rao, Stanford University, fmr Head of Ai, Target

1.30 – PANEL DISCUSSION: VC/PE using Data Science & Machine Learning

Moderator: Steve Goldberg, Partner, Finistere Ventures

Trevor Mottl, Managing Director @ Lazard Asset Management, Professor Amit Gandhi, Wharton School of Business, UPenn, Svitlana Vyetrenko, Berkeley MFE Lecturer & AI Research Director, JPMorgan, Dr. Aziz Lookman, Co-Head of Data Science for Private Equity, Two Sigma, Emmanuel Vallod, Partner, GSR Ventures, Lecturer, Berkeley Haas

2.10 – Break

2:30  –  KEYNOTE: Origins of Stock Market Fluctuations

Dr. Martin Lettau, Professor, Berkeley Haas

3.05 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Ethics In Data!

Moderator: Sharon Asaf Director Global Climate Risk

Professor Jen Miller, Yale School of Medicine, Citibank, Dan Liebau, Singapore Management University, CIO Modular Blockchain Fund, Professor Sudip Gupta, Johns Hopkins University


4.05 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Is Irrationality Growing In Financial Markets?

Moderator: Gregory La Blanc, Lecturer, Berkeley Haas

Yin Luo, Vice Chairman, Wolfe Research, Cetin Karakus, Head Quant, British Petroleum, Christina Qi, CEO Databento, Professor, Mika Kastenholz, Head of Global Rates, Credit Suisse, Jess Stauth, Chief Investment Officer – Systematic Equity, Fidelity

4.45 – CONCLUDING KEYNOTE : Tackling Read World Data

Dr. Ehsan Bokhari, Assistant General Manager, Chicago Cubs

5.25 – Conference Concludes

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UC Berkeley’s Financial Innovation Conference