David Enke, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Finance at The University of Tulsa, with research and teaching interests in the areas of financial risk management, quantitative and computational finance, financial engineering, enterprise risk management, investment and trading, and intelligent systems. His research involves forecasting equity, option, and commodity prices, modeling volatility, and managing credit, market, and operational risk. Additional activities include hedge fund replication, optimizing option-based spreading strategies, and assisting student investment funds. Much of his quantitative research involves the use of intelligent mathematical and computer models, including neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary systems, agent-based systems, artificial life, data mining, and simulation. In addition to university and industry research in price forecasting and trading system development, Dr. Enke has numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings, book chapters, and edited research volumes. He is also an active investor, and comments regularly on his research interests at his blog, Bull Bear Trader (http://www.bullbeartrader.com/).
IQ-G works in partnership with hedge fund and banking groups to harness Israel's large and powerful quantitative population base for applications related to trading equities, fixed income, FX, and commodity related strategies. IQ-G also works with algorithmic based traders / teams around the globe
Mr. Murphy is Director of Americas for TIM Group. He works with both instituional brokers and their clients to develop tailored alpha capture strategies as investment firms face increasing pressure to perform. Mr. Murphy formerly was Vice President of Sales for SuperDerivatives Inc. responsible for expanding it into one of the leading online derivative pricing services used by brokerage firms, hedge funds, institutional investors and banks in North America. Prior to that, Mr. Murphy was Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Americas of Wholesale Banking Systems for the Misys (LSE: MSY.L) financial technology firm.
President of WealthVest Marketing, a financial services firm that designs and markets capital guaranteed products to financial advisors, so that they may recommend to their clients.
Formerly CEO of American Skandia, a $45 billion mutual fund and variable annuity company.
Author of "New Century, New Deal: Turning Your Income Into Wealth", a discussion of the challenges before the U.S. Social Security system.
Zahid Jafry is the founder and principal of Onus Consulting Group, a research firm studying the fiduciary standards of full-service financial advisors. His white paper, "Evaluating the Client-Financial Advisor Relationship," is now in its 3rd edition. He is a holder of the discretionary portfolio management designation, Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), and a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University.
Barani Krishnan is a writer and editor with nearly three decades of financial journalism experience. Working for print and wire services since 1988, he is a skilled in both breaking news and long-form journalism, handling a variety of subjects from finance to trade, technology, politics and society. He worked at Reuters for 21 years, rising from the role of political and commodity markets correspondent in Malaysia to energy markets specialist in New York. Barani was lead author of the Reuters World Oil Report and Reuters World Commodities Report and contributing author for Reuters Global Markets. He also led Reuters’ Commodity Hedge Funds Coverage out of New York, producing multiple exclusive stories on the performance of hedge funds such as Astenbeck, Taylor Woods, Andurand Capital, Armajaro, Ospraie, BlueGold, Centaurus, Velite and Red Kite. Prior to coming to New York, he worked in Asia for 18 years, writing and editing stories on business, technology and political risk for the bureaus of Reuters and French news wire AFP, as well as local dailies in Malaysia.
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