Data Minds: Navigating 2023's Bear Traps Using Data-Driven Signals | January 12, 2023 [Recording Available]

As we head into a potentially tough start to 2023, how can firms better navigate the investment and risk pitfalls ahead using the multiple datasets at their disposal? A panel of experts discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead over the next 12 months to keep everyone out of those bear traps! Speaker information available below video. 

Topics discussed:
  • Identifying potential black swans in a bear market
  • Market risk as a top concern into 2023 and what datasets are available to help manage risk
  • Coping with misinformation in an increasingly noisy market
  • How incoming regulation might impact the use of data on the trading desk


Virginie O'Shea

Founder & CEO
Firebrand Research

Virginie is a capital markets fintech research specialist, with two decades of experience in tracking financial technology developments in the sector, with a particular focus on regulatory developments, data, and standards. Most recently, she was a research director with Aite Group, heading up the Institutional Securities & Investments practice.


Doug Clark

Managing Director
TMX Group

Doug is Managing Director, Equity Product Design at TMX Group. Prior to joining TMX in 2022, Doug was Head of Market Structure for the Americas at Credit Suisse as well as held executive positions at ITG and BMO Capital Markets. He is a former chair of both CSTA and STA, and sits on a variety of exchange and regulatory advisory panels.

Chris Petrescu

Founder of CP Capital
Formerly at ExodusPoint and WorldQuant

Chris founded CP Capital to bring Data Strategy as a Service to the financial world. Chris was previously Head of Data Strategy at ExodusPoint Capital Management, where he managed global data sourcing and strategic enterprise data efforts across both quantitative and discretionary teams across all asset classes.

Asha Mehta

Managing Partner & CIO
Global Delta Capital

At Global Delta Capital, Asha's thematic focus includes Emerging & Frontier Markets and Sustainability Investing. In prior roles, Asha was Lead Portfolio Manager at Acadian Asset Management as well as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Asha was named one of the Top 10 Women in Asset Management by Money Management Executive and was profiled as a "Brilliant Quant" by Forbes magazine. She recently published her first book Power of Capital.

Peter Hafez

Chief Data Scientist

Since joining RavenPack in 2008, Peter has been a pioneer in the field of applied news analytics bringing alternative data insights to the world's top banks and hedge funds. Peter has more than 15 years of experience in quantitative finance with companies such as Standard & Poor's, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Saxo Bank. Peter is a recognized speaker at quant finance conferences on alternative data and AI, and has given lectures at some of the world's top academic institutions including London Business School, Courant Institute of Mathematics at NYU, and Imperial College London.