Data Minds - Data-Centric Trading & Risk Strategies for a Successful 2024 | January 11, 2024 [Recording Available]

After a summer swoon, markets rebounded in the fourth quarter to end the year up 20%. As the new year begins, headwinds remain, but hope is abound that those will start to dissipate. Even so, high interest rates, trading volume volatility and the overall uncertainty that impacted markets last year and led to widespread corporate cost-cutting are likely to continue into 2024. As a result, investment professionals will need to employ a more stringent vetting process as they evaluate their data needs and search for high-quality and differentiated data products.

During this Data Minds session, capital markets experts will weigh in on how best to source and utilize data in uncertain times to help you outperform your benchmark. They will also share their top data themes for 2024.

Topics for discussion include:
  • Global trading and risk outlook for 2024 and how to leverage the right data
  • How to incorporate several datasets in a multi-factor model without having a team of quants at your disposal
  • Inflation vs. interest rates - experts' view on the primary long-term concern for investors
  • Actionable AI use cases for investors
See speaker information below recording.


Michael Mayhew

Chairman, Founder & Global Director of Research
Integrity Research

Mike Mayhew is one of the leading experts on the investment research industry. In addition to founding Integrity Research, Mike is on the board of directors of Investorside Research Association, the non-profit trade association for the independent research industry, and a frequent speaker on research industry trends and developments. Mike has over thirty years of research industry experience.


Omer Cedar

Omega Point

Omer is CEO and co-founder of Omega Point. Previously, Omer served as SVP, Research at Two Sigma Investments. In this role, he founded and built Two Sigma's global equity research analyst survey platform ("TAP"). [He was responsible for research/modeling, product development, and relationship management.] He also managed Two Sigma's quantitative risk arbitrage system, developed models, and conducted classic fundamental Risk Arb research.

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.

Pranav Ghai


Pranav is the co-founder and CEO. He manages the day-to-day activities of Calcbench. Pranav has a background in Applied Mathematics. He brings more than two decades experience as an analyst at TIAA and ITG and at Calcbench. In addition, Pranav was a vice president for ModelWare and Quantitative & Derivative Strategies at Morgan Stanley.