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5th Annual Conference: Behavioural Models & Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance

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5th Annual Conference: Behavioural Models & Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance

Time: July 15, 2015 at 9am to July 16, 2015 at 5pm
Location: Millennium Hotel London Mayfair
Street: 44 Grosvenor Square Mayfair
City/Town: London, W1K 2HP
Website or Map: http://www.millenniumhotels.c…
Event Type: business
Organized By: UNICOM Seminars
Latest Activity: May 14, 2015

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Event Description

5th Annual Conference: Behavioural Models & Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance

About Conference:

Sentiment analysis has developed as a technology that applies machine learning and makes a rapid assessment of the sentiments expressed in news releases. News (events) move the market and are measured quantitatively. Analysts and investors digest financial news and their perceptions impact the market and move stock prices. This conference presents the current state of the art in this fast-emerging field.

This is the 5th conference on this topic organized by UNICOM Seminars Ltd. The programme focuses on the application of Sentiment Analysis to the respective models of trading, fund management and risk control. Specialists in the domain present their recent research results, case studies and technology overviews. In particular the topic of Algorithmic Trading is addressed. Special features of this year’s conference are the inclusion of Social Media data (Twitter, blogs, Google Trends, online searches); how trustworthy these are and how they influence market sentiment, sentiment analysis for multiple asset classes.

Session Titles:

  • Session One: Foundations & Technologies of Sentiment Analysis for Finance
  • Session Two: Sentiment Analysis in Asset Allocation & Risk Control for Equities
  • Session Three: Social Media, Micro Blogs, Google Trends
  • Session Four: Exploiting Global Macros in Oil, Energy, Commodities and Equities

Who attended the 2014 Conference

  • Quant teams from hedge funds
  • Prop trading desks of investment banks
  • Quant teams from investment funds

Speakers include: 

Gary Kazantsev,  Bloomberg; James Cantarella and Elijah DePalma, Thomson Reuters; Armando Gonzalez  and Peter Hafez,  RavenPack, Gautam Mitra,  Xiang Yu and Cristiano Arbex Valle, OptiRisk; Stephen Pulman, Oxford University/TheySay Ltd;    Ilya Gorelik, Deltix, Inc;  Asher Curtis, Foster Business School; Ashok Banerjee, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta;  Giuliano De Rossi, Macquarie; Richard Peterson, MarketPsych Data; Dan diBartolomeo, Northfield Information Services, Inc.; Raphael Markellos, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia; Saeed Amen, the Thalesians; Svetlana Borokova, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/ Dutch Central Bank; Adrian Letchford, Warwick Business School; Rajib Ranjan Borah, iRage Capital

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