Autonomous Learning Investment Strategies
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When: September 14, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Indian Harbor Yacht Club
710 Steamboat Road
Greenwich, Connecticut  06830
United States

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  Event Details - Thursday, September 14th

The September 14th CTHFA event will focus on Autonomous Learning Investment Strategies (ALIS) and how it is rapidly transforming the investment management business. With the confluence of machine learning, data science and record low processing costs, ALIS are going mainstream. Recently, BlackRock made headlines based on the restructuring of its active management business. According to Blackrock, “Traditional methods of equity investing are being reshaped by massive advances in technology and data sciences…Asset managers who simply use the same techniques and tools from the past will limit their ability to generate alpha and deliver on client expectations.”

Join us for an insightful discussion from a panel of leaders in Autonomous Learning Investment Strategies featuring Michael Weinberg, Chief Investment Strategist at Protege Partners and Dr. David Andre co-founder, CEO, and Chief Technology Officer of Cerebellum Capital in San Francisco and Jeff Holman of Sentient Investment Management.


Conrad Gann - Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Cerebellum Capital, Inc.

Conrad Gann is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Cerebellum Capital, Inc. Mr. Gann has twenty five years of experience in hedge funds, quantitative macro and equities research, and asset management corporate development. Mr. Gann has a Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management as well as Udacity Nanodegree’s in Machine Learning and Deep Learning Foundations.

From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Gann was President and Chief Operating Officer of TrimTabs Investment Research and Managing Partner of TrimTabs Asset Management. At TrimTabs, which provides institutional research on global equity market liquidity, Mr. Gann was responsible for the management of research, sales, marketing, technology and operations. During his tenure, the firm doubled revenues, achieved shareholder profitability and expanded from domestic to global coverage. In 2008 Mr. Gann managed the sale of an equity stake to Goldman Sachs and established distribution through Goldman’s global equities business.

Mr. Gann began his career as a Research Coordinator at the Macroeconomic Research Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, where he built econometric models to forecast GNP, inflation, and interest rates. Mr. Gann then worked at Bank of America for nine years, starting in Corporate Strategy and Development. In 1998, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of the Asset Management Group, where he advised senior management on various large-scale acquisitions and joint ventures. In 2001, Mr. Gann became a Managing Director and founded the BACAP Alternative Investments Group, the banks first internally managed multi strategy fund of hedge fund group. In 2002, Mr. Gann joined Citadel Investment Group as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development.


Jeff Holman - Chief Investment Officer, Sentient Investment Management

Jeff Holman is chief investment officer at Sentient Investment Management, the trading and investment arm of Sentient Technologies.

He joined Sentient from Highbridge Capital Management, where he was a Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer. He began his career at Citadel Investment Group where he led quantitative research and portfolio construction efforts for the Global Equities team. Following Citadel, he was a Portfolio Manager for international equity strategies at Fuller & Thaler Asset Management.

Mr. Holman earned a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, an M.A. in Statistics, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley where his research involved modeling left tail correlation between investment strategies, and the behavioral economic implications of fallible memory.


Michael Oliver Weinberg, CFA - Chief Investment Officer - Senior Managing Director, MOV37 & Protégé Partners.

For more than two decades Michael has invested directly at the security level and indirectly as an asset allocator in traditional and alternative asset classes.

He is the Chief Investment Officer at MOV37 and Protege Partners, where he is a Senior Managing Director, and on the investment, management and risk committees. Michael is also an adjunct Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia Business School, where he teaches Pension, Sovereign and Institutional Investing, an advanced MBA course that he created.

He was a portfolio manager and global head of equities at FRM, a multi-strategy investment solutions provider. Prior to that, Michael was a portfolio manager at Soros, the macro fund and family office, and at Credit Suisse First Boston. Before that he was a Real Estate analyst at Dean Witter.

Michael is a board member of AIMA and on its Research Committee. He is on the management advisory council for the Michael Price Student Investment Fund and an advisory board member for the NYU Stern Investment Management and Research Society. Michael is a founder and advisory board member of YJP, a young professional organization. He is a member of The Economic Club of New York. Michael is Chair of the Value Investing Committee at NYSSA, where he has received multiple awards, including Volunteer of the Year.

Michael is a published author, having written articles for The New York Times, Institutional Investor, CFA Institute and CAIA. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC, Bloomberg and Reuters. Michael is a frequent panelist, moderator and lecturer for investment banks, institutional and family office organizations and business schools, including Institutional Investor, Pensions & Investments, SALT, Harvard and The London School of Economics. He has a BS from New York University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.








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