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Overview

Alternative data from non-traditional sources can uncover and validate investment opportunities and manage risks. Professional investors can also benefit from alternative data when past data is no longer relevant — especially during periods of high economic uncertainty or when industries or companies experience extraordinary change.

Learn how investment firms apply advanced analytical tools to alternative data and integrate the results into their investment process. Recce will discuss how analytics and alternative data can provide early signals for changing trends, such as customer behavior and more.

About the Speaker(s)

Michael Recce
Michael Recce

Michael Recce is managing director and chief data scientist at Neuberger Berman, leading a team that uses machine learning and cloud computing tools to process large, novel unstructured data. Previously, he built the initial data science teams at Point72 Asset Management and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. Dr. Recce has also worked as a university professor researching artificial intelligence and machine learning. He holds a BS degree in physics from University of California, Santa Cruz, and a PhD degree in neuroscience from University College London.

Carole Crawford
Carole K. Crawford CFA

Carole K. Crawford, CFA, is founder and managing partner of fincap360, where she develops bespoke solutions for entrepreneurial NextGen family offices, private venture capital funds and emerging firms, focused on leveraging innovation to grow capital. She is actively involved in the Fintech ecosystem, in and outside the U.S. Prior to fincap360 she built a successful wealth management practice at Morgan Stanley, in addition to leading branch wide business development for alternative investments and SMAs for two of the largest offices of the firm. Earlier in her career Ms. Crawford was a CFO for venture capital backed tech companies. Through the years she has counseled the White House, Congress and other political leaders on issues related to financial services and entrepreneurship, called on by both sides of the aisle. Ms. Crawford holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and completed the Certified Investment Management Analysts program at the Wharton School Aresty Institute of Executive Education. She is a CFA charterholder and chairs CFA Society New York’s Fintech Thought Leadership Group.