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When: Thursday, March 9, 2017
8:30 AM

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SQA Fuzzy Day Conference


In recent years the topics of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Big Data have become increasingly popular.  This growth has been fueled by the collection & availability of new data; continually increasing processing power & storage and the open source movement making tools more widely available. As a result, we have already witnessed profound changes to how we work, rest and play. And this trend will only increase ...


But how has the investment management industry been impacted & quantitative managers in particular?

And is this really something new or have some firms and managers been doing these things for decades already?




A quantitative investment practitioner perspective


Join the SQA on March 9th for Fuzzy Day 2017 to explore what  “data science”, “artificial intelligence”, “machine learning”, “big data” and “<insert any other buzzword here!>” really mean for investment managers.

  • Is there a well-defined and accepted set of techniques? Or are there competing ideas and approaches?
  • What is new and what has been around for decades (perhaps by other names)?
  • When do traditional statistical techniques become machine learning?
  • When do large data sets become 'Big Data'?
  • How much is marketing "shiny-new-thing" syndrome vs new challenges with new solutions?
  • Is this a paradigm shift from traditional statistics and techniques or just the continuing evolution?
  • What are the practical engineering challenges? (Storage, retrieval, comprehension, etc)
  • What can we learn from examples from industries outside of finance?
  • For investment management, is there more than ‘running multiple regressions in a loop while trying to avoid over-fitting’?
  • What problems in finance are suitable versus those that are more challenging?


March 9, 2017



250 Greenwich St.

New York, NY


8:30 am Registration


Full Agenda Available Here


Non-member - $695
Non-member (affiliate) - $595
Member - $495
Student/Transitional Member - $250



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What is Fuzzy Day?

Fuzzy day is the annual SQA conference for quantitatively orientated investment practitioners. Typically “Fuzzier” than the conventional topics of volatility and alpha forecasting or portfolio construction, Fuzzy Day investigates a topic that is more exploratory in nature.

The conference started in the mid 1980's and early Fuzzy Days included a trip to IBM T J Watson Research in Yorktown Heights (hosted by Benoit Mandelbrot) & a conference on Chaos Theory. More recent conference topics have included: Systemic Risk ('14), Sustainable Investing ('13), Social Networks ('11)&Neurofinance ('08)

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