Marie Brière, Amundi Asset Management & Paris Dauphine University

Marie Brière is Head of Investor Research Center at AMUNDI (Asset Management of Crédit Agricole and Société Générale) in Paris. She is also Affiliate Professor with Paris Dauphine University and Associate Researcher with the Centre Emile Bernheim at Solvay Business School, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

She started her working career in 1998 as a quantitative researcher at the proprietary trading desk at BNP Paribas. She joined Credit Lyonnais Asset Management in 2002 as a fixed income strategist, then a Head of Fixed Income, Forex and Volatility Strategy at Credit Agricole Asset Management. Since 2010, she leads and conducts research on long term asset allocation and risk management, with the goal to advise strategic decisions of investors. She has written numerous articles published in academic journals and is the Managing Editor of the academic journal Bankers Markets and Investors. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University Paris X and graduated from ENSAE.

Michael Fraikin, Invesco Quantitative Strategies

Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Michael is Global Head of Research of the Invesco Quantitative Strategies team.

He started his investment career in 1991 as an investment analyst with Commerzbank and was then promoted to deputy head of quantitative stock selection research. He joined our company in 1997 initially as a Portfolio Manager for and later Head of European Equities. With the formation of Invesco Quantitative Strategies he was promoted Director of Portfolio Management. In July 2015 he assumed the role of Global Head of Research.

He holds a M.S. Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics, and a BA (Hons) through the Combined European Study Programme from the University of Reutlingen and Middlesex University, London.

Daniel Giamouridis, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

DANIEL GIAMOURIDIS, PhD, is the Global Head of Scientific Implementation (Scientific Implementation Group, SIG), Global Portfolio Products at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London. He heads a Team of primarily PhD-trained scientists, with emphasis on delivering client solutions in cash equity trading/execution (Instinct® Portfolio Optimizer), risk management/correlation trades, investable indices (BofAML Smart Beta Indices) amongst others. In addition, SIG publishes quantitative thematic pieces, interacts and facilitates interaction between academia and practice for idea generation/exchange and talent sourcing. SIG is also involved in the aggregation and distribution of data from within BofAML. Finally, SIG provides bespoke quant service to clients.

Daniel joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in January 2016, in Global Portfolio Products in EMEA. He was instrumental in conceptualizing and launching the SIG, and Headed EMEA SIG until August 2017, when he assumed the role of Global Head. Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch Daniel was an Associate Professor of Finance at the Athens University of Economics and Business and had worked closely for over 10 years with institutional investors, investments banks and asset management organizations in Europe and in the United States in areas covering quantitative equity research, hedge fund replication, pension asset management, and derivatives valuation. His research has appeared in academic and practitioner journals like the Journal of Banking and Finance, European Financial Management, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Asset Management, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Risk, Journal of Derivatives, Journal of Alternative Investments, Journal of Portfolio Management. Daniel’s research has also received grants from professional organizations such as Amundi and the Institute for Quantitative Investment Research (INQUIRE UK) as well as from academic institutions such as CAREFIN-Bocconi and AUEB.

Daniel holds a PhD in Finance from Cass Business School and a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from NTUA. He is currently affiliated as a Visiting/Associate member of staff with Cass Business School (City University), Lancaster University Management School (Lancaster University) and EDHEC-Risk Institute (EDHEC Business School). Daniel is a member of the Governing Board of the Institute for Quantitative Investment Research (INQUIRE) UK and also a Co-Editor of the Financial Analysts Journal, the Journal of the CFA Institute.

Raman Uppal, PhD, is Professor of Finance, Edhec Business School

Raman Uppal is Professor of Finance at Edhec Business School.  He holds a bachelors degree in Economics (Honors) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and M.A., M.B.A and Ph.D. degrees from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to working at Edhec Business School, he was at London Business School and the University of British Columbia. He has held visiting positions at Catholic University (Leuven), the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

His research focuses on optimal portfolio selection and asset allocation in dynamic environments, valuation of securities in capital markets,  risk management, and exchange rates.  This research has been published in The Journal of Finance, The Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of International Money and Finance, and Management Science. He is currently an editor of The Review of Asset Pricing Studies and an associate editor of The Critical Finance Review. In the past, he has served as an editor of the The Review of Financial Studies and the Review of Finance, and as an associate editor of Management Science.

With Piet Sercu, he is the author of the textbook, ”International Financial Markets and the Firm,” (1995, South-Western Publishing) and of the research monograph, ”Exchange Rate Volatility, Trade and Capital Flows under Alternative Exchange Rate Regimes,” (2000, Cambridge University Press), which received the Sanwa Monograph Award from New York University.

He has taught courses on Portfolio Choice and Asset Pricing, International Financial Markets, Multinational Financial Management, Risk Management, and Corporate Finance to students in undergraduate, masters, doctoral and executive programs. He is the recipient of the Dean’s Advisory Board’s Outstanding Teaching Award for 1988 at The Wharton School, the Teaching Excellence Award for undergraduate teaching in 2000 at the Sauder School of Business at The University of British Columbia, the General Excellence Teaching Award for 2001/2002 at London Business School, and numerous other teaching prizes at London Business School and EDHEC Business School.