UVA Investing Conference Hot Topics: Machine Learning, Sustainability and the Future of Alpha

02 December 2019

By Jay Hodgkins

The 2019 University of Virginia Investing Conference (UVIC), recently hosted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the Darden School of Business, brought together a host of investing industry and academic experts to examine strategies to deliver benchmark-beating returns in an era of disruptive change for the investing profession.

On the sidelines of the event, industry luminaries from BlackRock Co-founder and Vice Chair Barbara Novick to Acadian Asset Management Co-CEO John Chisholm provided insights and advice on hot topics in the investing industry. Interviewed by Mayo Center Director Aaron Fernstrom and Darden Professor Marc Lipson, the UVIC speakers spoke to how corporate sustainability and machine learning are driving the industry, and much more.

View expert insights from the sidelines of UVIC below.

BlackRock Co-founder Barbara Novick on Sustainability

True Positive Technologies Co-founder Marcos Lopez de Prado on the ‘Democratization of Alpha’

Acadian Asset Management Co-CEO John Chisholm on Machine Learning

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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