Join Velocity Innovator Essentia Analytics inaugural European event!
“A half-day event designed to spark ideas, provoke change, and explore new initiatives by asset managers and allocators alike”.
Chris Woodcock – Head of Research, Essentia Analytics
Dr Tali Sharot
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London
Tali’s work integrates neursocience, behavioural economics, and psychology to explore how emotion influences people’s beliefs, decisions and social interactions. A popular TED speaker, she is also author of the cutting-edge inquiry into how we influence those around us, The Influential Mind.
Head of Investment at Hermes Investment Management
As well as his investment and Executive Committee responsibilities, Eoin leads the Investment Office, responsible for Hermes’ consistent delivery of responsible, risk-adjusted performance and adherence to the processes which earned them their ‘kitemarks’. Previously, Eoin held senior fund management roles at GSA Partners, Old Mutual, Callanish, and Northern Trust.
Bertie Thomson, CFA
Portfolio Manager at Brown Advisory
Bertie is co-manager of the Brown Global Leaders fund. Prior to joining Brown, Bertie spent 13 years at Aberdeen Asset Management where he was most recently a Senior PM in the Pan European equity team responsible for £6bn of client assets.
Head of Research and Product at Essentia Analytics
Prior to joining Essentia, Chris was a technology analyst at GAM Investment Management and a hedge fund analyst at GAM Multi Manager in London. Before his career in financial services, Chris was a professional footballer with Newcastle United.
Joe Wiggins, CFA
Fund of Funds Manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments
As well running a range of multi-asset, fund of funds, Joe is author of an influential investment blog focusing on active management process and the application of behavioural science: behaviouralinvestment.com