The HFM European Technology Forum

Thursday 3 September 2020 |
 3:15 pm
 – 4:00 pm


Thursday 3 September 2020

Start Time:  

3:15 pm

The HFM European Technology Forum is a virtual event that will bring together technology professionals from across leading European hedge funds, to decipher solutions to recent difficulties, debate sector trends and identify how senior technology professionals can propel their funds forward into the second half of the year and beyond. Click here to find out more.

Timings for both session choices: 3:15 PM – 3:55 PM (40 Min)



  • – How do you get buy-in from founders to invest in technology and people?
  • – How does technology move throughout different departments in the firm? How are CTOs developing solutions for trading as well as compliance and operations?
  • – How does tech effectively communicate its role throughout the business? Is technology becoming ubiquitous throughout the firm? Is everyone a technologist now?
  • – Where are you finding talent today? Is it from other funds, banks, Silicon Valley, grad schemes?
  • – How do you create a loyal workforce and culture of learning? How do you retain staff through training, career progression?
  • – How can you avoid common technology hurdles when expanding into new asset classes, products and markets?
  • – How can you ensure you are open to innovation?


Session choice 2: Trends in data: Alt data, platforms and sourcing


  • – Should you be building your own internal data platform?
  • – How to clean data effectively and stop bringing garbage in and producing garbage? What is your approach to cleansing symbology and metadata?
  • – What techniques do you use for effectively statistical analysis?
  • – How do you map and analyse data effectively using internal tools or external providers?
  • – How do you store data effectively and what do you store or destroy? What infrastructure do you need to store data?
  • – Is this the big moment for alternative data? How are firms analysing them today?
  • – What do you most use data for today? Alpha generation or investment ideas?
  • – Where do you source your data from today? Third-parties, internally produced, mixture of both?

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