Alternative Data 101 (San Francisco)
In our first event on the West Coast we will provide an overview of how the alternative data ecosystem has evolved in New York and then delve into specific techniques data scientists use to analyse transaction records and geolocation data.
Healthcare Data (New York)
We will demo a couple of datasets which we believe all healthcare investors should be aware of.
26 Jul 2018
Teach-In: Bayesian Statistics (New York)
Taught by Munji Choi, a researcher and instructor at Princeton. We will focus on differences between frequentist and Bayesian statistics in the case of geolocation data.
19 Jul 2018
Teach-In: Manipulating Alternative Data with Python (New York)
Taught by Norman Niemer, Chief Data Scientist at UBS Asset Management (QED). Hands-on technical session on using python for ingesting, preprocessing and analyzing data.
3 May 2018
Teach-In: Panel Management (New York)
Alternative data is seldom perfectly correlated with the KPIs it is used to track - most of the time investors have to make do with small samples. In this event, we will provide an overview of the tools statisticians typically use to compensate for bias and churn in data.
22 Mar 2018
Real Estate Round-table (New York)
Round-table discussion of emerging opportunities to make use of alternative data in real estate investing.
22 Feb 2018
9 Nov 2017
12 Sep 2017
13 Jul 2017
China Analytics (New York)
Discussion of Exante Data's data driven tools for analysing capital flows in and out of China. Followed by a short presentation on the various datasets available for tracking Chinese consumers.
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12 Jul 2017
Recruiting Dinner (New York)
Round-table discussion between heads of data recruiting from several leading funds as well as PMs spearheading the build-out of alternative data efforts at their respective firms.
12 Apr 2017
19 Jan 2017
2017 Kick-Off (New York)
Through our offline conversations we have found that there is now broad agreement on what constitutes a sophisticated buy-side data effort. We will provide an update of what that setup looks like - and discuss how it is likely to evolve going forward.
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14 Dec 2016
Holiday Drinks (New York)
A chance to catch up with Augvest regulars after a hectic end to the year.
26 Oct 2016
Thought Leaders' Dinner (New York)
Private meeting of select thought leaders in the alternative data space.
7 Sep 2016
6 Sep 2016
Augvest Roundtable SG (Singapore)
Hosted by J.P. Morgan and featuring the head of data science from a major Asian sovereign wealth fund.
4 Aug 2016
Establishing Best Practices (New York)
Panel discussion featuring:
- Michael Beal - Co-Founder of JPMorgan Intelligent Solutions, CEO of Data Capital Management
- Michael Recce - Former head of data science at a leading Connecticut based hedge fund
- Matei Zatreanu - Founder and former head of data science at a leading New York based hedge fund
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28 Apr 2016
Alternative Data Demo Day (New York)
The event consisted of:
- Presentations of select alternative data projects completed by Upgrade Capital students
- Overview of YipitData's work on Priceline, AirBnB, JD.com, Etsy, and Groupon
- Talk on the state of the alternative data space by Gene Ekster
A detailed recap is available here.
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