Recognizing a lack of conferences focusing exclusively on the growing quantitative hedge fund community, hedge fund visionary Bartt C. Kellerman's Global Capital Acquisition created Battle of the Quants in 2006. Together with Academia, Asset Allocators and Quantitative focused hedge funds, the conference combines the various quant disciplines in one location to explore and discuss the critical issues confronting the quantitative approach to finance. One of the most innovative components and biggest draws of the event is the stimulating discussion between the systematic approach vs. the discretionary approach to investing, also referred to as the Main Battle. Other panels have included the Investor Panel (very popular with managers seeking how to increase AUM, the How to Extract Alpha Panel and new for this year is the Current Financial Market Review which explores the quantitative field's impact on the current financial crisis).
After careful planning, the first conference was launched in New York City in 2007 to great acclaim. The event was taken overseas to London and has now become an annual international event always filling venues to capacity.
With an audience made up of hedge funds, wealth management, investment and asset management firms as well as solution providers, The Battle of the Quants brings together an outstanding faculty of advanced thinkers in the quantitative space. No other forum provides this level of content innovation, critical thinkers and networking opportunities that continue to build each year. The event has evolved and continues to attract high profile speakers from Nassim Taleb to Paul Wilmott.
Over the past three years, The Battle of the Quants has involved companies and speakers including:
The Battle of the Quants is also a proud supporter of A Leg to Stand On, a charitable organization dedicated to helping transform the lives of children with limb disabilities in developing countries by offering them the physical capabilities to access the opportunities and self-esteem earned through education, work and mobility.
About the Founder of The Battle of the Quants
Bartt C. Kellermann is currently the Founder and CEO of Global Capital Acquisition (GCA). GCA, founded in 2002, is a consulting firm assisting Investors to find smart, innovative and sound investments ideas in the alternative investment space . Global Capital Acquisition also manages the Battle of the Quants meetings in the United States, Western Europe and Asia. Mr. Kellermann is a regular speaker at hedge fund conferences internationally and has appeared on MSNBC and Bloomberg TV reflecting on the current state of the hedge fund industry. Mr. Kellermann is a Registered Representative with the NASD and has an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and an undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College.
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