When we first announced the Evidence-Based Investor Conference, we knew there would be an interest in the concept, but we had no clue as to the magnitude. It turns out that there is major curiosity about the EBI investment discipline across all sizes and shapes of investment organizations – from pension plans to RIAs to brokerage firms to hedge funds. Ticket sales and sponsorship inquiries kicked off immediately.
I have some major new developments to share with you today.
First things first, the incredible Savita Subramanian (Bank of America Merrill Lynch), whose work readers of TRB will be very familiar with, will be doing a keynote on how her Equity and Quant Strategy team uses evidence to generate some of the finest, most useful research on Wall Street. Savita is one of the most highly regarded quants in the industry and we’re absolutely thrilled to have her be a part of the day.
Additionally, since my last update we’ve added Tom Brakke (Research Puzzle) and Blair duQuesnay (Thirty North Investments) to our panel on Organization Alpha, Tobias Carlisle (Greenback’d) to the Smart Beta discussion, Michael Santoli (CNBC) and Linette Lopez (Business Insider) as moderators and Tadas Viskanta (Abnormal Returns) to The Business Side of Alpha panel.
In fact, on Friday we finally launched the full day’s agenda. Every panel is listed here.
Additional speakers we haven’t previously announced yet include Apollo Lupescu (Dimensional Fund Advisors), Dave Mazza (State Street) and Greg Collett (World Gold Council). You can see the whole speaker roster here and I promise you it’s the most impressive roster of speakers on this topic ever assembled in one room. That’s a bold statement, but see if you can tell me I’m wrong…
Anyway, I’m really thrilled to be hearing from all of you who are coming into town for the event. I think it’s going to be great, but you guys are the ones who will make that happen. As we speak, the conference organizers at IMN are in the process of setting up a rockin’ cocktail hour for post-conference drinks and networking. The conference will be held at the historic Union League Club in midtown Manhattan, just around the corner from Ritholtz Wealth Management HQ.
If you haven’t registered yet, here’s the link: