Data Science Meet-Up Armstrong International is proud to bring together like-minded senior industry professionals to discuss and share knowledge on emerging industry subjects which will directly impact their organisation’s current and future resourcing requirements. The latest in this series was a Data Science meet-up. In mid-February, Armstrong International hosted its first Data Science meet-up with guest speakers…

People Moves: 10th – 23rd February Buy Side Amundi – Diego Franzin has been named Head of Amundi’s Equity Investment platform Amundi – Alexandre Drabowicz as Deputy Head of its Equity Investment Platform Jupiter Asset Management has announced the appointment of Talib Sheikh as Head of Strategy, Multi-Asset GoldenTree Asset Management partner Frederick Haddad has…

Will North “The Toughest Footrace on Earth”, The Marathon des Sables In April 2018, Armstrong’s very own Will North will be taking part in the “Toughest Footrace on Earth” (Discovery Channel). The Marathon des Sables is a truly gruelling six-day multi-stage ultramarathon taking him 250km (150 miles) across one of the world’s most inhospitable environments,…

Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Analytics or Data Science – new rules? Future possibilities Quants have been at the core of many financial services firms for decades, but we now live in a time of significant change, with the re-emergence of advanced analytics – commonly referred to as Data Science.  This has spawned an unquenchable thirst for…

Armstrong International is hiring. INTERNAL VACANCY – Associate, Business Development, Financial Services We are looking for an Associate to join the business development team at Armstrong International.  You will help increase our brand, strength of our relationships, market position and YOY position. You will be responsible for originating new business by cold calling and meeting…

Buy-Side SoftBank has added Goldman MD Murtaza Ahmed, to help manage Vision Fund River and Mercantile Asset Management fired Philip Rodrigs, one of its portfolio managers Paul Squires is exiting AXA after over 20 years, to become head of equity trading for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Invesco JPMorgan Asset Management has promoted its…

Armstrong International is hosting a Data Science meet-up to discuss what’s possible in the first few years of establishing machine learning in an organisation. Harry Powell, currently Head of Data Science at Barclays and Simon Thompson, Head of Big Data & Customer Experience at BT Research, will be giving presentations on what their teams managed…

The Gender Pay Gap As the new law requiring UK companies to report the difference in what they pay their male and female employees rolls out, early reports are showing gender pay gaps as high as 65%. The law requires firms of 250+ employees to calculate and publish the difference between average and median hourly…

What the GDPR Means for the Banking Industry Standfirst: New regulations put customers in control of their own data and could have major implications for the banking industry. The rise of digital technology and the increased use of data has transformed the banking industry. It’s opened up a host of possibilities, but as so often…

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