TigerTalks in the City: AI, Alt Data and the FinTech Frontier

May 9, 2019, 6:00 pm8:30 pm
IEX Group, 3 World Trade Center, 58th Floor, New York NY
  • Alumni
  • Faculty
  • Postdocs



Event Description


Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, Bendheim Center for Finance, and IEX Group are pleased to host an exciting TigerTalks in the City panel discussion on AI, Alt Data, and the FinTech Frontier. Hear from innovators as to how leading fintech firms and startups are addressing the challenges and opportunities created by the proliferation of 'new' data sources and their use in cutting-edge AI applications.



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This TigerTalks in the City event will be held on Thursday evening, May 9 at the headquarters of IEX Group in lower Manhattan.

6:00 Check-In
6:30 Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
7:30 Networking Reception

Hamid Biglari *87 (Astrophysical Sciences) is Managing Director and Global Co-Head, Central Liquidity Group, at Point72 Asset Management, with management responsibility for the global execution of the Discretionary Long/Short Equity business and the application of advanced data analytics to financial markets. Prior to his current role, he was a Managing Partner at TGG Group, a firm focused on creating new companies and advising Fortune 100 companies on the transformative business applications of behavioral science and Big Data analytics. He was previously a senior executive at Citigroup, most recently Vice-Chairman and Head of Emerging Markets responsible for Citi’s Consumer and Corporate & Investment Banking in 78 emerging market countries.

Kathleen DeRose ’83 (History) joined NYU Stern School of Business as a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance in 2017 and is the Director of the FinTech Initiative at the NYU Stern Fubon Center for Technology, Business, and Innovation. Before joining NYU Stern, Professor DeRose was Global Head of Investment Process and subsequently Head of Strategy and Solutions at Credit Suisse, a founding partner and head of Portfolio Management and Research at a New York hedge fund, a Managing Director and head of large capitalization portfolio management at Bessemer Trust and a Managing Director and portfolio manager at Deutsche Bank.

Ben Connault *15 (Economics) joined IEX in June 2018 and is on the IEX Quantitative Research team. Prior to IEX, he was a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania for three years prior to 2018. Ben grew up and went to college in France.

Laura Kornhauser ’03 (ORFE) is co-founder and CEO of Stratyfy, an enterprise AI platform that offers explainable AI made for human understanding enables the predictive power and accuracy of a pure machine learning approach. Previously, she was an Executive Director at JPMorgan focused on selling algorithmic trading strategies and financial derivative products to large institutional clients.

The panel’s moderator is Margaret Holen *95 (Mathematics), a Lecturer at Princeton in the Operations Research and Financial Engineering department, where she designed and launched a course on financial technology and data-driven innovation. She also works with startup technology companies as an investor and advisor, notably to Thinknum, a provider of alternative data and business intelligence tools. Previously, she was partner at Goldman Sachs focusing on data and analytics in finance and leading efforts with customers on systematic decision-making and risk management.


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  • Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
  • Bendheim Center for Finance
  • IEX Group
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Panel Discussion