the new global normal

US & EU investor online event

28th May 2020


Interest in alt data has never been higher: looking to understand the shape and scope of the recovery in global markets; to assess 'the new normal' in countries who have experienced COVID-19 for longer; and to model how Europe and US may follow in these footsteps.

This Neudata event, in partnership with Morgan Stanley as Platinum Sponsor, will dive deep into this theme. The event will unpack the data and tools that investors can use to track the macro trends in the first economies coming out of lockdown, as well as to spot the behaviours, sectors and companies emerging and thriving globally.

The event will showcase the best global data providers, helping investors in the US, APAC and Europe optimise their local and global portfolios in this time of extreme volatility.


  • 08.30am EST Welcome and state of the alt data nation – Rado Lipuš, Neudata
  • 08.40am EST Measuring the economic impact of Coronavirus in China with alternative data and AIDeyi Wu, WeBank
  • 09.10am EST Quant investing in biotech – George D. Mussalli, PanAgora Asset Management 
  • 09.40am EST Global Macro: tracking the global economy with alternative data  Julia Meigh, Neudata
  • 10.10am EST Provider showcase
  • 10.25am EST Break
  • 10.50am EST Provider showcase
  • 11.00am EST Inside the mind of the analyst – James Faucette & Katie Solovieva, Morgan Stanley & Ian Webster, Neudata
  • 11.30am EST A global analysis of analyst forecasts for market recovery – Scott Rosen, Visible Alpha
  • 11.50am EST Thematic approach – Evaluating China’s recovery and capturing alpha with major infrastructure stimulus plan – Thomas Nigro, GTCOM
  • 12.10pm EST The key role of data in ML: importance of alternative and traditional datasets – Tony Guida, RAM-AI
  • 12.40pm EST Close


One-to-one meetings with providers will be taking place on June 1st, June 2nd.


James Faucette

Morgan Stanley Managing Director

James Faucette leads the US Fintech and Payments research team; he has experience covering a number of sectors within technology. James joined Morgan Stanley from Pacific Crest Securities, and also worked at Deutsche Bank (London) as a European tech strategist and at ING Barings (Santiago, Chile) as part of the Latin American electrical utilities team. He holds an International MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in business economics from the University of Arizona.

Tony Guida

RAM-Active Investments Quantitative Portfolio Manager & Researcher

Tony Guida is a Quantitative Portfolio Manager and researcher. Tony’s work is focused primarily on extracting market inefficiencies from different sources from traditional fundamentals, market signals, alternative data, and machine learning. His expertise is in mid to low frequency in equities. Tony started his career at Unigestion in 2006 where he joined the quantitative equity low volatility team to work as a research analyst. He evolved into a member of the research and investment committee for Minimum Variance Strategies, where he led the factor investing research group for institutional clients. In 2015, he moved to Edhec Risk Scientific Beta as a Senior Consultant for Risk allocation and factor strategies before going to a major UK pension fund in 2016 to build the in-house systematic equity, co-managing 8 billion GBP as a senior quantitative portfolio manager. He joined RAM-Active Investments in January 2019. 

Tony holds a Bachelor and Master degrees in Econometry and Finance from the University of Savoy France, is the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Machine Learning in Finance.

Tony co-wrote and edited the book “Big Data and Machine Learning in Quantitative Investment” Wiley 2018 and co-wrote “Machine Learning for Factor Investing” Chapman and Hall/CRC 2020.

He  is an advisory board member for the Financial Data Professional Institute and a machine learning lecturer for the CQF Willmott Institute.

Rado Lipuš

Neudata Founder & CEO

Rado Lipuš, CFA is the founder and CEO of Neudata, an alternative data intelligence and SaaS provider. Prior to founding Neudata, Rado's professional experience spans 20 years of FinTech leadership, quantitative risk management and data innovation for the buy-side. An acknowledged expert, Rado is regularly invited to speak about alternative data at conferences and industry events.

Julia Asri Meigh

Neudata Head of ESG Research
Julia is a senior analyst at Neudata. She has over four years of experience as an analyst and account manager in consulting and financial services. Prior to Neudata, Julia worked at Macrobond Financial, the Foresight Factory and Gatehouse Advisory Partners. As an analyst, she covered a broad range of topics and sectors, including consumer trends, retail investing and the global macroeconomy.
Julia holds an MSc in Economy, Risk and Society from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics, Politics and Sociology from the University of Westminster.

George D. Mussalli

PanAgora Asset Management Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Equity Investments

Mr. Mussalli is Managing Director, Head of Equity Research, and Chief Investment Officer of Equity Investments at PanAgora. He is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s Dynamic and Stock Selector Equity strategies, as well as the Equity Trading & Implementation, Data Science, and Portfolio Strategy teams. He is also a member of the firm’s Investment, Operating, Risk, and Directors’ Committees.

As the Chief Investment Officer of Equity Investments, Mr. Mussalli directs innovative equity research used in the development of models implemented in PanAgora’s equity strategies. Mr. Mussalli’s current focus is centered on combining fundamental and quant investing using big data. As a leader in the field, he was appointed to the Editorial Board for The Journal of Financial Data Science as well as the AI and Data Science in Trading Advisory Board.

Prior to becoming Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Equity Investments, Mr. Mussalli served as Head of PanAgora’s Stock Selector strategies. His work focuses on combining fundamental insights with sophisticated quantitative techniques to develop proprietary models designed to analyze companies across many dimensions. In addition to overseeing the management of the firm’s Stock Selector strategies, he has significantly contributed to the proprietary pool of equity research leveraged across the entire firm during his tenure.

Before joining PanAgora, he was a Portfolio Manager on the Putnam Investments Structured Equity team, where he was responsible for Structured Equity portfolios. He contributed to quantitative research and analysis that supported all equity strategies, including International and Global strategies.

Prior to joining Putnam, Mr. Mussalli worked as a Senior Investment Analyst at John Hancock Funds.

Thomas Nigro

GTCOM Head of North America - Sales & Marketing

Thomas Nigro has over 15 years’ experience navigating in the trading & financial technology landscape with a focus on multi-asset class trading and market structure regulations.  Currently Thomas is the Head of North American Sales & Marketing for GTCOM Technology Corporation.  Leading a dedicated data-driven business development initiative which specializes in attracting new logos in the financial vertical, while also leveraging media channels and creating thought leadership marketing initiatives. Prior to GTCOM-US, held roles in trading & technology at UBS, NASDAQ, Perseus Corp. and FIS Global. Mr. Nigro earned his degree from Adelphi University, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, is Series 7 & 63 registered, and currently resides in New York City and Syosset, Long Island.

Scott Rosen

Visible Alpha Founder and Chief Research & Innovation Officer

Scott Rosen is Visible Alpha’s Founder and Chief Research & Innovation officer, responsible for driving the company’s vision and transformational services. Scott has been a leader at the intersection of investment research and technology for more than 30 years.

After starting his career as a sell-side analyst and Director of Research, Scott founded Trapeze, one of the first electronic research distribution platforms, in the early 1990’s. Scott went on to be Director of Research for I/B/E/S, a senior executive at Thomson Financial, where he ran the First Call research business among other roles, and entrepreneur-in-residence for

He holds a B.A. Honors degree in Economics from Texas A&M University.

Katie Solovieva

Morgan Stanley Executive Director

Katie Solovieva is a Market Research analyst on Morgan Stanley’s AlphaWise Primary Research team, responsible for qualitative and quantitative market research analysis. She provides consultation services on market trends through the lens of the targeted decision-makers to both Morgan Stanley research analysts and investors. Katie joined Morgan Stanley in 2013 with more than 10 years of market research experience, most recently as Director of Business Insight at GfK. Katie graduated with honors from the Baruch Zicklin School of Business with a BBA in Finance.

Deyi Wu

WeBank Senior Researcher and Product Manager of AI Department

Deyi is currently working in Webank's AI department as a senior product manager responsible for leveraging alternative data such as satellite imageries and geospatial data combined with AI technology to generate investment insights. Prior to that, Deyi worked for Blackrock passive investment team as a product specialist, and prior to that she was in the institutional client team responsible to develop relationships and strategies in China. Deyi graduated from the States University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in economics and mathematics, another degree in business finance.

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