Emerging Interest in Emerging Markets

9th June 2022 11am - 1pm ET

Uncovering emerging markets with alternative data

In partnership with Morgan Stanley as Diamond sponsor.

This event is exclusive to Neudata and Morgan Stanley Buy-Side clients.

With digitalization and big data picking up steam, the emerging markets are quickly positioning themselves as the next frontier of alternative data.

And with growing VC, PE, and state-sponsored capital injections, and increasing demand from data buyers, how will the alternative data landscape in the emerging markets evolve and mature?

Join Neudata on June 9th as we discuss where to find the next frontier of alternative data. We’ll look into regions such as South America and Asia, investigating the data start-up landscape, fundraising, regulatory trends and technology adoption across the regions to identify existing data panels and future sources of alternative data.


Our Programme so far...

  • 11:00am

    Welcome, Introduction

    Dean Murphy, Global Events Director, Neudata

  • 11:05am

    Hedging Signals from China Onshore Derivatives Market

    Gilbert Wong, Head of Asia Quantitative Research Morgan Stanley

  • 11:35am

    Targeting Alpha and Sustainability in Emerging Markets with Alternative Data

    Romain Bocher, Senior Portfolio Manager, NN Investment Partners

  • 11:55am

    Investment Intelligence at scale from Telecom Data

    Ben Soemartopo, CEO, Eureka.ai

  • 12:05pm

    Two pockets of positive flows to EM fund universe.

    Steven Shen, Manager of Quantitative Strategies, EPFR | Informa financial Intelligence

  • 12:15pm

    Buyside Session


  • 12:35pm

    Emerging Markets: Top datasets and future gazing

    Annabelle Mamphey, Analyst, Neudata

  • 01:00pm


  • Romain Bocher

    NN Investment Partners

    Senior Quantitative Portfolio Manager

    Romain Bocher is a quantitative portfolio manager at NN Investment Partners, now part of Goldman Sachs Asset Management since April 1st. He joined the firm in 2021 and has been in charge of systematic EM equity portfolios since then. Prior to that, Romain worked as a portfolio manager at Covéa Finance and then Groupama Asset Management, specializing in both equities and convertible bonds. He has a bachelor degree in business & economic from the Université Rennes 1 and master degree in finance from the Université Paris-Est. Romain holds the Certified International Investment Analyst designation.

  • Annabelle Mamphey



    Annabelle recently graduated from the University of Surrey with an MSc in Criminology, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity. She also holds a BA degree in Sociology from the University of Leicester.

    Prior to joining Neudata, she spent time assisting in research within law enforcement, with a specific focus on using data-driven approaches to inform policy. Annabelle has a particular interest in using technology to undertake research and enjoys learning about artificial intelligence within data analysis.

  • Dean Murphy


    Commercial Director - Data Provider Products

    Dean is responsible for leading, developing and expanding Neudata’s events programme.

    Having spent the last decade creating, building and scaling conference and content businesses within the FinTech and Energy sectors, Dean has worked with some of the most recognisable global brands on B2B events of all sizes. Dean co-founded two conference companies in 2013 and exited through acquisition in early 2020.

    Dean holds a BA Hons degree in Theatre and Performance Studies from Warwick University.

  • Steven Xinlei Shen

    EPFR | Informa financial Intelligence

    Manager of Quantitative Strategies

    Steven Xinlei Shen, Manager of Quantitative Strategies at EPFR, an Informa Financial Intelligence business, uses quantitative analysis to extract value from fund flow and allocations data to help asset managers identify new strategies and detect market opportunities.

    Steven works primarily with clients in Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets and U.S. clients investing in APAC markets, helping them mine the firm’s EPFR database of mutual fund and exchange-traded fund flows and positioning data across global markets. He illustrates the predictive power of the data through modeling, based on the distinct mandates of clients.

    He specializes in fund flow quantitative strategy development, new data product development, maintenance of all asset allocation strategies, and fund flow product and research consultation. Previously, he maintained all global asset allocation strategies as well as developed Asia dedicated country and sector strategies from the firm’s Shanghai office.

  • Ben Soemartopo

    Eureka AI


    Ben is the CEO of Eureka AI, an enterprise software company enabling partnerships between mobile operators, enterprises and governments to deliver actionable intelligence at scale. Eureka’s products provide financial intelligence to increase access to finance, and market intelligence to enable better business decisions. Eureka’s software is currently deployed across ASEAN, India, the Middle East and Africa, and expanding into Europe with a  software technology team led from Seattle, USA.

    Ben was previously with McKinsey Company for 12 years and Managing Partner for Indonesia. He was also a Managing Director for Standard Chartered Bank’s Private Equity business in Indonesia for 6 years and on the investment and portfolio committee of a USD 4 billion portfolio of 100 companies across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Ben has experience as an investor and adviser in the retail, telecom, healthcare, agriculture and energy sectors.

    Ben is a Cofounder of the Young Leaders for Indonesia Foundation which has been running for 12 years and developed 1,000 leaders for Indonesia in their final year of university. Whilst at McKinsey he also spent 5 years helping pro bono the leader of the Aceh reconstruction post tsunami to build back better, and helped Indonesia develop its climate change strategy in 2009 to reduce peatland emissions and deforestation.

    Ben was selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2010 and is a YPO member. He has a Bachelor of Law (first class honours) and Political Economy from Murdoch University in Australia and has completed executive education at Harvard University and the London Business School.

  • Gilbert Wong

    Morgan Stanley

    Head of Asia ex-Japan Quantitative Research

    Gilbert Wong is the head of Asia ex-Japan quantitative research at Morgan Stanley and part of the Asia/EM equity strategy team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2020. Prior to that, Gilbert worked on the buyside as Asia head of quant & risk analytics at Pictet and Franklin Templeton. He worked with Dr. Mark Mobius on Templeton EM strategy from 2011 to 2018. Previously, he was an associate at MSCI for factor modeling after starting his professional career from Morgan Stanley’s analyst program. Gilbert has a bachelor degree in economics & finance and master degree in financial engineering from the University of Hong Kong. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation


  • Emerging Markets
  • India
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Taiwan
  • Mexico
  • South America