The Inflating Economy

21st July 2022 11am - 1pm ET

In partnership with Morgan Stanley as Diamond sponsor.

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

As inflation concerns continue to pile up around the world, investors and economists are beginning to reassess the sticking power of inflation and the tools needed to bring it back into check. While experts previously believed that rising prices were the result of COVID-19 supply-chain glitches, many are now attributing inflationary pressures to intense demand for goods and services.

Investors are therefore turning to novel sources of data to help predict further rate increases, impacts on consumer behaviour and broader impacts on global supply-chains.

Join Neudata on July 21st as we explore the following topics: How will further central bank rate increases affect consumer demand and economic growth? What datasets are best positioned to help you understand the underlying factors affecting inflation? How has consumer purchasing behaviour changed since the pandemic and how might inflation change that behaviour again?


Our programme so far...

  • 11:00am ET
    Welcome, Introduction

    Dean Murphy, Global Events Director, Neudata

  • 11:05am ET
    How is inflation impacting retailers and consumer behaviour?

    Gain insights from a wide range of data sources on how changes to the macro
    environment influence inflation on areas like grocery store and restaurant visits

    R.J. Hottovy, CFA, Head of Analytical Research,

  • 11:20am ET
    The Complex Economic Forces Shaping Prices

    Discover if the rise of inflation was predictable, how is this affecting commodities, and what is next for the Inflating Economy.

    Christian Takushi MA UZH,
    Global Geopolitical Research, Artemiza Woodgate PhD
    Integrated Quantitative Investments (IQI)

  • 12:00pm ET
    Quantitative Investment Strategies in Times of High Inflation

    Stephan Kessler, Global Head of Quantitative Strategies (QIS) Research, Morgan Stanley

  • 12:30pm ET
    Measuring stock inflation exposure with media attention

    Discover how to use media coverage to build inflation-sensitive equity baskets.

    Gideon Ozik, CFA, PhD, MKT MediaStats, Founder and Managing Partner, EDHEC Business School, Affiliate Professor

  • 12:50pm ET
    Nowcasting Inflation with Alternative Data

    Uncover and explore Neudata Insights for nowcasting inflation.

    Julia Asri Meigh, Head of ESG and Macro Data Research

  • 01:00pm EST


  • Artemiza Woodgate PhD

    Integrated Quantitative Investments (IQI)

    Chief Investment Officer

    Artemiza has over 15 years of investment management experience.   Before co-founding Integrated Quantitative Investments,  Artemiza was most recently a quantitative researcher at Man Numeric. Her research efforts focused on alpha signals, data processing, and model construction. Prior to joining Man Numeric in 2015, Artemiza was at Russell Investments for over a decade, where, as senior researcher, she focused on quantitative manager selection. Artemiza has taught courses in finance, economics and statistics at the University of Washington and the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Artemiza has a PhD in finance from University of Washington, and an MSc and BSc(Hons) in mathematics from University of Auckland.  Her academic research focused on asset pricing and portfolio optimization. She has published in prestigious academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Portfolio Management, and Management Science.

  • Christian Takushi MA UZH

    Global Geopolitical Research

    Macroeconomist & Geopolitical Strategist

    Christian Takushi is a Macro Economist with 31 years experience in Research, Portfolio Management and Strategy focused on Currencies, Emerging Markets and Geopolitics. Policy makers, central banks and institutional investors seek his out of-the-box analysis & advise as independent geopolitics expert.

    He began as a Macroeconomic Analyst at ZKB Research in 1989 and was invited to join Credit Suisse Group in 1993 as Portfolio Manager where he convinced the Private Banking arm to invest in emerging markets - building the research & investment teams in Hong Kong and Singapore. Christian was invited to join Swisscanto Asset Management in 1998 as Director where he continued to manage Emerging Asia & Japanese equities for 14 years. He shaped the Equity & Global Currency Strategies. In 2012 he was invited to join the Global Emerging Markets unit at BCV Asset Management in Lausanne, where he led EM Strategy. Since February 2015 he serves his clients as an Independent Macro Economist & Geopolitical Strategist. His macroeconomic research boutique analyses global Geopolitical Macro Trends underestimated by consensus.

    Takushi has lectured/spoken at the Bank for International Settlements, Lausanne University, CFA Institute, IMD Executive MBA Program, Institut Le Rosey etc. – Interviewed on Bloomberg TV, European radio and Swiss TV numerous times. Born in Peru in 1966, he did the German Abitur in Natural Sciences at the Humboldt Gymnasium in Lima, became a Physics-Laboratory Technician (BA) and achieved a Master in Macro Economics at the Institute of Empirical Economic Research of Zurich University. A member of the CFA Institute and the  Swiss Financial Analysts Association.

  • 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.

  • Gideon Ozik, CFA, PhD

    MKT MediaStats, EDHEC Business School

    Founder and Managing Partner, Affiliate Professor

    Dr. Ozik is founder and managing partner of MKT MediaStats, an AI platform that transforms millions of unstructured media and behavioral data-points to actionable insights to drive better investment and operational decisions. His quantitative investment experience includes heading investment solutions, managing hedge funds and trading derivatives at Nexar Capital (acquired by UBP), Société Générale and NISA Investment Advisors respectively.

    Gideon's teaching experience includes HEC ParisCoursera and EDHEC Business School where he is currently a research associate (EDHEC-Risk) and an affiliate professor. Gideon’s research has been published in academic and practitioners’ journals including the Journal of Financial EconomicsReview of Financial StudiesJournal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisFinancial Analysts JournalJournal of Portfolio Management, and Journal of Fixed Income.
  • Julia Asri Meigh


    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.
  • R.J. Hottovy, CFA

    Head of Analytical Research

    R.J. Hottovy, CFA is Head of Analytical Research for He has covered the restaurant, retail, and e-commerce sectors for nearly 20 years, most recently serving as a Fund Manager for Aaron Allen Capital Partners. He has held several analyst positions in the past, including Global Consumer Equity Strategist at Morningstar and equity analyst roles at William Blair & Co. and Deutsche Bank. Hottovy also brings a wealth of experience with early-stage investments as an investor and member of the investment committee for the IrishAngels/Vitalize venture capital group. Over the past three years, he has worked with more than 50 consumer and technology companies, advising on more than $200 million in early-stage capital raises and other buy- and sell-side M&A transactions. Hottovy is also a member of the Chicago Seed Co. network, a group of Chicago-area investors focused on early-stage food & beverage companies.

    Hottovy's efforts have been recognized by several financial and trade publications, including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Barron's, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and The Economist. He is an active member of the CFA Society of Chicago and maintains a regular teaching schedule through the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business and the Girls Who Invest program. He was also a finalist for Crain's Chicago "40 Under 40" award in 2011. Hottovy graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Finance and a second degree in Computer Applications.

  • Stephan Kessler

    Morgan Stanley

    Global Head of Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) Research

    Stephan Kessler is a Managing Director and Global Head of Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) Research at Morgan Stanley, focusing on research around signals, portfolio construction and risk management in systematic strategies. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was lead portfolio manager and head of research in the alternative investment strategies team within Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s QIS platform. Other previous roles include tenures as an equity derivatives strategist, portfolio manager for a quantitative multi-strategy fund, and founding partner of a financial consulting firm in Switzerland. He holds a master’s in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Mannheim and a PhD in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, where he still lectures on financial modelling. He is the author of numerous academic-journal articles on financial markets.


  • inflation
  • economy
  • finance
  • stocks
  • CPI
  • inflating economy
  • transitory
  • rate hike
  • FED
  • interest rate