Adrian De Valois-Franklin | Chief Executive Officer
Castle Ridge Asset Management

Adrian De Valois-Franklin, Chief Executive Officer, Castle Ridge Asset Management

Prior to co-founding the AI-powered hedge fund Castle Ridge Asset Management, Adrian was an investment manager with some of the world’s largest financial institutions. As a member of the Principal Investing group for the $300 billion CPP Investment Board (CPPIB), Adrian identified and executed global mega-cap acquisitions and financings across various industries. While in Silicon Valley, Adrian focused on technology sector investments with Accel-KKR; originally a joint venture between the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and the venture capital firm Accel Partners. Previously, Adrian was an Investment Banker with Goldman Sachs in New York and San Francisco.

Adrian attained his H.B.A with Distinction from the Ivey Business School at Western University. He is a frequent speaker at machine learning and quantitative investment conferences. Adrian also serves as an Advisor to NextAI, a global innovation hub for artificial intelligence related venture creation and technology commercialization.


Quant World Canada @ 09:20

The next frontier for asset management – how are industry titans surviving disruptive innovation?

  • D’s of disruption – how are the overarching trends of democratization, decentralization, disintermediation and digitization shaping the future for asset management?
  • Consolidation – how have recent historic levels of merger and acquisition activity in recent years altered the dynamics and competitive landscape of the investment industry?
  • Digital innovation roadmap – potential applications and use cases for robo-advisors, blockchain/distributed ledger technology, machine learning/AI and big data technologies
  • When the dust settles – what will business models of the future look like in investment management? What are the potential implications for managers, intermediaries, asset owners and their beneficiaries?
  • Growth of passive investing – have robo-advisors, smart beta funds and other FinTech/InvestTech innovations already sounded the death knell for traditional forms of active management? Or, are falling correlations between assets an early indicator of an imminent passive investing bubble bursting?
last published: 18/Dec/18 18:15 GMT

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