David Wright | Head of Product Strategy, EMEA, Systematic Active Equity

David Wright, Head of Product Strategy, EMEA, Systematic Active Equity, BlackRock

David Wright, Director, is the EMEA head of Product Strategy for the Systematic Active Equity (SAE) business within BlackRock's Active Equity group. Prior to moving to his current position in 2016 he was a senior strategist within SAE for 10 years in London and the US, responsible for communication of the team's long only, partial short and long/short strategies with both institutional & retail clients and consultants. Previously he was a member of the performance measurement team and the Business Development Resource Group. Mr. Wright's service with the firm dates back to 2001, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Mr. Wright earned a BA degree in economics from the University of Leicester in 2001.


Wealth 2.0 Day 2 - 29th November 2018 @ 11:20

Combining Human and Machine to generate alpha

  • Big data and machine learning are increasingly talked about by asset managers
  • However, practical experience is shorter supply
  • BlackRock’s Systematic Active equity team have a 30+ year history of combining human insight and technology
  • The team have been pioneering the use of alternative data sources and machine learning for 10 years

Wealth 2.0 Day 2 - 29th November 2018 @ 13:50

Should we be automating data mining of social media to mitigate risk, drive alpha and impact the consumer?

  • Leveraging AI and cognitive technology for social media data mining
  • Language, media and context
  • Consent, brand, reputation
  • Pros and cons
last published: 27/Nov/18 11:35 GMT

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