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Understanding the Landscape of Quantitative Investing
Join Albourne Partners, AIMA, and FDP Institute for a discussion on quantitative investing. What types of managers and strategies use quantitative techniques such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, regression, and backtesting? What do investors need to understand before making allocations to these strategies? What due diligence considerations are specifically helpful when evaluating quantitative managers?

Dr. Keith Black, FDP Institute will be discussing the landscape of quantitative investing with Michelle Noyes, AIMA and Michael Ide, Albourne Partners.

The Financial Data Professional Institute (FDPI), established by CAIA Association, has designed a self-study program to provide financial professionals with an efficient path to learn the essential aspects of financial data science.  

Formal remarks of the presentation will last approximately 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for Q&A.


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Dr. Keith Black, CAIA, CFA, FDP
Senior Advisor @FDP Institute
Keith Black has over thirty years of financial market experience. He previously served as Managing Director at the FDP Institute and the CAIA Association, where he co-authored several editions of the level I and II CAIA curriculum. As a consultant, Keith advised institutional investors on their asset allocation and manager selections in hedge funds, commodities, and managed futures. Prior experience includes trading commodity and equity derivatives and building quantitative stock selection models. Dr. Black previously served as an assistant professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has published in a number of journals, including The Journal of Wealth Management and The Journal of Alternative Investments. Dr. Black earned a BA from Whittier College, an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He holds the CFA, CAIA, and FDP Charters.
Michelle Noyes, CAIA
Head of Americas @Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
Michelle Noyes joined AIMA in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer of AIMA's New York office, and became the Association's Head of Americas in December 2017. Previously, she was Head of International Sales and Investor Relations for BRZ Investimentos, one of the largest independent asset managers in Brazil. While in Sao Paulo, she also served as the Brazil representative for AIMA and established the AIMA Brazil network. Michelle began her career in hedge funds as General Manager for a global conference organizer, where she launched and managed a portfolio of successful asset management and investment events. Michelle holds a B.A. and M.A. from New York University and is a CAIA Charterholder.
Michael Ide, CFA
IDD Analyst @Albourne Partners
Michael Ide is a Senior Hedge Fund IDD Analyst and Partner at Albourne Partners covering quantitative strategies. Before joining Albourne in 2015, Michael worked as a freelance writer and as a Peace Corps volunteer. He has an MBA from the University of Cyprus, an MA in Physics from UC San Diego and is a CFA charterholder.