Ingrid Tierens heads the Data Strategy team in the Global Investment Research (GIR) Division at Goldman Sachs. Her team contributes to clients’ investment processes through quantitative analysis and systematic solutions, and collaborates with GIR research teams to embed alternative data sources in their research. She was previously head of the Equities Execution Services Strats Group, the Electronic Trading Strats Group and the Sales Strats Group across Equity Derivatives and Global Securities Services. Before joining Goldman in 2002, she held positions at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and JP Morgan Investment Management in London. Ingrid earned a Ph.D. in Finance and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago. She is a CFA charterholder, and past president and board member of the Society of Quantitative Analysts in New York.