Jeff Wecker

Advisor Director and Retired Partner Goldman Sachs

Jeff is an advisor director and retired partner at Goldman Sachs. Jeff rejoined Goldman Sachs as its first chief data officer in 2017. In this role, he created and implemented the firm’s data strategy with a focus on monetizing value from data assets, accelerating analytic insights, developing related technology architecture, and establishing data governance policy.

At Goldman, Jeff formed the Data Intelligence office, the Data Architecture departments and divisional data offices to curate client, product, and activity data necessary to drive business growth and has created a center of excellence to apply machine learning and artificial intelligence across the enterprise, improving decision making from better insights, algorithmic advances, knowledge extraction, opportunity identification, and systematic classification. In his role, Jeff is a technology investment advisor to asset management, and a member of the Engineering Risk Committee. Earlier in his career at Goldman Sachs, Jeff was head of Asian derivatives trading in Tokyo. Prior to relocating to Asia, he was global co-head of Quantitative Strategies, based in New York.

Prior to rejoining the firm, Jeff was chief business architect at Bridgewater Associates where he was responsible for the strategic transformation of the hedge fund's investment engine. He previously served as chief executive officer at Lime Brokerage and Townsend Analytics. Prior to that, Jeff was global head of electronic trading at Lehman Brothers and a co-founder of Caspian Holdings, where he was Chief Executive Officer of Caspian Asset Management. 

Conference Day One: June 30 2020

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

8:50 AM AI and capital markets – where are we now?

After the excitement of alt data, new ML techniques and cost-effective GPU availability, what’s actually been achieved in using AI in asset management? A global consultancy shares current research that’s mapped out what’s worked, what hasn’t and who’s now leading the pack

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Jeff.

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