Shaalan brings over 25 years of experience in technology, data science, quantitative modeling, fundamental and alternative data analysis, risk management and portfolio analysis. Most recently, he served as principal and senior consultant at Carlson Capital, where he designed and implemented the firm’s alternative data strategy. Prior to his work at Carlson Capital, Shaalan was the founder and CEO at Finweavers, a fintech startup that developed a Quantamental research framework to connect alternative and fundamental data providers, investment firms and the global quant communities together to improve the integration of data into the investment processes. Shaalan also held positions as head of risk reporting at Eton Park Capital Management, senior solutions architect at Viking Global Investors, and vice president of fixed income research at Lehman Brothers, among other roles. Shaalan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering: computer science and systems control from Ain-Shams University in Cairo, Egypt.
· Using new data and combined datasets not just to find alpha
· As acquisition and analysis of alt data is now commonplace, how can we use it for the next big thing?
· Recapturing alpha – is alt data the only way?