About the Event

This is a live panel discussion with Justin Jones, Senior Investment Manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments and Yannick Bigeard, CAIA, FRM, Head of Portfolio Structuring at Pictet Wealth Management to discuss how factors strengthen analysis and identify exposures in portfolio construction, fund research and manager due diligence.  The panel discussion will be hosted by Damian Handzy, Head of Research & Applied Analytics at Style Analytics, an Investment Metrics company.

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Thursday, June 17th 2021
Yannick Bigeard, Justin Jones & Damian Handzy

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Justin Jones

Senior Investment Manager, Multi-Manager Strategies Team at Aberdeen Standard Investments

Justin Jones is a Senior Investment Manager on the Multi-Manager Strategies team, co-managing the 1825 and MyPortfolio books alongside Matthew Webber. Additional to his PM responsibilities, Justin also covers manager selection within Global Emerging Markets, Emerging Market Debt and Global Reits sectors.

Justin re-joined the MMS team in November 2019 following a period of six years where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Client Solutions Group where he had specific responsibility for three equity manager of manager funds with assets totalling £5billion.

Prior to this, Justin joined Aberdeen Asset Management in 2009 as an Investment Manager on the Multi-Manager team following the acquisition of certain asset management businesses from Credit Suisse Asset Management, where he worked as a fund analyst from May 2007.

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Yannick Bigeard

Executive Director – Head of Portfolio Structuring, CAIA, FRM at Pictet Wealth Management

Yannick is Head of Portfolio Structuring at Pictet Wealth Management. Prior to that, Yannick held various portfolio management / structuring and R&D roles. He started his career with a large financial institution as a quantitative analyst.

He holds a MSc in Banking and Finance from University of Savoy as well as the CAIA® and FRM® certifications. He is also a regular speaker / panellist for financial industry conferences (GAIM, EQD, Bloomberg / UBS Commodity seminar…)

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Damian Handzy

Head of Research & Applied Analytics

Damian has 24 years’ experience in FinTech analytics, having worked with hundreds of Wall Street’s most successful investment managers in risk management, performance attribution and factor analysis. He joined Style Analytics in August 2019 to help bring their innovative and unique style factor approach to a wider market. Prior to joining Style Analytics, Damian co-founded Investor Analytics in 1999 as Wall Street’s first cloud-based multi-asset class risk service provider and served as Chairman and CEO until he sold that company to StatPro in 2016 to become their Global Head of Risk.

Damian received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his doctorate in nuclear astrophysics while working on Correlation Functions at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at MSU.

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