Former CEO, Trendstat Capital Management, Inc. (Interactive Video Conference)
Mr. Basso, currently retired, was CEO of Trendstat Capital Management, Inc., a Registered Investment and Commodity Trading Advisory (CTA) firm. Mr. Basso received an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University. He received a master’s in business administration from Southern Illinois University. He has participated as an Arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers and National Futures Association (NFA), and is a past Director on the NFA Board, representing one of four CTA/CPO seats on the board.
In addition, Mr. Basso has served on the NFA’s technology and standards sub-committee for three years. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAIIM) and was a past director of CreaMiser, Inc., a small private company in Scottsdale, AZ that is the leading provider of bulk cream dispensing in the US. He was on the Management Committee of Lamp Technologies, a Dallas based technology company specializing in back office-outsourcing solutions for the futures and hedge fund industry.
His engineering, mathematical and computer background gave Mr. Basso the ability to develop a wide range of investment programs to take advantage of opportunities in the financial markets worldwide. He has authored Panic Proof Investing, which is dedicated to helping investors, and was one of the traders featured in The New Market Wizards, a book on successful traders written by Jack Schwager. At their peak, Trendstat managed $600 million for clients worldwide from Scottsdale, Arizona. Tom currently has created a website dedicated to traders: enjoytheride.world. He has been retired for about 15 years and enjoys a variety of activities, including golf, writing, singing in a church choir, working out and helping traders.
Tom is featured across Jack Schwager’s “Market Wizard” series and most famously known as “Mr. Serenity.” Now retired from managing client money, Tom was president and founder of Trendstat Capital Management. He became a registered investment advisor in 1980, a registered commodities advisor in 1984, and was elected to the board of the National Futures Association in 1998
Chairman of The Connors Group (Interactive Video Conference)
Laurence Connors is Chairman of The Connors Group (TCG), and the principal executive officer of Connors Research LLC. TCG is a financial markets information company that publishes daily commentary and insight concerning the financial markets and has twice received an award by the Entrex Private Company Index for being one of the 10 fastest growing private companies.
He has over 30 years of experience working in the financial markets industry. He started his career in 1982 at Merrill Lynch as an Investment Advisor, and later moved on to become a Vice President with Donaldson, Lufkin, Jenrette (DLJ), where he worked with the Investment Services Group from October 1990 to March 1994. Mr. Connors is widely regarded as one of the leading educators in the financial markets industry. He has authored top-selling books on market strategies and volatility trading, including Short-Term Trading Strategies That Work, and Street Smarts (with Linda Raschke). Street Smarts was selected by Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine as one of “The Classics” for trading books written in the 20th century.
His most recent book Buy The Fear, Sell The Greed; 7 Behavioral Quant Strategies For Traders was published this past summer.
Mr. Connors has been featured and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Barron’s, Bloomberg TV & Radio, Bloomberg Magazine, Dow Jones Newswire, Yahoo Finance, E-Trade Financial Daily, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities, and many others. Mr. Connors has also been a featured speaker at a number of major investment conferences over the past two decades.
Managing Member of QTS Capital Management, LLC (Interactive Video Conference)
Dr. Ernest Chan is the Managing Member of QTS Capital Management, LLC., a commodity pool operator and trading advisor.He began his career as a machine learning researcher at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center in the storied Human Language Technologies Group, where he built a text search engine that was ranked in the top 7 in a world-wide competition sponsored by the US Department of Defense. He later joined Morgan Stanley’s Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence Group in New York. He was also a quantitative researcher and trader for Credit Suisse, Mapleridge Capital in Toronto, and Maple Financial.
Ernie is the author of “Quantitative Trading”, “Algorithmic Trading“, and most recently “Machine Trading”, all published by Wiley. He also writes a popular blog at epchan.blogspot.com, and is an Adjunct Faculty at Northwestern University’s Master’s in Data Science program. Ernie earned his Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University, and his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto.
Co-Founder and Head Trading Strategist at Dravyaniti Consulting LLP
Sovit Manjani CMT is a Chartered Market Technician having vast experience in financial Markets. He is a Co-Founder and Head Trading Strategist at Dravyaniti Consulting LLP. He has designed and developed various Profitable Trend Following Algorithmic Trading Systems and Adaptive Trading Models based on Technical Indicators for Stocks, Futures and Indices.
He is specialized in designing Automated Trading Systems, Position sizing techniques, risk and money management. His expertise and focus is in building Trading and Investment models on various asset classes including Indian Equities, Currencies, Derivatives, Commodities, NYSE Equities. He has also been live trading and executing these strategies from past 3 years which enable him to combine theory and practical.
He has coached numerous CMT aspirants (all 3 Levels) in the past 4 Years at Vantage Institute of Financial Markets. He also conducts Systematic Trading workshops using Amibroker and is passionate to promote Systematic trading.
Co-Founder, Dravyaniti Consulting
Vivek is a Co-Founder of Dravyaniti Consulting and Algo Convention. Vivek has overall 15 years experience in Technology, Trading and Financial markets. His educational background includes a degree in Commerce and Masters in Management Studies from Sydenham.
He started his career with CMC as an analyst-developer and then moved to HSBC Bank where he led small teams on enterprise level technology projects. At the Bank, he implemented an algorithm for encrypting employee information, in conjunction with TCS, for which received CEO's award. Then he spent couple of years in the Institutional Trading Technology department at MF Global, where set up the Institutional Algo desk, and alongside also completed a 1-Year Certificate Program in Applied Finance from IIM-Calcutta. He has designed over a hundred systems across asset classes, for backtesting, model validation, data feed handlers across multiple programming languages, for markets across the world. At Dravyaniti, Vivek manages the DNC Portfolio, a suite of Non-Correlated strategies used by a number of proprietary desks in India
In 2017, Vivek led the design of a market neutral algorithm for US Equities in a competition conducted by one of the world's largest crowd-sourced hedge funds. The algorithm stood 2nd out of 672 entries.
He has been a speaker on Algorithmic/Systematic Trading, Money Management and Risk at Management Colleges, and regularly speaks at events like Finbridge, DECMA. He is a visiting faculty at BSE Training Institute where he conducts the 2-day Basic Course on Applied Quantititive Finance. He loves to play chess and table tennis, and finds the markets to be the ultimate game.
Founder & CEO at Quantsapp
ShubhamAgarwal, CMT, CFA, CQF, CFTe is Founder & CEO at Quantsapp, a Fin-tech firm focussed in Option Trading Algorithm & Analytics. A Chartered Market Technician (MTA, USA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute, USA), Certified in Quantitative Finance (CQF, London), Certified Financial Technician (IFTA, USA), Investment Banking Analyst (IMS) & B.Com by qualification, Shubham has been into many major kinds of market research including Quantitative, Technical, Derivatives& Fundamental Research. He is among a handful of professionals with expertise in multiple research domains. He has been a programmer himself in tens of programming languages from today’s latest trends.
With over 15 years of professional experience in Research & Advisory with Broking houses, he has lived the migration from traditional research to an early participant in the ROBO Advisory era to make traders/investors create an edge by joining hands with the power of compute. In his career so far, he has programmed over 15 game changing trading system purely based on Mathematics & Statistics out of which some of them are unique globally. On the traditional research side of his career he has built over 200 trading systems using Technical & Derivative Analysis. Shubham now runs his own start-up with a goal to equip participants of the Financial markets world-wide with his unique algorithm ideas.
Shubham has been a speaker at many B-schools &professional events some of them are Association of Technical Market Analysts, Association of National Exchanges Members of India, CFA Society, Traders Carnival, Algo Convention, Fin-bridge, Money fifty-50 & Options Symposium.
Earlier to the current position, Shubham has served a few broking houses as Head of Quantitative, Technical & Derivatives Research. Shubham has been an active face on media for his take on markets for over 7 years with CNBC TV 18, CNBC Awaaz, Zee Business & Bloomberg Quint.
In his free time, he loves music to the core and is a seasoned Guitar & Synthesizer player and proficient dancer in major Ball room dance forms.
Founder - weekendinvesting.com (SEBI Registered Investment Advisor)
Alok Jain is a Delhi based SEBI registered Investment Advisor and founder of a momentum investing platform “weekendinvesting.com”
Alok is an Engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and a MBA finance from the University of Maryland. He returned to India to start his journey in the markets by setting up one of the first National Stock Exchange memberships in New Delhi in 1996.
In the next two decades, Alok developed a keen sense for systematic rule based investing systems and technical trading. He is a keen observer of the psychology and behavioral aspects of the market and wanted to quantify and incorporate them in his investing. Alok had been running several of his products on his own funds since many years and over time he was convinced that others could make use of the same products as well and thus launched his advisory weekendinvesting.com.
Weekendinvesting.com is a Do-it-Yourself advisory where Alok provides simple momentum based investing models. The unique part about his strategies is the low time-spent : returns ratio where the user spends 15 minutes a week to attend to their portfolios and the returns have so far have been beating the benchmarks by a wide margin. He also runs a Nifty and Bank Nifty based positional trading system “STAIRS” that is followed by a large number of traders.
Alok was recently featured in the news media for his advisory. https://tinyurl.com/ycy9vph8. He also runs a hyperactive twitter feed at @Weekendinvestng to share his trading thoughts with a large twitter group.
Founder NAV Finstrat
Quantitative Algo Trader
Ex Commodities Trader, Merrill Lynch Commodities, Houston, USA
MBA, Rice University, Houston, USA
Masters Chemical Engineering – University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Chemical Engineer - Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Founder Definedge Solutions
Prashant Shah is one of the few professionals with number of coveted and renowned designations in the industry. He has been awarded Chartered Market Technician (CMT®) and a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) by CMT Association and International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) respectively.
He is also a holder of the right to the Master of Financial Technical Analysis® certification designation by IFTA for the original research conducted by him on Line Break charts swing trading techniques. He is an author of the book on Point & Figure charting methods on Indian Market.
Independent Quantitative Trader, Founder - quantgym.com
Graduated with Economics with postgrad in Business Management. 18+ years experience as a trader and analyst. Was the Head-Research & Director-Algorithmic Strategies for one of the biggest commodities prop firms in India.Now an independent quantitative trader who also trains on systems trading.Founder : http://www.quantgym.com
Founder, One Tree Hill Wealth Partners
Jay comes with a rich 15 year experience in India markets with experience ranging from Trading to Arbitrage to Investments. He started his career as a Quant and went on to head the Edelweiss Alpha Fund up until Oct 2018. He was able to grow the AUM from 300Cr to 2000Cr within a short period of 18 months through client acquisition and a superior risk return performance (No negative months and Sharpe in excess of 4). Currently he is heading his own Wealth management firm, One Tree Hill, and helps clients navigate their investments into the Alts and Mutual fund space.
Founder - HL Investrade, Founder - Rodeo Travel Technologies, Founder - Arque Technologies
Hrishabh Sanghvi is a Quantitative finance expert with 10 years experience across electronic trading & investment management. His prior experience include Edelweiss as the Head of Algorithmic Trading, Treasury Trading with Citibank, United Stock Exchange and Credence Capital.
Hrishabh is currently involved with 2 startups into AI & Machine Learning solving problems across various domains as well as 1 startup focused on Algorithmic Trading services. On the Algo front, HL Investrade helps fill the gap between Traders, Brokers and Funds who have trading strategies but do not have the relevant expertise or teams to build out custom Algorithmic Trading systems.
Renowned "Market wizard" , co-author of "Street Smarts : High Probability Trading Strategies for the Futures and Equities Markets"
4 time winner of World Cup Trading Championship
Born in Tuttlingen (Germany) on 2/12/1966.
Graduated cum laude in Mechanical Engineering in 1990 at the internationally known “Politecnico di Milano” and member of MENSA Andrea became an independent trader in 2001 and focused on development of trading Systems. In 2004 he attended a seminar of Larry Williams to improve his skills and in 2005 he won the TopTraderCup in futures division with over 60% performance in 3 months. the same year he won the monthly race of the Tcup organized by the Italian broker IwBank with over 50% in one month. The obtained results allowed him to become honorary member of the “National Investment Consultant Organization” and to become graduated “honoris causa” in “Portfolio Management and Asset Allocation”.
In 2006 his mathematical mind led him to publish the first book in Italian language about Money Management .
In 2008, Andrea became the first Italian trader to win the most famous trading championship all over the world, he won The World Cup Trading Championships® in the futures division with an astonishing 672%.
In year 2009 Andrea became the first back to back winner of the competition in nearly 20 years winning again with 115%.
And in 2010 Andrea became the first trader ever winning the competition three years in a row ending first with 240%.
In 2012, after PFGBest bankruptcy Andrea enters the newly organized Q4 contest scheduled from October to December and wins with 82% performance.
Andrea has been part of scientific committee of SIAT, the Italian Technical Analyses Organization member society of IFTA (International Federation of Technical Analysts) and is now honorary member of this association.
Andrea has been invited as a speaker to several important financial events in Italy (Milan, Rimini, Rome), Germany (Aschaffenburg, Frankfurt, Lohr am Mein) , Czech Republic (Prague) , China, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and New York. Also he has been presenting at IFTA annual conferences in Sydney 2016, Milan 2017 and Kuala Lumpur 2018.
National Director of Australian Technical Analysts Association.
Alan Clement is a trading strategy designer and independent trader with over 25 years of experience in the financial industry. Following a successful professional career in both investment management and investment banking, he now manages his own independent trading business. His main focus is in the design and development of quantitative trading systems that trade multiple markets. He is an international speaker on trading and evidence-based market analysis. He also provides development services, consultancy and training in quantitative methods to private and institutional traders and investors. Alan is an IFTA Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) and a National Director of the Australian Technical Analysts Association. His website can be found at helixtrader.com and he tweets as @helixtrader
Founder , Build Alpha Software
My name is David Bergstrom, and I am the guy behind Build Alpha software. I have spent many years researching, building, testing, and implementing market making and trading strategies for a high frequency trading firm. We specialize in CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) products and trade a variety of strategies. Primarily in the Treasury Complex and Equity Indexes. I also consult and develop for a handful of CTAs, individual clients, registered money managers, and even a few aspiring retail traders.
I am a self taught programmer who primarily uses C++, C#, and Python but am also experienced with Perl, Java and even TradeStation’s EasyLanguage. Most of my experience has led me to a series of repeatable processes to find, create, test, validate, and implement trading ideas. Build Alpha is the growing culmination of this process from start to finish.
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|2 Day Residential Convention|
|Introduction to Algo Trading(Beginner's Webcast Learning session on 13th April 2019).|
|E-Algoconvention(India's first virtual convention of International speakers (priced @ Rs.13,990 , complementary for convention participants)|
|All meals included during convention.|
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