Speakers

Speakers

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Richard Saldanha

Managing director

Oxquant

Dr Richard Saldanha is a Managing Director at Oxquant. Oxquant provides expertise and advice on risk management, investments and the impact of artificial intelligence in finance and other knowledge-based industries. Richard is also an Independent Adviser to Oxford Portfolio Advisers and FCA approved person (CF30).

As well as Richard's consulting and advisory activities, he is a Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary University of London where he lectures on statistical machine learning and its application in finance in the School of Economics and Finance.

Richard has worked in quantitative finance for over 20 years and has held senior roles in both asset management and investment banking at major institutions in the City of London in the areas of risk management, trading and investments.

Richard holds a DPhil in Statistics from the University of Oxford. He is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET) and a member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

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Dr Drago Indjic

Managing director

Oxquant

Dr Drago Indjic is an expert data science practitioner and is co-head of Oxquant. He is co-founder of Soft-Finance (Geneva), Technology Partnership (Belgrade) and Richfox Capital (Amsterdam). In addition, Drago has been a technology project funding evaluator for the European Union's ambitious €80bn Horizon 2020 programme since 1997 and will continue in that role with H2020's successor programme. 

Drago has over 25 years’ experience in alternative investments and entrepreneurship and has worked as a portfolio manager and in research at several hedge funds, a family office and for a GCC sovereign wealth fund. He is an investor in a number of fintech businesses. 

Drago lectures regularly on fintech and hedge funds at Queen Mary University of London and Regent's University. He holds a Dipl Ing from the University of Belgrade and a PhD from Imperial College, London; and is a Member of the IEEE and IET.