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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Faculty Research Seminar on Analytics:

Wenjie Hu (Corporate Investment Banking New Product Development at JPM)

Data Science in Investment Banking

Tuesday, November 24, 12:45-2:15pm, NVC 14-280



From: Professor Radhika Jain, Computer Information Systems

 Abstract: Despite accumulating a wealth of data on capital market transactions, trades, and financial markets, the investment banks have been slower to embrace Data Science than other businesses (e.g., consumer retail, technology, and even retail banking). Senior executives want to enhance how they use data to raise profitability, map out markets, and ultimately win more trades/deals. This talk addresses challenges faced by different lines of business in JP Morgan Chase and Co. (JPM) Corporate Investment Banking and how Data Science can help transform their business models.

Wenjie Hu, Ph.D., Data Science in Corporate Investment Banking - New Product Development at JPM)
Wenjie Hu is the Head of Data Science, leading the Data Science practice of Corporate Investment Banking – New Product Development at JPM. Previously, Dr. Hu was an analytics manager/modeler at Opera Solutions and Fair Isaac Corp (FICO). He managed a team of quants/developers and delivered a Hadoop-based Wealth Management platform for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, which was reported by the Wall Street Journal.* Dr. Hu has 10+ years of analytics experience in finance and a PhD (Singapore) and Postdoc (UC Davis) in Machine Learning.

* See "Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Betting Big on Analytics" by C. Boulton, Wall Street Journal, Sept 16, 2012 (link).

For more information, please contact Prof. Radhika Jain at