The AI-Advancement Award 2020

The Winners of the PLEXUS Artificial Intelligence Award from 2020

The Winners of the PLEXUS Artificial Intelligence

 Award from 2020

The PLEXUS Advancement Award for Artificial Intelligence

In 2020, PLEXUS Investments offered the “PLEXUS Award for Artificial Intelligence in Finance” for the first time. The award was endowed with 10,000 Euros, which is to benefit the winners’ further research on AI and machine learning in the financial sector.

The Winners 2020

The Advancement Award was won by two applicants: Benjamin Moritz, Executive Partner at HQ Asset Management in Dusseldorf, and Riccardo Tegazi, Quant Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London. Their research papers are linked below the photos.

Dr. Benjamin Moritz

Dissertation: Applications of Textual Analysis and Machine Learning in Asset Pricing

Riccardo Tegazi

Master Thesis: Machine Learning in International Asset Pricing

The Panel of Judges

Christof Kutscher

Chairman of the Board of Directors at Bergos AG (Zurich), Executive Chairman Climate Asset Management (London), and formerly Chairman of the Board at AXA Investment Managers, Paris.

Prof. Walter Farkas

Professor of Quantitative Finance with the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich, and Associate Member of the Department of Mathematics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).

Prof. Stefan Mittnik

Professor of Financial Econometrics, until 2020 at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (LMU) and co-founder of Scalable Capital, a digital financial service provider.

The Conditions of Participation

The deadline for submitting research papers was 12/31/2020. Students with their Master’s thesis (in exceptional cases Bachelor’s thesis) and doctoral candidates with their dissertation submitted to a university or university of applied sciences to obtain their respective academic degree were eligible to participate. Read the complete conditions of participation in the linked document.

The PLEXUS AI-Conference 2021

The award ceremony for the AI Advancement Award 2020 took place at the online conference “Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Sector”, also organised by PLEXUS, on 31 March 2021. More than 200 participants from the international asset management community attended.

At the AI conference (in English), AI fund managers and an industry expert shared their technology knowledge – in addition to the award winners. Read the programme here.

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