AI-Advancement Award

Publicise and Support Technological Progress in the Financial Sector.

Publicise and Support Technological Progress

 in the Financial Sector.

The PLEXUS Advancement Award for Artificial Intelligence

The transformation of finance through AI and machine learning is in full swing. The PLEXUS Award for Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Sector has been awarded annually by PLEXUS Investments since 2020. The Award is endowed with 10,000 Euros, which will benefit the winners’ further research on AI and machine learning in the financial sector. The award is open to students and doctoral candidates. We are proud to support new developments with the award.

The award ceremonies have so far taken place at the annual AI- Conference “Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Sector” organised by PLEXUS. More than 200 participants from the international asset management community attended each event.

The deadline for submitting research papers for the forth award (since 2020) ended in December 2023. In the meantime, the top-class panel of judges is active again. In the coming weeks, they will evaluate the submitted master’s theses and dissertations and select the winner(s). The winner(s) will be awarded in May at the third AI-Conference “Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Sector” organised by PLEXUS.


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The PLEXUS Advancement Award 2024

The high-quality research papers we have received in recent years have confirmed our decision to continue the award. The deadline for submitting research papers is 12/31/2024 at 23.59. 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 are eligible to enter. The prize is again endowed with 10,000 Euros.

The Conditions of Participation

Read the complete current conditions of participation here.

The Panel of Judges

Christof Kutscher

Chairman of the Board of Directors at Bergos AG (Zurich), Chairman at Indeez SAS, Paris, 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.

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