No two of David Leinweber’s speeches are the same. Each speech is tailored to developments in your industry and for the audience and setting. He relates his topics to the state of the markets and the debate on the future of finance. He delivers insight, with clarity and wit, to people trying to navigate through unprecedented times.
With the Flash Crash and more embarrassing glitches, many investors are worried that the market could accidentally eat their portfolio. How serious a worry is this? What’s being done about it, and what can be done about it?
Technology transforms the playing field of investment information. The middlemen are gone in trading, trading floors are vanishing. Reporters are role as information middlemen is redefined in the web era. If you had everything computationally, where would you put it, financially? Will a computer take your job, or make you better at it?
Recognized by billionaire investors and traders as one the greatest financial innovators of our time while also known to his Wall Street colleagues as the class clown of the quantitative investing industry, David Leinweber helps audience learn─and laugh─at the worlds of finance, technology and the economy.
Being a successful investor today and tomorrow—individual or institutional—involves more than stock picking, asset allocation or market timing: it involves technology. David Leinweber helps audiences go beyond the numbers to see exactly how this technology has become more responsible for managing modern markets. In his intriguing and entertaining presentations, Leinweber discusses where technology on Wall Street has been, what it has meant and how it will impact the markets of tomorrow. Currently a Fellow in Finance at the University of California Berkeley, Leinweber is the author of Nerds on Wall Street: Math, Machines and Wired Markets, where he shares the tale of the ongoing technological transformation of the world's financial markets. He is also a semi-serial entrepreneur who established two visionary financial technology firms, Integrated Analytics and Codexa. In between, for nearly a decade, Leinweber successfully managed over $6 billion of institutional quant equity portfolios spanning 25 global strategies. He founded the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Center for Innovative Financial Technology, and blogs on (mostly) financial technology and quant investing at Forbes.