Ernest Chan specialises in the development of statistical models and advanced computer algorithms to find patterns and trends in large quantities of data. He began his career working on statistical pattern recognition to projects ranging from textual retrieval at IBM Research. In 1998 he joined the proprietary trading group at CSFB developing statistical models for futures trading, stock pair-trading as well as trading based on earnings revisions, surprises and analyst recommendation changes. He has also worked on projects for MapleRidge Capital Management, Millennium Partners, and MANE Fund Management. He currently runs his own consulting company, E. P. Chan & Associates specialising in the research and development of statistical models and software for trading stocks and futures. Ernie holds a PhD theoretical physics from Cornell University.
Delphine Gibassier is an associate professor in accounting for sustainable development at Audencia (France), and a recognized expert in non-financial accounting and reporting with 18 years’ experience in both practice and academia. She is also the director of the Research Centre “Multi-capital Global Performance”, and the academic director of the executive MBA Chief Value Officer.
She has worked with the UN Global Compact, IIRC, BCSD, R3.0, Capitals Coalition and CDSB, as well as the French government on various topics such as carbon accounting and integrated reporting. In practice, she has developed and implemented carbon accounting, SDG accounting and integrated reporting for large companies. Before joining academia, she worked as a management controller for large multinationals in Paris and Asia. She is an associate editor of the academic journal Sustainabiliy Accounting, Management and Policy Journal.
Trevor Neil has been a trader for over 30 years, having become a commodities trader at Merrill Lynch in the mid 1970’s before going on to work at LIFFE giving technical analysis support to floor traders. In 2000 he became head of technical analysis at Bloomberg where he was responsible for training and technical analysis software development. He has served on the board of the UK’s Society of Technical Analysts and as principal trainer for The Technical Analyst, has trained the top investment firms and funds throughout Europe. Trevor also delivers the popular ‘Friday Technical Analysis Surgery’ on the Thomson Reuters Webex.
Christian Schaller has 20 years experience in relative value trading having worked as part of the RV team at Deutsche Bank as well as being global head of leveraged investments at ABN Amro. Since 2004 he has consulted privately to financial institutions on the development, training, and management of quantitative research and analysis. He has co-authored the book ‘Fixed Income Relative Value Analysis – A practitioner’s guide to the Theory, Tools and Trades’ (Wiley/Bloomberg Press, 2013) and has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Bonn, Germany.
Jimmy Jia is a climate strategy and carbon accounting expert with over 20 years experience as a strategist and published author helping corporations to shift investments into greening infrastructure. He is a research associate at Oxford Net Zero and a visiting scholar at the Energy and Environmental Management Institute, George Washington University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in sustainable finance at Oxford University.
Dennis West is a climate strategy and governance expert with over 10 years experience as a researcher and advisor helping organisations make a positive social impact. He is a research associate at the Oxford University Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and an advisor to Fortune 500 companies and industry associations. He is currently a PhD candidate organisations and governance at Oxford University.