CFA Society Melbourne

Lunchtime Event | How Big Data is changing investments – 10 June 2015

How Big Data is changing Investments

How Big Data is changing investments, and practical applications using Big Data to generate superior returns in the global and local equity market. The explosive growth of information available to investors has come not only from traditional sources, but also from non-traditional sources such as social media. Without doubt future success in investments will be based on our ability to harness this information.

When: Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Time: 12.30 – 2pm (a light lunch will be provided)

Where: BlackRock, Level 26, 101 Collins St, Melbourne

RSVP: 5 June 2015

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For any enquiries, please contact Emma Phillips


Gerald Garvey, PhD, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Research, Scientific Active Equity

Dr. Garvey’s service with the firm dates back to 2004, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, Dr. Garvey was head of research for US & global Active Equities and engaged in research at the stock and industry levels using both existing and new information sources. Prior to joining BGI, Dr. Garvey held faculty positions at the University of British Columbia, Sydney University, Australian National University and the University of New South Wales. Dr. Garvey’s research on executive compensation, labour economics, and corporate finance has been published in academic and practitioner journals. Dr. Garvey earned an BA degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983 and a PhD in economics from University of California at Los Angeles in 1987.


TK Tangkuampien, CFA, PhD, Vice President Research Analyst, Scientific Active Equity

Dr. Tangkuampien is responsible for performing quantitative and investment infrastructure research. Dr. Tangkuampien began his career at BlackRock in 2007. He earned a BS degree in electrical & computer engineering, with first class honours, from the University of Cape Town in 2003 and a PhD in statistical machine learning from Monash University-Australia in 2007.