Buyside Forum

Investor EQD - Abu Dhabi 2024

The Global Quantitative Research Forum

April 18 2024

Abu Dhabi | Middle East

Registration closes: April 15 2024

You must register to secure a spot in the room. Registrations are subject to approval. Attendance is for:

  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Family Offices
  • Pension Funds
  • Local Authorities
  • Local Asset Managers

Investor EQD – Abu Dhabi 2024 is a unique gathering of institutional investors active in multi-asset, quantitative and absolute return strategies.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest academic and practitioner approaches in quantitative research while also networking with leading asset allocator professionals from regional and international pensions, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, family offices and private banks.

Event Chair

Michael Steliaros is the global head of equity portfolio engineering and trading at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), responsible for the implementation and execution of the Fund’s total equity portfolio. Michael leads the Equity function of ADIA’s Core Portfolio Department, which is responsible for implementing ADIA’s benchmark exposures across equity and fixed income markets, managing ADIA-wide treasury-related activities and executing equity, fixed income, money market and currency trades. Supported by robust data and analytics and a systematic approach to decision making across markets, the Core Portfolio Department delivers efficient implementation of ADIA’s asset allocation, treasury and trading decisions.

Prior to ADIA Michael was the global head of quantitative execution services at Goldman Sachs for approximately five years. There he built the team that is responsible for the research, development and implementation of quantitative processes for portfolio and electronic trading, as well as lead the firm’s execution relations with the quantitative client-base across regions. Michael managed a variety of teams globally, spanning algorithmic research, portfolio quants, client solutions, analytics and quantitative data and content generation. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a variety of senior roles in London and New York, including the centralization of risk for the bank’s equities flow, quantitative liquidity management processes and in the latter years running the global agency portfolio trading and quantitative equity businesses. Earlier in his career, he spent more than a decade on the buy-side (most notably BGI and Winton) building quant stock-selection models and managing global market neutral equity portfolios.

Prior to his career in the industry, Michael was a financial econometrics lecturer at City University (CASS/Bayes) Business School in London. He has a wide range of academic, peer-reviewed and practitioner journal and book publications on a host of finance topics, as well as numerous presentations in global quant and industry conferences. Michael holds a PhD in Finance from City University (CASS/Bayes) Business School in London.

Michael Steliaros

global head of equity portfolio engineering and trading, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority