ON: Understanding How Investors are Using AI and Big Data – A Primer for IROs

AI is changing the way we work and its impact on how investors make investment decisions is now a reality.

Join CIRI Ontario as we hear from AI expert, Larry Cao, on how the buy-side uses AI and big data to help make investment decisions, evaluate ESG performance and impact trading. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about this evolving subject and to find out how AI impacts your investor relations role! This event is eligible for 2 CEU credits.

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Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm ET
Location: Virtual ET
Cost: Free for members, $25 for non-members (plus taxes)
*A virtual link will be provided to those registered.

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What You Will Learn

  • Learn how the buy-side uses AI and big data to help make investment decisions, evaluate ESG performance and impact trading; and
  • How IROs can optimize their communication and disclosure.

Who Should Attend

This event is intended for anyone involved in the investor relations community.


Larry Cao, CFA, Member, Council of Advisers for Applied Research, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research (HKIMR)
Larry Cao, CFA, is a Member of the Council of Advisers for Applied Research for the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research (HKIMR). In this role, Larry advises on the research themes and steers the direction of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance’s applied research projects, including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (MI) and their impact on investment strategies. Larry also served as a Senior Director of Research at CFA Institute where he was the lead editor of the “Handbook of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Applications in Investments”.
During his time pursuing graduate studies at Harvard University and as a visiting scholar at MIT, he co-authored a paper with Nobel Laureate Franco Modigliani, published in the Journal of Economic Literature. Mr. Cao has over 20 years of investment industry experience. Previously, he worked at HSBC as a senior manager for the Asia-Pacific region. Larry began his career at the People’s Bank of China as a US dollar fixed-income portfolio manager. Later, he worked for Munder Capital Management, managing US and international equity portfolios, and Morningstar/Ibbotson Associates, managing multi-asset investment programs for a global institutional clientele.
Larry has been interviewed by numerous business media outlets, including Bloomberg, CNN, the Financial Times, the South China Morning Post, and the Wall Street Journal.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance for reimbursement. Please contact Brittany Snell if you need to cancel your registration.

10/12/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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