India Algo Convention 2018

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The India Algo Convention 2018, is the Annual Algo Event of Dravyaniti Consulting ( is the largest gathering
of some of the best quantitative minds in India and the World.These are practitioners of the craft, who will share their experiences in the 2-Day Residential event.

Venue :Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Karjat
Date : April 21st and April 22nd, 2018
Time : 10a.m – 5:30p.m
Organizer :Dravyaniti Consulting LLP

Objective of the Event

a) To disseminate focused Algorithmic Trading knowledge to various participants.
b) Form a launching pad for participants to start building Algorithms and start own Algorithmic trading.
c) Gain trading wisdom by interacting with experienced Algorithmic traders.

What all will be covered during the event?

1. Insights into new Strategies.
2. Pair Trading.
3. Panel Discussion:Hedge Funds in India-Past,Present & Future.
4. Sentiment Analysis.
5. Smart-Beta:Defining an equal weight index Strategy.
6. Option Algorithms-A different perspective.
7. Meditation for focused Trading.
8. Machine Learning and AI in Algorithmic Trading.
8. Algos For Fundamental Investors.
9. How Algorithms Are Changing The Fin-Tech World.
10. Panel Discussion : Crypto Currencies & Blockchain – Past, Present & Future.
11. Execution Algos.
12. Algorithmic Trading.
13.Intraday Volatility Burst System.

Expert Speakers
Sovit Manjani is a Chartered Market Technician. He has coached CMT (all 3 levels) over 50 professionals. he has also trained a number of CMT aspirants. Sovit has created a number of systems with high Reward Risk Ratios and follows them with utmost discipline.
Chandini Jain has 6+ years of global experience in finance, with Deutsche Bank and Optiver, world’s largest market-maker, in Chicago and Amsterdam. Since 2017, she has been working on Auquan, an early stage fintech startup aiming to bridge the gap between data science and finance.
Anil Ghelani has been working with DSP BlackRock Group since 2003 and is currently responsible for Products & Passive Investments. Anil is currently serving as a Director on the Board of IAIP (CFA Society India). He has earlier worked at Ernst & Young.
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Hrishabh Sanghvi has over 9 years of quantitative finance experience and has worked at Citibank, among others. He was earlier heading Algorithmic Trading at Edelweiss, which is arguably the largest Institutional Execution desk in India. He is also a highly skilled poker player.
Rakesh Pujara has his unique style based on 360 degree view of technical, fundamentals, investor psychology and behavior. Earlier, he setup and led the Algo desk at Naman Securities, to make it into probably the most-profitable systematic trading based prop desks in India.
Devang Jhaveri is Co-Founder of Dravyaniti and looks at overall Business Strategy and Risk Management. Earlier, he was heading Algo Risk at Edelweiss and has worked as head of Technology at Rabo Bank, where he built Risk Management framework for Algos.
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Vivek Gadodia is Co-Founder of Dravyaniti and manages the DNC Portfolio, a suite of Non-Correlated Algorithms which is used by a number of Proprietary Desks, UHNI/HNI and Individuals to manage their portfolio risks. Earlier, Vivek setup the Algo Trading desk at MF Global India.
Shubham Agarwal is CEO & Head of Research at Quantsapp. Earlier, Shubham was Head of Quant, Technical & Derivative research at Motilal Oswal . Shubham is an active face on media and has conducted seminars for thousands of traders/investors.
Umesh Mehta Research Head at SAMCO Securities & Founding team member of Indian Trading League-a Real time Stock Market Championship.
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Jay P Shah is a MBA from ISB Hyderabad and voted amongst the “Top 40 Under 40” Professionals in Alternative Finance in India. His goal is to become among the top 2 fund managers in Indian Alternative Investment space.
Shrini Viswanath is CTO of Upstox, among the top 2 discount broking firms in India. He is a trading technology wizard, with exposure to Global Markets, and someone to whom Trading and Technology mean the same thing.
Viral Shah is among the leading Computer Scientists in the World, born and brought up in Mumbai. Off late, his focus is on how to make Julia language available to the World. The best thing to happen to him was somehow when he did not make it to the IITs.
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Swapnil Pawar is an alternate assets professional with experience and interest in hedge funds and structured debt. He is also an economics enthusiast with specific focus on monetary macroeconomics.
Faiz Memon is the founder of Fidelis Wealth Management where he advises clients, families and expats to navigate through the complex financial maze, with simple solutions. Earlier, he has advised clients handling in excess of USD 2 Billion AUM, at Bernstein.
Rajib Ranjan Borah is the co-founder & CEO of iRage, which potentially manages the broadest exchange-traded option portfolio book in India. He is also the co-founder and director of QuantInsti, which has trained thousands of professionals from over 130 countries.
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Ankit Ratan is a serial entrepreneur. Currently, he is involved in building a global digital trust system, at Signzy.
Navin Agrawal was part of the team which created the world’s first Depositary Receipt index, Skindia GDR Index in 1994, played a key role in restructuring Instanex Capital Inc., USA owned Instanex FII Index, Instanex DII Index and created Technidex Stock Futures Index©, the first ever open interest based Stock Futures Index.
Vishal Mehta is a CMT, and has trained over 2000 professionals in Technical Analysis. He has delivered talks at Central Banks of Sri Lanka and Nepal
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Manish Jain has rich experience as an entrepreneur and is presently a mentor to startups. He Co-Founded MProfit portfolio management software, which has over 75000+ downloads. His specialties are Internet Technologies and Capital Markets
Hiral Shah Masters in Yoga & Philosophy. Gold Medalist in International Himalayan Yoga Olympiad. Certified Art Therapist from Life Renaissance (London). Professor at Somaiya College, Mumbai. Founder of WELLNESS SOLUTIONS, health service provider at workplace.
Praveen DG is a CFA, MBA and Masters in Economics. He is instrumental in development of country’s first real-time commodity excess return indexes (iCOMDEX) for the Exchange in association with Thomson Reuters and Volatility Indexes.
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Subhadip Nandy Graduated with Economics with postgrad in Business Management. 18+ years experience as a trader and analyst. Was the Head-Research & Director-Algorithmic Strategies for one of the biggest commodities prop firms in India. Now an independent quantitative trader who also trains on systems trading.
Snehal Soni is a veteran Algorithmic Trader. Having handled one of the largest proprietary desk option portfolios earlier in his career, currently Snehal heads the Algo Product at Edelweiss. He is a visionary thinker, always exploring ways and means to adopt technology effectively and find solutions to problems.

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For Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities or Group Booking queries,contact Vivek on 9870104332 or Devang on 9820101728

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