Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance

aqeelaSentiment Analysis has developed as a technology that applies machine learning and makes a rapid assessment of the sentiments expressed in news releases. News (events) move the market and are measured quantitatively. Analysts and investors digest financial news and their perceptions impact the market and move stock prices. This conference presents the current state of the art in this fast-emerging field. The conference also presents the current state of knowledge in the application of Sentiment Analysis to the respective models of trading, fund management and risk control.  Major news (meta) data suppliers such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones, RavenPack and MarketPsych have committed their participation. Case studies by investment banks, proprietary trading houses and financial analytics providers are under discussion; further such contributions are solicited.  Leading academics, thought leaders and researchers from Europe, UK and USA have agreed to contribute and participate in the conference and the workshops.

A series of webinars are planned to introduce the key topics:

Provisional Time Table for Webinars for Sentiment Analysis Week 16 – 20 June, 2014

No. Date Presenters
 1. 19 March Richard Peterson, MarketPsych (confirmed)
 2. 2 April Marco Dion, JP Morgan (confirmed)
 3. 15 or 16  April  Stephen Pulman, Oxford Unv (TBC)
 4. 29 April RavenPack (Confirmed)
 5. 7 May Dan diBartolomeo, Northfield Info Serv (confirmed)
 6. 14 May Jacob Sisk, Thomson Reuters (TBC)
 7. 21 May Bloomberg (TBC)

The weeklong event (16 – 20 June) is specially commissioned for the Fin-Tech professionals for the BFSI sector and will consist of two workshops and a two day conference

In recent times, the use of social media, google trends in addition to automated machine readable news has radically altered the landscape of automated trading, trade surveillance, fund management and risk control for the major market participants.

This event brings together from the industry and academia the best of breed contributions who present the latest thinking covering these cutting edge topics.

Press Release written by Aqeela Rahman & Prof. Gautam Mitra

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