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Application of AI & News Sentiment in Finance - Research Presentation | Webinar

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Topic 1: Credit Risk Modeling by Dr Xiao Qiao

Deep learning can be used to price and calibrate models of credit risk. Deep neural networks can learn structural and reduced-form models with high degrees of accuracy. For complex credit risk models, whose closed-form solutions are not available, deep learning offers a conceptually simple and more efficient alternative solution.

Dr Xiao proposes an approach that combines deep learning with the unscented Kalman filter to calibrate credit risk models on historical data, which attains an R-squared of 98.5 percent for the reduced-form model and 95 percent for the structural model.

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Topic 2: Long Term Enterprise Valuation Prediction by Prof S Chandrasekhar

The talk focussed to predict the long-term Enterprise value (EV) of a company using advanced machine learning and natural language processing. Enterprise value provides a better valuation of the company compared to market capitalization. Market capitalizations main focus is towards shareholder value whereas enterprise value text long term debt as well as cash in hand.

To get EV we will add to market capitalization long term debt and deduct cash in hand. Predicting the enterprise value for a long term up to 6 months ahead on a rolling basis will help Investors, rating companies to obtain a long term view of their investment growth and also help in managing the Risk.

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Speaker Profiles

Dr Xiao Qiao (Co-Founder of Paraconic Technologies)
Xiao is a Co-Founder of Paraconic Technologies. His research interest includes asset pricing, financial econometrics, investments, commodities and return predictability. His research has been featured by Forbes, the CFA Institute, and Institutional Investor.

He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Global Commodities Applied Research Digest. He received a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Chicago, where he was Nobel laureate Eugene Fama’s teaching assistant.

Prof S Chandrasekhar (Director Business Analytics at IFIM Business School, Bangalore)
Prof S Chandrasekhar is Senior Prof & Director Business Analytic at IFIM Business School, Bangalore since Nov 2013. He was chair Professor Director at FORE School of Management, New Delhi for about fourteen years.

Prior to this he worked at Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow for about ten years (1988-98) as Professor in the area of Computers & information Systems. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Master’s degree in Computer Science from IIT, Kanpur and Doctorate in Quantitative & Information Systems from University of Georgia, USA.


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This webinar was conducted on:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
8:30 AM ET | 6:00 PM IST | 8:30 PM SGT

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