Session on Big Data by Robert Anderson and Gautham Sastri (link to website)
There’s no question that Big Data is the new engine driving innovation in the insurance industry. This includes improved customer service to reduced incidence of fraud, target marketing and more efficient pricing. But What about the investment space? Can the boundless reservoir of information help insurance investment professionals find alpha, generate extra yield or reduce investment risk? Does social media open up new horizons and offer an alternative to the daily barrage of ubiquitous market data that has fed the investment industry for the last half century? These are just some of the Big Data questions that will be discussed at this year’s Investment Symposium.