Julia Belford

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Visiting Scholar
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Julia is a financial services professional and a visiting scholar with Berkeley Center for Risk Management Research. In her investment career she was responsible for systematic equities research and portfolio management for State Street Global Advisors, Wedbush Equity Management, Infinium Capital, BlackRock and Citadel. For several years Julia was also teaching market microstructure and high-frequency finance at Berkeley HAAS School of Business. Her current research interests are in using NLP and machine learning techniques in financial data analysis, with specific focus on ESG and shareholder activism. She holds doctorates from Stanford in physics and computer science.