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True Positive Technologies

Financial Data Practicum




Dr. Marcos López de Prado is the Chief Executive Officer of True Positive Technologies. He founded Guggenheim Partners’ Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) business, where he applied cutting-edge machine learning (ML) to the development of high-capacity strategies that delivered superior risk-adjusted returns. After managing up to $13 billion in assets, Marcos acquired QIS and successfully spun-out from Guggenheim in 2018.

Since 2010, Marcos has been a research fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science). One of the top-10 most read authors in finance (SSRN's rankings), he has published dozens of scientific articles on ML and supercomputing in the leading academic journals, and he holds multiple international patent applications on algorithmic trading.

Marcos earned a Ph.D. in financial economics (2003), a second Ph.D. in mathematical finance (2011) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and is a recipient of Spain's National Award for Academic Excellence (1999). He completed his post-doctoral research at Harvard University and Cornell University, where he teaches a Financial ML course for the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering. Marcos has an Erdős #2 and an Einstein #4 according to the American Mathematical Society.


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Financial Data Practicum


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