John Collins, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Thasos Group, provides the basis for a deployable trading strategy that leverages deep fundamental insights from mobile phone location data while presenting at the Alpha Innovation Required Summit on September 5, 2018 in NYC.
Topics covered in this talk:
Combining credit card transaction data with mobile phone location data in the context of food retail
Building confidence on data by benchmarking against reported key performance indicators
Deriving fundamental insights for manufacturing operations from mobile phone location data
New key performance indicators for mall REITs and a strategy to trade CMBX series 6 and 7
John was most recently Portfolio Manager for an event-driven, long-short equities strategy when Thasos operated onsite at an NYC-based hedge fund with over $10 billion in AUM. Prior to Thasos, John helped structure and close several billion dollar transactions in high yield and leveraged finance for Credit Suisse’s private equity clients. He was previously an advisor to the SEC on algorithmic market manipulation and was Special Investigator for the New York Stock Exchange’s Arca Equities Surveillance Department.
Thasos Group is an alternative data intelligence firm founded at MIT in 2011 and headquartered in NYC. Thasos transforms real-time locations from mobile phones across the globe into objective and actionable insights on the performance of businesses, markets, and economies.
With the largest repository of high quality mobile phone location data after Google and Apple, Thasos provides the most powerful source of real-time data available today for measuring and forecasting economic activity across industries.
Thasos uses the latest advances in machine intelligence, distributed computing, and privacy technology to convert billions of daily location events into accessible information that is easily consumed, understood, and acted upon.