Mosaic Smart Data, a capital markets-focused data analytics company, has appointed Oxford University professor of mathematical finance, Rama Cont, as scientific advisor.
In this role Cont will work directly with Mosaic’s data science team to make the latest in data science technology available to Mosaic’s customers, as well as guiding the firm’s R&D activities. Cont is also posed to contribute to Mosaic’s quant talent recruitment and to developing links with the broader research community.
“What intrigued me most about working with Mosaic Smart Data was the opportunity to take the theoretical work we are doing on the academic side and demonstrate its practical application in the cut and thrust of the capital markets,” says Cont. “By bringing together Mosaic’s team of highly experienced data scientists with our own world-class researchers, we have an incredible opportunity to bring the most advanced data science ideas to real-world applications.”
Matthew Hodgson, CEO and founder of Mosaic, adds: “The firms that succeed in tomorrow’s markets will be those which can harness their data most effectively, extracting the most useful insights in real-time to drive productivity and performance. We’ve been working with the scientific community since our beginnings… By working with Rama, we will have direct access to the most promising research being developed at the world’s top institutions to ensure that Mosaic Smart Data’s analytics is always at the leading edge of what’s possible in the capital markets.”
Cont was appointed professor of mathematical finance at St Hugh’s College Oxford in 2018 and his research focuses on stochastic analysis, stochastic processes and mathematical modeling in finance, in particular the modeling of extreme market risks and systemic risk.
Previously, he held the chair of mathematical Finance at Imperial College London from 2012 to 2018, and between 2014 and 2018 he served as founding director of the CFM-Imperial Institute of Quantitative Finance.