Machine Learning Innovation Summit
November 29, 2018, Dublin
UCC Student Managed Fund
Stephen is a funded Financial Technology PhD candidate operating out of the Advanced Technology Centre in University College Cork. He is an expert in consumer interaction with emerging technology in the Finance industry and has focused his research to date on Roboadvisors and Blockchain. He has graduated with a 1st Class Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree and was the only student of 180+ to have achieved a minor in Finance. This was as a result of having been selected as one of 3 students from UCC in 2015/2016 to be offered the chance to study in California's highest ranked business school, University of San Diego. He was awarded the title of College Scholar for excellence in academic performance and tutors 120+ students of finance and economics on a weekly basis. Between studies he has spent time working as an asset sales finance analyst and a trade desk specialist. Second to his PhD Stephen was elected as the CEO of the UCC Student Managed Fund where he leads a team of 100+ students who engage in equity analysis research and risk management whilst investing sponsored capital. Since his involvement the fund has retained all 3 Goodbody National competition titles in 2017. His proudest achievements since taking over the fund include surpassing the 2018 membership application expectation by 400%, increasing female membership by 240% and the implementation of a Quantitative Research team who have been developing an algorithm to increase efficiency in equity research.