Ex-F1 strategist in driving seat at Schroders data unit

Mark Ainsworth on “turning data into alpha” at fundamental asset manager

Mark Ainsworth, Schroders
Ainsworth's team analyses alternative data and other Big Data to help fund managers make investment calls
Image: Schroders

As a former Formula 1 race strategy analyst, Mark Ainsworth knows all about using data to make mission-critical decisions. In his current role as head of a data unit at asset manager Schroders, he has one goal: “to turn data into alpha”.

Just as he used to crunch data to guide his drivers through a race, Ainsworth now leads a team that sources and analyses alternative data, alongside other large datasets, to predict the direction of stock prices. The aim is to help analysts and fund managers at

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