Data riches pose new test for risk managers

New quant tools must be balanced with old-fashioned intuition

Murky data

An abundance of risk data means buy-side risk managers are having to work harder to hone in on the most telling information and are in danger of losing sight of the bigger picture, warned Citadel’s chief risk officer.  

“We are information rich. Let’s not be context poor,” said Joanna Welsh, speaking at the Buy-Side Risk USA conference on June 20.

“We have all this data and computing power to churn out things in ways unimaginable [in the past], but part of my job is to get people to focus on w

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