Ophir Gottlieb

Capital Market Labs

Speaker Info


Ophir Gottlieb is the CEO & Co-founder of Capital Market Laboratories. He has contributed to The Wall Street Journal (Barron’s), Yahoo! Finance, CNNMoney, MarketWatch, and Reuters on their professional terminals. He is a former options market maker on the NYSE ARCA and CBOE exchange floors, and a former hedge fund manager and head trader for Governance Investors.

He is an analyst of record through the Thomson First Call / Refinitiv approved analyst group. When he chooses, selected CML Pro research is published to Reuters professional terminals.

He has turned away from institutional finance and rededicated his life to helping all people find the capacity and facility to invest with the same confidence and information available to only the top 0.1%. In many ways, Ophir was unintentionally a part of this asymmetry, but now, he is here to tear it down.

Ophir Gottlieb is the inventor of the Forensic Alpha Model (FAM) and a co-inventor of the Accounting and Governance Risk Model (AGR), both now owned commercially by MSCI. SSRN lists his research, as one of the earliest scientists to identify deep learning, and in particular, neural networks, as a novel approach to examining financial markets while also whole wholeheartedly incorporating corporate governance.

Mr. Gottlieb’s methodological approach taken in creating FAM was endorsed by the head of artificial intelligence for the state of Germany as a novel and extraordinary application of advanced machine learning and quantitative finance.

FAM and AGR are used by asset managers worldwide with over $1 trillion of assets under management. The FAM model has made Mr. Gottlieb one of the most recognized names in all of quantitative finance. Ophir is also the inventor of the ‘Fraud Swap,’ the first and only mathematically verified derivative to swap the risk of fraud out of a stock portfolio. He initiated work on the Fraud Swap while at Stanford University and upon completion was endorsed for that work by Kay Giesecke, a Professor of Management Science & Engineering at the University.

In furthering his analysis and the patent-pending derivative, Ophir presented his findings at the 72nd CFA Institute Annual Conference held in London in 2019 covering AI and the Future: Developments, Ethics, and Financial Transformation. A full video of his presentation and the patent-pending mathematics and derivative are available here.

The Huffington Post dedicated an article to Ophir’s views in the dossier Financial Services Third Wave of Innovation: AI & Machine Learning. A rare view into his vision of the world of finance, including a 20-minute video session.

Mr. Gottlieb’s mathematics, measure theory, and machine learning background stem from his graduate work in financial mathematics at Stanford University.

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