University-Industry Engagement Week

Fintech company enters research partnership with U of Gothenburg


By David Schwartz
Published: December 7th, 2021

MDOTM, a European leader in AI-driven investment strategies, is partnering with the School of Business, Economics & Law at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. The company hopes to use the school’s research expertise to enhance its AI-driven portfolio advisory and asset allocation solutions, provided primarily to institutional clients.   

The partnership will allow professors to actively collaborate with MDOTM’s R&D team, while also offering PhD and Masters’ students access to MDOTM’s proprietary research infrastructure to develop their research projects. The company’s proprietary AI engine uses cloud computing, big data and AI to examine reams of market data to come up with investment strategies. It is also focused on sustainable, or ESG, investing, and has signed on to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).

The agreement comes after more than a year of intense collaboration between the Fintech scaleup and the university, with researchers from both organizations working at the intersection between Machine Learning and ESG investing – for example, using AI-driven methods to assess and quantify climate risk associated with specific investment choices.
MDOTM has been an active university collaborator since its founding in 2015, cultivating a unique research environment that seeks to bridge the gap between economic theory and real-world practice. Working with leading universities like UCSC Milan, it has built an internal laboratory called MDOTM LAB, which now has 20 academic advisors and 30 external researchers who are also seeing their PhDs and Master’s degrees. Many of those students have converted their experience to full-time positions with MDOTM.

Federico Mazzorin, MDOTM’s chief scientist and co-founder of MDOTM, said the research agreement “confirms our ongoing commitment to attract talents and invest in R&D. The LAB’s close ties with universities allow us to stay at the forefront of innovation and keep providing our clients reliable and science-driven insights.”

Viktor Elliot, PhD, senior lecturer and Bitlab Director at the university’s School of Business, Economics and Law, noted that “the collaboration with MDOTM is an excellent proof of successful co-creation between research and practice, where students and researchers are exposed to real-world problems. It allows us to experiment and test our ideas in a professional setting and benefit from the technical and practical know-how of some of the global leaders in AI investment in the world.”

Source: Finextra

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