Month: January 2023

Behavioral Analytics to Drive Alpha with Paul Fahey and Clare Flynn Levy

Behavioral Analytics to Drive Alpha with Paul Fahey and Clare Flynn Levy

As asset allocators become increasingly involved in the investment process, they are looking to asset managers to answer questions about their investment decision-making and to explain performance. Without the right technology, it can be difficult for managers to pull out insights and articulate why they made the decisions they made. Investment teams are turning to behavioral analytics to better understand and improve their investment decisions.  

In this episode, Paul Fahey, Head of Investment Data Science at Northern Trust is joined by Clare Flynn Levy, Founder & CEO at Essentia Analytics to discuss what inspired Clare’s journey to begin Essentia Analytics, how Essentia’s technology gathers and produces actionable insights to help with the investment decision-making process and the ways that Northern Trust and Essentia leverage their partnership to help move their clients Faster Forward through the power of data science.  

Paul and Clare discuss:

  • Their experiences in the industry that led them to their roles today
  • Why managers and allocators are becoming more interested in behavioral analytics
  • How Essentia’s technology helps managers improve decision making
  • Quantitative and qualitative data that plays a role in portfolio manager’s performance
  • Where the Essentia and Northern Trust partnership is headed
  • And more

Connect with Clare Flynn Levy:

About Clare Flynn Levy:

Connect with Paul Fahey:

About Paul Fahey:


Trends Impacting Cost and Alpha in Asset Management with Marc Mallett

Trends Impacting Cost and Alpha in Asset Management with Marc Mallett

Data is changing our world. As it becomes more sophisticated, we are given insight into trends that allow us to make better decisions and improve performance. This has proven to be especially true in institutional investing.

In this episode of Faster Forward, Marc Mallett, Global Head of Whole Office Strategy at Northern Trust, discusses the current landscape for asset managers in regards to outsourcing services to reduce costs. He also dives into how data has given asset managers meaningful insight into behavioral analytics, which allows them to assess and improve their investment decisions and in turn, generate alpha. 

Marc discusses:

  • Current trends in asset management and how they are impacted by client behavior
  • An increased interest in outsourced trading desks to provide scale and reduce costs
  • Harnessing data to create meaningful insights and improve performance 
  • What investment managers should keep in mind about the future of investing
  • And more!

Connect with Marc Mallett:

About Marc Mallett:


The Data Behind Inflation with Carl Tannenbaum

The Data Behind Inflation with Carl Tannenbaum

Economies around the world felt the shock of high inflation rates following a global pandemic and its related effects. While there are various quantitative and qualitative factors at play when forecasting inflation numbers, experts expect that inflation will come down in 2023.   

In the latest episode of Faster Forward, Carl Tannenbaum, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist at Northern Trust, explains the significant role that data has in projecting inflation rates and preparing global economic forecasts. 

Carl discusses:

  • His background as an economist and his role at Northern Trust
  • His involvement with the central bank’s response to the 2008 financial crisis
  • The current state of the global economy and where we are headed in 2023 and beyond
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods for forecasting inflation
  • And more!

Connect with Carl Tannenbaum:

About Carl Tannenbaum: