Dr. Stephen Malinak is Global Head of Content Analytics for Thomson Reuters. His team builds a wide variety of predictive analytics based on the vast range of Thomson Reuters content sets. Examples include innovative Smart Money alpha factors based on Insider Filings, Short Interest, and Institutional Fund Holdings. His team has also created credit risk scores for public companies based on structural models, forward-looking financial ratios, and text mining. Current research includes investigations of Big Data content including unstructured text and transactions data.
Stephen was Director of Quantitative Research for StarMine prior to its acquisition by Thomson Reuters in 2008. Previously, he worked as a litigation consultant at LECG, valuing businesses and intellectual property in the telecommunications, technology, and pharmaceuticals industries. As a strategy consultant for Strategic Decisions Group, he specialized in probabilistic forecasting, including detailed cash flow forecasts for portfolios of new business ventures, fundamental supply/demand analysis of commodity markets, and stochastic price process models for risk management.
Stephen has a Ph.D. and M.S. from Stanford in Engineering‐Economic Systems. He also has an S.B. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, where he studied acoustics and served as a teaching assistant for Dr. Bose.