Founder & CEO
Dr. Bernard Lee is the Founder and CEO of HedgeSPA, which stands for Sophisticated Predictive Analytics for Hedge Funds and Institutions. Previously, he was a managing director in the Portfolio Management Group of BlackRock in New York City, as well as a finance professor who has taught and guest-lectured at a number of top universities globally. Dr. Lee has authored numerous journal articles and books, and presented & chaired sessions at top academic venues, including the Annual Meetings of the American Economic Association and the American Statistical Association. Seeded by the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office, HedgeSPA provides a core investment platform based on artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing. Its industry cloud platform, serving leading asset managers, private banks and insurers, was recognised by Forbes as a “disruptive industry cloud solution.” The platform’s multi-lingual advantages have led to successful use cases at top-tier institutions across Asia, including the Ping An Group, as well as an investment by Ping An Sparklabs FinTech. In addition to a track record of successful deployments of its analytics & methodologies at top institutions across the US and Europe, the company is a serial award winner in global financial technology competitions.