Madhusudan Subramanian, CFA, CAIA, is Founder and CIO at Azimuth Research, a boutique research firm based in Mumbai and Singapore. His current research spans algorithmic trading, alternative data signals and Machine Learning and AI based algorithms for Systematic trading. He brings over 20 years of experience having worked at MSCI, Morgan Stanley, Principal Financial Group, Kotak Mahindra Group and American Express in roles spanning Global Quantitative investment research, new product development, risk analytics and FinTech platforms. As a former Executive Director and Co-Head of Global Quantitative Research and a Member of Equity Index Committee at MSCI, he oversaw nearly US$20bn+ in global Factor based smart beta and active ETF strategies. Madhusudan received an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Masters Diploma in Business Administration from NMIMS, Mumbai and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Trichy.