J.P. Morgan Asset Management has appointed Lee Bray as APAC Head of Data Science. In this newly created role, Bray will continue to also serve as APAC Head of Equity Trading and remain based in Hong Kong.
Bray’s expanded responsibilities will include building a data science team within Asia Pacific to help JPMAM continue to strengthen its investment platform and to accelerate innovations in artificial intelligence and natural language processing. The new team will use data science to collaborate with regional and global business units within JPMAM to help drive efficiencies and growth, develop best-in-class tools for clients and enable innovation, such as contributing to the analysis of Asian ESG data sets to enhance JPMAM’s ESG proprietary scoring framework, which is currently in development.
An employee of J.P. Morgan for more than 20 years, Bray has extensive experience in the technological evolution of trading techniques through quantitative approaches, including significant use of machine learning and large-scale data processing to create a systematic trading environment.
“Continual investment in industry leading technology and data is one of our key strategic priorities. As we continue to become a more data-driven business, Lee and his team will help us to ensure we are fully capitalizing on these opportunities for our clients, bringing together global resources with a tailored approach to both leveraging local expertise and helping our clients on the ground here in Asia,” said Dan Watkins, CEO, Asia Pacific, J.P. Morgan Asset Management.