Neil Datta
Head of Operational Risk at Optima Asset Management


Mr. Datta is Head of Operational Risk at Optima Asset Management, a subsidiary of the Forbes Family Trust. He currently manages all aspects operational risk for a multi-billion dollar global alternative investment program. Mr. Datta is also co-founder of Meritas Technology (, a personal finance platform where university students simulate long/short equity trading while competing for cash prizes and jobs in financial services. Prior to 2011, Mr. Datta was responsible for operational risk and manager selection at Arden Asset Management, a multi-billion dollar fund of hedge funds group. Prior to Arden, Mr. Datta spent several years in government and asset management operations. Mr. Datta received a B.S. Business from the State University of New York, Empire State College and is a national founding father of Sigma Beta Rho Multi-Cultural Fraternity, Inc.

Agenda Sessions

  • ODD in remote: adapting ODD and investor relation (IR) processes to the new normal