J.D. OpdykeQuantitative Research and Development Lead in Strategy and Planning at ADIA – Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
J.D. Opdyke is Quantitative Research and Development Lead in Strategy and Planning at ADIA – Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. He comes to ADIA from Allstate where he was Vice President, Head of Enterprise Risk Analytics, and previously, from GE Capital where he was Managing Director, Head of Modeling for Operational Risk and Enterprise-level Economic Capital Estimation. J.D. has over 25 years of experience as a quantitative consultant, most of this in the banking and credit sectors where his clients have included multiple Fortune and Global 50 banks/financial firms. J.D.’s publications have earned multiple awards, and his fourteen peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters span statistical finance, number theory/combinatorics, statistical/econometric modeling of VaR-based capital estimation, robust statistics, computational statistics, and applied econometrics. He also serves as a review editor of the journal Artificial Intelligence in Finance, and has been invited to present his applied research at RiskMinds and QuantMinds -- Americas and International, GARP, Quant Summit USA, American Bankers Association OpRisk Forum, ORX Analytics Forum, OpRisk North America, Risk Week-Yale, and the Marcus Evans OpRisk Series where he also was Conference Chair-person. J.D. earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Yale University, his Master’s from Harvard University where he was a Kennedy Fellow and a Social Policy Research Fellow, and he completed post-graduate statistics work as an ASP Fellow in MIT’s graduate mathematics department.