Shoreline Expands and Establishes AI Practice

Shoreline is pleased to welcome Chris Robertson and Martin Walther to assist with the establishment of Shoreline’s Artificial Intelligence service offer.

John DiBiase, Managing Director, said “In response to the demands of our asset and wealth management clients, we are augmenting our services with additional capabilities in Artificial Intelligence and advanced technologies more broadly.  Although the use of AI by most asset and wealth organisations is in its infancy, its use is growing quickly and will continue to accelerate.  We believe AI will play an important role in assisting organisations stay competitive.”

“Chris and Martin’s combination of investment management experience and Artificial Intelligence expertise complement our firm’s deep industry knowledge and operational and IT capability.  Their knowledge of advanced technologies coupled with Shoreline’s existing data and analytics capability will enable us to assist clients design appropriate AI solutions, provide the data required to feed these solutions, and operationalise these solutions within their operating environments.”

Chris Robertson has worked in the investment management industry for 27 years. His focus has been the application of artificial intelligence within a portfolio management environment. Most recently he led the development of the artificial intelligence capability for an investment manager to create global equity portfolios for investors.

Prior to Shoreline, Chris was Investment Director at CFSGAM where he was responsible for the development of CFSGAM’s Australian Equity business strategy. Chris has extensive money management experience having managed active quantitative equity portfolios at State Street Global Advisors and Schroders, as well as being a Senior Research Analyst at Perpetual Investments.

Martin Walther has spent over 20 years in financial services and IT industries.  He has worked with AI for over a decade, andholds a Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence.  He has worked with major banks and wealth managers in Australia and overseas leveraging AI to solve problems such as underwriting life insurance, reviewing the suitability of financial advice, and assuring regulatory compliance in credit markets.

Before joining Shoreline, Martin was Chief Architect for a major (ASX 50) financial services organisation where he oversaw the operationalisation of large enterprise platforms including big data (data lakes) and the implementation of AI systems that leveraged these platforms.

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