My name is Ernesto Del Valle and I am a Data Scientist with past experience in Investment Management. I am curious about solving challenging problems that have a positive impact on the organizations posing them, and ideally on broader society too. I seek to learn continuously, which remains a big driver of my involvement in the MIDS program at the moment.
Currently, I work as a Director of Risk Analytics and Data Science at Credibly (https://www.credibly.com/). Credibly focuses on lending to small and medium business in various industries across North America, with the best possible service.
Before my current role, I was a Data Scientist at Fig Loans, a Junior Portfolio Manager at Balyasny Asset Management and before that a Senior Analyst at Point72 Asset Management. All together I spent four years in the hedge fund industry, investing primarily in the Industrials sector through Long/Short Equity strategies. Before that, I started my career in Finance as an Investment Banking Analyst for two years at Credit Suisse, with the Latin America Coverage Group. This gave me the opportunity to work on diverse transactions upon graduating college, from Mexico's first ever Energy IPO to Industrial M&A in Colombia.
For undergrad, I attended the University of Pennsylvania, completing degrees at both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School. I graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Economics (concentrations in Finance, Statistics and Operations and Information Management with an OPIM Business Analytics track), Magna Cum Laude.
I grew up in Mexico City up to high school. Spanish is my native language and my parents remain in Mexico City while I currently reside in NYC. I love soccer and sports broadly!