Point In Time Data Sets

Advantage Point in time financial data sets have been built so that users can access historical financial statements including a date of when the financial statements were known. Non-point in time data sets do not include a date of when the information became

Alternative Data Sets Guide Better Quantitative Analysis

Alternative Data Alternative data sets are quite sought after in the quantitative investment management world. When everybody is using the same traditional metrics and means, competitive advantage lies in being able to outperform someone with a similar

Advanced Quantitative Investment Software For Wealth Managers

Financial technology is keeping up with the ever-changing pace of the modern economy. Standard investment strategies, betting on risk and opportunities are increasingly reliant on the fintech industry for their success.  Market and Portfolio Analysis In

Quant Analysis - (Quietly) Breaking Down Walls

I was recently watching the movie “Moneyball” (based on the best-selling book: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis). The movie chronicles the life of Billy Beane – a figure that transformed baseball (and all

QUANT - A Different (and Proliferating) Breed

And you may ask yourself: What the hell is a quant? During my time as an equity quant over the past twenty-five years, I have seen quantitative analysis grow from a specialized activity to a dominant force in the financial industry. Quants have come

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Women in Quantitative Finance talk success and partners

Speaking at this week's Women in Quantitative Finance Conference, a selection of top female quants said people with a Y chromosome had been crucial to their progress.  "The biggest career boost I’ve had was thanks to a colleague, and he

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Rocket Science making way for Rocket Artistry

Spending time amongst Quants, dubbed by Investopedia as “The Rocket Scientists of Wall Street,” has been a fascinating experience for me.  Quants’ skills are formidable, their pedigrees impressive - they speak in technical languages I

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Is there better Quant support somewhere?

Investment “quants” ushered in a decade of disruption to the approach to market behavior assessment. This seismic shift in investment management was the focus of the bestselling book: “The Quants” by Scott Patterson. If the top users of

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DATA: Interacting with, and analyzing it...

When the movie Minority Report  came out in 2002, I was working as a VP in the Quant group at Fidelity Investments. Among all the high-tech gadgets introduced in the movie, what stood out to me the most was ease in which Tom Cruise’s character

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Hello Quants? Innovation Calling

Quant funds have had a rough go of things lately. Investing in the era of the pandemic has renewed talk of “paradigm shifts” and “new normals”. It is worth asking the question: Can historically-steeped, factor-based quant

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The Machine + Person Approach

In 2020 and 2021 quant funds have had a tough time of it, as algorithms struggled to navigate the whipsaw conditions created by the pandemic and has managers revisiting the Person + Machine question. The pandemic has led to significant dispersion of

SFS: Scientific Financial Systems raises its first round of funding

Scientific Financial Systems (SFS) has closed its first round of funding to accelerate the growth of its next generation product Quotient. "This round has come from private investors who understand the market and can see how Quotient fits into the future of

Quant and Finance

Quant techniques are becoming the industry mainstay

As founder of Scientific Financial Systems I monitor the market quite closely. It is important to match our product development plan to changes in evolving industry. From day one we have built are business around the belief that quant techniques will