by CHRISTOPHER CERMAK | MAR 27, 2017
Here’s a hypothetical example: Imagine a super computer that could go through all the masses of data available about a particular company – its prospects, its leadership, its rivals, the sector, the economic backdrop – synthesize all that information and make an intelligent decision on whether to invest your money in that company. Foolproof, right? Then, one week after you’ve thrown all your money behind that company, the chief executive comes out as a Nazi sympathizer. The stock collapses and you are left holding the bag.
by ANNA REITMAN | OCT 27, 2016
If anyone thinks speed is dead, says Graeme Burnett, a high-performance computing expert, then best they look for a career outside of the financial markets. FX is becoming a world of stream computing, FPGA, GPUs, and an evolving computer architecture that is constantly advancing new capabilities to deal with complexity.
by JAMES GRUNDVIG | MAY 16, 2014
In the last dozen years there have been many discoveries on evolution: blond hair came into existence around 20,000 years ago, the spoken language in 15,000 BCE, written language about 6,000 years ago. And just this week, scientists analyzing the DNA record of people in Europe announced that the lighter skin color of Europeans evolved less than 5,000 years ago.
by HAMLIN LOVELL | JULY 30, 2013
Bartt Kellermann, a former IBM Executive, Day Trader and hedge fund capital raiser, spotted a vacuum of quant-only conferences in the hedge fund space, and so the Battle of the Quants Worldwide was born. Mr Kellermann synthesised his experience and talents in each of his former disciplines (technology, finance and marketing) to mastermind the creation of the “Battle”. Mr Kellermann was first to market with the Battle of the Quants’ innovative concept.