Category Archives: News

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The Hedgefunds stars have celebrated

by MARTIN GERTH , FRANK DOLL and TIM RAHMANN | AUG 01, 2017

 

The billionaire superstars of the hedge fund industry are no longer able to build on the successes of the financial crisis. Investors trust their money rather computer nerds than party-wasting bankers. The 18 tennis courts of the Fisher Island off the coast of Miami are perfectly screened. The luxury facility can only be reached by boat. Planted fences protect against prying eyes.

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Battle for a Trading Edge

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.

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London Summit and Battle of the Quants

by  | 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.

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Beyond the ‘Battle of the Quants’: The Art of Big Data

by  | 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.

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Nine years of stimulating quantitative debate and education

by  | 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.

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