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New Managers August 2017

SERVICERS' SPOT: Quantiacs

New quant algorithm tools allow students compete even with the largest hedge funds

What was once reserved for the elite is now available to everyone.

Quantiacs, the first marketplace for quantitative trading algorithms and a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), has released an algorithm development tool so easy to use that it allows high school and college students the capability to build sophisticated trading algorithms on par with those run by the largest multi-billion dollar hedge funds.

The new tool dubbed 'Quantinator' gives its users the capability to piece together complex sections of computer code that enable it to trade both commodities futures and S&P 500 stocks based on predefined rules ranging from simple indicators to advanced machine learning techniques.

Quantiacs CEO, Martin Froehler (a former Quant himself), stated, "Algorithms provide perfect solutions to all the challenges facing active traders: they have no emotional attachment, no bias, no fear. They are based purely on probabilistic math and can operate many orders of magnitude faster than any human trader."

Froehler confirmed that "we've awarded millions of dollars in funding to over a dozen users including students, professors and other professionals with technical backgrounds."

Quantiacs launched its investment platform and algorithm marketplace in 2015. Since then, over 8000 students, professionals and freelance quantitative trading developers have joined on and their quant community continues to grow at over 300% annually. With over a dozen algorithms currently running live and funded by large institutional investors, Quantiacs is rapidly democratizing the quantitative investment space by connecting investment capital directly with the quant developers.

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This article was published in Opalesque's New Managers a top-down monthly analysis, news and research publication on the global emerging manager space.
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