Beacon – A cloud-based financial platform comprising trading and risk tools

Just before Christmas, I had a demonstration from a company called Beacon. The company was founded in early 2014 by Kirat Singh and Mark Higgins, both Technologists with a track record of delivering comprehensive trading technology platforms for banks like JPMorgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. Rather than build another platform for another bank, they co-founded Beacon and, along with Michael Kirch, have designed and developed the Beacon Platform, a commercially available, best-in-class financial platform comprising trading, and risk management tools. The Beacon Platform is the entire architecture required to build and deploy an enterprise risk or portfolio management solution and to deploy data management and trader/risk tools and, it’s all cloud-based too. With a couple of commodity firms already using the platform, Beacon is already some way along developing commodity-specific tools and models. What immediately struck me about the Beacon Platform is that it is really quite different to anything on the market currently. It truly is a platform and an overall architecture with the tools to manage everything from the infrastructure to developing and deploying the applications themselves. It offers,  The ability to rapidly develop sand boxes, new models, and applications internally, deploy and
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