I recently spoke with John McCann, Chief Sales Officer with SigTech. I had honestly not heard of the company but I knew one of John’s colleagues from his time with other vendors, so I was intrigued as to what SigTech was up to and more specifically, what SigTech does. Well, according to its website, “SigTech offers quant technologies for global investors and data owners. Cloud-hosted and Python-based, SigTech accelerates the data-driven investment process, from research to live trading. The platform integrates an industry leading backtesting engine with clean, validated data across asset classes. SigTech eliminates the expensive upfront costs of infrastructure build-out, giving clients an edge in alpha generation from day one.” The business apparently grew out of an initiative at a hedge fund – Brevan Howard – to develop a platform to manage systematic investments but SigTech was spun out and became an independent business in 2019. John has been challenged with looking for opportunities in the energy business. For me, the platform is both a data aggregation platform as well as providing data management and visualization tools. However, John was quick to point out that it also allows for backtesting and pricing. He sees the market in commodities… continue reading
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