Uncovering Alpha Using Alternative Datasets

We cordially invite you to attend our cocktail reception and panel discussion…

The asset management industry is in a period of profound change. A confluence of factors – downward pressure on fees, increased technology and regulatory compliance costs, and difficulty generating alpha due to steadily rising markets, to name a few – have created a situation where managers are being forced to look long and hard at all aspects of their business.

On the trading desk, this obviously creates challenges, but at the same time the advent of new technologies have resulted in clear opportunities as well. Nowhere is this more apparent than with the rise of Alternative Data sources that institutional traders, for the first time, have been able to harness to contribute meaningful alpha through the trading process.

Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Dan Furstenberg, managing director at Jefferies & Co. and featuring several of the industry’s leading market data, analytics and trading technology providers, as well as [TBD BUY SIDE TRADER], to debate the role that alternative data is playing on the buy side trading desk today and beyond. Complimentary registration!

When : Wednesday, May 17 | 5:00 – 7:00pm
Where : The Yale Club | 50 Vanderbilt Avenue | New York City
Panel Members : Tom Doris, CEO and Founder, OTAS Technologies
Bruce Fador, Chief Commercial Officer, Wall Street Horizon
Andy Mahoney, Business Development Director, Flextrade UK Ltd
Leigh Drogen, CEO, Estimize
Vinesh Jha, CEO, ExtractAlpha

Networking/cocktail reception followed by panel and Q&A sessions.

ATF Global Summit

London – The 5th annual Alpha Trader Forum (ATF) Global Summit is a private and exclusive one-day gathering and has been created by the buy-side across the global buy-side community. The Alpha Trader Forum (ATF) Global Summit is an exclusive event for 120+ Global Heads, Senior and Head Traders, incorporating two ‘buy-side only’ panels and networking sessions. There will also be “speed dating” sessions during the day where you can be the first to see the latest OTAS developments to improve your trading performance.

Sell-Side Technology Awards 2016: Best Sell-Side Analytics Product – OTAS Technologies

After establishing its position on the buy side as a proven provider of decision support and trading analytics, London-based OTAS Technologies announced in late 2014 that it intended to move into the sell-side space.

The strategy has apparently paid off as OTAS fought off fierce competition to secure the title as the best analytics provider to the sell side.

The role of analytics is both a desired and misunderstood one within the capital markets—while no-one wants to miss out on gathering and harnessing any data, many have little idea how to fully utilize the information they do have access to. It’s an issue of contextualization, as traders demand a seamless experience in which they’re receiving the right information at the right time and in the right context.

OTAS has positioned itself to address this demand with its suite of analytics solutions to provide live and intra-day advanced trade analysis and decision support powered by artificial intelligence and big-data analysis. The OTAS Core platform provides decision-support functionality; OTAS TradeShaper delivers pre-trade and “in-trade” analytics to traders; OTAS Base is an application programming interface (API) and visualization toolkit; and OTAS Views allows traders to create user-customizable views and analytics to help them make more judicious trading-related decisions. Users are able to select any combination from over 200 unique factors that can then be used to filter, rank and score a stock, as well as create an unlimited range of custom views.

By inputting orders manually or automatically through an order management system (OMS), users are able to factor in expected share price moves over the life of an order, the likely impact of the order on the share price, the level of risk aversion, and any other existing market insights. Alerts are sent to users to provide real-time support to identify whether to accelerate or slow down a trade in real time, based on statistically-backed information, pinpointing where risk lies on order pads or across trading desks at any given point.

In April, OTAS unveiled Lingo for Microstructure, a new extension of its existing natural language reporting technology. The service provides intra-day reports and analysis of stock activities covering the previous two years, available for both OTAS users as well as users of FlexTrade’s FlexTrader execution management system (EMS). Lingo also integrates with the Symphony messaging system, to provide traders with contextual analytics overlaying traditional transaction-cost analysis (TCA) data in a universal language to facilitate both pre- and post-trade decision making.

OTAS is sponsoring the ATF Global Submit in London!

ATF welcome the buy-side and our sponsors to their 4th Annual Alpha Trader Forum Global Summit 2016 which will be held Tuesday 26th January 2016 in London. This private exclusive one day event is created by the buy side across the Global Buy side community.

The Alpha Trader Forum (ATF) Global Summit is an exclusive event for 100+ global heads, senior and head traders. Incorporating two ‘buy side only’ panels and networking sessions, this is a ‘must attend’ event created and directed by the Global buy side.

• Exclusive ‘invite only’ for senior multi asset class buy-side head traders at leading investment organisations.
• Discuss current challenges, best practices, management and business issues.
• Open dialogue involving all attendees in a secure environment under the ‘Chatham House’ rule.

Please note attendance to this event is by invitation only. Complementary invitations are only for buy side.

Join Us for a Buy Side Breakfast!

Save The Date! OTAS Technologies is thrilled to announce a Buy Side Breakfast Event held on October 13th, 2015.

Topic: How everyone will invest and trade in the future?

Following is the agenda of the event:

  • 8.00 am: Breakfast Served.
  • 8.30 am to 9.00 am: Opening Speech by Mr. Tom Doris (CEO, OTAS Technologies) “Levelling the Investment Playing Field Between Human and Machine.”
  • 9.00 am to 10.00 am: Open Discussions and Debates.

Venue: 5th Floor, 60 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6NP

For RSVP, please email Charlotte Wall: charlotte.wall@otastech.com