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WorldQuant Appoints Gary Chropuvka as President

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:00pm

WorldQuant, a global quantitative asset management firm, today announced the appointment of Gary Chropuvka as President.

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  • WorldQuant, a global quantitative asset management firm, today announced the appointment of Gary Chropuvka as President.
  • Gary was at Goldman Sachs Asset Management for more than two decades, where he most recently served as Co-Head of Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS).
  • Gary is a highly respected executive who will bring strong leadership, deep quant expertise and a unique perspective to WorldQuant, said Igor Tulchinsky , Founder, Chairman and CEO of WorldQuant.
  • Gary will be a valuable addition to the firm as WorldQuant continues to grow and create the future of quantitative investing.

Bixin Global Announces 66 Million USD Global Fund of Funds for Cryptocurrency

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 6:55am

HONG KONG, May 8, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Bixin Global, one of China's largest cryptocurrency custody and mining operators, has launched a proprietary Fund of Funds amounting to 6600 BTC, or approximately USD 66 million.

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  • HONG KONG, May 8, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Bixin Global, one of China's largest cryptocurrency custody and mining operators, has launched a proprietary Fund of Funds amounting to 6600 BTC, or approximately USD 66 million.
  • Bixin's Fund of Funds is BTC dominated with the main goal of increasing BTC holdings by investing in global quant funds.
  • Bixin Global also welcomes exploring mutually beneficial partnerships with other firms on mining management, cloud mining and mining fund sectors.
  • Bixin Global services are operated through Bixin.com, Bixin Capital, Bishin Cloud, Bixin CryptoLending, Bixin Financial Services, Bixin Investment, BixinIM, Bixin Mining and Bixin Software.

Morningstar Assigns New Analyst Ratings to Four Strategies, Upgrades Four, and Downgrades Three in September 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:52pm

Morningstar launched its Analyst Rating for funds and Global Fund Reports in November 2011.

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  • Morningstar launched its Analyst Rating for funds and Global Fund Reports in November 2011.
  • Morningstar recently announced it will enhance two of its forward-looking fund ratings systems, the Morningstar Analyst Rating for funds (Analyst Rating) and the Morningstar Quantitative Rating for funds (Quantitative Rating).
  • The enhanced ratings, which are based on an updated assessment framework, will begin to take effect on Oct. 31, 2019.
  • Premium Members have access to a Morningstar Medalists screener , where users can sort funds by Morningstar Rating, Morningstar Analyst Rating, Fund Family, Manager Tenure, Expense Ratio, and other metrics.

Quant AB (publ) CEO Retires in 2020

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 7:12am

STOCKHOLM, Sept. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Quant's CEO Mr. Johan Eriksson will retire from Quant during the first half of 2020.

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  • STOCKHOLM, Sept. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Quant's CEO Mr. Johan Eriksson will retire from Quant during the first half of 2020.
  • The Board of Directors' of Quant has initiated a search for a new CEO.
  • Mr. Johan Eriksson was appointed to strengthen Quant's position in the outsourced maintenance field by reorganizing the group and position Quant for growth.
  • Having fulfilled the objectives of his tenure Mr. Eriksson will retire from Quant during the first half of 2020, after a hand-over period to a new CEO.

Signal Capital Partners appoints Kautilya Jain as Chief Data Scientist

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:58pm

Signal Capital Partners Limited (Signal), the London-based private asset management firm, has appointed Kautilya Jain as its Chief Data Scientist.

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  • Signal Capital Partners Limited (Signal), the London-based private asset management firm, has appointed Kautilya Jain as its Chief Data Scientist.
  • In his new role, Kautilya will be responsible for the utilisation and governance of data across Signals investment decision making process.
  • Elad Shraga, Chief Investment Officer at Signal, said: Kautilya has an exceptional track record in AI, data science and machine learning, and will help position Signal to be a leader in the next wave of investing, where AI and thematic analysis become central tenets of long-term investing and value creation.
  • Kautilya has also held positions at Octave IM, Quant Capital, and Symantec.

Morningstar Assigns New Analyst Ratings to Five Strategies, Upgrades Seven, and Downgrades Four in July 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 4:15pm

A summary of last month's Morningstar Analyst Rating changes for U.S. funds is available on Morningstar.com in the latest Fund Spy: Medalist Edition here .

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  • A summary of last month's Morningstar Analyst Rating changes for U.S. funds is available on Morningstar.com in the latest Fund Spy: Medalist Edition here .
  • In March, Morningstar began assigning its forward-looking Morningstar Analyst Ratings to SMA target-risk series that are representative of model portfolios.
  • Morningstar recently announced it will enhance two of its forward-looking fund ratings systems, the Morningstar Analyst Rating for funds (Analyst Rating) and the Morningstar Quantitative Rating for funds (Quantitative Rating).
  • Premium Members have access to a Morningstar Medalists screener , where users can sort funds by Morningstar Rating, Morningstar Analyst Rating, Fund Family, Manager Tenure, Expense Ratio, and other metrics.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia selects Beacon Platform, Inc. for trading analytics

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 4:15pm

Commenting on the selection of the Beacon platform, Ryo Shimizu, head of Asia-Pacific, Beacon Platform, Inc., said, Its been an honor to work with CBAs exceptional Quantitative Solutions team.

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  • Commenting on the selection of the Beacon platform, Ryo Shimizu, head of Asia-Pacific, Beacon Platform, Inc., said, Its been an honor to work with CBAs exceptional Quantitative Solutions team.
  • Kirat Singh, CEO, Beacon Platform, Inc., added, We are tremendously proud that CBA selected Beacon as their quant developer platform.
  • Beacon is revolutionizing the financial services industry by empowering our clients quantitative developer teams and business users like no other platform provider.
  • With the Beacon platform, financial institutions of all sizes can leverage our 20+ years of experience in building enterprise-scale trading, analytics, and risk management platforms at some of the most successful financial institutions in the world.

Seeking Alpha Announces Acquisition of CressCap and Appointment of Steven Cress as New Head of Quant Strategies

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 2:30pm

CressCap isa next generation analytics platform for investment professionals, which will add advancedquantitative analytics and data to Seeking Alpha's robust investing analysis platform.

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  • CressCap isa next generation analytics platform for investment professionals, which will add advancedquantitative analytics and data to Seeking Alpha's robust investing analysis platform.
  • Steven Cress, Founder and CEO of CressCap, will join Seeking Alpha as Head of Quant Strategies to oversee the growth and strategic development of the new offerings for investors.
  • Seeking Alpha's acquisition of CressCap will bring new levels of deep insight and timely analysis to users of its platform.
  • "We brought Steven on as Head of Quant Strategies because of his extensive experience in the space, his sharp vision and leadership.

Eugene H. Hawkins, MBA, Recognized for Contributions to Financial Analysis

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 8:12pm

Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

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  • Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
  • A widely regarded investment theorist with pronounced expertise in quantitative investment research and analysis, Mr. Hawkins served as the president of Investment Analytics from 1984 until his retirement in 2017.
  • Among these many authored works was "Earnings Expectations and Security Prices," which was published in the Financial Analysts Journal.
  • Following a brief stint as a financial analyst with Lynch, Jones & Ryan, he established Investment Analytics in 1984.

Quantor Platform to Launch the Pre-Sale for Building the Investment Ecosystem of the Blockchain Era

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:06am

Direct evidence of its effectiveness is the confidence of global investment funds, who successfully utilize these methods in asset management.

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  • Direct evidence of its effectiveness is the confidence of global investment funds, who successfully utilize these methods in asset management.
  • Quantor ("Quant accelerator") is one of the most revolutionary projects that can change the investment industry, making it transparent, efficient, and convenient.
  • The Quantor platform provides effective tools for managing crypto assets, which do not require additional knowledge in developing investment algorithms.
  • To fully develop the ecosystem and implement all services of the platform, the Quantor team plans to sell tokens.