SmartQuant is a financial software company developing end-to-end algo trading infrastructure for quantitative hedge funds and institutional trading groups.
OpenQuant features an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that provides quants and traders with an industrial strength strategy research, development, debugging, backtesting, simulation, optimization and automation.
QuantDesk is a complete end-to-end solution for a quant fund of any size. It includes OpenQuant IDE, QuantRouter (feed replication, consolidation, aggregation, transformation and smart order routing), QuantBase (real time feed capture and centralized data management) and QuantTrader (production deployment engine for automated trading strategies developed with OpenQuant) applications.
Sure, we still spend a lot of time experimenting, trying and testing different strategies. Having a good development environment does not necessarily allow you to skip that step. The real advantage of a well designed framework is in cutting the time between testing and production to a minimum, and in the scalable nature of the infrastructure, which can grow with the firm from managing a small seed capital to truly institutional levels. With a system like this, emerging managers can feel on a level playing field while trading in the same market as much larger competitors, and can fully realize the inherent advantages of being agile and adaptive.
Arthur M. Berd
Founder and CEO, General Quantitative, LLC