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April 15, 2013

New SemLab website

We have upgraded our website. The new site provides a more complete view of our offering and is easier to maintain. This should result in more up to date content, and hopefully more pageviews.

 

April 12, 2013

Irene Aldridge, speaker at NYU-Poly’s Big Data Finance Conference, May 3, NYC, Sponsor SEMLAB

Big Data is a fact, fueling a transformation of finance and the world of business in yet unpredictable ways.  Scientific parsing of big data and Data Analytics are encountering challenges to process data, produce meaningful inferences and maintain the integrity and the safety of its use.

Irene Aldridge is Industry Assistant Professor, Dept. of Finance and Risk Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU).  At NYU, Aldridge specializes in cutting edge HFT and other data-driven finance research and teaches courses on HFT and algorithmic execution.  Aldridge is the author of several books, including “High-Frequency Trading: A Practical Guide to Algorithmic Strategies and Trading Systems” (2nd edition just published by Wiley, 2013), translated into several languages.

Aldridge worked for various institutions on Wall Street and in Toronto, including Goldman Sachs and CIBC, and is a founder of ABLE Alpha Trading, LTD, a company specializing in high frequency trading technologies, including quantitative market-making. Her research has been profiled on BBC, CNBC, FOX Business, CBC, BNN, German ZDF, National Public Radio (NPR), Bloomberg Radio, as well as in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Financial Times, Thomson/Reuters, Bloomberg LP, Forbes and other major business news outlets.

 

April 12, 2013

SemLab Sponsor of NYU-Poly’s Big Data Finance Conference, May 3, NYC

SEMLAB is sponsoring the Big Data Finance Workshop organized by the department of Finance and Risk Engineering of New York UniversityPolytechnic Institute on May 3, 2013, New York City

The target audience (invitation only) includes top academics in the field and practitioners in the high-frequency, quantitative and algorithmic  industries, including customers like Goldman Sachs, ITG, QuantRisk Trading, Credit Suisse, JP MorganChase.

During the workshop SEMLAB will discuss advanced semantic analytics, specifically for quantitative- and algorithmic financial big data processing.

For more information: big data finance conference

 

October 5, 2012

Funds trading on sentiment. Does it work?

A recent survey (posted on Battle of the Quants, London, Sept. 10) indicated that 30% of USA hedge funds are employing some type of sentiment analysis in their trading models. Many multi-factor based quantitative hedge funds are adding a sentiment factor to reflect how markets are reacting more often to headlines, fear and greed vs. fundamentals. Other trading strategies are going further and relying purely on sentiment to trade the markets. SemLab News Analytics Solution VIEWERPRO  providing sentiment output for many trading models and markets.

To investigate the alpha generation for your trading activities, we are offering evaluation projects. Please contact sales at semlab d ot nl and find out how best to leverage sentiment to drive returns

 

April 19, 2012

‘From Analytics to Alpha’


Click on the image for the original webpage, or use the links below for more information and to register.

View the webcast

 

March 16, 2012

SemLab sponsor of Battle of the Quants, New York!

SemLab is proud to be the sponsor of the 2012 Battle of the Quants coming up on March 27th and 28th at Christie’s Rockefeller Center. Battle of the Quants is the leading quantitative hedge fund conference which focuses on the most cutting edge quantitative strategies. For additional information or to register, please go to www.battleofthequants.com

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The leading Global Quantitative Hedge Fund Event includes a first time EVER focus on Trading by leveraging Sentiment and Real Time Big Data.

Other topics covered include:

  • Battle: Humanizing the Machine or Automating the Man
  • Quant Capital Introduction Roundtable
  • Models Interrupted: Should You Override your Systematic Engine?
  • The Race to Zero! Low Latency / High Frequency Trading
  • Speakers include High Profile Quant Investors, Managers and an Astronaut
  • And so much more content including quant panels, presentations, a Quant Awards Ceremony,  interviews, Quant Videos, a live Auction and networking

 

 

March 14, 2012

SemLab, the leading news analytics vendor at the Battle of the Quants in New York, March 27th and 28th!

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Join SemLab at the official 2-day Battle of the Quants event in New York! Quantitative investors, high frequency traders and multiple managers gather to discuss and exchange information about cutting edge quantitative strategies when mining big data and incorporating sentimental analysis into quantitative methodologies. This event is unique because it provides a fascinating and wide ranging understanding of why quantitative finance is becoming increasingly relevant to everyday trading.

Gain knowledge, participate in high-anticipated workshops and meet other experts in the business. Join us at Christie´s Rockefeller Center in New York on March 27th and 28th!

SemLab will discuss news analytic innovations for a low latency, multi asset class trading environment.
Interested in ViewerPro? View the ViewerPro page  ViewerPro

Challenged to join Battle of the Quants?       www.battleofthequants.com/newyork_register.html

 

December 2, 2011

News Sentiment HD App for iPad launched in iTunes Store

The News Sentiment HD App analyses current financial news in real time and displays the news sentiment of all major equities in an intuitive graphical interface. This provides at-a-glance insight in market moving events and keeps you ahead of the competition.

SemLab’s News Sentiment HD optimizes the way you keep in touch with the rapid developments in global equity markets by:

✩ Aggregating over 57 leading news sources.
✩ Analyzing the news impact for all major equities.
✩ Visualizing for immediate insight into potentially market moving developments.

NewsSentiment HD is used by professional and private fund managers to stay abreast of current affairs and ahead of the competition.

✩ Act before the market moves.
✩ Boost your 401k and equity portfolio return.
✩ Be well informed and act quicker than the exchange.

NewsSentiment HD for iPad is the ultimate app to boost your 401k and equity portfolio return. It empowers you to keep ahead of the US/EU equity markets and abreast of relevant news events – always.

Features:

✩ Enhanced for iPad
✩ Detailed news events
✩ Global market overview
✩ Real-time, 24×7, minimal latency
✩ Intuitive interface, no training required
✩ Aggregated news from over 57 news sources

For more information, please visit the iTunes Store.

 

October 6, 2011

Join a live Twitterview from @DJSalesTrading on sentiment analysis!

SemLab’s Bram Stalknecht and Rob Passarella of Dow Jones Newswires will host a Twitterview discussion on Sentiment Analysis in Trading on October 13, 2011.

Find out why sentiment analysis is having a major impact in today’s institutional trading markets and what it can do to give you a competitive advantage. Our experts will discuss topics such as: What is sentiment analysis? How can traders use news sentiment analysis? How are subjectivity and the intensity of words dealt with? How does the industry profit by sentiment analysis? What competitive edge can traders and quants get from sentiment analysis? What’s the future of trading on sentiment?

PANELISTS:
Rob Passarella, Vice President of Institutional Markets and Managing Director, Dow Jones Newswires
@robpas

Bram Stalknecht, CEO of SemLab, whose focus is on information technology-driven markets with extreme data processing and data-management needs
@semlabtweets

WHEN: October 13, 10:00-10:30 am ET / 3:00-3:30 pm GMT
WHERE: Follow the Twitterview on #djsemchat

 

September 15, 2011

SemLab talk on SMT and News Sentiment Analysis at Multilingualweb meeting (W3C)

SemLab’s project director Thomas Dohmen will give a presentation on the benefits and problems of using Statistical Machine Translation for News Sentiment Analysis at the Multilingualweb workshop in Limerick, Ireland.

SemLab is a partner in the LetsMT project for machine translation of smaller European languages, such as Latvian, Danish, Dutch and Croatian. The resulting translation engines of the LetsMT project are showcased on SemLab’s Newssentiment.eu website once completed.

For more information, please visit:
Multilingual web
LetsMT
Newssentiment.eu