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Semlab to research News Optimised Risk Management (NORM)

The European Union has approved our NORM proposal. Semlab and a consortium of international partners will start researching News Optimised Risk Management.

In today’s chaotic financial climate, systems for predicting market behaviour and attitudes of financial professionals are under scrutiny. Current market risk assessment characteristics disregard market information that is available from additional sources like, for example, financial news. There are whole new possibilities for producing meaningful market behaviour models by incorporating behavioural and quantitative finance, using the latest techniques and powerful modelling tools. The prevailing market environment can (to some extent) be captured by key innovative techniques of news analytics that quantify news sentiments. The emergence and impact of such behavioural finance is illustrated by the 4-5 Nobel Prizes for Economics awarded in this field in recent years.

This project aims to enhance market risk assessment metrics by using semantically analysed news-based information. This will compensate for inflexibility of existing models with regard to strong market fluctuations or market instability and give more dynamic, more reliable market risk estimation.