Buy Side

The investment and trading industry is commonly broken down into “Buy Side” and “Sell Side.”

The Buy Side is the industry participants who typically make up the investment and speculation firms. These include institutions such as proprietary traders, mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds and insurance firms that tend to invest.

The Sell Side is the industry participants who typically provide brokerage or liquidity services. These include broker-dealers, Future Commission Merchants, exchanges, and other marketplaces.

CloudQuant and our parent Kershner Trading Group, as a family office fund and proprietary traders, is considered to be Buy Side.


Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Short Term Trading

Short-term ESG data is showing some very interesting opportunities. Our recent whitepaper shows that 5-day and 20-day positions profitable. Spot checking the white paper shows the following simulated trades from last week. The simulated trades were MOO on Monday, MOC on Friday.
News for Machine Learning and Algo Trading

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The next wave of broker innovation likely will be geared toward democratizing quantitative trading, according to Kershner Trading Group Founder and CEO Andy Kershner. That would vastly expand the universe of high-level quant traders globally, which Kershner roughly estimated stands at perhaps 5,000 today.
Andy Kershner, veteran trader discusses CloudQuant

Risk tolerance, daily habits and trade critiques with Andy Kershner

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Trading industry veteran Andy Kershner, the CEO of CloudQuant’s parent company Kersher Trading spoke with Chat With Traders about risk tolerance, daily habits and trade critiques.
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