Sell 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.

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Machine Learning, Quantitative Investing News

Industry News: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for December 18, 2017

CloudQuant Thoughts: We really like the following quote in this article: “A huge part of financial services built technology in-house or used a small number of vendors and that old model is dying,” Whitcroft added. ‘Financial services is being componentisized.” This gets to the heart of new business models that include innovation and crowdsourcing. We have found that innovators, with atypical backgrounds and education, when given access to institutional grade tools and datasets can create something unique. There is significant value that can be derived. Our business model is proving this out daily.
Machine Learning, Quantitative Investing News

Industry News: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence News for the week ending October 9, 2017

AI & ML FINTECH perspective: Chicago startups with chatbots, JP Morgan, Hedge Funds, OCBC, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Google, Zillow, GoPro, Snap, ...
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Big Data, Data Analytics, Data Science in the News October 5, 2017

Data Science Topics: UBS, data quality, cloud-native, Morgan Stanley, wildlife monitoring drones, targeted marketing, retirement planning, Boeing, Google AI
Quantitative Strategies and Capital for Trading

Quantitative Trading and Data Science in the News August 14 2017

Topics include: GeoLocation Alternative Data, robotic revolution, buy side, sell side, hot jobs, financial crime, ...
Innovation in Trading

The next wave of broker innovation will be Crowdsourced algos

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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.
Stock Market, Quantitative Strategy, Trading, and Algo Development Industry News

Morgan Stanley’s 16,000 Human Brokers Get Algorithmic Makeover

Call them cyborgs. Morgan Stanley is about to augment its 16,000 financial advisers with machine-learning algorithms that suggest trades, take over routine tasks and send reminders when your birthday is near.
Quantitative Strategies and Capital for Trading

Citigroup taps quant trader Thomas Chippas

Citigroup Inc. has tapped a quantitative trading veteran to help the bank vault into that hot category, as part of a broader build-up of its equities unit.