Some of our employees gave a talk about how Code Willing is changing the financial industry to the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) at Louisiana State University on March 27, 2019.
Code Willing is working with the academic sector to advance research in the field of Quantitative Finance.
Quantbot Technologies LP, a global quantitative hedge fund and Code Willing client, is constantly looking for new research opportunities and partnerships but is often restricted due to the highly proprietary nature of their work. With Code Willing managing the Quantbot data and cloud infrastructure, it enables Quantbot to engage external research teams via consulting arrangements. Through the use of the Code Willing technology suite, Quantbot can provide tightly controlled access to clean data and the virtually unlimited resources of cloud computing infrastructure.
Recently, Quantbot worked with several student groups participating in a month-long MIT Sloan 2019 Finance Research Practicum course. The students performed real research for Quantbot in a secure environment running on Amazon AWS with strictly controlled access to the clean datasets they needed.
Without the Code Willing platform there’s really no way we would have been able to host these projects. Now we have the ability to run almost limitless amounts of additional research projects with no risk of impact to our internal systems.”
– Paul White, President and CTO of Quantbot
Code Willing, an independent global provider of quantitative research and trading solutions, has announced that Hugh Alexander has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Hugh will draw upon his extensive expertise in the financial information and technology industry to drive the continued global growth of Code Willing.
Hugh brings a wealth of knowledge about designing stable, cost effective infrastructures for efficiently managing the raw materials that quantitative research and trading requires.
Hugh Alexander’s experience and background leading teams of quantitative researchers and traders will ensure that Code Willing continues to lead the market in developing quantitative tools that improve decision-making, analytics and trading decisions of our customers.”
– Baron Davis, CEO Code Willing
Hugh has been successfully building quantitative trading tools and platforms since 2004, where he served as Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer for a very successful quantitative trading desk at one of Wall Street’s largest banks. Hired in 1996, his prior roles were as VP/ED in the technology organization leading their time series engineering and real time market data development teams.
Hugh commented, “It’s an exciting time for financial data analysis that can take advantage of the almost infinite scale of cloud hosted processing and storage. Code Willing has a very unique product suite that is tailored for the quantitative trading team enabling them to focus on what they want to: Quantitative Research and Trading. Code Willing’s technology is an essential foundation for successful trading decisions driven by quantitative methods. I am thrilled to be able to lead the technology talent at Code Willing and guide the continued development of their platform into a world class product.”
In this day and age, everyone is spending more time in the cloud. This includes hedge funds storing all of their data and information in one convenient, accessible place. Adopting cloud technology can help financial companies reduce costs, promote innovation, open the door to new possibilities and meet business objectives faster. It is critical that companies stay ahead of the curve as technology continues to morph in the future.
It is clear that now is the time for companies to migrate to the cloud, but it can be a challenging task. Which is the best path to the cloud for your organization? How do you know which applications your business needs to host in the cloud? Which technologies are a good fit for your company? It is important to have a good strategy if a company wants to be successful and meet their objectives.
The Right Cloud Starts with the Right Team.
Code Willing offers Cloud Consulting to financial businesses. We help hedge funds plan the best path forward while keeping data intact. Code Willing reduces risk and increases returns by providing a road-map for cloud migration success.
Our experts come up with the best strategy for data migration and design the ideal network architecture for companies. We can help design the cloud infrastructure along with the company’s existing infrastructure to form a hybrid solution.
We design data architectures that deliver maximum performance and the lowest possible latency in a data center environment so that companies get the most out of their investment. The environments designed by our architects are highly secure and built to last.
It is most critical that all data stays intact and unchanged through the entire transition process and over its entire life-cycle. Code Willing maintains the completeness, accuracy and consistency of the original data.
Security is also of great importance. Companies can rest assured that private data is kept private and only explicitly public data is generally accessible. Security protocols ensure that data is accessed only by authorized personnel.
We have a team of talented developers, who have extensive experience in setting up and managing data solutions for numerous industries. We support clients through every stage of the cloud life-cycle.
This is a great opportunity for start-up hedge funds or any company looking to get started in quantitative trading or to modernize their data structure. The Code Willing team helps identify and meet business and IT requirements, define a cloud road-map and help with the shift to the cloud so that companies’ IT teams do not need to worry about managing complex hardware and software infrastructure.
Code Willing is the cloud data migration service for you. You can read more about Cloud Consulting from Code Willing here.