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Code Willing Alternative Data Management Solutions

Researchers should be able to focus on research, not on managing data.

Utilizing cloud services to manage and process time series data is rapidly becoming the go-to data solution. This is not surprising given the cost savings and processing power available in cloud-based platforms. 

Code Willing is an independent global provider of quantitative research and trading software specializing in cloud-based technology. We provide data management services to handle ingesting, cross referencing, cleaning and storing data. We pride ourselves on building efficient, clean and complete data solutions that allow our clients to focus on research.

Code Willing makes data easy and usable. 

By leveraging the Code Willing platform, processing raw vendor data into a clean, readily accessible and usable format is made easy allowing research staff to focus on the core of their business. These robust services include: cross referencing, data quality and scalable storage.

Aligning time-series data from different sources is a significant challenge. Cross-referencing independent vendor data sets and keeping them all in time synchronous order can be even more of a challenge. We accomplish this by assigning a unique identifier to all listings. This identifier, known as the “Code Willing Stable ID” or SID, is used to track specific assets through time and across multiple data sets. Additionally, we manage daily processing jobs in a very controlled and batch-oriented manner using Code Willing’s proprietary job scheduler HAL. HAL handles job dependencies, market schedules, time zone conversions and provides an extremely formattable alerting system to notify operation teams of all on-going processes.  

Learn more about Data Processing and HAL Scheduler.

Data Quality is an integral part of the Code Willing suite. Anomalies in data behavior can be difficult to detect and can be very frustrating throughout the research process. We approach data quality using a two-phased approach. Our rules-based algorithms check against vendor supplied documentation to ensure correct formatting and overall content while our machine-learning/pattern-recognition processes can find deeper, more embedded anomalies. We are making great strides towards even more robust machine learning techniques. In general, our data quality processing detects outliers regardless of formatting and changes as it  automatically re-trains over time. By applying both a rules-based and an algorithmic approach to spot anomalies, the data quality program ensures that the data is clean and lowers the error rate as part of our daily data pipeline.

Learn more about Data Quality.

Content Addressable Storage (CAS) is a flexible platform for optimized content storage with customizable, role-based permissions. CAS stores the data securely in your data center or in the cloud so that it is readily accessible and it features a single, consolidated interface to all files, regardless of their physical location. The CAS platform works for anyone who requires local or cloud-based storage of large numbers of files and the ability to configure fine-grained permissions for access to those files. 

Learn more about Content Addressable Storage.

High-performance data access and data processing are core aspects of the Code Willing platform. Through these services, research staff can focus on research and investments without having to worry about routine data management. 

Learn more about our Data Management Services.

MIT Students Leverage Code Willing Technology for Quantitative Finance Research Project

MIT utilizes Code Willing for Research

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

 

Hugh Alexander Joins Code Willing as Chief Technology Officer

Hugh Alexander is CTO of Code Willing.

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.”

What Cloud Consulting Can Do For Hedge Funds

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.

Strategy

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.

Architecture

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.

Accuracy

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

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.

Data Solutions for Quants in Finance

We are Code Willing, the Experts in Quantitative Trading Tools, and we make it easier for financial firms to extract and analyze data in order to make informed business decisions. We utilize industry leading technology to ensure that data is captured and made available on demand.

Code Willing was founded in 2014 and provides services for businesses in the financial industry for gathering, processing and storing details of financial activity in a stable and consistent manner. These services include: IT infrastructure, data management software and full development support. Hedge funds no longer have to exhaust resources on IT and can concentrate on their core business.

We have built an entire infrastructure that can be utilized by hedge funds in place of a full-equipped IT division. This grand infrastructure acts as the basis for all of the applications and data processes to run efficiently and deliver successful results 100% of the time helping businesses who have struggled to keep up with always-evolving technology and its costs. Our software saves companies computing processing time, network bandwidth and storage space.

Code Willing’s software is versatile, all of which can be run on-prem (for Linux users only) or in AWS. We are also currently working to support other cloud providers (Google, Azure, Digital Ocean, etc.) allowing for a wide-range of customizing options for hedge funds to consider when going with our platform. One example of this is that firms can add their own processing steps at any point in the system.

Code Willing has a team of talented developers who have extensive experience in setting up and managing data solutions for numerous industries. They support clients through every stage of their IT life-cycle. Our developers will work with you to make sure that our software is properly configured to your system and meets your needs.

Code Willing saves you time, money and effort that would go into researching, analyzing and building your own tools and infrastructure. Our pricing is competitive with other data software providers. There are no up-front costs or long-term commitments. What you get from us is the highest value for the lowest possible cost.

Now is a great time  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 management solution for you. You can read more about what we have to offer here.