Acuity Trading Announces New Hire to Capitalize on Growing Quant Investors

Jack Lawrence joins Acuity Trading to support quantitative investors and institutional markets

Acuity Trading is firmly targeting institutional markets with a clear plan to grow the sector by hiring Head of Business Development, Jack Lawrence.

News and other textual information, when converted to digital format, provides a rich and valuable resource for the professional investment community. »

— Nikki Charpentier

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Jan. 25, 2022 / — With its sights set firmly on institutional markets, Acuity Trading is entering 2022 with a clear plan for growth in this sector by recruiting a business development manager, Jack Lawrence.

When Acuity Trading started nearly a decade ago, its business offering was focused on the retail sector. Over the intervening years, Acuity has worked hard to advance its alternative data services to meet the demanding needs of systematic funds. Significant investments and the creation of a research and development center to bring together Acuity’s team of data scientists with the UPC Barcelona research center helped accelerate the successful establishment of NLP technology exclusive to Acuity. With these technological advancements now in place and an award-winning and proven data set in the fintech space, Acuity is now able to break into and leverage Acuity Trading products for the benefit of quantitative traders and institutional markets.

Nikki Carpenter, co-founder of Acuity Trading, says a key part of Jack’s role will be to facilitate and streamline the trial process and act as a go-between between Acuity Trading and the data science team at Acuity Analytics to advance Acuity’s research and product development.

“News and other textual information, when converted to digital format, provides a rich and valuable resource for the professional investment community. By striving to continually evolve our technology while developing unique new datasets, we aim to add even more value to traders.

To assist clients in this area, we have hired Jack to help manage the client trial process, help clients derive optimal value from our datasets, and act as a link between our systematic trading clients and our teams. of research and development.

Based in Acuity’s London office, Jack will focus on bringing Acuity Trading’s alternative data solutions to the heart of hedge funds, investment banks, portfolio managers and professional trading teams to drive their strategies. alpha trading.

With extensive experience working with international IP performance data teams, Jack brings a deep understanding of the power of insights and analytics to Acuity Trading’s business development team. He will use his prior experience to enable clients to access and leverage the full potential of Acuity’s industry-leading search and alternative data suite.

“Working with data in a B2B environment has been a staple of my professional life. Seizing this opportunity with Acuity allows me to use my current experience in business news and information and deepen my knowledge with a company that is at the forefront of data and technology,” adds Jack.

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