Trading by numbers

Quantitative Trading


The language of the assembly line is rarely applied to the world of quantitative forecasting, but fin4cast, a Vienna-based quant shop, sees itself as the world's first and only modelling factory. The company's success isn't down to sudden leaps of mathematical virtuosity, says Martin Kuehrer, who heads the 40-strong team at fin4cast - instead, it's a result of automation and the kind of standardised processes and economies of scale usually associated with a manufacturing operation.

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