RTS offers RavenPack data and news feeds to algo traders

Source: RTS Realtime Systems Group

RTS Realtime Systems Group, a leading global trading solutions provider, announced that it is now offering algorithmic trading clients low latency data and news feeds from RavenPack's product, News Scores.

The move further strengthens the RTS offering for clients interested in event-based trading opportunities, with RavenPack's computer-readable news analytics directly integrated into the RTD Tango algorithmic trading solution. The analytics are delivered within milliseconds of a news event.

Based in New York, RavenPack specializes in the area of "news analytics," and turns news into numbers that can be easily manipulated and consumed by quantitative models and trading programs. The firm's high performance news ticker plant processes close to 100,000 stories per day and generates analytics indicating sentiment and relevance of news items to 30,000 global stocks. In addition, RavenPack's technology filters news feeds based on the sentiment of more than 100 equity events such as bankruptcies, executive changes, mergers and acquisitions. RavenPack News Analytics are used to power a number of applications ranging from high frequency trading programs requiring low latency inputs, to risk and asset management models requiring factors whose time resolution may be daily, weekly and monthly.

Don Williams, Managing Director of RavenPack, said: "We have seen a maturing of the marketplace for news analytics with more firms gaining an understanding of this rich source of alpha generating content. Once convinced of the value of the information, traders are looking for efficient ways to bring new algos and new content into production and to efficiently evolve and adapt their trading programs. We have been very impressed with the speed and flexibility of the RTD Tango platform and are looking forward to working with RTS to make it easier for our mutual clients to get the full benefit of RavenPack News Scores in their trading."

Said Rohan Bedarkar, RTS Product Manager, Algorithmic Trading: "RavenPack has an excellent technical team, which worked closely with us to build and install a gateway that enabled us to seamlessly integrate its offering via our RTD Tango Feed API. The extensive mathematical research augments the significant functionality we offer on Tango."

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