Digital Design
Commercial-grade enterprise platform

Signal – An Advanced Analytics Trading Platform

An Intuitive Platform that Identifies the Best Trade Ideas in the Commodities Markets

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Working with clients in the Fixed Income, Currency, and Commodities (FICC) Derivatives market, 1118 discovered that Active Portfolio Managers often struggled to find “a signal through the noise” of financial data. Our Product Innovation Team realized that there was no comprehensive platform that brought together quantitative modeling techniques and technologies to provide data-driven insights in the valuation of market securities.

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Our Approach

Combining agile practices with design thinking, our internal team brings an advanced analytics platform to life–Signal

We assembled a team of designers, full-stack engineers, portfolio managers, traders, and quantitative analysts that identified the following key metrics to success:

  • Build an enterprise-grade platform that combined high-quality data, proprietary algorithms, and machine learning models to provide anticipatory insights to make better investment decisions
  • Provide a single platform to quantify the risk probabilistically and allow traders, risk managers, brokers and investors to see simplified risk on a complex financial product
  • Design and develop an intuitive dashboard that would enable users to quickly analyze and visualize relationships between asset prices and driving factors allowing for the management of risk in their portfolios
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The Result

An Intuitive Platform that Identifies the Best Trade Ideas

When Signal launched, it was clear to our clients that we spotted an opportunity in unmet customer needs – we translated a labyrinth of unstructured data into impactful trade ideas.

While there were bigger plans for Signal, we couldn’t turn down the offer by a large trading firm to acquire the platform and intellectual property.