MEDIA COVERAGE & PUBLICATIONS
"On the cusp of engineering a genuine revolution in financial technology..."
"[Kensho] potentially opens up a whole new toolkit, in a way that many different investors, at different levels of sophistication, can access and understand... it's true innovation is its adoption of many of the same technologies at the heart of the revolution in social media and consumer technology: high-speed search algorithms, machine learning, “big data” and cloud computing."
"Right now, some of Wall Street's biggest institutions are testing a new technology that promises to change the way analysts model the markets. Powerhouse investment banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley – along with titans of the fund management industry like Fidelity and BlackRock – are turning to the cloud to unlock powerful supercomputing capacity that will end their reliance on Microsoft Excel and give them the tools to compete with the “quants” that have taken over the business in the last decade. The company making all of this possible is Kensho."Read more...
"Spreadsheets are not programming languages. They have neither the interface granularity nor the processing speed needed to properly model and compute financial big data. This limitation spawned the era of the quant and the data scientist, who use complex programming languages for statistical modeling. But this was no panacea: Quants are hard to recruit, expensive to compensate and often require days to produce static, individual reports - few of which are integrated with one another..."Read more...
"Kensho, a provider of next-generation data analytics for investment managers and research analysts, announced today that they will be the first professional-grade analytics platform built completely on NASDAQ OMX FinQloud, a cloud computing platform designed exclusively for the financial services sector and powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Kenshō is building tools to enable every financial professional - not just quantitative analyst, programmers and data scientists at the largest institutions - to ask and answer hard questions about global events and their effects on securities prices..."Read more...
Kensho is a technology driven company building the future of computational finance. We're looking for talented individuals who like to solve hard problems - people curious about markets, who love intellectual challenges, and thrive in a collaborative environment. We're hiring!VIEW OPEN POSITIONS