SOURCE: Quantopian

Quantopian

September 04, 2013 09:00 ET

Jessica Stauth Joins Quantopian as Vice President of Quant Strategy

Former Thomson Reuters Exec to Guide Quant Community Growth and Product Development

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2013) - Quantopian, the world's first browser-based algorithmic trading platform, today announced that Jessica Stauth will be joining the company in the newly created role of vice president of quant strategy. Most recently director of quant product strategy at Thomson Reuters, Stauth will be responsible for building the Quantopian community, guiding the development of new technical quantitative features and identifying and integrating new data sources for the Quantopian platform.

"Jessica has been an active member of the Quantopian community for some time now and is truly a quant's quant," said John 'Fawce' Fawcett, founder and CEO of Quantopian. "Her deep technical background, strong product development experience and rich knowledge of quantitative finance will help continue Quantopian's exciting growth. We're thrilled to have her join the team."

"There's tremendous opportunity in the financial technology space right now, especially for a company that can connect the dots between content providers, data scientists, quants and traditional investors," said Stauth. "Coming from institutional money management, I've been blown away by the quality of Quantopian's user community and its rapid growth rate. This platform is unlocking pent up talent and I look forward to helping develop it further."

Stauth joins Quantopian from Thomson Reuters, where she served as a senior quant research analyst before becoming director of quant product strategy in 2011. At Thomson Reuters Stauth had a key role in the product strategy for QA Studio and worked closely with strategic partners such as Palantir Technologies. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Stauth worked as a quant researcher at StarMine, where she played a critical part in researching and building stock selection models based on underutilized alpha sources such as short interest, insider filings and institutional ownership data. Stauth holds a PhD in biophysics from University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Physics from Colby College.

About Quantopian

Quantopian is a browser-based algorithmic trading platform with the power of cutting-edge data science. The platform combines the flexibility to instantly integrate any data with the simplicity to get started developing in minutes. Quantopian makes the full potential of quantitative trading available to investors by giving them access to the power of data science. Quantopian gives people access to the tools, capabilities and community they need to create and optimize their own trading algorithms in an open and transparent environment, and then put those algorithms to work in the live market. Quantopian is also an engaged community where people can discuss concepts, processes and performance and learn from peers and experts. The result is a better way to understand -- and profit from -- quantitative trading. Quantopian is headquartered in Boston. Learn more at www.quantopian.com, or visit us at the Quantopian blog, or follow us on Twitter @quantopian.