QuantDesk is a complete end-to-end solution for a quant fund of any size. It includes OpenQuant IDE, QuantRouter (algo execution server with feed replication, consolidation, aggregation and smart order routing), QuantBase (market data server with real time feed capture and centralized historical data management), QuantTrader (production deployment engine for automated trading strategies developed with OpenQuant) and QuantController, a server application which complements the QuantDesk to enable an efficient management of SmartQuant's distributed trading architecture.
Sure, we still spend a lot of time experimenting, trying and testing different strategies. Having a good development environment does not necessarily allow you to skip that step. The real advantage of a well designed framework is in cutting the time between testing and production to a minimum, and in the scalable nature of the infrastructure, which can grow with the firm from managing a small seed capital to truly institutional levels. With a system like this, emerging managers can feel on a level playing field while trading in the same market as much larger competitors, and can fully realize the inherent advantages of being agile and adaptive.
Arthur M. Berd
Founder and CEO, General Quantitative, LLC