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Quant Insight Augments Quantitative Macro Analysis with Predata Geopolitical Predictive Risk Signals


First of kind offering enables investors to anticipate, holistically
view and prepare for the risk of geopolitical events and market moves to
optimize their global macro strategies

Quant Insight, the London-based macro analytics firm, and Predata, the
New York-based predictive analytics platform, today announced a new
strategic partnership whereby Predata will add its global geopolitical
risk signals to Quant Insight's quantitative macro analyses framework
and processes to give institutional investors and traders anticipatory
insight to help optimize investments and quantify trades on assets that
incorporate political risk.

Together, Quant Insight and Predata will give investors, hedge fund
portfolio managers and wealth managers a more complete framework for
trading today's complex financial markets. The joint solution will help
investors to better grasp the political, financial and economic factors
driving asset prices via two complementary and now integrated analytic

"Having the expertise to know which data is relevant, how to interpret
that data and translate it into actionable investment ideas is crucial
in today's trading environment. We are delighted to partner with Predata
to ensure all financial market participants have access to our combined
analytics capabilities and evaluate both economic and geopolitical
factors when choosing a trade expression that best suits their macro
view," said Mahmood Noorani, Founder and CEO at Quant Insight.

"Collaborating with Quant Insight provides a perfect application for our
predictive intelligence, risk and geopolitical signals to create an
anticipatory view into popular risk topics and events that investors can
then translate into actionable ideas. Together, we're delivering a
powerful source of analysis to financial professionals looking for alpha
strategies using alternative data, machine learning and innovative
quantitative techniques," says Hazem Dawani, CEO of Predata.

Quant Insight is a macro research firm that provides actionable
quantitative analysis to hedge funds, asset managers, pension funds and
wealth managers. Whether a macro money manager needs to understand what
drives their FX trade or duration position, or an equity long-short fund
whose bottom-up investment process needs greater insight on potential
exogenous shocks, QI can help provide clear insight into the most
important macro issues in global markets at any point in time.

Predata builds models of human behavior online using alternative data
and machine learning techniques to identify and map patterns that
precede major market and political events. The data and models are then
transformed into risk signals, market indicators, and political and
economic event predictions. Predata's global risk intelligence has
helped hedge fund portfolio managers and global macro strategists
discover and quantify risk around geopolitical and market events such as
attacks on UN Peacekeepers in Mali, PKK violence in Turkey, and
flare-ups in tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Also, in February
Predata used its platform to predict a move in Japanese Yen one week in
advance of the actual USD/JPY increase.

About Quant Insight

Quant Insight is a macro research firm that provides actionable
quantitative analysis to hedge funds, asset managers, pension funds and
wealth managers. Our investment expertise, combined with high-quality
data, proprietary algorithms and AI driven machine learning models helps
investors make sense of complex trading environments and make better
investment decisions.

Designed to help active managers evaluate and validate investment
decisions, Quant Insight analyses data sets for 6,000 securities across
all major asset classes to uncover the macro factors driving the price
of the assets traded and identify regime changes before the market
narrative shifts. Using the QI analytics tool, portfolio managers are
now able to identify actionable trade ideas and create bespoke hedging
strategies designed to enhance execution performance.

Simple to use and easy to integrate, the QI Platform ultimately offers a
fact-based, smarter approach to any investment process and the ability
to remain agile in a competitive environment. Launched in January 2017
following three years of technical development, Quant Insight is the
result of extensive collaboration between experienced traders and macro
investors, data scientists and mathematical models developed by leading
academics in Cambridge University's Astrophysics Group led by Professor
Michael Hobson.

For more information please visit
or follow us on Twitter @Quant_Insight.

About Predata

Predata uses alternative data and predictive analytics to identify and
map human behavior online to anticipate the risk of future events. The
company is building the world's smartest platform for political,
financial, and market risk intelligence. Predata's platform enables
customers to discover, quantify and act on dynamic shifts in online
actions about topics of interest to them. Combined with a proprietary
event database, Predata's signals provide users with early warning for
different types of risk events in any given country, operational
footprint, or area of interest. For further information, visit
or follow us on Twitter @predata.

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