Research: Overview 


EMC has been conducting quantitative market research for over 25 years and has developed an extensive back-testing and optimization infrastructure. The firm currently employs an evolutionary forward-walk analysis to develop and optimize proprietary trading systems. The process allows trading systems and risk management protocols to evolve and adapt to changing market conditions over time.

The current research process provides comprehensive solutions for the prevailing challenges faced by systematic traders today:
  Forward walk analysis ensures that hypothetical results are accurate and reproducible.
  Each trading system is optimized to a hybrid fitness metric that helps define that system's unique risk/return contribution to the portfolio
  Genetic algorithms and distributive networking clusters allow EMC to efficiently navigate through near-infinite multidimensional parameter spaces to find optimal results quickly.


Throughout its history, EMC has continuously invested in its research infrastructure. The most recent addition was made in 2012 with a 600 square foot, high density server room. EMC uses a custom-built suite of software to create, manage, and distribute large scale dynamic simulations to its data center.

Intellectual Property

  Research Platform
  Cluster Utility
  Trading Platform



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