As the global fixed-income manager of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Fischer Francis Trees & Watts (FFTW) manages assets for institutional investors around the world. The company’s quantitative team develops systematic investment strategies that rely on rule-based models combined with their colleagues’ judgment, opinions, and analysis. This FFTW quantitative team uses MATLAB® for modeling and evaluating its investing strategies.
“In many large firms, researchers who have questions about new strategies rely on other teams to answer them,” says Ben Steiner, quantitative researcher at FFTW. “MATLAB gives the people who identify problems the ability to solve them. At FFTW, that means we are not sitting around waiting for answers. We can test more ideas, invest in the best ones, and keep pace with inevitable changes in financial markets.”