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SIGTech becomes the first quant platform to integrate with IHS Markit Data Lake

26 May 2021

SIGTech has become the first quant platform to integrate with IHS Markit Data Lake, providing seamless access to over 1,500 proprietary datasets.

The SIGTech and IHS Markit Data Lake integration facilitates access to over 1,500 proprietary datasets curated by IHS Markit, enabling quantitative fund managers to seamlessly access these financial and alternative datasets in making the best investment decisions.

This is the first time that IHS Markit's Data Lake has been integrated with a quant trading platform. It contains proprietary alternative datasets with a long history, compiled by IHS Markit's 5,000 analysts, data scientists, financial experts and industry specialists. SIGTech platform users can now easily access these datasets, gaining unique insights to build, test and execute new trading strategies.

In the initial phase of the Data Lake integration, SIGTech has onboarded IHS Markit's global Securities Finance dataset, which offers market leading analytics on short-seller demand, supply and borrow costs. The Securities Finance dataset provides unique transparency into short interest dynamics to support investment decisions and derive strong alpha generation. SIGTech and IHS Markit will onboard further datasets over the coming months.

Bin Ren, Founder and CEO of SIGTech, said: "We're thrilled to now offer access to IHS Markit's vast Data Lake and Securities Finance data via our quant platform. Combining SIGTech's next-gen quant technology with IHS Markit Data Lake's unrivalled breadth and depth is a game changer. The seamless integration of unique data and state-of-the-art analytics creates a powerful tool for portfolio managers and researchers to discover new investment strategies faster than ever before.
For our existing and future clients, this development is another example of our long-term commitment to providing the world's best end-to-end quant platform for the most effective, rigorous and scalable investment process of the future."

Craig Zolan, MD, Head of Data Lake at IHS Markit, said: "Our Data Lake's objective is to speed the time to value. Partnering with SIGTech allows global investment managers to move from idea generation, data discovery and testing, and ultimately to production in a fast and efficient manner."

About SIGTech
SIGTech offers a future-proof quant trading platform to global investment managers. Cloud-hosted and Python-based, the platform integrates a next-gen backtest engine and analytics with curated datasets covering equity, rates, FX, commodity and volatility. SIGTech eliminates the expensive upfront costs of infrastructure build-out, giving clients an edge in alpha generation from day one.

About IHS Markit Data Lake
IHS Markit Data Lake empowers you to discover business insights faster, by exploring, accessing and coalescing our data, your data and third-party data on a single, cloud-based platform

The Data Lake is populated with >1,500+ of our datasets from diverse industries, including financial services, automotive, maritime, energy and natural resources. To expedite time-to-value, these have been curated into more than 350 data packages. The Data Lake can also be used to store, organize and catalogue your own proprietary and third-party data.

By transforming the way you find and access data, the Data Lake supports advanced analytics and data science at scale, helping you to gain a competitive edge.

You can get free access to the IHS Markit Data Lake Catalogue here.

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