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As the investing world talks about an emerging supercycle, we’re bringing forward a commodity expert to discuss his outlook on the commodity markets. Tim Pickering is Founder, President and CIO of Auspice, a quantitative investment strategy specialist firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Auspice, which leverages both TT screens and APIs, employs a scientific research process to create rules-based investment strategies that put the volatility created by human behavior to good use. Tim talked with us about his career, Auspice’s unique market position and how the firm utilizes the TT platform to capitalize on market inefficiencies. You can find Tim on Twitter at @AuspiceTim.

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Some people call this artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us. So instead of artificial intelligence, I think we’ll augment our intelligence.

Ginni Rometty, former CEO of IBM

This quote from Ginni Rometty perfectly captures what we have been aiming to accomplish with TT Score since we started working on it several years ago. We are not applying machine-learning technology to trade surveillance in order to automate compliance officers out of their jobs.

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TT’s Autospreader has long been a favorite tool among the proprietary trading and order desk communities. Automating hedge leg execution opens the door for superior hedge price execution and adds to the bottom line. The paradox we see now is why use a client—a front-end that can never compete with the execution speed and efficiency of server-side logic—for the quote-side execution? When striving for optional spread execution, why not automate the entire process? This is where the TT platform’s ADL DIY algo design tool comes in to improve your performance. 

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Despite the feeling that we’re all suffering from Zoom fatigue after more than a year of virtual meetings, happy hours and events, a record number of people attended our recent webinar focused on TT Score. This trade surveillance and compliance solution is fully integrated with the TT platform, but can also ingest data in FIX format from exchanges or other front-end trading systems.

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One of TT’s key differentiators is the ease with which we can connect new markets to the platform. In fact, we have added more than 10 exchanges to TT over the last 18 months. The most recent addition to our expanding portfolio of market connectivity offerings is the Athens Stock Exchange, or ATHEX, which is the national exchange of Greece. On the heels of announcing the availability of ATHEX Derivatives Market on TT, we invited Michael Andreadis, Chief Markets Operation and Business Development Officer of ATHEX, to tell us more about the exchange and share his perspectives on some of the issues facing that region. We hope you enjoy this conversation with Michael. For more information, please visit the ATHEX website.

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