Entries by empirica

How Artificial Intelligence will revolutionize wealth management

by Michal Rozanski, CEO at Empirica Most wealth managers are in deep denial about robo advice. They say they need human interaction in order to understand the nuances of financial lives of their customers. And their clients value the human touch. They’re wrong. Soon robo advice will be much more efficient than human advice ever […]

Now Crypto. Lessons learned from over 10 years of developing trading software

By Michal Rozanski, CEO at Empirica. Reading news about crypto we regularly see the big money inflow to new companies with a lot of potentially breakthrough ideas. But aside from the hype from the business side, there are sophisticated technical projects going on underneath. And for new cryptocurrency and blockchain ideas to be successful, these […]

The Importance of Agile Software Development

The strategic value of software to companies continues to grow and businesses are increasingly seeking to software as the technology empowering and differentiating their businesses and products. Software is driving many of today’s key technology trends, such as cloud computing, freedom and social networking. Software embedded in goods can also be currently transforming numerous commercial […]

Liquidity, the greatest challenge for crypto exchanges

There is a general consensus that liquidity is the most important factor for all tradable markets. The ability or lack thereof, of a market to allow assets to be bought and sold at stable prices, is a major issue associated with cryptocurrencies.  According to a recent Encrybit report, one in every three investors is worried […]

Modern monitoring software – things to look for and things to avoid

Monitoring software is in the base of a company’s IT stack. Without monitoring, organizations are blind to factors that affect performance, reliability, scalability and availability of systems in. Once installed, monitoring becomes essential to an organization’s performance and embedded into business and operational workflows. There are a number of industry trends that are currently changing […]

Introduction to Liquidity Metrics

This paper offers a summary of indicators which may be used to demonstrate and examine liquidity developments in financial markets. These measures are employed in foreign markets, currency, and capital markets to exemplify their usefulness. Lots of measures have to be considered since there isn’t any single theoretically appropriate and approved measure to ascertain a […]

How to use Sharpe Ratio?

The Sharpe Ratio is well known measure of portfolio performance. It is a ratio which allows to compare various portfolios and allows to measure theirs profitability. The mathematical definition is described as a division between expected rate of return subtracted by risk free rate of return and standard deviation of rates of return [6]. In […]

VWAP Algorithm

Volume-Weighted Average Price known as VWAP is one the most basic and commonly used market indicators by traders around the world. In a book “Algorithmic & Trading DMA” we can read about VWAP that  “As a benchmark, it rapidly became ubiquitous since it gives a fair reflection of market conditions throughout the day and is […]

Who is moving FinTech forward in continental Europe? Thoughts after FinTech Forum on Tour.

By Michal Rozanski, CEO at Empirica. In the very centre of Canary Wharf, London’s financial district, in a brand new EY building, a very interesting FinTech conference took place – FinTech Forum on Tour. The invitation-only conference targeted the most interesting startups from the investment area (InvestTech) from mainland Europe. The event had representative stakeholders […]

Empirica has been nominated for Best Fintech Startup at CESA 2015

  Empirica has been nominated for the Best Fintech Startup in Poland at the CESA festival. CESA (Central European Startup Award) is the biggest no-pitch, no-conference start-up festival in the Central-Eastern European region. The festival brings together nearly 4.000 start-ups from 10 countries and it will be held in Vienna this year. We are in good company, as other […]