The Research Renaissance: An Examination of How Quantitative Analysis is Evolving

Although it still needs more time in the oven, technology is powering a quiet revolution in research and analytics—and the fusion of the two may transform the investment process.

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Obviously, Mifid II and its unbundling component will be a major reason for that. But for the purpose of this article, let’s move past regulatory concerns and focus in on some of the trends permeating the research space, and quantitative analysis as a whole.

First, processing power has exploded exponentially. According to online tech community Experts Exchange, computing power has increased 1-trillion fold in performance over the last six decades. Add to that, the cost to store this data has

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