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AI intelligence platform Arkera launches Atlas Live and embarks on fundraising round

• International investors are missing critical on-the-ground intelligence and are losing money as a result

• Atlas Live is the first platform to give back the information advantage to international investors

LONDON, October 9, 2019-- Arkera, a leading AI-powered, human enhanced, intelligence platform for institutional and corporate clients, today announces the launch of second-generation product, Atlas Live.

Arkera is releasing its next-generation product ahead of the IMF’s Annual Meeting, held in Washington D.C. 14-20 October 2019. Atlas Live will deliver a live stream of “risk-critical” local intelligence via web and API, that will benefit key decision and policymakers in governments, central banks, and multilateral organizations as well as investment managers, strategists and researchers at SWFs, investment funds and traders at hedge funds, banks and asset managers.

Current users of the Atlas platform are sophisticated hedge funds and tier one banks seeking the most risk-critical, locally sourced, intelligence not available elsewhere. Investors are surrounded by noise and struggle to access the relevant information at the relevant time.

“We give our clients real-time insight into the entire news cycle and volatility surface of an event, which means they can trade in and out multiple times during the cycle,” explains Vinit Sahni, Co-CEO of Arkera.

“With Atlas Live, clients now have the opportunity to capture several price moves, not just the one outcome that other sources provide. Feedback from our existing clients show that there is a clear arbitrage between what our platform offers and the information available to those relying on other sources of intelligence. “

Having built and led global business divisions for leading institutional investors and banking groups, Vinit Sahni and Nav Gupta founded Arkera in 2015 and are looking to build on a £4 million pre-Series A funding round completed in 2018 that attracted investment from blue-chip investors.

The company is currently undertaking Series A fundraising round as it seeks to raise over £5 million to invest in new technology, expand the breadth of its products and provide further momentum to its ambitious growth strategy. Current investors in Arkera include; Alan Howard (Co-Founder Brevan Howard), XTX Markets, Paul Walker (Former Co-Head of Technology Goldman Sachs), Henry Ritchotte (Former COO, Deutsche Bank), Mohsen Fahmi (Managing Director, PIMCO) and Zar Amrolia (Co-CEO XTX Markets).

Nav Gupta Co-CEO adds: “We created Arkera in direct response to our own experiences at some of the world’s largest banks and hedge funds, dealing with the growing information challenges that investors and institutions face today. Our aim is to inform our clients of relevant intelligence in advance of it reaching mainstream media sources, helping them to improve their risk management and decision-making processes. We want our clients to finally anchor their strategy and opinion on a reliable intelligence framework, Arkera’s Atlas Live is designed to be part of their decision process.”

“The geopolitical, economic, regulatory and competitive pressures faced by institutions means they simply don’t have the technology or resources to mine the sheer volume of data in non-linear geopolitical and economic markets.

“We are excited to launch Atlas Live, incorporating crucial feedback from our clients. We look forward to broadening our investor base and continuing to help our clients in the race to be the first to the source, understand and act upon relevant intelligence.”

Case Study:

Finding the next crisis when the market is narrowly focusing on an existing one.

In June 2019, Mexican financial markets were rocked by President Trump's sudden threat of US import tariffs in the wake of the Southern Border migrant crisis. Whilst most of early summer, investors were fixated on US-Mexican trade and foreign policy - back in Mexico City there were signs of discontent looming within the AMLO Cabinet. Arkera's algorithms flagged to clients, speculation of the then Finance Minister Carlos Urzúa falling out with the Mexican President. Four days after flagging this to Arkera’s clients, local markets were hit with the headlines that the Finance Minister had officially resigned - sending the Mexican peso and stock markets tumbling on the headline.

For more information or a free trial: https://www.arkera.ai/contact/

Arkera will be attending the IMF Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. for more information, or to schedule a meeting please contact the media team:

FTI Consulting, Antonia Powell – (0)20 3727 1485 | Antonia.powell@fticonsulting.com

About Arkera

Arkera is an AI-powered, human enhanced, intelligence platform created to help institutions source and analyse hard to access data pools, facilitating faster and more successful investment and risk decisions in an era of information overload.

Founded in 2015 by Vinit Sahni and Nav Gupta, Arkera’s technology, sector and domain expertise is designed to solve the challenge facing financial institutions to effectively consume substantial levels of information flooding the market. Both founders were uniquely positioned to act having experienced these consumption thresholds having built and led global business divisions for the world’s most successful institutional investor and banking groups.

Traditionally, machine-driven systems have only been able to filter and categorise information without sector knowledge and understanding of how financial services businesses consume and use intelligence. Arkera has successfully combined decades of quant hedge fund and banking experience with smart natural language processing (NLP) to access the depths of public, multilingual information from difficult to find sources.

Arkera is focused on emerging markets including Turkey, Brazil, Egypt and Mexico.

Contact:
Antonia Powell
Director, Financial Services
FTI Consulting
+44 (0)203 727 1485 T | +44 (0)7970 662 429 M
antonia.powell@fticonsulting.com


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