Below is our recent interview with Jan Deahl, Chief Marketing Officer at Alexandria Technology:
Q: Can you tell us something more about your Artificial Intelligence Analyst?
A: Alexandria Technology has developed a sophisticated Artificial Intelligence Analyst that can read and analyze investment-related documents at Big Data Scale. We’ve built the most powerful text classifier in the industry, able to model language for a deep understanding of context, resulting in highly accurate classification of entities, topics, and sentiment.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Alexandria partners with the investment industry’s premier news and data providers to deliver the highest quality data and analytics. Our clients hire and retain us for the strength of our research, the quality of our data, and ultimately the Alpha we generate.
Our recent announcement with FactSet is exciting in that we are bringing together the power of two industry leaders in their respective domains: Alexandria in financial text sentiment analysis & FactSet in integrated financial information and analytical applications. Together we now provide FactSet users Earnings Calls Sentiment Data and Alpha Generation capabilities. FactSet users will benefit from the ability to:
· Accurately analyze millions of earnings calls at big data scale
· Evaluate topics and sentiment across their investable universe
· Incorporate factors with strong alpha and low correlation to traditional factors
· Access over 15 years of historical data and go-forward data on over 1.7 million company corporate events world-wide
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: Investment firms are inundated with information from news reports, financial statements, earnings calls and social media. No single analyst can capture all of this information for their investments. Alexandria’s classifiers think like an analyst but perform like a machine, analyzing documents in milliseconds and drawing the same conclusions as a skilled portfolio manager. By capturing information in these textual sources, investment firms can generate significant alpha, improving their risk-adjusted returns.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Alexandria’s goal is to index the world’s financial reports. Our AI analyst will expand to new sources of information in global languages to capture relevant information for financial professionals. Alexandria’s current classification systems have all proven to generate alpha and guard against risk. As more information is captured, analysts are armed with more information to incorporate into their research processes.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: Our clients hire and retain Alexandria on the strength of our AI Analyst engine, the depth of our language comprehension, and the accuracy with which we analyze massive amounts of text at big data scale. And ultimately on the outperformance (alpha) we provide to them.
We provide investment firms with an information advantage and a competitive edge. Our classification systems have proven to generate 10 times the value when compared against peers such as FinBERT and Loughran McDonald. For this reason, Alexandria works with investment firms all over the world to capture information that no team could possibly manage on their own. Typically, once a firm works with Alexandria, they tend to stay with Alexandria.