Established in 2013, our foundations as a news technology company are built on extensive experience within the financial news industry. Our first encounter with news analytics technology came when the first elementized news feed was developed for hedge funds in 2007 by Dow Jones. This new machine readable feed, a game changer in the latency arms race for market professionals, meant that trade execution was minimised to milliseconds and hugely profitable. Exposure to this technological revolution in the news industry during its infancy lay the foundations for Acuity.
Aware of its potential, Acuity’s approach has focused on democratising this revolutionary news analytics technology, creating delivery methods that would increase adoption and application of the data by all investors, irrespective of experience or resources. Acuity could see that by removing the analysis process and delivering the data through visualisation and integrated workflows, investors would be able to take advantage of this valuable data source in the same way as hedge funds.
Dow Jones Partnership
Dow Jones is a leading provider of real-time financial news and information. Acuity formed a strategic partnership in 2017 which permits Acuity to analyse Dow Jones Newswires for sentiment data and to act as resellers of the Dow Jones news and calendar products.
The Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) is one of the leading technical universities in Europe and is instrumental in the research and development of Acuity’s NLP technology.
Our relationship helps Acuity to remain at the forefront of the industry with the latest techniques and capabilities in this fast paced environment.
"Acuity nails it on providing valuable asset specific sentiment analysis for our clients that previously only professional traders and desks would have access to. We also love their deep integration with Dow Jones and signal services and their deep understanding that none of this matters if it's not displayed in a captivating manner."