Automating algorithms for block trades improving accuracy and productivity

CLIENT

An investment advisory firm with AUM of $140 million FINTECH

97%
Productivity Improvement
From an average of 16hrs to 30 mins
100%
Accuracy Improvement
Eliminated human errors

Business Challenge

Our client, a registered investment advisory firm with assets under management of $140 million wanted to eliminate the manual processing of block trades which was:

  • Cumbersome and prone to errors due to the manual sifting of multiple spreadsheets.
  • A productivity sink, due to the fact that these trades had to be done one account at a time. Since they had proprietary algorithms that used both external market data as well as internal client sensitive data, none of the existing re-balancing software in the industry could do exactly what they needed done.

Solution

Menerva developed a rebalancing software solution that implemented:

  • A single view of the data to be used for processing
  • The client’s proprietary algorithms using Python along with its data processing libraries for the functional logic and Apache Spark to scale the data engineering processes

Impact

  • Productivity of block trade functions which normally took anywhere from 8 to 24 hours dropped to under 30 minutes
  • Client could be confident that the trades were being executed accurately as the manual dependencies were eliminated
97%
Productivity Improvement
From an average of 16hrs to 30 mins
100%
Accuracy Improvement
Eliminated human errors