Essentia Analytics wins Best Buy-Side Data Analytics Award in WatersTechnology’s Buy-Side Technology Awards

7 Nov, 2014

Essentia Analytics has been named Best Buy-Side Data Analytics provider in WatersTechnology’s Buy-Side Technology Awards.

The award recognises Essentia Analytics’ decision support software, which provides professional investors with an enhanced understanding of where their skills lie so that they can do more of what they’re good at and less of what they’re not. The software uses the latest behavioural finance research to give investors the knowledge to improve their skills and enables them to put this learning into practice. This ensures that fund managers can benefit from the latest developments in the field of behavioural finance when evaluating their own performance.

This award follows a successful year for Essentia Analytics, in which the company was named one of Growth Business’s Tech Innovators 2014. CEO and founder Clare Flynn Levy was also announced as one of Financial News’s 40 leaders in fintech, as well as being selected to take part in a UK trade mission to Silicon Valley comprised of female CEOs running fast-growing tech companies.

Clare Flynn Levy commented:

“We’re thrilled to be recognised by Waters as the Best Buy-Side Data Analytics provider and truly excited about the potential for data analytics to transform the effectiveness of investment decision-making. Our clients, who include some of the world’s leading fund managers, are focused on raising the bar on investment excellence and on having meaningful, evidence-based conversations with their investors. Essentia is proud to be making that possible.”

The Buy-Side Technology Awards celebrate the leading technologies and vendors in the buy-side area, as chosen by a judging panel of nine experts in the field. These include Victor Anderson, the Editor-in-Chief of WatersTechnology, Sang Lee from the Aite Group, Catherine Doherty from Investit and Anthony Malakian, U.S. Editor of Buy-Side Technology.


About Essentia Analytics

Essentia Analytics is at the nexus of Behavioural Finance and Data Science, providing professional investors with an enhanced understanding of their own behaviour so that they can consistently play to their strengths and avoid acting on cognitive bias.

Developed by leading neuroscientists, software engineers and ex-fund managers, the company’s cloud-based software enables fund managers to capture richer data about both their own behaviour and its context, turning trade, market and biometric data into better future investment decisions. The result is a simple, accurate, continuous feedback loop – the same sort that professional athletes use to achieve excellence.

Appropriate for traditional active managers, hedge funds and multi-manager platforms, high and low turnover portfolios, the software has already been adopted by several of the world’s leading investment managers, including Talisman Global Asset Management and Union Investment, despite being less than two years old.

Essentia Analytics, which is headquartered in London, was founded in 2013 by former fund manager Clare Flynn Levy. The software was launched in March 2014.