Beacon News

April 18, 2017 | Simplex Partners with Beacon - Risk Magazine's FinTech Start-Up of the Year

Partnership aims to build a next-generation Simplex trading and risk management solution, code-named GenesisEIP.

March 1, 2017 | Risk Magazine: A not-so-secret recipe for success: Beacon's cloud-based quant platform

The cloud-based quant platform offered by Beacon shares an architecture with the systems that sharpened Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan’s competitive edge. Chief operating officer Mark Higgins talks about how banks can deliver trading desk tools to their clients and make the move to the cloud.

February 17, 2017 | efinancialcareers: “Meet the men bringing Goldman Sachs’ SecDB to the masses”

If you work in investment banking technology, you should know the names of Kirat Singh and Mark Higgins.

January 25, 2017 | Risk Awards 2017 Fintech start-up of the year

We’re honored and excited to be named Risk Magazine's Fintech Start-up of the Year. Thanks to our amazing employees and to the clients that have given us at Beacon their trust and support. RiskAwards recognized that Beacon is a “cloud-hosted service that offers a package of off-the-shelf trading and pricing tools, but the more innovative foundation for this is a development platform that allows users to quickly develop, roll out – and control – analytical apps. That makes it unique, clients say.” Read the full editorial article here.

January 19, 2017 | An Interview with Dr. Michael Kirch, CCO, Beacon

Michael, our CCO, answers questions such as “What is the Beacon platform and what was the impetus for developing it?”, “How is the Beacon Platform delivered at a client site and what benefits does this bring the users?”, and many more.

June 30, 2015 | Global Atlantic Selects Washington Square Technologies' Beacon Platform for Data and Financial Analytics

Washington Square Technologies LLC, a provider of next-generation financial data and analytics solutions, announced that Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited, a financial services company focused on the annuity, life insurance, and reinsurance markets, has selected the Washington Square Technologies' Beacon platform.

June 30, 2015 | Understanding Institutional Quant Platforms

We’ve posted an article describing why an institutional quant platform is so important to scaling an enterprise quant team: check it out here..