The founders have 25 years of experience in building models and software for asset and wealth managers, and a successful track record of providing innovative, world class solutions. The core team includes a seasoned group of passionate developers, mathematicians, and quants.
We want to provide our customers with rock solid intelligence and tools that deliver alpha in an unquestionable, measurable way.
The majority of research and analytics providers does a poor job at delivering real value to portfolio managers.
The return on investment on research content and tools is mediocre at best on improving investment performance. Most content is read out of habit and offers minimal effect.
Time for a change!
We serve customers that strive to deliver as much value as they can for their clients.
We want customers that believe that there is always room for improvement in any strategy and in any investment decision process.
We search for customers that are competitive and open minded to consider any innovative solution that can offer a strategic edge in the battle for maximizing the performance.
We respect customers that understand that even their existing investment approach can benefit by adding an extra layer of intelligence.
I’ve just won the firm’s annual nationwide stock picking contest and used Trendrating to do it!
I use it every day, I enter client portfolios and get daily updates on them. I always looked at how a stock is ranked before buying it!
I have found the service very valuable for using the downgrades to identify sell candidates!
Our approach towards investing is research-driven. We strive to get to know managements (and their competitors) and own a portfolio of the best companies at reasonable prices. That said, we recognize that there are “technical” and price trends – that in themselves carry information that may yet to be fully discovered by the market. Trendrating is an easy-to-use tool that augments my investment process by helping me identify stocks with price trends, whether positive or negative. The overlay of Trendrating screens over our fundamental stock picks helps us make better decisions when it comes to entry points, exits and building a higher alpha-generating portfolio.
By following some of the suggested trading for my portfolio the tool has paid for itself several times over in unrealized gains and by suggesting a sell recommendation that I likely wouldn’t have made.
I’ve been thrilled with the strategy builder and implementation of the various portfolios I’ve created and now using for client assets.
At first skeptical then when paper portfolios were doing so well I used my own $ and now regret not putting Client $ in earlier.
We are always looking to enhance the breadth of services available to Bloomberg Terminal users through the APP Portal with new and innovative providers. Trendrating’s Portfolio Sentinel achieves that with their advanced analytics complementing our existing services while adding value for our Terminal subscribers. We are delighted to have Trendrating on-board.
We found in Trendrating something different and unique, their technological platform has superior algorithms to assure the best trends on the market, this helps us and to our clients to have a constant and disciplined approach to take investment decisions, adding also an extra layer for risk management, avoiding noise and human over-reactions to our processes.
The enemies of excellence are skepticism and inertia.
Skepticism against the new. Rejection of innovative ideas and methodologies due to fear of change. Often we hear, “I’ve seen many new things and they’re all worthless!” Well, maybe you’ve seen many things, but you didn’t see everything. Once in a while, a new idea comes around that delivers valuable innovation worth serious consideration.
Inertia prevents making small changes and adjustments to the status quo. Inertia blocks any potential improvement, despite the fact that anything can be always improved by definition. The skeptic says, “ I have my way to do things, why should I change?” What if the change delivers better results? You still won’t consider it? What about your obligations to always provide your clients with the best possible service? Are you truly delivering on what your promise?
Skepticism and inertia are the main causes of the chronic underperformance of most active managers.
The asset management industry is rapidly evolving after years of stalled repetition of old school approaches and methodologies. Those who survive will be the ones who put fear of change aside and quickly adopt the best in class innovation. These forward-thinkers will profit from new tools that incorporate advanced analytics, models, and technology. The rest will be held hostage by skepticism and inertia.
Let’s bet on which type of portfolio manager will grow and prosper.
Our mission is to help smart people to succeed and beat the competition. Just ask our customers.
Rocco Pellegrinelli began his career as a portfolio manager. He has been a successful entrepreneur in the technology sector for the past 20 years. He created Brainpower in 1996 and as Chairman and CEO, established it as one of the top portfolio management systems globally. After taking the company public on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2000, Brainpower was acquired by Bloomberg in 2006. His vision “Many analytical tools makes sense, but do they also make money? It is time to bring real value to fund managers.” Rocco believes that the asset and wealth management industry needs to evolve toward higher standards of value to clients, efficiency and cost effectiveness. Adopting new data and sophisticated tools is the only solution. He launched Trendrating with the mission to provide innovative analytics and technology that deliver alpha in a measurable, actionable and repeatable way. In 2020, Rocco has been nominated as one of the “10 Most Inspiring CEOs to Watch” by Industry Tech Outlook, as well as one of the “10 Best Innovative Leaders” by DigiTech Insight. Rocco is also a Nasdaq contributor.
Sandro Bottarelli is an expert in physics and engineering. He was formerly Chief Development Officer at Brainpower. His analytics models became the core of Bloomberg’s Portfolio Analytics offering. While at Bloomberg, he was Manager of the Portfolio Analytics R&D division. He graduated magna cum laude in Science from the University of Milan. His motto is “The value of an idea lies in the using of it”. Thomas A. Edison
Roland has over 25 years experience in the global capital markets having held roles at leading investment banks and software vendors. After roles at Credit Agricole and Deutsche Bank, Roland held senior product, business development and sales roles at a number of leading software vendors including Misys, Calypso and IHS Markit. Most recently he was Head of EMEA and APAC for an analytics and risk management provider and drove their transition from being a best of breed offering to that of an enterprise solution and the resultant increase in revenues which flowed from that.
Managing Director, North America
John has spent his entire career growing innovative fintech companies. In 1995 he co-founded TRIAD, the equities IOI management system which was one of the first commercially available FIX engines, later acquired by Reuters. John was also President and COO of Javelin Technologies, the world’s leading FIX engine vendor with over 350 customers, acquired by NYFIX in 2002. He then served as VP of Corporate strategy with Silicon Valley based Vhayu, acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2009. John graduated from Fairfield University with a BA in English & Journalism and is a devoted Little League baseball coach for his two sons.
Senior Portfolio Risk and Performance Consultant – Global Sales
Amar has over 15 years’ experience in positioning Financial Technology. He spent 7 years at Bloomberg in New Business and Relationship Management helping generate millions of dollars of revenue across Bloomberg’s Core Terminal business in the Nordics and London. He is an Equities specialist and has extensive knowledge of pre trade, in trade and post trade decision support trading analytics within Portfolio, Execution and Order Management systems. He has positioned these complex and innovative solutions to Global Asset Management firms, Banks and Brokers. Amar has worked at OTAS Technologies a Liquidnet company as a Sales Director leveraging his existing relationships and responsible for revenue growth across EMEA & Asia Pacific. Amar hold a BA Hons in Economics and Financial Services. In his spare time Amar enjoys spending time with family, swimming and an enthusiastic Peloton rider.
Country Sales Manager – Italy
Antonio is a qualified Senior Sales Manager with more than 17 years of experience in the sales of information technology solutions. He has a solid sales track record of complex and innovative portfolio management analytics in the Banking, Asset Management and Wealth Management sectors. Prior to that, he worked 7 years in the sales divisions of international automotives and optoelectronic fields for high level companies. He graduated in Physics from University of Milan.
Head of Business development
Andrea joined Trendrating with a solid background in sales and business development achieved after over 15 years of experience in different industries. Specifically, he spent the last 10 years Senior Sales managing complex deals with both private and institutional Customers within the Aerospace and Defense sectors. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic of Turin, Italy.
Senior Solutions Consultant
Shiv has 12 years’ experience in representing portfolio management, strategy and research teams across all major asset classes. At Trendrating he is responsible for engaging with investment teams to harness the power of our analytics and technology solutions. Prior to joining Trendrating, he worked as a Portfolio Specialist within the Investment Solutions Group at State Street Global Advisors, as the conduit between fund management and distribution activities. Shiv holds a BSc with Honours in Politics and Economics, Investment Management Certificate and Certificate in ESG Investing.
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