As a resident academic at the University of Malta and research expert at EXANTE, Next Generation Prime Brokers in Malta, Dr Abdalla Kablan was invited to appear on CNBC Television to talk about the role of science and technology in modern finance, and why the scientific approach should be given priority when designing financial products and services.
"The role of science and technology has become very apparent as a crucial tool in modern financial systems. For instance, the advance in computational power over the past decade has had a dramatic impact on financial research, banking operations, and related regulations. Due to this increase in computational capacity and respective automation of financial markets, an increasing number of financial institutions and exchanges have now created databases that contain all the valuable information of the markets presented in an easy and accessible manner," stated Dr Kablan. "EXANTE believes in such a scientific approach and hence it offers high technology products and services that are ahead of competition." Technology plays an important part in the transformation of most industries, because it has the ability to break access barriers and bring down transaction costs to a fraction of what they are today.
At the heart of EXANTE's trading technology is its multifunctional Automated Trading Platform (ATP): a state-of-art tool for clients who can access multiple markets from one account. EXANTE developed ATP from scratch, without using third-party solutions. EXANTE's innovative integrated online trading and fund platform has been a game changer in the industry. The trading platform was designed entirely by EXANTE and can be downloaded directly from their website. The one-point-click model gives investors the opportunity to invest directly into over 40 investment management companies, managing over 100 funds. More importantly, for hedge fund managers they can trade quickly and efficiently, across asset classes, in addition to benefiting from the marketing opportunities that arise from listing and potentially attracting new investors.
Dr Kablan background and solid reputation are well versed and as an academic and also researcher at a financial institution such as EXANTE allows the company to 'bridge' between scientific academia and the industry. EXANTE continues to lead the way in bringing Technology and Finance together and is becoming a global brand in this arena.