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Acuity Trading announces new hires to drive news sentiment innovation

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Acuity Trading is expanding its team with the appointment of Vladislav Novopoltsev as a Product Manager and Gustavo Avalos as a Data Scientist. As a Product Manager Novopoltsev will be based in Acuity’s Spanish office in Barcelona where he will utilise his previous experience of financial newswires, machine learning algorithms and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to optimise the performance of Acuity’s suite of products while ensuring the company’s global clients can access both excellent products and exceptional customer service.

“Acuity Trading’s goal is to solve some unique problems for the customers (be it brokers, investors, or market professionals) using AI technology and diverse data. I’m extremely excited to be at the forefront of creating and improving the product suite with this goal in mind. It is certainly challenging, but the reward of being able to solve these customer problems makes it worthwhile,” says Novopoltsev.

Novopoltsev has a wealth of programming, cloud and technological experience from working with brands including Dow Jones, Microsoft Xbox, Gumtree UK, Groupon UK and Renault UK.

His main role with Acuity Trading will be to head-up a team focused on developing and driving strategies for new products and initiatives. As part of this he’ll manage the new product ideation process with input from product and academic partners alongside stakeholders and clients. He’ll also streamline business processes and manage a team responsible for implementing product upgrades and optimising the consumer experience to build best-in-class products.

Nikki Carpenter, Co-Founder, Acuity Trading, says: “Our international team is delighted to welcome Vladislav to Acuity Trading. His extensive experience and ability to manage teams and drive change through innovation will be invaluable as we take our news data analysis to the next stage in our business growth plan.”

Acuity Trading’s news sentiment analysis engine is maintained by some of Europe’s leading NLP and API programmers. We are always striving towards improvement, optimisation and innovation and to maintain this momentum we welcome Gustavo Avalos to join our team. 

Avalos will work from Spain as part of our team of infrastructure technicians who focus on software development and engineering. Avalos brings to the team a unique understanding of news reporting and back end data management, having worked on developing the mobile news site, databases and Sentiment Analysis Engine for Mexico’s El Universal Online newspaper and as a researcher for the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

“Working for Acuity brings together some of my core interests in economics and technology and allows me to expand my knowledge base and experience at the cutting edge of developing AI and NLP technologies,” says Gustavo.

His recent statistical work with The Barcelona Centre of Mathematics Research supporting the Spanish Government in developing their web based systems and INAR hidden Markov chains algorithm to track cases of Covid-19 is also an important skill-set to help evolve Acuity’s ability to track trends within markets and news topics.

Andrew Lane, Founder Acuity Trading, says: “Gustavo joins our team of academics who are dedicated to evolving our products and ensuring that the latest cutting edge technologies and systems are applied to our platform. Our academics keep us ahead in a world of ever evolving technology.” 

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