Trevor Jarrett settles into life at Quant-Box
Quant-Box’s visualization and data analytics platform empower users with unique insights into tick-by-tick data, algorithmic behavior, and trading analytics. Notably, it also offers one of the most cost-effective ways to trade in Japan.
From setting up Australia’s the first online cattle trading exchange to then establishing Bloomberg in APAC more than 30 years ago and being on first name terms with Mike Bloomberg, Trevor has seen it all in capital markets.
A native Englishman by birth, he moved to Australia and never looked back. With forays in living in Tokyo and then Discovery Bay, Hong Kong while working for HSBC, for him greater Asia PAC is his play and work ground.
In his latest endeavor with Quant-Box, a Japanese fintech, he has the enviable task of helping investors connect and trade with the land of the rising sun. A small outfit, Quant-Box suits Trevor’s hunter mentality to a T.
“Our employees are our number one priority”
“Learning is a lifelong process and as Churchill once quipped “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. Lucky for me the guys at Quant-Box are super friendly and eager teach, the culture is a meritocracy.” he said. Serdar Armutcu, founder and CEO concurs. “We try to maintain a friendly, open and supportive culture. Our employees are our number one priority”.
For a small start-up Quant-Box has big ambitions. Its leading-edge visualization and data analytics platform enable users to gain unique insights into tick by tick data, algorithmic behavior/analytics and trading. It doesn’t hurt also to offer one of the cheapest and easiest ways to trade Japan.
Quant-Box has been busy building out its connections to Japanese brokers and expanding its network, with Japan being the first market to be supported, and plans to expand into other regions in APAC. We think clients will love using the same, easy user interface on other markets.
Quant-Box targets professionals and small quant teams
The type of users Quant-Box is targeting ranges from professionals who are active traders to small quant teams who might be looking for a system to get up and running quickly, efficiently and cheaply. Each has a different focus and different preferences but ease of use and integration with internal systems always being the major ones.
Japan as a market has undergone significant changes recently. It now stands as one of the most sophisticated in Asia with a main bourse, the Tokyo Stock Exchange, together with three additional alternative trading venues (PTS as they are called), it has become an attractive market for prop firms looking to deploy their strategies.
Recent changes such as revamping the old market segments of 1 st and 2 nd section to Prime, Standard, and Growth to better reflect investor expectations has been one of the biggest changes. Next year we will see TSE extending the trading hours by an additional 30 minutes and introducing a proper closing auction mechanism between 15:25 and 15:30.
These changes should further bring the Japanese market more inline with other regional counterparts. Quant-Box supports FIX and Trevor Jarrett was and is associated with FIX Protocol since 2000.