Quantifying the pandemic’s impact for asset managers

Efma feature

21 May 2020

Sylvain Forté, co-founder and CEO of SESAMm, explained to Efma how his fintech is helping clients understand and analyze the pandemic’s impact on assets.


Could you present SESAMm?

SESAMm is an innovative fintech company specializing in big data and artificial intelligence for investment. Our team builds analytics and investment signals by analyzing billions of web articles and messages using natural language processing and machine learning. With our NLP platform TextReveal and our quantitative data science platform SignalReveal, SESAMm addresses the entire value chain of alpha research. SESAMm’s 40-person team in Paris, New York, Metz and Tunis works with major hedge funds, banks and asset management clients around the world for both fundamental and quantitative use cases.

How is SESAMm helping companies and customers during the Covid19 crisis?

By analyzing mentions, articles and social media messages, we were able to quantify the impact on assets exposed to the coronavirus and to analyze macro trends at a country level, as showcased in our blog post.

Since then, we have been creating studies, dashboards and use cases, including but not limited to large-cap and private equity portfolios, crypto-assets and gold trading, trend analysis around chloroquine, macro trends etc. These tools are leveraged in particular by sell-side teams to incorporate the information in their research.

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Keywords : Big data , Fintech , Covid-19 , Trading

Geography : France