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ING, PGGM open bond trading algorithm to buy side

Katana Lens is a web-based application using AI, specifically predictive analytics, helping bond investors make decisions faster. The application lets investors narrow down their trading ideas and options, avoiding the time-consuming activity of winnowing down options through making assumptions, which can result in missed opportunities.
As such, the algorithm learns by looking at the history of hundreds of thousands of trades and selecting out the most successful ones. It also looks at all possible buy and sell combinations for potential investment, presenting suggestions or predictions to investors.
The tool’s predecessor, Katana, a sell-side implement, was released last year. Katana assists trades in deciding price quotes when buying and selling bonds for clients using historical and real-time data.
Santiago Braje, global credit trading head at ING, made the announcement for Katana Lens at last week’s World Summit AI in Amsterdam.

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