Trading Central launches new innovation lab in Sophia Antipolis


TC Marketing


March 14, 2019



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Following twenty years of success within financial markets, Trading Central has launched an innovation unit labeled “TC Labs in the French Riviera’s technology park, Sophia Antipolis. Headed by fintech pioneer Jérôme Favresse. The new division will focus on developing the firm’s new artificial intelligence algorithms, alternative data streams and bold new ways to better support investment decisions in the ever-evolving digital space. TC Labs is expected to begin innovating immediately with a focus on building concrete, easy-to-deploy solutions that expand the Trading Central group’s award-winning product suite.


“Here at Trading Central, we pride ourselves in our mission to support investment decisions through innovation,” says Alain Pellier, CEO and co-founder of Trading Central. “Today’s investors are searching for more robust, automated solutions that offer a full financial picture for an asset of interest. Trading Central Labs is our way of showcasing our dedication to anticipating and accommodating the adapting needs of our online brokerage and institutional customers.”

Trading Central has been a dominant provider of technical analysis research and market commentary since 1999. Their solutions are presently available to over 50 million provisioned accounts and provide continual coverage on over 75,000 publicly traded financial instruments. Trading Central Labs will explore new manners to compose investment strategies, and identify and evaluate trade opportunities across this enormous universe of assets. Each new innovation is expected to meet the superior standards set by the existing product suite.

“Within the past few years, we’ve seen a rising demand for premium research and analytical solutions,” says Romain Gandon, Managing Director and co-founder of Trading Central. “We’re excited to launch a division committed to incubating new ways to better respond to these needs.”

The strategy and development of new solutions will be led by Jérôme Favresse, who joins the firm after 15 years of building and launching disruptive technology within the investment banking space. Before joining the Trading Central group, Jérôme worked within various senior positions at Barclays and Société Générale with a focus on global asset allocation, tactical investment strategies and structured derivatives products. In 2015, he founded the successful financial news intelligence firm Amareos which was commended for their approachable news sentiment services. His new innovation team will add a wealth of new proficiencies to the Trading Central group.

“I’ve always valued firms that embrace innovation and Trading Central is doing just that. That’s why I am so excited to join the team,” says Jérôme Favresse. “They see opportunity into today’s rapidly changing market and are taking the right steps to become a real player within the financial industry’s “deep tech” landscape. Trading Central Labs will be focused on infusing their existing product suite with robust predictive analysis and engaging data visualizations.”

The opening of TC Lab’s headquarters in Sophia Antipolis marks the ninth office opening for the Trading Central group, following its recent expansions in Limassol, Cyprus and Shanghai, China. The global group has undergone substantial growth in recent years, including its acquisition of the Canadian automated pattern recognition leader Recognia in December 2014. With large investments in innovation and an unwavering dedication to bring value to its global customer base of online brokerages, this is a trend expected to continue.

“Supporting customers has always been our top priority and we continue to keep their needs at the core of every innovation,” explains Peter Ashton, Vice-President of  Customer Success at Trading Central. “We’re witnessing a technological evolution within the online brokerage industry. Our customers are facing an increased demand for transparent and actionable analytics that provide approachable support in the moment it’s needed. To accomplish this, they need full-bodied, predictive analytics with flexible delivery options. Our new labs division will be working vigilantly to conceptualize simple solutions that answer these difficult questions.”



About Trading Central

Trading Central is a global leader of financial market research and commentary with a mission to successfully support investors through innovation. This goal is kept at the core of everything they do, creating a dynamic and continuously growing list of investor-centric innovations that facilitate confident, educated trade decisions. Their patented pattern recognition applications continually scan 89 markets globally to provide an unparalleled breadth of coverage of over 75,000 instruments.  Meanwhile their insightful analysis and investment research tools enable users to find and validate suitable investment opportunities based on their individual preferences, optimize the timing of their trades, continually learn about markets and enjoy running their own portfolios.


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Trading Central Global Headquarters

11 bis rue Scribe,

75009 Paris, France

+33 1 55 28 80 40

Trading Central Labs office

Les Aqueducs

535 route des Lucioles

06560 Sophia Antipolis, France

+33 6 13 89 24 18

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