We do world-class quantitative research.
There is the hoary old saying "the difficult we do at once, the impossible takes a little longer." We don't actually make this claim for ourselves but to a certain extent, the saying is true when it comes to research. Research can create new ways of doing things that were previously unknown. This can put you ahead of your competitors. It can let you achieve results that it is not possible for your competitors (unless they do research too).
We are not motivated by "publish or perish" as academic researchers are. This means we can make our results exclusive to you. It also means more value for your money because we do not need to spend time polishing the results to publishable standard. All we care about is whether our research makes money for you. However, we are willing to publish and present our work on your behalf for marketing purposes if you wish.
(Note that we do not do market research although we are able to analyse and interpret market research data. We do not do stock research which is the research that stock analysts do though we do work with stock analysts. We do not do economics or social science research although we can research quantitative methods that can be applied to these areas.)
You can be confident when using the results of our research and models.
This is because we "understand" data. We have decades of experience working with data and have an intuitive feeling for what is real and what is not in the numbers. We understand randomness and noise. This means that we won't "torture" data until it reveals something that is not there. We will not overfit models. For example: we use cross-validation to test back-fitted models; we know when to use more than one random-effect term when fitting a regression line, we use a hypothesis-testing approach when data mining.
We are careful, skeptical, and even cynical when it comes to using models, especially when it comes to fitting financial models that beat the stock market. For example, we assume random walks until proven otherwise. We calculate confidence intervals for our estimated parameters. This gives you measurable safety in applying our results.
Our work can qualify for the New Zealand IRD 15% tax rebate for research. To qualify our work must include "R&D activities which are systematic, investigative and experimental. They either seek to resolve scientific or technological uncertainty or involve an appreciable element of novelty." For more information see the IRD page Research and development (R&D) tax credit.
We are an IRD Listed Research Provider for this purpose. This means that the minimum $20,000 R&D spend is waived if you spend it with us. And it means that we fulfil certain IRD criteria. For more information see the IRD page What are listed research providers?
Note that research in economics to the extent that it is a social science is excluded from eligibility for the tax rebate. Research to develop quantitative products that may be used in economics as a social science is eligible for the rebate.
Our work may qualify for grants from government bodies. For example, our work has qualified for grants from the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST).
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