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Quantitative investment strategies and solutions

QA Point powered by Elsen

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Test and analyze historical performance of your factor models

A cloud-based platform for backtesting investment models that allows professional investors to introduce cutting edge quantitative research and analytics to fund management. You do not need to be a highly skilled developer, or "Quant," to take advantage of advanced quantitative investment strategies and data science.

Why choose QA Point?

QA Point simplifies workflows, making it easy to construct, validate, and deploy multi-factor quantitative investment strategies – in a fraction of the time it takes using traditional quant tools.

With QA Point you can:

  • Explore and visualize financial data
  • Construct dynamic universes and screen stocks
  • Create unique custom factors
  • Build complex multi-factor models
  • Test and analyze historical performance of factor models
  • Generate factor scores for individual securities
  • Collaborate and share models effortlessly.

Features & benefits

QA Point and your role

Chief investment officer/research director

Add a sophisticated quantitative overlay without the upfront costs and time required to hire a Quant or team of Quants.

Portfolio manager

Easily construct, validate, and deploy multi-factor investment strategies.

Long/short hedge funds

Allow firms to rapidly perform backtesting across a range of economic and market conditions, without heavy lifting.

Index provider

An intuitive, powerful way to test different factor combinations in order to create new Smart Beta benchmarks.

How it works

QA Point content and features

QA Point offers complete flexibility. As a cloud-based application, you get up and running quickly and can access the solution regardless of location or device.

Broad and deep content

QA Point delivers a huge range of Refinitiv and third-party market data integrated into one global, standardized database with rigorous symbology mapping to remove the pain of data management.

You get industry leading content such as I/B/E/S, Worldscope, and StarMine value-added analytics and stock selection models. We also give you transparency into the underlying inputs so you can employ StarMine stock selection factors in your models with confidence.

Intuitive "point and click" interface

Simply point and click to build universes, run models, and backtest in seconds - not weeks.

No need to manage data

QA Point integrates and delivers a huge range of market data including pricing, indices, fundamentals, and estimates into a global, standardized database with a unified symbology. This gives you direct access to best-of-breed content without the pain of data management.


You can easily share models, universes, notebooks, and more with other members of research team. QA Point speeds the process of idea promotion and feedback within the research team.