Lucena Research Partners with SVM Capital, LLC for Integration of Enhanced Machine Learning Capabilities into Its Predictive Engine

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Lucena Research, a leader in Big Data Analytics for investment decision support, has partnered with SVM Capital to integrate Support Vector Machine (“SVM”) Machine Learning technology into its QuantDesk™ Price Forecaster. Lucena's QuantDesk™ can now tailor its decision support capabilities to meet rapidly changing market conditions.

Our goal is to offer our clients the most comprehensive technology needed to effectively research, discover and capitalize on investment opportunities when they become apparent.

Lucena Research, a leading provider of investment decision support technology, announced today that it has partnered with SVM Capital, LLC to integrate Support Vector Machine (“SVM”) Machine Learning capabilities into Lucena’s QuantDesk™ Price Forecaster. The integration combines SVM’s unique pattern matching capabilities used to Forecast securities trends and score confidence in such prediction. Lucena can now offer multiple Machine Learning Technologies tailored and optimized for specific market regime and market conditions.

Lucena’s QuantDesk Forecaster™ provides predictive model-based data analytics to help investors uncover actionable trading opportunities.

SVM Capital, LLC (“SVM Capital”) was formed as a joint venture between Health Discovery Corporation (“HDC”) and Atlantic Alpha Strategies, LLC (“Atlantic Alpha”) to explore and exploit the potential applicability of SVM technology to quantitative investment management techniques. Atlantic Alpha’s management has over thirty years of experience in commodity and futures trading.

SVMs have become widely established as one of the leading approaches to pattern recognition and machine learning worldwide and are replacing neural networks in a variety of fields, including engineering, information retrieval and bioinformatics. This technology has been incorporated into product and research applications by many biomedical, pharmaceutical, software, computer and now offered to financial companies.

“Lucena is committed to working-hand-in-hand with complimentary independent technology providers. Our goal is to offer our clients the most comprehensive technology needed to effectively research, discover and capitalize on investment opportunities when they become apparent,” said Erez Katz, CEO of Lucena. “We believe that a successful quantitative-based investment strategy must include both quality data coupled with computational technology that helps clients extract meaningful and actionable intelligence from that data. I am confident that this approach in conjunction with sound investment practices will yield the best investment results.”

“This Agreement with Lucena Research, with their high complexity predictive model-based data analytics, provides a tremendous opportunity to improve investors' ability to uncover actionable trading opportunities and further the development and commercialization of SVM software,” stated Mark A. Moore, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of SVM Capital.

A pioneer in machine-learning technology, Lucena Research provides an innovative approach to trend analysis, portfolio optimization, hedging techniques and Event Study. QuantDesk™, its flagship product, incorporates over 300 fundamental, technical, and proprietary time series indicators to exploit market opportunities with precision and scientifically validate and assess investment decisions. By perpetually self-adjusting its predictive model-based data analytics, QuantDesk™ enables hedge funds, portfolio managers and wealth advisors of all sizes to leverage quantitative research incorporate statistical forecasting into their specific investment strategies.

About Lucena Research

Lucena Research is a leading provider of decision support technology for investment professionals including hedge funds and wealth advisors. Lucena delivers quantitative analysis and statistical machine learning solutions that enable our customers to exploit market opportunities and reduce risk in their portfolios. QuantDesk™, Lucena’s flagship product, provides advanced, yet affordable, subscription-based portfolio optimization tools designed to scientifically validate and augment our clients' investment strategies. The product includes five portfolio management modules - Price Forecaster, Portfolio Optimizer, Hedge Finder, Event Analyzer and Back Tester. Lucena also provides quantitative analysis consulting services to integrate proprietary Machine Learning investment algorithms with our clients' existing workflows. Headquartered in Atlanta GA, Lucena supports a wide range of investment professionals worldwide. To learn more about Lucena, please visit or email us at: info(at)lucenaresearch(dot)com.

About SVM Capital, LLC

SVM Capital, LLC is a joint venture between Health Discovery Corporation and Atlantic Alpha Strategies, LLC. Health Discovery Corporation holds ninety patents which use advanced mathematical modeling techniques in the application of advanced machine learning to a wide variety of applications. Partnering with Atlantic Alpha Strategies is just one example of our bandwidth of applications. Atlantic Alpha Strategies, LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor applying quantitative methods and pattern recognition to financial markets.

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