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eFinancial Careers: ​Ex-Apple Coder and Fidelity VP Launched Fintech Firm that Feeds Data-Hungry Traders


Mark Dowd

Mark Dowd

In the hypercompetitive world of trading, everyone is looking for an edge, from quants with data science PhDs and market makers who operate at microsecond speeds to fundamental investors who want to determine the optimal timeframe to put a position on. A new breed of business-to-business fintech firms has cropped up to meet that demand, providing other potential landing spots for tech-savvy traders, developers and data scientists looking for their next position.

Barry Star is the CEO of Wall Street Horizon, a data and software provider specializing in trader-oriented information about corporate events such as earnings releases, conference calls, board meetings, stock splits and dividends. His firm currently has about 25 staff and he expects that number it to continue to grow.

“Our team primarily includes client-facing staffers, technologists and researchers, who use both our proprietary technology as well as high-touch methods to uncover and verify the more than 40 datasets that we track,” Star said. “For the research staff, we look for individuals who are both precise and resourceful in their approach.

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