Case studies / Financial Services

$14B AUM Hedge Fund

Informed 8-figure investments with control center and serverless infrastructure for alternative data

Simple Fractal productionized hundreds of scrapers, expanded our alternative data sourcing capabilities, professionalized our infrastructure, and provided line of sight into scraper health and data integrity in real time.

- Chief Data Acquisition Officer

Challenge:

A top-tier NYC hedge fund with over $14B in AUM was scrambling to meet the data needs of its investment teams in order to make well-informed investment decisions.

Solution:

We architected and implemented a serverless systems infrastructure to host our web-scraping bots and alternative data in a virtual private cloud. To facilitate analysis and monitoring of these scraper bots, we built a realtime dashboard displaying the scrapers’ performance metrics, acting as a centralized command center for alternative data sourcing.

Built 300+ enterprise-grade bots:

Reduced web scraping FTEs by 50%:

Cut scraper execution time by 500X: