What does python code look like when generating AVX2 instructions?
Tales flags some interesting developments in the Python world. The demand for Python developers in finance does seem to be building. Both Man and Getco are big users, and as Tales points out, JP Morgan and BAML both use Python as the primary programming languages in their Athena and Quartz systems, both of which are inspired by Goldman’s SecDB/Slang . Tales wonders if Washington Square Tech will the fourth implementation of this paradigm; I believe it may be the fifth, as Morgan Stanley had an Athena like project called Pioneer during Jay Dweck’s ill fated tenure . Apparently that project is now defunct. The Athena paradigm is technically a very powerful solution for trading businesses that have run on ad hoc solutions using Excel for pricing and risk. This could be very appealing for buy side firms that don’t have big in house tech stacks, together with incumbent tech teams…
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