What caught our attention in 2018

December 26, 2018

As the year is almost over it’s time to lean back and reminisce. It’s been an exciting year: We attended international events, established exciting partnerships, and our Sentifi engine went full speed ahead, analyzing a vast quantity of data.

 

Let’s have a closer look at events that left a strong impact on individual stocks and financial markets in 2018.

One of the most discussed events in 2018 was Brexit: The Sentifi engine identified 2,082,370 messages mentioning Brexit since January, peaking on 15 November when the UK cabinet rejected the draft withdrawal agreement. Another hot topic that was heavily discussed within the crowd was Facebook and the related events concerning security vulnerability, cyber attacks, and regulatory action. Attention peaked on 28 September, when the engine registered more than 34,000 messages commenting after Facebook informed the public about the data breach affecting fifty million users.

By far the highest number of messages, however, were registered about Donald Trump, totalling 3,914,799 in 2018. Corporate impact, money laundering, and trade tariffs were the top themes in discussions relating to the president.

2018 was the year we started to harvest 5 years of building our unique data set with close to real-time analysis of what 13 Million relevant and ranked sources communicated related to assets and other topics. We launched our first company-analysing API  and closed several deals with large international banks and asset managers.

In the last 12 months, we continued building our global presence being part of the IR-Community Konferenz in Frankfurt, attended the ET Global Summit and took the stage at the Singapore Fintech Festival and Sentiments in Finance conferences in Bangalore, London and Zurich. We partnered with Vienna Stock Exchange, and Deutsche Bank started integrating Sentifi Widgets on their X-Markets platform. One of the highlights for Sentifi was winning the Swisscom Startup Challenge, enabling us to join the Business Acceleration Program in Silicon Valley in October.

We look back on a successful year and we thank everyone who has been a part of it. Stay tuned for more insights and see you again in 2019!

On behalf of a great team of Sentifiers

Anders Bally, Founder and CEO