OptiRisk has conducted extensive research in the field of Sentiment Analysis in general and News Sentiment Analysis in particular. Our focus is predominantly on financial sentiment analysis, therefore, the applications in the Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector.
A major application of our Sentiment Analysis is in the generation of trading signals using sentiment meta data, risk analytics and predictive analytics. Research is applied to financial instruments such as equities, fixed income and commodities. The sources of sentiment we use include editorial news, macroeconomic announcements and social media.
We have published many technical White Papers that have expanded into research papers appearing in peer reviewed Journals. Furthermore, we have compiled two major publications in this area: The Handbook of News Analytics in Finance (2011) and Handbook of Sentiment Analysis in Finance (2016).