Removing the pain of commodity price volatility

Predicting commodity prices with AI on Alternative Data

 
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What we do

We help mitigate commodity price volatility for buyers and sellers of commodities by forecasting their prices using both traditional and alternative data (including satellite and maritime) and the latest in AI techniques over time horizons of one day to one year. 

Our vision is to provide SME manufacturers with the same price risk mitigation tools that are currently only available to their larger peers

 

Who we are for

Corporates

We give insight into the direction of future price movements and their volatility over strategically useful time horizons. This enables purchasing managers and financial officers to control their price risk - resulting in larger margins and stronger financial control.

Financials

We produce signals with sources of alpha in exchange-traded commodities which are uncorrelated to other main investment styles. The signals articulate their own confidence when generated, increasing their utility for conviction-based trading.

 

Why us

We use state-of-the-art AI methods on a large number of alternative and established data sources in order to make our price predictions on a full cross-section of commodities. We don’t believe in applying AI blindly, which is why we provide confidence limits to our predictions and base our forecasting on the economic theory of supply and demand.

 
 
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Why the name ChAI? All the words for “tea” worldwide fall into two groups, sounding similar to either te or chai.

How these two different forms spread around the globe, reflects the history and transmission of tea drinking culture and trade.

Several thousand years later, at ChAI we apply artificial intelligence to similar trade patterns to give our clients the edge in modern commodities markets.

 
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Our Team

 
Tristan Fletcher     CEO   - PhD in AI in commodity pricing (UCL)  - MEng in Manufacturing (Cambridge)  - Research Fellowship in applying AI to noisy data-sets (Imperial)  - Manufacturing / FMCG management consultant.  - Algo trader in global commodity Hedge Funds (Aspect Capital) and Investment Banks (UBS)

Tristan Fletcher

CEO

- PhD in AI in commodity pricing (UCL)

- MEng in Manufacturing (Cambridge)

- Research Fellowship in applying AI to noisy data-sets (Imperial)

- Manufacturing / FMCG management consultant.

- Algo trader in global commodity Hedge Funds (Aspect Capital) and Investment Banks (UBS)

Marcus Dixon    COO   - BA in Business Management & Marketing.  - Management of global sales pipeline and technology partnerships.  - Customer relationship and project management of AI solutions in performance critical industries.

Marcus Dixon

COO

- BA in Business Management & Marketing.

- Management of global sales pipeline and technology partnerships.

- Customer relationship and project management of AI solutions in performance critical industries.

Silvi Wompa Sinclair     Chief Underwriting Officer   - MSc in Business and Economics.  - McKinsey & Company alumna.  - International insurance executive with senior management experience from distribution, underwriting, claims, investment and corporate strategy.

Silvi Wompa Sinclair

Chief Underwriting Officer

- MSc in Business and Economics.

- McKinsey & Company alumna.

- International insurance executive with senior management experience from distribution, underwriting, claims, investment and corporate strategy.

Michael Button     CTO   - MSc Computer Science & BSc Mathematics with Statistics.  - Principal software architect & engineer in global Hedge Funds.  - Development/architecture of mission-critical trading and financial services software.

Michael Button

CTO

- MSc Computer Science & BSc Mathematics with Statistics.

- Principal software architect & engineer in global Hedge Funds.

- Development/architecture of mission-critical trading and financial services software.

Steve Butler     CMO   - 15 years trading commodity markets as head of trading.  - Traded multiple commodity types on the trading floor.  - Advisor to commodity-focused asset managers.

Steve Butler

CMO

- 15 years trading commodity markets as head of trading.

- Traded multiple commodity types on the trading floor.

- Advisor to commodity-focused asset managers.

 

Our ADVISORS

 

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Manufacturing Engineers

Manufacturing engineers, with a strong focus on FMCG and metal processing.

02

Academics

Academics in AI as applied to financial markets, centred on commodity futures markets.

03

Algorithmic Traders

Algorithmic traders and portfolio managers from global Commodity Trader Advisers / Hedge Funds.

04

Supply Chain Experts

Supply chain based management consultants.

 
 

Our Collaborations

We collaborate with the following organisations:

 
 

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Google Cloud Platform

Thanks to an initial allocation of credits, our service is hosted on GCP, taking full advantage of its tech stack.


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Digital Catapult MI Garage

MI garage has assisted ChAI at every stage of our journey.


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Department for International Trade

An AI-centred trade mission, organised by DIT, was the genesis of ChAI.


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Refinitiv

A data provider assisting with supplying data for early stage model development and now lies at the heart of our algorithms’ predictive ability.


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Imperial College London

Some aspects of our Machine Learning technology are being explored in association with researchers at Imperial.


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University College London

We have carried out a substantial amount of ML research with UCL.


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Fintech Sandbox

The FinTech Sandbox have provide multiple introductions to various data providers through their network.

 

Contact Us

 

Address

ChAI
Kemp House, 160 City Road,
London, EC1V 2NX

Email Us

info@chai-uk.com

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