About us

Our Story

Speevr began as a side project of former financier Alessio Farhadi in 2015. Farhadi was looking to build a single platform to aggregate and process the thousands of documents he was receiving on a daily basis from multiple sources. He hired a data scientist to help create research recommendation algorithms that could identify the research reports most relevant to him using a combination of his past choices, and those of his peers.

Not long after building the first prototype of Speevr, the platform was made available to Farhadi’s former colleagues in portfolio management and trading. With many of the worlds top independent macro and political consultants streaming their research through Speevr, a natural marketplace ensued.

Within a year of initial launch, Farhadi’s long time friend, Augusto Ribeiro joined him to help build the marketplace. Speevr would enable producers of financial research to connect with end users and find new potential customers under a new flexible user pricing model.

What We Do

Financial Research

Speevr OnePass enables members to access financial research reports from multiple independent analysts benefiting from our economies of scale

AI Research Lab

Speevr Labs is a non-profit community interest collaboration project between students, researchers, and industry within financial services

Speevr Channel

Our YouTube live channel offers a seamless way for our members to connect with experts

Our Approach

Content

Providing consistent high quality research is the foundational building block to serve our community

Technology

Technology empowers our members, automates workflows, to offer greater business efficiencies and scalability

Payments

Seamless payment for research and regulatory compliance

Leadership Team

Alessio Farhadi

CEO/Co-Founder

Alessio Farhadi is CEO and Co-founder of Speevr. Prior to Speevr he served as a credit portfolio manager and trader at BTG Pactual in London, and New York, from 2010 till 2015. Alessio worked within the firm’s award winning multi-billion dollar Global Macro and Emerging Market (GEMM) hedge fund. Before joining the buy-side, Alessio worked in the proprietary trader group at BNP Paribas which he joined after completing his studies postgraduate studies in 2004. He holds a PhD and BSc in theoretical physics from Imperial College London.

Augusto Ribeiro

COO/Co-Founder

Augusto Ribeiro is COO and Co-founder of Speevr. He has over 10 years of experience in the Brazilian financial markets. Augusto began his work career in financial controlling at Banco Pactual which later became BTG Pactual. Later, he moved to become a Sovereign and Corporate Debt Sales Trader at BGC Partners (NASDAQ: BGCP) where the firms clients, Banco Votorantim, hired him as an Equity Researcher and Commodities Trader.  Prior to Speevr, Augusto was responsible for the equity portfolio at Berkana Patrimônio, a single family office. Augusto holds a degree in Physics from Imperial College, London, and an MBA from Ibmec Business School, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has also completed a certificate in the Harvard Business Analytics Program, from Harvard University.

Farhad Farhadi

CTO/Co-Founder

Farhad Farhadi is CTO and Co-founder of Speevr. He has several years experience working in various roles in technology and systems operations. Farhad holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of London.