SparkCognition Acquires Financial Technology Company AIM2


AI company expands further into financial services, signing agreements with Brevan Howard and Nomura.




Feb 23, 2021, 08:00 ET


AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — SparkCognition, the world’s leading industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company, is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement to acquire AIM2 from hedge fund management company Brevan Howard and global investment bank Nomura. 

SparkCognition has also executed contracts with both Brevan Howard and Nomura, which will allow SparkCognition to further expand its AI capabilities into the financial services vertical and meet the needs of its customers around the world.

AIM2 was launched in 2015 and became a joint venture between Brevan Howard and Nomura in 2019, and is a financial technology company that is transforming market making and quantitative investment strategy with cutting-edge artificial intelligence products.

As a result of this agreement, SparkCognition will begin providing AIM2‘s products and technology including ORCA/AI Trader, Alpha Cycles, and Alpha Waves. This will allow SparkCognition extended opportunities in financial services providing a comprehensive portfolio of AI offerings complementing their Darwin®️, DeepNLP™, and DeepArmor®️ products.

“We are excited to have finalized this acquisition moving the AIM2 team and products under the SparkCognition umbrella,” noted SparkCognition CEO Amir Husain. “Building on the accomplishments of Brevan Howard and Nomura and continuing to work with them allows us to accelerate the momentum of our AI capabilities in financial services and position SparkCognition at the heart of this industry.”

Brevan Howard is licensing AIM2‘s cutting-edge Alpha Cycle and Alpha Wave products along with SparkCognition’s industry leading DeepNLP™ and Darwin® products.

“SparkCognition’s unique skillset and talent coupled with AIM2‘s financial products and expertise will make the combined company a force to be reckoned with,” said Alan Howard, co-founder of Brevan Howard.

Nomura is accelerating the global deployment of AIM2‘s ORCA/AI Trader across its flow businesses. This will assist in augmenting banks’ trading ecosystem for broad asset classes such as: Fixed Income, swaps, credit and FX.

“Nomura is looking forward to working with AIM2 and SparkCognition in bringing advanced AI capabilities to our market making and trading capabilities over the coming years,” said Wholesale Chief Digital Officer for Nomura Jez Mohideen.

AIM2 is headquartered in Austin, Texas with a global profile, including New York and London. 

For more information on SparkCognition, visit

About SparkCognition

SparkCognition catalyzes sustainable growth for their clients throughout the world with proven artificial intelligence (AI) systems, award-winning machine learning technology, and a multinational team of AI thought-leaders. Clients are trusted with advancing lives, infrastructure, sustainability, and financial systems across the globe. They partner with SparkCognition to understand their industry’s most pressing challenges, analyze complex data, empower decision-making, and transform human and industrial productivity. With leading-edge artificial intelligence products—Darwin®, DeepArmor®, SparkPredict®, and DeepNLP™ —SparkCognition’s clients can adapt to a rapidly changing digital landscape and accelerate their business strategies. To learn more about how SparkCognition’s AI applications can unlock the power in your data, visit

About Brevan Howard

Founded in 2002, Brevan Howard is one of the world’s leading global macro absolute return managers. Brevan Howard manages assets for institutional investors around the globe including sovereign wealth funds, corporate and public pension plans, foundations and endowments. The group has over 200 employees with offices in London, New York, Geneva, Jersey, Hong Kong, Washington and Singapore.

About Nomura

Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its four business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Merchant Banking. Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

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