• What we do
  • Management Team

The Connors Group is a leading innovator in the development and distribution of financial market trading information and data for institutional investment companies, investment advisors, and individual traders. The firm builds and develops model-driven, quantitatively validated trading/ investing methodologies based on a proprietary database of U.S. equity trades. Our singular focus and commitment is to provide our customers with new ways to find the edge they need in trading the financial markets.

The Connors Group was founded in 1999 by a group of professional traders led by Larry Connors, along with industry leaders -- including Kevin Haggerty, former head of trading for Fidelity Capital Markets.

What we do

The Connors Group is dedicated to applying the power of quantitative analysis to financial market trading data in order to understand how markets really work. We apply the findings of our research to build statistically validated trading methodologies and systems that can be used by institutional and individual investors to make their trading decisions.

The Connors Group product mix encompasses a range of professional-grade solutions for both institutional and individual clients. The new flagship product The Machine® incorporates more than a decade of quantitative market research.

The Machine® - the financial industry's solution for building and actively managing quantified, high-performance, back-tested portfolios of equities and ETFs. The speed and ease of use of The Machine allows individual traders and investors, investment advisors, proprietary traders, and fund managers to test a variety of high performance trading strategies within a consistent framework of rigorous statistical analysis.

The Machine gives traders access to over 50,000 trading strategies and models developed over the last decade. These models were developed using a proprietary database of market behavior and engineered to identify short term market opportunities. Many of these models were developed by quantifying investor/trader behavior and market inefficiencies that have been documented by the field of Behavioral Finance.

The Machine was named finalist for the 2010 Innovative Market Data Project award by Inside Market Data as an innovative new software that builds quantified investment portfolios.

Management Team

Laurence Connors - Chief Executive Officer, Chairman & Founder

Chairman & founder Mr. Connors has over 30 years of experience working in the financial markets industry. He started his career in 1982 at Merrill Lynch and later moved on to become a Vice President with Donaldson, Lufkin, Jenrette (DLJ).

Mr. Connors has built two multi-million dollar financial market companies since 1995 including The Connors Group. In 2009 The Connors Group was twice awarded as the 10 fastest growing private companies by the Entrex Private Company Index.

Mr. Connors has authored top-selling books on market strategies and volatility trading, including Short Term Trading Strategies That Work and Street Smarts (with Linda Raschke). Street Smarts was selected by Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine as one of "The Classics" for trading books written in the 20th century. His book, High Probability ETF Trading was selected by SFO Magazine as one of the Ten Best Investment and Trading Books for 2009. His latest book is How Markets Really Work, 2nd Edition (with Cesar Alvarez). His books have been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.

Mr. Connors' opinions and insights have been featured and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Barron's, Bloomberg TV & Radio, Bloomberg Magazine, Dow Jones Newswire, Yahoo Finance, E-Trade Financial Daily, Futures Magazine, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities, and many others. Mr. Connors has also been a featured speaker at a number of major investment conferences over the past two decades.