The WTSUG meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 was held from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at Potomac Libary of Montgomery County, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, MD 20854.

Agenda:

7:00pm – 7:15pm          Introductions and Opening
The group will give brief introductions of the organizers for any new attendees. Time will be made available for dealing with membership dues and any other minor administration items, but not to exceed 15 minutes in total.

7:15pm – 8:15pm          RINA Systems – Portfolio Maestro
Guest Speaker: Oleg Zamansky
Oleg Zamansky, Project Manager with RINA Systems Inc. will do a remote presentation live for WTSUG on RINA’s new software product Portfolio Maestro.

From their website:
Portfolio Maestro is open flexible and customizable technology platform to backtest multiple strategies simultaneously on large volume of symbols across a range of strategy inputs. Users of Portfolio Maestro can build and test strategies using standard .NET languages, import strategies from other popular backtesting applications, such as TradeStation, use integrated ranking, money and risk management during testing and trading. Portfolio Maestro provides industry standard performance reporting metrics to better gauge the prospects for your portfolio and to enhance the presentation of your results, as well as data and broker independent platform for strategy research and implementation.

Portfolio Maestro is the result of more than a dozen years of experience designing and researching portfolio backtesting technology and years of focused development. We have designed Portfolio Maestro to meet the rigorous demands of hedge funds, commodity advisors, and proprietary traders with which we work. Our single objective is to provide traders with an open powerful flexible trading system research and trading environment that is data and broker independent. In addition, Portfolio Maestro can be customized to integrate with your existing technology infrastructure.

Portfolio Maestro is offered via two distinct versions. Portfolio Maestro – Open Platform – is the version to use for writting of trading strategies in multiple languages – VB, .NET, C#, EasyLanguage, etc. Also it is the version of choice if numerous data providers are utilized. Whereas, Portfolio Maestro – TradeStation only – is the version in which trading strategies can only be written in EasyLanguage and TradeStation is the only data provider.

8:15pm – 8:30pm          Break

8:30pm –                         Group Discussion
A group discussion will follow the break on strategy development topics of interest to those present, and plenty of time will be made available for questions as well as discussion of topics to be covered in upcoming meetings for 2009.