Arialytics® is an artificial intelligence (AI) investment research firm. We offer Arialytics IDEAS™, an AI datafeed that processes millions of datastreams into continuously updated return assessments, and Arialytics Portfolios, custom AI models, trading strategies, and active indexes.


Scientific Research

Central to our research approach is a deep commitment to eliminating analytic bias using artificial intelligence and rigorous scientific methods with the goal of minimizing investment uncertainty over market cycles. We’re at the forefront of harnessing AI, advanced econometrics, and data to amplify investment research and it's scientific validity.

Our Clients

We work with professional investment organizations including registered investment companies, pension funds, endowments, family offices, and index providers to fulfill their mandates and satisfy complex client needs.




David Marra

David is the Managing Director of Arialytics and leads our research initiatives. Arialytics was founded in 2010 in response to demand for sophisticated quantitative trading strategies that are based on machine cognition and scientifically valid research methods. David brings expertise in artificial intelligence, portfolio construction and alpha discovery to Arialytics. 

Prior to moving to Finance, David was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he advised executives at some of the world's leading asset management and pharmaceutical firms. In the late 1990s and early 2000s David served as CEO of an artificial intelligence search engine firm overseeing over 40 researchers. He has also done pioneering work predicting drug trial outcomes.

David holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business where he was a Sara Lee Fellowship recipient and was fortunate to have had three lecturers who have received the Nobel Prize in Economics. He holds a BA in Economics, magna cum laude, from SUNY Buffalo where he was an Honors Scholar.



Scott Widder

Scott is head of Distribution for Arialytics and leads the firm’s business development efforts. He brings three decades of Financial Services Distribution experience to Arialytics. Scott spent seven years from 2009 to 2016 at American Beacon Asset Management in Dallas, Texas as National Sales Manager heading the firm’s retail distribution. Prior to that, from 1994 to 2008, Scott served as a Global Partner, Senior Director, and National Sales Manager for Invesco/AIM in Houston, Texas leading the Independent Financial Advisor Division. 

Scott holds a BA in Political Science from George Washington University. He resides in Bedford, New York with his wife Stephanie and three children.