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Articles by Nyela Graham
New chatbots reveal limitations of legacy API development
As large language models that underpin the likes of ChatGPT and Bard come to market, vendors and trading firms are starting to see the benefits—and challenges—that open APIs provide.
A rough race begins: Industry faces uphill transition to T+1 settlement
With T+1 compliance set to begin next May, firms will likely be burdened by reduced IT budgets, existing legacy systems and manual processes over the next 15 months. So, while faster settlement will help innovate the middle and back office, some argue…
MSCI’s multi-cloud strategy aims to provide a new window into investment data
The MSCI One platform already runs on Microsoft Azure, and MSCI is building a new investment data platform on Google Cloud to utilize the search giant's AI and NLP capabilities.
SEC’s $5M Bloomberg BVAL fine targets ‘dark magic’ in fixed income pricing
Recent actions against Bloomberg and Ice for violations relating to evaluated pricing services suggest the US regulator may be setting the stage for stricter regulations to govern the sector.
Large language models: Another AI wave has come—what could it bring?
Since the release of ChatGPT, excitement and hype have been abundant across industries for this form of generative AI. For capital markets, the wave of innovation that could result may be a few years away but it’s worth paying attention to—and being…
Bank-backed Versana takes aim at syndicated loan tech
Born from a consortium that includes JP Morgan and Bank of America, Versana aims to bring up-to-date and permissioned data to the syndicated loan market—the first step to a more transparent and faster operating market.
Here’s what ML and NLP powered in capital markets in 2022
As machine learning and natural language processing continue to spread across the industry, WatersTechnology highlights stories from 2022 that feature new use cases.
Where does Pyth fit in?
A small number of exchanges have joined the Pyth Network. Nyela wonders whether the on-chain data distribution model fits in with the swift rise of data marketplaces.
All the pieces fit: connecting trader voice and messaging across workflows
Cloud9 expands Symphony's communication channels to trader voice, in an effort to simplify workflows as Wall Street struggles with compliant communications.
Four years on, S&P's Kensho buy yields new automation tools, saving decades of manual data analysis
S&P-owned AI tool Kensho is leveraging its parent's massive datasets with its own machine learning to release a series of tools for analysts.
Mainframes still mainstream: How financial markets are embracing and evolving 'legacy' IT
Tech giant IBM is targeting security, AI, and portability in the modernization of the mainframe as firms report still retaining “the workhorse of the back office.”
Continuous evolution: Researchers work to specialize NLP for finance
From academics to data teams at investment banks, those in and adjacent to the capital markets are looking to specialize natural language processing models to understand and break down financial data.
New study shows mainframes still popular despite the rise of cloud—though times are changing…fast
A whitepaper from the DTCC and Celent finds that 67% of buy- and sell-side firms hope to be “cloud first” by 2024, but mainframes still part of the equation.
Advancements in NLP bring focus to document insight
Vendors are looking to provide AI models to help financial professionals get more value out of unstructured data sources.
Retooling repo: How Broadridge, Bloomberg, Tradeweb, and JP Morgan are modernizing repurchase agreements
From brokers to trading platform providers, players in the repo market are focused on initiatives around reducing settlement fails, increasing automation, and streamlining operations.
Bloomberg integrates with Insightful Technology to cover ‘explosion’ of communication channels
Insightful monitors in the range of 120 different communication channels and 40 different datasets, which will be integrated into Bloomberg Vault, among other BBG compliance systems.
SocGen to move datacenter footprint in Americas to AWS, Azure
SG Americas plans to significantly reduce and even close datacenters in the US as a result of moving to the cloud and defining controls around cloud and data governance.
Project Octopus becomes Octaura, killing BofA’s Instinct platform and Citi Velocity trading protocol
Backed by the banks in the Project Octopus consortium, the new, independent company will launch this year with a focus on new trading protocols and integrated data analytics. At the same time, Bank of America will sunset its single-dealer loan trading…
Academics use granular data for futures market predictions
Researchers at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences are using granular futures data from BMLL for research on less-covered futures markets.
Broadridge’s Gokey eyes interop to connect back-office data for front-office needs
The vendor is leveraging its back office capabilities and platforms to integrate Itiviti, and bolster its LTX bond trading platform.
BNY Mellon CDO: ‘Transformational’ data-centric model tackles data quality issues
BNY’s Eric Hirschhorn says processes—not just the data itself—need to be examined, and points to a data-centric approach.
Spot the difference: Why crypto data can’t be treated like traditional market data
As institutional participation in cryptocurrency markets increases, traditional data vendors and new specialist crypto data providers are taking different approaches to supplying necessary data to financial firms.
Cboe completes integrations of triple acquisition, turns focus on risk and analytics
In 2020, Cboe Global Markets acquired three businesses in rapid succession. Two years later, the tech stack integrations are complete, and the now-combined entities make up the majority of the exchange’s rebranded Risk and Market Analytics Group.
Surveillance firms experiment with computer vision for video conferencing oversight
As more firms rely on platforms like Zoom and Teams for client and workforce communications, surveillance technology providers are exploring new ways to make sure traders are compliant while working remotely.