The QED team within the asset manager is aligning its focus next year to deliver a holistic AI platform to its investment professionals—including a recommendation engine.
The service would aim to allow buy-side firms to proactively monitor for trading abuse, rather than react after the event.
Anthony says that while machine-learning models have been hit-and-miss during the pandemic, NLP is taking on greater importance. He also looks at how exchanges are looking to move their core matching engines to the cloud.
Quants wrestle with how far into the past their machine learning models should peer.
In a recent proof-of-concept with AWS and SGX, Aquis demonstrated significant jitter reduction.
The exchange's ESG Footprint converts ESG data into everyday metrics to show investors the impact of their portfolios.
Anthony wonders if AML platforms are being scrutinized enough by banks and regulators, then looks at Wells Fargo's tapping of HPR for its quant division and Northern Trust’s blockchain plans.
UBS AM’s Bryan Cross says the goal of embedding AI in the investment process has failed because the aim has been misguided.
A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.
Officials remain silent on the closure, which has been in the works since last year, sources say.
Technologies meant to detect and stop financial crime may add more headaches than they relieve. Others say that the best tech can't overcome how bankers use these tools. The AML dilemma likely falls somewhere in the middle.
The latest consultation on the market data obligations under Mifid II looks to provide better, cheaper, and more uniform access to market data. But will it be enough to standardize policies?
The data provider's SFTR offering provides opt-in features to minimize LEI-related errors in collateral messages.
Already well established as an alpha-enhancing input to equities trading, sentiment data is now being applied to other asset classes, starting with foreign exchange.
Wells Fargo’s Quantitative Prime Services division has tapped HPR’s Unimus platform, starting with its market access gateway and risk management tool.
In 2016, Anthony wrote that the blockchain revolution was overhyped—unsurprisingly, his opinions have not changed. He also delves into the Ion-Broadway deal, and looks at new consulting/advisory firms that have recently come to market.
The solutions are designed to allow firms to query data and build models more effectively without breaching global privacy rules.
Although graph technology is still in the early stages of adoption, banks such as Wells Fargo and ING have begun leveraging it to find previously unknown connections between datasets.
After partnering with GCP last year, the data delivery vendor is working on its most in-depth integration thus far.
Right now, details are scarce for the project, but Jo says that even if the initiative fails to get off the ground, it marks a big step in the bloc’s effort to achieve digital sovereignty.
Anthony takes a look at some new alternative data offerings coming to market, and also explains why there’s so little election coverage on this website.
There are efforts underway to ease the burden of dealing with data notifications, but Max finds that between growing pains and automation adulthood, these notices are going through an awkward adolescence.
As Europe prepares for a new batch of outsourcing rules, some firms are looking for answers on how to test exit strategies and mitigate concentration risk.
Alqami will advise wannabe alternative data vendors on the value of their content, while TickSmith will provide the technology platform for them to sell it to potential clients.