The IMD Wrap: As crypto rises, yes, reference data is VERY important

With the SEC’s approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs, Max explains why reference data will take on greater importance—whether non-data people know it or not.

Specificity is important. Imagine, if you will, a portfolio manager and a trader hosting a Christmas party. The portfolio manager is making their special dessert that requires a 16-ounce bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur and sends the trader out to buy some. The trader goes to the store and finds the Bailey’s. Next to it on the shelf, though, is a 24-ounce bottle of Barry’s Irish Cream for $1 less. The trader buys it, and takes it home, pleased with themself for getting more value for money

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The IMD Wrap: Will banks spend more on AI than on market data?

As spend on generative AI tools exceeds previous expectations, Max showcases one new tool harnessing AI to help risk and portfolio managers better understand data about their investments—while leaving them always in control of any resulting decisions.

Waters Wrap: When looking for tech & data jobs, be curious

Senior executives across the industry tell Anthony that while having the right technical skills as a programmer or data specialist is important, the most desired qualities in new hires are curiosity and the ability to ask good questions.

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