Index fees fatigue: Regulators, startups move in on the big 3 providers’ $5 billion business
Users of index data often complain about the fees they have to fork out, particularly to the likes of S&P, FTSE Russell, and MSCI. WatersTechnology examines the state of the industry and what will disrupt the status quo.
Is disruption finally coming for the index business?
Regulatory developments and startups gaining some ground may—one day—threaten the incumbent providers in this space.
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.
People Moves: Cboe, Macrobond, Allspring Asset Management, and more
This Week: S&P Global Market Intelligence, SimCorp, SS&C, Six, and more
A summary of some of the past week's financial technology news.
Waters Wrap: Broadway Technology, Symphony, and new beginnings (And other new CEOs)
Anthony takes a look at some major CEO changes from the last year, and what those moves might mean for clients of those vendors.
Obituary: Telerate founder Neil Hirsch dies at age 74
Former employees praise the kind and caring CEO who made millions from data but still knew staff by name.
AML Platforms ‘Are Just Not Working’—Is Human Error or Tech the Culprit?
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.
Dow Jones Equips Developers with Sample Codes
The financial information giant launched a recent blueprint, Covid-19 Timelapse, a dashboard that tracks the pandemic's impact on individuals, industries, and regions.
Despite New Approaches, Industry Still Divided Over Data Licensing
Data licensing agreements remain a source of contention for the industry, as suppliers look to differentiate offerings via disruptive pricing structures.
Rimes Wards off Sale Speculation with Investment from EQT
A sale was originally reported, but this PE investment will allow the firm to grow its ESG, ETF offering while considering a sale at a later time.
Proliferation of Fake Information: Deepfakes & the Capital Markets
As the spread of false information online threatens our view of the world, Josephine Gallagher examines how this phenomenon has evolved with technology.
The KYC Headache Worsens: An Examination of the Onboarding Process
Despite technological advancements, the onboarding process is still a slog. Banks and vendors are trying to change that.
TP Icap Nabs Ex-Nex Exec as Data CTO
London-based Anderson will be responsible for overseeing construction of a pipeline of new data and analytics products.
Axioma Taps Former Credit Suisse Director to Head Index Business
Hamish Seegopaul will head Axioma's growing index business.
Deutsche Bank ‘Data Innovation Group’ Unveils First Data Tool
The first tool from Deutsche Bank’s Data Innovation Group analyzes companies’ values based on ESG and other factors, and public perception of a company’s ESG efforts.
Dow Jones’ ‘DNA’ Test
The platform will provide analysts and developers with more flexible access to Dow Jones content, officials say.
Dow Jones Bows News Cross-Connect in Equinix NY Datacenters
Dow Jones is making the new multicast headline feed available via connection in Equinix's Secaucus, NJ datacenters.
Symphony Orchestrates Partner Expansion
Symphony unveiled the new partners at its Symphony Innovate conference in New York on Oct. 6.
Symphony Announces Video Conference Feature, Partner Program, Webhooks API
The vendor held its annual event in New York on Thursday.
Dow Jones Bows Factiva App, Licensed Content
In addition to a new mobile app for Factiva on iPhone devices, Dow Jones is licensing curated news to third-party websites.
AlphaSense Builds Dow Jones News Into Financial Search Engine
Dow Jones is the first newswire on the platform, which is aiming to be "Google for analysts"
Opening Cross: Choose Your Partners for the ‘Year of the Ecosystem’
Choose wisely: The right partner can make or break your business.
2015 Year in Review: A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action Please
This year, messaging platform Symphony became a reality, and users──and regulators──began taking it seriously.