The alternative data sector is still relatively nascent, and as such buy-side firms have struggled with how best to incorporate these non-traditional sources of information. While sources say that there will be continued M&A in the market, how those…
A summary of some of the past week's financial technology news.
In response to client demand, FactSet is making "alternative" datasets from a select range of partners available via its datafeeds, alongside its proprietary data.
Officials say Geisenheimer--who has served as a board advisor since July 2016--will bring decades of experience to the young vendor as it scales up.
The new KPI estimates will complement the crowd-sourced earnings per share and revenue estimates already available on Estimize.
The alliance combines related earnings information on each vendor's platform.
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The SEC deemed Forcerank's model constituted an unregulated security-based swaps market.
Divergence of datasets and data types will inevitably create convergence of data management functions.
The changes will make it easier for users to find alpha in broader sets of data.
OTAS clients will be able to analyze Estimize's data and identify where the crowd-sourced consensus diverges from traditional estimates.
Vendors are finding innovative ways to capture proprietary content, and to mine value from its increasing volumes.
Users will be able to gather predictive sentiment on stocks, based on the rankings of participants in weekly "contests."
BCA is incorporating Estimizes forecasts to strengthen its research offering.
Officials say the hires will be pivotal to future growth and product initiatives.
The vendors will combine BCA's research platforms with Estimize's crowd-sourced content.
Max says firms are seeking a new edge by turning to older and slower datasets, delivered in new ways.
Fundamental research, once second fiddle to low latency, is getting a second wind.
The move will be the first content integration project that the vendors anticipate.
Approaching year-end, it’s not unusual to see a flurry of mergers and acquisition activity as firms hustle to clear their books and close deals that often come with New Year expiry dates. And while M&A activity takes place year round, it’s uncommon to…
The two companies will collaborate on sharing access to content and clients.
The vendor expects to add 10 to 15 new third-party datasets per month.
The hires are the first in a range of positions the vendor is recruiting for, to prepare for international versions of its products
Data isn't just prices; it's unstructured text, charts, sentiment scores, and even analysis of photographs.