In recent years, the major cloud providers have expanded their service offerings specific to capital markets firms. Some industry observers believe it’s just a matter of time until they get involved in market data M&A activity.
Wei-Shen and Tony discuss the trade-offs between privacy and remote working and some of the concerns app interoperability could bring about.
Concerns about data leakage have driven some users to rival privacy-focused messaging apps like Telegram and Signal, as WhatsApp policy changes come into force on May 15.
Having signed a trio of new banks to its financial services-specific cloud, the computing giant is betting on cutting-edge technologies like confidential computing to entice banks threatened by big tech firms.
After Redditors staged an epic short squeeze against a handful of hedge funds, some in the industry are left wondering whether today’s models and data techniques are prepared for world where online often equals real life.
Vendors don’t release new products or updates without putting their software through rigorous testing. What does that testing involve, and what different approaches do companies employ? Max Bowie finds out.
The data provider is using natural language generation to summarize news articles and write automated stories.
Anthony takes a look at some interesting chatbot use cases that are beginning to bear fruit.
The evolution of natural language processing is rapidly progressing. Jo Wright takes a look at BERT, one of the more game-changing innovations that is helping to transform the field of machine learning in the capital markets.
Capital markets firms are continually looking for new ways to package and visualize a rising tide of information. It turns out there’s another industry looking to handle the same challenge—the video game industry.
Digital token USC could transform financial markets. But first, backers must prove it is secure.
As the spread of false information online threatens our view of the world, Josephine Gallagher examines how this phenomenon has evolved with technology.
A deep-dive into how capital markets firms are using open-source tools to experiment with machine learning.
The CTO of M&A bank Berkery Noyes joins to talk about crypto, programing languages, cloud technology, semantic data and more.
BlackRock, MSCI, and La Française are some of the firms looking to replace traditional, linear risk models.
UBS Asset Management’s data chief sets out his recommendations for using alternative data in the investment process.
Advancements in AI have led to new ways for firms to generate alpha and better serve clients. The next great evolution in the space could come in the form of deep learning. WatersTechnology speaks with data scientists at banks, asset managers and vendors…
With the alternative data industry projected to be worth over $350 million by 2020, it's time to consider whether financial services is on the brink of its own Cambridge Analytica moment or if it is simply time for an alt data ethics evaluation.
As data innovation moves from trend to industry standard, Amelia Axelsen investigates whether governance is its enemy, or an essential driver.
While ESG data is gaining prominence, institutional investors are increasingly looking to incorporate climate change information into the portfolio construction process.
At the WatersTechnology North American Financial information Summit, Facebook’s Stephen Harris said data can help in identifying and understanding convergence opportunities.
Survey finds over 50 percent of investment firms are unprepared for GDPR’s May 25 deadline, but financial services is still ahead of the game compared with other sectors.
WatersTechnology attended the Futures Industry Association's annual conference in Boca Raton, Florida. These are the takeaways.
Anthony and James look at developments pertaining to the Consolidated Audit Trail and wonder if big-tech companies could challenge traditional asset managers.