A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.
The firm is using the platform as a comparison tool as it evolves its fund offerings.
Start-ups and non-traditional data providers are exploiting niches where investment professionals can't rely on ratings.
While last week it was announced that Exegy and Vela are merging, Anthony says that the deal is only a sign of what’s to come in the market data space. He also poses some questions about the LSE raising its Sedol fees.
The move to cross-sell risk analytics could herald further content deals for the bank’s Marquee platform, says its sales chief.
Data from non-profits can be combined with ESG ratings for more bespoke investment insight, investment professionals say.
The newly-acquired data giant targets the sell side with a suite of new risk-based applications meant to help banks with the transition from Libor, which is expected for the end of this year.
Majority of mandatory indicators become optional in final draft of sustainability regulation
Ion Group has acquired Dash Financial. Whether or not this ends up being a good marriage will come down to the people making the tech platforms, Anthony says.
State Street’s Chris Berry explains how the asset servicer winnowed 60 ESG data providers down to six, and why this strategy has proved to be effective.
Pension Reserves Investment Management and MIT’s business school are looking to improve ESG data and to reflect all investors’ views.
Buy-side firms are using patent and other types of data to identify trailblazer companies from phonies.
This year, natural language processing came to the fore in capital markets, helping firms of all kinds parse huge, unstructured datasets.
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.
The asset manager has adopted materiality tools, industry handbooks, and NLP techniques to help navigate ESG data limitations.
The company is launching a new workbench in Q4, along with other prototypes and new accelerators.
Anthony explores how Snowflake is trying to win over business in the cap markets, talks about the reference data space, and examines a new breed of data vendors.
The vendor is working on new ways for clients to identify and get the most value out of datasets and help data providers such as MSCI satisfy new client demand.
The investment manager has developed frameworks to better understand how ESG issues impact individual company performance and sectors.
The bank's securities services division will provide a PDF report to buy-side clients with ratings and emissions data, showing the performance of large holdings over time.
Quants are using data on product returns and employee welfare to pick winners.
The global market index firm is quantifying innovative investments and mapping them to a company’s performance.
Execs From UBS AM, Lazard AM, DWS, and East Capital look at incorporating ESG data into their investment practices for more holistic views of risk and opportunity.
The ESG data space has seen a fair amount of M&A activity in recent years, and that is likely to continue, sources say.