Alt data’s second inning: Brace for a long M&A game
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 deals go down—and for what reasons—will vary.
Natural Language Generation: Great Promise, Significant Barriers
Sell-side firms and data providers are increasingly experimenting with natural-language generation to create new forms of automatically curated reports, emails and alerts, but the technique comes with significant challenges.
Waters Wrap: The M&A Market Heats Up (And Some Quantum Computing News)
What do Liquidnet and Trading Technologies (and others) have in common? Anthony explains. He also discusses advancement—and disillusionment—in the quantum space.
Waters Wrap: Snowflake Makes its Move (And Ref Data Headaches & Data-Sourcing-as-a-Service)
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.
Liquidnet Pilots New Analytics Platforms After Acquisitions
The company's Investment Analytics unit is the combination of OTAS, Prattle, and RSRCHXchange deals.
People Moves: Liquidnet, S4, Tier1, Confluence, BNY Mellon, Finastra
A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Simon Maughan (pictured), who joins Liquidnet as head of Trading Alpha.
Machine Learning Takes Hold in the Capital Markets: Some Examples
WatersTechnology looks at 16 projects in the capital markets that involve machine learning to show where the industry is heading.
Liquidnet is Rebuilding its Algo Infrastructure
The venue operator is building its own container to house current and future algorithmic offerings.
Liquidnet Preps Discovery for Asia Clients
Structure of Asian markets means new tool has to roll out later than Europe or the US, but will incorporate feedback from those regions.
Liquidnet’s Merrin Discusses Launch of New Trader Analytics Tool
Discovery represents the first integration of OTAS' technology after last year’s acquisition.
Banks and Buy Side Ally for Desktop App Interoperability
Led by OpenFin, FDC3—which includes the likes of RBC, JPMorgan, AllianceBernstein, Citadel and Barclays—aims to create a common language for desktop app interoperability.
Eze Software Teams with Wise Trading to Boost FX Capabilities
One asset manager is about to go live on the joint solution, which marks another major partnership by Eze with a third party this year.
The Post-Trade Reshuffle
The European Commission and the wider industry are turning their eyes to post-trade practices
Eze Links with Trade Informatics for TCA
Vendor follows up OTAS deal with another agreement to incorporate third-party analytics
TS Pairs OTAS Analytics withTradeSmart OEMS Platform
Integration will support buy side's best execution requirements under European regulations.
Are Collaborative Efforts Increasing or Is M&A Still the Trend?
Certain advancements are leading to more collaborative efforts between vendors. At the same time, M&A in the analytics space is still red hot. Anthony sorts through what this means for the industry moving forward.
Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 70: A Look at Liquidnet's Acquisition of OTAS
Adam Sussman joins Anthony Malakian to talk about Liquidnet's acquisition of OTAS, machine learning and AI, and what the buy side wants from analytics platforms.
UPDATE: Liquidnet Acquires OTAS Technologies
The trading network adds OTAS' analytics system to its buy-side trading platform.
Liquidnet Acquires OTAS for Best Execution Analytics
OTAS analytics will be folded into Liquidnet’s VHT platform to “deliver market context directly to the trader at the point of execution.”
Eze Software Looks to Improve Best Ex with Integration of OTAS Analytics
Robert Keller, executive managing director of product management and development at Eze Software, talks to WatersTechnology about the vendor's latest partnership.
Natural Language Processing: An Inside Look at How NLP is Used in the Capital Markets
Waters examines how natural language processing and natural language generation tools are being used on Wall Street
OTAS Updates Lingo with Real-Time Text Reports
OTAS adds real-time alerts to Lingo product suite to help traders capture risk and act accordingly.
OTAS Technologies Teams with ExtractAlpha
Market analytics and trader intelligence provider adds ExtractAlpha's quantitative models.
OTAS Tech, ExtractAlpha Ally on Trading Analytics
ExtractAlpha's models help investors to optimize execution entry and exit points, and to avoid crowded trades.