Join WatersTechnology for a look back at the most absurd stories of the year—Reddit/GameStop, the advent of meme stocks, and QAnon—and what they mean for you.
For decades, market data platforms have been critical components of financial firms’ trading infrastructures. But with changing user needs and emerging technologies gaining ground, will the platforms of the past be replaced by upstart challengers—or can…
Anthony looks at how Nasdaq's Quandl strategy ties into other trends spreading through the market.
Nasdaq’s new Data Fabric managed data infrastructure service presents an opportunity for firms to outsource many elements of their market data platforms to the exchange. But making it possible—and also driving innovations at other data providers designed…
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…
Rebecca examines the tangled web woven between Reddit, meme stocks, and QAnon, and asks how well prepared data providers looking to jump on the meme stocks bandwagon are to recognize organized disinformation campaigns.
While some alternative data providers are jumping in on the meme-stock craze by producing new datasets and analyses geared toward risk management and alpha generation, others—perhaps rightly so—are staying cautious.
The data vendor’s product is its first that aims to sort what it believes to be truly innovative companies from the pack.
As markets for trading stock in privately-held companies become more prevalent and exchange-like, and potentially attract more investors, Max questions what impact this will have on fully-fledged exchanges and their offerings.
Last year, most (if not all) financial technology providers either completed or started major projects that involved moving their products and services to the cloud. WatersTechnology looks at 15 of the more interesting cloud-migration initiatives from…
Buy-side firms are using patent and other types of data to identify trailblazer companies from phonies.
A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Steven Nichols (pictured) who has been appointed head of NLP and unstructured data at Liquidnet.
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.
With the growth of alternative data in the capital markets, firms are struggling to find value, and are disillusioned by the loss of time, human capital, and money. Goldman Sachs’ Matthew Rothman believes this has created a situation where vendors and…
As the spread of false information online threatens our view of the world, Josephine Gallagher examines how this phenomenon has evolved with technology.
Nasdaq's alt data provider hopes its new ECI dataset will offer exclusive advantages to investors, analysts, and companies themselves.
An examination of how long-serving industry veterans are finding a home at fintech startups.
Adopting an optimal and sustainable business model, as well as staying on the cutting edge of analytics, are two hurdles still to be overcome by alternative data providers looking to keep their heads above water.
A look at some recent key people moves, including Carlo Di Florio (pictured), who joins ACA.
EQR is part of Quandl’s move to offer more exclusive datasets to its customers.
The 35-year industry veteran will advise the vendor on product, strategy and business development.
The acquisition will combine the resources that each has assembled separately, and allow them to reach new audiences for their alternative datasets.
Banks are looking to cash in on the alternative data boom, but an in-depth investigation of the alternative data market shows that they may be in for an uphill battle to claim territory.
Forays into selling data have been slowed by concerns over confidentiality, internal battles over its use and clean-up work on the data itself. Risk.net's Faye Kilburn reports.