A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.
Manisha Kimmel played a key role in getting the CAT running and worked at rival Refinitiv before joining the US regulator.
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.
Interdealer brokers are looking enviously at the way exchanges have been able to grow data revenues, providing a stable stream of profits as other business lines have declined. But following the exchange model has its own challenges.
Companies like Ice are looking at ways to help municipal bond investors gain transparency into a historically opaque market.
A summary of some of the past week's financial technology news.
Mary-Catherine Lader says that the asset manager is building out new modeling tools to help users better understand how the decisions a company makes today can affect their performance in the future.
Commonalities between the two firms' commodities pricing units bring them under regulatory scrutiny as they move closer to an acquisition deal. At the same time, it appears that IHS will lean into the regulatory reporting space.
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…
Anthony takes a look at some of the major projects that involved application interoperability from last year. The list includes feats by Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Barclays, ICE, State Street, Refinitiv, and FactSet.
WatersTechnology looks at how 10 different firms are embedding machine learning algorithms into their platforms and tools.
This year, natural language processing came to the fore in capital markets, helping firms of all kinds parse huge, unstructured datasets.
Anthony looks at how two major tech companies in the capital markets space are evolving their cloud strategies and what they might mean for the industry at large.
As the “vast majority” of customers are shifting to the cloud, Refinitiv is looking to broaden its own cloud capabilities to help customers with their transitions.
In this profile of the Intercontinental Exchange, Lynn Martin explains how the company’s ICE Data Services unit is creating a unified offering with fixed income data at its core, after a series of acquisitions that began with its purchase of IDC in 2015.
Agent-based modeling has taken root seemingly everywhere throughout the last decade, from theoretical physics, to military operations, to public health, to ride-sharing apps like Uber, and to a much lesser extent, finance. However, a year such as 2020…
Anthony provides some of his initial questions and thoughts following the S&P-IHS Markit deal. He also takes a second look at AML technology after getting some sage feedback.
The deal reflects the broader trend of market participants pursuing scale to create true front-to-back trading and data environments, which may signal a trading platform acquisition in the future—though the IHS Markit acquisition may face regulatory…
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.
Technologies meant to detect and stop financial crime may add more headaches than they relieve. Others say that the best tech can't overcome how bankers use these tools. The AML dilemma likely falls somewhere in the middle.
In 2016, Anthony wrote that the blockchain revolution was overhyped—unsurprisingly, his opinions have not changed. He also delves into the Ion-Broadway deal, and looks at new consulting/advisory firms that have recently come to market.
With data notifications growing in volume and complexity, firms are finding it harder to keep track of these changes. Some vendors are looking to help.
Anthony explores changing concept of a trading platform, and what that might mean for the future of tech development.