People Moves: BNP Paribas, HKEX, Broadway, BMLL, and more
A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Tim Baker (pictured), who joins BMLL as senior advisor.
Broker data policies stoke fears of ‘exchange-style’ fees and audits
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.
Vendors Continue to Move Products, Services to the Cloud: Some Examples
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 2020.
ICE ‘Bonds’ Acquisitions into Fixed-Income Powerhouse
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.
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: Exchanges Look to the Cloud (And More on ESG, M&A, and Vaccine Tracking Data)
As exchanges partner with cloud providers to move more functions to the cloud, Anthony wonders if these partnerships could become competitive in the future.
Confluence Completes StatPro Integration, With Cloud Push on Horizon
The combined entity is pushing toward becoming a fully cloud-native, cloud-enabled platform.
As Public Cloud Gains Traction, Concerns & Challenges Grow
WatersTechnology looks at more than 20 cloud-based projects and initiatives to see how banks, asset managers and vendors are embracing public providers, and the inherent problems involved.
The Public Interest
Anthony explains why it's important to keep an eye on acquired firms long after the ink has dried on the deal.
After Fidessa Exodus, Some Users Brace For Trouble
WatersTechnology spent three months examining Fidessa to see what has transpired inside the vendor since the Ion acquisition. During a period of great change, a lot of questions—and worry—remain.
Confluence & StatPro: A Sign of the Buy-Side Times
Confluence has a big job ahead integrating StatPro’s various analytics tools.
Confluence Buys StatPro
For £161.1 million, Confluence has purchased StatPro. Both companies stand to gain more global clients, and users can expect new products meant to alleviate pain points felt by the buy side.
StatPro Pushes Forward with Investor Analytics, UBS Delta Integrations
The performance and risk measurement specialist is also using machine learning to help drill into value-at-risk calculations.
StatPro Names Canada Director Ahead of New Structure
The appointment of Coetzee reflects the importance of Canada as a growth market to StatPro, officials say.
StatPro Acquires Regulatory Risk Services from French Bank
StatPro to introduce managed services after acquisition from ODDO BHF
Cloud Security Turns from Road Block to Selling Point for Asset Managers
The increasing sophistication of security operations at cloud providers are outstripping what small firms can do in-house, buy-side executives say.
Axioma Taps UBS Delta’s Ian Lumb to Lead Risk Solutions
Lumb joins New York-based risk management technology vendor after nearly a dozen years at UBS Delta.
ICE Extends Fixed-Income Portfolio with Virtu BondPoint Acquisition
ICE acquisition follows deal for BAML's global research division’s fixed income index platform.
StatPro Enlists Entwistle for Americas Sales
Entwistle has more than 20 years' experience in sales of technology and data solutions to financial markets clients.
Performance Measurement Faces Data Volume and Quality Challenges
Buy-side panelists agree that the key to unlocking the full potential of performance measurement is to tackle increasing data volumes.