GTCOM-US, once a bespoke alt data shop for the buy side, has narrowed its offering to focus on Chinese datasets as the largest alt data players get even bigger.
In addition to growing their cloud presence in the capital markets, Big Tech companies are, unsurprisingly, taking the lead on encryption and security in the cloud. Anthony sees positives and negatives. He also looks at bank-led consortiums.
Anthony takes a look at the alternative data industry post-GameStop, and wonders about Ion Group’s strategy going forward after recent acquisitions.
Private stocks are opaque, illiquid, behave differently from public markets, and lack the same infrastructure as public marketplaces, creating back-office integration challenges for firms that want to trade these stocks in a more liquid manner. But as…
A look at some of the key “people moves” from this week, including Vincent Georgel-O’Reilly (pictured), who's been appointed Emea head of alternatives at State Street.
PineBridge Investments uses economic and time-series data analytics provider Macrobond Financial to better its economics research, which supports its portfolio managers and the firm’s overall investment thesis.
A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.
With traditional ratings agencies facing increased hostility from financial firms, new entrants are hoping to reshape ratings. But will fresh approaches appeal to an industry underwhelmed by existing offerings?
Anthony explores why it is that bank CTOs are so reluctant to switch out an order management system. He also wonders if changes to the SFDR ESG proposal will make the regulation toothless.
The workflow shortens the time it takes for investors to trade KTBs, and can be tweaked to suit other emerging bond markets.
Sseoms competitors are stepping into the breach left by Bloomberg’s move to sunset the sell-side focused suite of services. This could be a chance for a new premier provider to snap up some business, while leaving others to reevaluate their standing in…
Anthony looks at how news organizations and alternative data providers need to change their business models as ‘context’ takes on greater importance. Additionally, he gives his thoughts on open floor plans in a post-Covid world.
IBM, which recently set a new world record for tape storage, says a lot of its financial services clients use the medium for storage as its cheaper and safer than other digital storage options. Others are skeptical of tape’s long-term prospects.
While not a fan of blockchain, Anthony looks at some potential use-cases for the tool in the world of capital markets. He also gives his thoughts on Broadridge’s soon-to-launch LTX platform.)
Anthony takes a look at the Consolidated Audit Trail and concerns over its security. He also touches on the rapidly changing face of the regulatory reporting marketplace.
Anthony takes a look at an interesting announcement between FactSet and Microsoft and what it could hint at as to Microsoft’s future in the capital markets. He also examines Algorithmics in the year after the SS&C acquisition.
Waters Wavelength Podcast Interview Series: PanAgora’s George Mussalli and Mike Chen hit on topics including building predictive models using point-in-time data, and balancing ESG portfolios.
The tech giant has been updating the portfolio implementation and trade management workflows on its buy-side order management system as systematic and factor-based investing needs evolve.
A look at some of the key "people moves" from this week, including Von M. Hughes (pictured), who has been appointed to Tradeweb’s board of directors as an independent director.
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.
While the Biden administration is already targeting environmental issues with early executive orders, Anthony says that it’s financial giants that will have the greatest effect on ESG investing in the near-term.
A look at some of the key "people moves" from this week, including Jeremy Skule (pictured) who has been appointed chief strategy officer at Nasdaq.
Anthony brings in some guests to give predictions about what interoperability will look like over the next 12 months and what firms need to start preparing for today.
The system monitors annual reports for issuer compliance with listing rules, speeding up a formerly manual job.