A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Sameer Jain (pictured), who has been appointed to oversee Nomura’s IT and operations for its global wholesale business.
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.
Anthony takes a look at the alternative data industry post-GameStop, and wonders about Ion Group’s strategy going forward after recent acquisitions.
The newly-acquired data giant targets the sell side with a suite of new risk-based applications meant to help banks with the transition from Libor, which is expected for the end of this year.
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.
After Redditors staged an epic short squeeze against a handful of hedge funds, some in the industry are left wondering whether today’s models and data techniques are prepared for world where online often equals real life.
Majority of mandatory indicators become optional in final draft of sustainability regulation
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.
Data security and innovation are always going to be in tension. A new plan to improve regulatory reporting might find itself facing worries over security, Jo says.
While market data departments are rarely highlighted when it comes to innovation, Max says that doesn’t mean there aren’t disruptive tech projects underway.
A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.
Support for the little guys (and girls!) of retail investing has been encouraging to witness, but when it comes to GameStop, Wei-Shen wonders what the bigger picture shows.
Jo predicts we will see a rise in no-code or low-code tools in the analytics space, but some barriers to scale remain.
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.
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.
ThemeBot uses textual relevance and revenue attribution to construct a list of stocks, which is then verified by JPMAM’s active equity analysts.
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.
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.
State Street’s Chris Berry explains how the asset servicer winnowed 60 ESG data providers down to six, and why this strategy has proved to be effective.
Economists at the bank leveraged a combination of public and third-party data to make conclusions about the future during uncertain times.
Pension Reserves Investment Management and MIT’s business school are looking to improve ESG data and to reflect all investors’ views.
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…