Market participants say cloud has the potential to reimagine data licensing. But moving to the new operational model comes with a raft of unanswered questions.
A shortage of data professionals with suitable experience to run large financial firms’ data organizations could drive firms to completely outsource the management and administration of their third-largest expense.
While Nasdaq is set to begin migrating its MRX exchange to AWS’s cloud infrastructure next month, the full migration program could take 10 to 15 years to complete.
From academics to data teams at investment banks, those in and adjacent to the capital markets are looking to specialize natural language processing models to understand and break down financial data.
As funding for startups and young companies dries up due to inflation and rising interest rates, Anthony looks at some of the vendors that have received monetary infusions this year to see if there are any patterns to be gleaned.
Investment firms have a role to play in incentivizing the green transition, but they must have forward-looking data.
As interest rates rise and house prices fall after a steady period of the opposite dynamic, investors are looking for more accurate ways to price these factors into the value of mortgage-backed securities.
Putting location in its place: Geolocation data market contractions highlight importance of cost, context
All is not well for providers of geolocation data, with some slashing staff or shutting down entirely. Those still thriving are the ones who realize it’s no longer all about “location, location, location.”
Enterprise data management has traditionally addressed any aspect of financial data across an organization. But as investment firms’ portfolios of enterprise data broadens in definition to include other types of non-financial data, EDM projects must also…
For years, the mantra of the market data world has been ‘content is king.’ But with trading strategies now more dependent on being able to see the big picture, the value of context could quickly overtake the data itself.
Only proper due diligence on datasets and the companies providing them will safeguard alt data consumers from similar risks in the future.
A look at some of the key "people moves" from this week, including Mark Govoni (pictured), who joins TP Icap as the chief executive officer of its agency execution division.
An investment bank and an asset manager have filed a class-action lawsuit against Cusip Global Services, S&P Global, the ABA and FactSet. Anthony explores some of the questions that such a suit raises.
When LSEG acquired Refinitiv, it added Eikon, FXall, and AlphaDesk to its portfolio of execution platforms. In February, the exchange also bought Tora, which has a stronghold in Asia, as well as a presence in crypto. While sources say there are clearly…
According to Google’s Phil Moyer, the capital markets are shifting from a world where location determined liquidity, to one where accessibility will be the main differentiator for exchanges. Anthony explores what this could mean for trading firms going…
From crypto and Web3 to Robinhood and Reddit, democratization underscores it all. While it’s a largely benign concept that aims to level the playing field between institutions and individuals, it’s also really hard to get right.
While there is no consensus on whether ESG ratings providers should be regulated, asset managers largely agree that more transparency into their vendors’ methodologies is needed.
Asset management firms still struggle to consolidate their data so that it speaks the same language across different business lines. Some new SaaS-based investment management vendors are aiming to solve this.
Thanks to technological advancement, firms are finding new ways to monetize data. While the question of “who owns the data” was never a pressing one in the past, Anthony says that there are reasons to believe that will soon change.
The next iteration of the internet is upon us, with the potential to deliver radical shifts to every industry, including banking. The movement, which is currently buoyed by the prospects of blockchain and virtual reality, has implications for computing,…
When it comes to private companies, data transparency still lags its public market equivalents, and a lack of data quality and availability is a barrier to increased investor participation. But an alliance between a startup and niche brokers is aiming to…
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.
In Anthony’s mind, eight topics will dominate the headlines in the New Year. They are…
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…