State Street is teaming up with Harvard professor George Serafeim to create solutions that help institutional investors find ESG materiality.
UBS Asset Management’s data chief sets out his recommendations for using alternative data in the investment process.
HedgeSPA platform combines in-house and vendor ESG data for more comprehensive coverage of a larger target investment universe.
The Swiss vendor has hired a number of senior personnel recently and has been steadily growing its institutional clientbase.
Robotics’ promise to revolutionize operations by automating tasks and accelerating processes is hitting implementation roadblocks.
Experts warn data costs are among the first to fall under the axe during hard times.
Fabrice Silberzan is playing a key role in the transformation of BNP Paribas Asset Management. With his background working across different cultures and various roles, from IT to securities and HR, the opera-loving Frenchman has a lot of lessons to share…
The digital consultancy began the program in 2016 and tailors each accelerator to client requirements.
The ESG space is growing rapidly and gaining more attention, but one area that has been largely ignored by data providers is that of ESG information specific to fixed-income investors.
Lucena will provide a pre-packaged signal based on Wall Street Horizon's earnings dates revision data, for buy-side firms without the in-house resources to analyze the raw data themselves.
As alternative data companies battle for capital and a coveted spot in investment managers’ portfolio strategies, they are turning to bespoke marketing and partnerships to stand out in an industry where firms still struggle with data science resources.
Buy-side participants are now more aware of the risks associated with FX settlement, and are getting more involved in managing them.
One of the largest financial institutions in Mexico is digitizing core risk and compliance functions to consolidate operations, reduce reconciliation costs and future-proof its IT infrastructure.
For over 50 years, modern asset management has been guided by the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the theories of Harry Markowitz. Yet, a father-and-son team in Boston says it’s wrong—and they can prove it.
Many fear performance scenarios will remain misleading and expose providers to mis-selling claims.
Nearly one year on from the fundamental changes to Europe’s trading rulebook brought about by Mifid II, its overall impact is still unclear. Although experts talk of greater transparency in the markets, it’s had its share of issues, some of which are…
WatersTechnology speaks with data specialists from all parts of the capital markets in an in-depth examination of deep learning's impact in finance.
The company will expand to the US as regulatory changes are putting pressure on costs for clients.
The firm is focused on building up its core infrastructure to be able to support its people and allow them to focus on revenue-generating tasks.
The age-old problem of achieving straight through processing remains a challenge for some buy-side firms today. But time is running out.
A new study finds that while large asset managers are investing in big data analytics and alternative data, it’s a fraught process.
The investment will help accelerate software upgrade projects and potentially fund new acquisitions.
Banks are looking to cash in on the alternative data boom, but an in-depth investigation of the alternative data market shows that they may be in for an uphill battle to claim territory.
Firms are using machine learning and natural-language processing tools—no longer to grab an edge, but merely to remain competitive.