A look at some of the past week’s financial technology news.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments and green technology are not new phenomena across the capital markets, although they have struggled to gain widespread acceptance. But now, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, investors’ priorities…
This year, natural language processing came to the fore in capital markets, helping firms of all kinds parse huge, unstructured datasets.
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.
Vendors don’t release new products or updates without putting their software through rigorous testing. What does that testing involve, and what different approaches do companies employ? Max Bowie finds out.
The deal reflects the broader trend of market participants pursuing scale to create true front-to-back trading and data environments, which may signal a trading platform acquisition in the future—though the IHS Markit acquisition may face regulatory…
Sell-side firms and data providers are increasingly experimenting with natural-language generation to create new forms of automatically curated reports, emails and alerts, but the technique comes with significant challenges.
Anthony says that while machine-learning models have been hit-and-miss during the pandemic, NLP is taking on greater importance. He also looks at how exchanges are looking to move their core matching engines to the cloud.
Anthony wonders if AML platforms are being scrutinized enough by banks and regulators, then looks at Wells Fargo's tapping of HPR for its quant division and Northern Trust’s blockchain plans.
In 2016, Anthony wrote that the blockchain revolution was overhyped—unsurprisingly, his opinions have not changed. He also delves into the Ion-Broadway deal, and looks at new consulting/advisory firms that have recently come to market.
A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.
With data notifications growing in volume and complexity, firms are finding it harder to keep track of these changes. Some vendors are looking to help.
Market participants say they want a high-quality, centralized source of market data for EU equities. But who and what is it actually for?
What do Liquidnet and Trading Technologies (and others) have in common? Anthony explains. He also discusses advancement—and disillusionment—in the quantum space.
A look at some of the key "people moves" from this week, including Vijay Mayadas (pictured) who has been appointed president of capital markets at Broadridge.
What if you could create your ideal, fully-functional application without writing a single line of code? With low-code and no-code platforms, you can—with a catch … or two, or three, or four.
The Paris-based bank has developed a coding environment to help democratize tech development, and is exploring virtualization.
Anthony explores how Snowflake is trying to win over business in the cap markets, talks about the reference data space, and examines a new breed of data vendors.
Due to the pandemic and rapid advancements in the fields of AI and mobile technology, regulators in the US and Europe have unique challenges on their hands.
The vendor is focusing on adding an Alexa-like digital assistant feature to the application.
The comms and networking provider is expanding its service after partnering with OpenFin.
The chat and collaboration platform will tap into the trade and client lifecycle management spaces, beginning with an identity management service.