Some fund admins prefer to build ESG products in-house, while others, notably Northern Trust, consider it ‘inefficient’ from a cost and time perspective.
Fixed-income liquidity providers, battling tighter margins, want to execute directly with clients, but are buy-side and tech firms willing to absorb the connectivity costs?
A novel NLP application built on a Google transformer model can help predict ratings transitions
Start-ups and non-traditional data providers are exploiting niches where investment professionals can't rely on ratings.
The London-based commodities exchange has embarked on an ambitious technology and data infrastructure modernization strategy as it takes steps to close its open-outcry floor.
Supporting critical business processes during the Covid-19 pandemic—Can managed services provide the answer?
With the pandemic normalizing remote working, lifestyles are changing—and so is the digital landscape. It is now crucial for employees to access technology regardless of where they are. Moreover, many organizations are reviewing frameworks and offloading…
The central bank's report on the future of post trade will face the same competitive interests that have hindered previous attempts at eliminating inefficiencies and bringing automation to the back office.
Beatriz Martin says the bank has about 400 of these agile development teams—which were first rolled out last year—consisting of about 2,500 people across the organization.
The investment bank is leveraging Red Hat's OpenShift technology to better manage its global footprint of virtual machines.
The investment bank has eliminated thousands of roles and revamped its approach to outsourcing over the last two years.
Many in financial services are trialing artificial intelligence (AI) applications, with projects increasingly sophisticated in methodology and ambition. WatersTechnology, in partnership with SmartStream, recently convened a Chatham House-style discussion…
Man Group's Gary Collier discusses the hedge fund's strategy of adopting a single platform for its funds.
Fee compression and regulations have forced some asset managers to rethink what is core to their business, including the trading desk. Enter the outsourced trading desk.
Shift to Azure has dramatically increased investment manager's ability to push new code, engineers say.
Tech providers are emerging from all corners as the final phases of initial margin rules closes in, which are expected to capture over 1,000 buy-side and sell-side firms over the next 18 months.
Vendor embarks on new strategy with Graystone Asset Management as its first client on the platform.
Paul Bari’s career has taken him across oceans and continents, but his true north has always been a fascination with mathematics. Now, he’s tackling not only the future of one of Northern Europe’s largest banks, but its employees, too
Advancements in AI have led to new ways for firms to generate alpha and better serve clients. The next great evolution in the space could come in the form of deep learning. WatersTechnology speaks with data scientists at banks, asset managers and vendors…
Financial firms with a data or technology ‘vendor’ arm developed in house are finding that separation can benefit both business lines. Max Bowie speaks to companies that have spun out from other organizations about the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects…
While economic measures might place markets in Kenya, Tanzania, Palestine and elsewhere firmly in the “emerging” bracket, their use of technology is anything but.
The interoperability platform will enable clients to have access to real-time data sharing and improve workflow collaboration.
Firms are using machine learning and natural-language processing tools—no longer to grab an edge, but merely to remain competitive.
MarkitSERV plans to retire DSMatch and fold MarkitWire and other products into cloud-based platform.