A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Marie Luchet (pictured), who joins ACA Group as managing director of ESG.
BNY’s Eric Hirschhorn says processes—not just the data itself—need to be examined, and points to a data-centric approach.
Recent tech and data M&A deals aren’t just about acquiring clients or 'bolt-on' solutions, but will yield longer-term gains through granular integration of the vendors’ product lines and technologies.
Building a startup is hard. Building a blockchain startup is harder. More than 10 current and former financial blockchain builders and users detail their experiences of trying to cut their teeth on a once-darling tech, and the lessons they’re still…
Though the standard has always been operated by a private entity, industry sources say its new operator could create a perception issue for FactSet. For its part, the vendor says the purchase (for a “stunning” total of nearly $2 billion) is meant to…
After pairings of the Options-Activ, Exegy-Vela, and now Pico-Redline, Anthony wonders whether the next wave of consolidation will involve the biggest tech and market data players.
Sources ID Ice and DTCC as suitors, but new owners may not bring relief to users paying millions.
A once crowded space, the middle market for data technology companies is becoming more valuable as vendors target scale to fend off rivals and take on bigger providers.
Based off of Max Bowie’s recent deep-dive feature, Anthony says that the world of alt data M&A—and the factors that drive these deals—is likely to change in the near future. For an analogy, just look to sushi.
The alternative data sector is still relatively nascent, and as such buy-side firms have struggled with how best to incorporate these non-traditional sources of information. While sources say that there will be continued M&A in the market, how those…
Anthony looks at what he thinks will be the biggest topics during the last quarter of 2021.
A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.
As brokers start to explore various forms of self-service models, Anthony wonders if this could lead to a complete rethink of how commercial terms and contracts are structured for adding on new datasets.
Anthony takes a look at some major CEO changes from the last year, and what those moves might mean for clients of those vendors.
Anthony explains why he thinks ESG will play a major role in the anticipated market data consolidation that’s to come. He also looks at moves made by some exchanges to cut out the data vendor middleman.
Socially responsible investors are putting their money where their mouth is—in ever-increasing amounts. With insatiable demand for new datasets and analytics to support these strategies, it’s not surprising that every data vendor wants a slice of the ESG…
In recent years, the major cloud providers have expanded their service offerings specific to capital markets firms. Some industry observers believe it’s just a matter of time until they get involved in market data M&A activity.
While last week it was announced that Exegy and Vela are merging, Anthony says that the deal is only a sign of what’s to come in the market data space. He also poses some questions about the LSE raising its Sedol fees.
The deal will create growth synergies between the vendors' trading systems, and provide an execution capability based on Exegy's trading signals.
A summary of some of the past week's financial technology news.
Broadridge’s acquisition of Itiviti presents many opportunities but also raises many questions about the combined company’s future. For a glimpse into that future, Wei-Shen Wong takes a look into Itiviti’s past.
A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news
Anthony takes a look at the alternative data industry post-GameStop, and wonders about Ion Group’s strategy going forward after recent acquisitions.
While it would appear that Ion has acquired the Pisa-based vendor, details are murky. If the deal has gone through, though, it could mean contractual changes will occur in the near future for List users.