Continuous evolution: Researchers work to specialize NLP for finance
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.
After switch to Google, Symphony begins data migration for clients
Symphony decided to first migrate client data to Google from AWS, and then focus on applications.
Quantifying Portfolio Managers’ Skills for a More Vibrant Active Equities Industry
Cabot Investment Technology, a FactSet company, explains how asset owners are leveraging their metrics to give them an enhanced understanding of their external managers and greater confidence in their allocations
Patchy data thwarts consolidated tape hopefuls in Europe
Vendors grapple with unstandardized data reporting and data gaps in their push to develop a consolidated tape, as the EU prepares to unveil its latest legislative plans.
FactSet, Microsoft collaborate on voice-activated analytics
The data vendor has deployed machine learning across its ETF and fund screening datasets, and plans to interoperate with other big tech firms in the future.
Beyond ratings: Vendors look to fill ESG data gaps
Start-ups and non-traditional data providers are exploiting niches where investment professionals can't rely on ratings.
Finra taps AWS for next-gen regulatory search tools
A long-time AWS client, Finra is using a combination of AWS tools and its own knowledge graph to generate better search results.
EU Firms Seek Clarity on Tech Requirements for Incoming Cloud Guidelines
As Europe prepares for a new batch of outsourcing rules, some firms are looking for answers on how to test exit strategies and mitigate concentration risk.
New Constructs Builds Data Biz, Taps Former BNY ConvergEx CEO Meserve for Board
After experiencing demand for the raw data it collects from financial statements, New Constructs has enlisted an advisory board to help expand takeup of the data.
Wall Street Horizon Adds Impact Measures to Earnings Dates
The vendor's Datebreaks dataset now provides measures of the standard deviation of an event change versus a company's historical pattern of scheduling earnings dates.
Bloomberg Enhances Mapping Tool to Track Covid-19 Impact
The data giant is releasing regional features and functionality to more closely monitor the coronavirus across companies and sectors.
Lazard Asset Management Looks to Reinvent Asset Classifications
The firm is developing themed asset categories for investors by finding new correlations in alternative datasets.
Introducing AI to the Back Office—Does the Tech Measure Up to the Hype?
Throughout 2019, artificial intelligence (AI) has been one of the most predominant buzzwords in the financial technology space. AI has promised enhanced accuracy and improved efficiencies, allowing staff to focus on higher-value tasks—it truly has the…
AI and Cloud Remove Barriers to Entry for Real-Time Intraday Liquidity
As increased regulatory reporting obligations add to the pressure financial institutions are under to manage intraday liquidity, centralizing siloed legacy systems into a single automated solution can offer an enterprise-wide, real-time view of liquidity…
Systematic or Discretionary: Point72’s Granade Says Lines Are Blurring
At Waters USA, the chief market intelligence officer of hedge fund Point72 discussed how tech and data are disrupting traditional ideas about investing.
AI’s Next Phase – Thriving Through Implementation
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…
USAM ‘Slices’ Alt Dataset of Sales Pipeline Benchmarks
The suite of data and tools will allow sales organizations and investors to forecast sales activity, and hence company income.
SEC’s Redfearn: US-Style Consolidated Tapes Won’t Solve Trading Data Needs
As European market participants bemoan the lack of a consolidated tape, a senior SEC executive debunks the idea that a pan-European tape, similar to the US, will resolve issues around data access and costs.
Data Standardization Remains Top ESG Roadblock
As asset managers seek to incorporate ESG factors into their portfolios, they are facing challenges—particularly around data consistency. Some say custodians could offer solutions.
Flow Traders Deploys Corvil’s Intelligence Hub
The AI-driven intelligence hub will deliver real-time insights to enhance its risk management.
New CEO Lenardos Plans Refocus to Return Cinnober to Profit in 2019
Lenardos rules out M&A; says Cinnober will focus on organic growth
Digital Reasoning Readies Public Release of Model-Training Platform
To solve the old needle-in-a-haystack problem, Digital Reasoning is developing a tool dubbed Cognition to improve the training process for machine-learning models.
Mifid II Bites into Thomson Reuters Desktop Revenues
Execs blame lower-than-expected revenue increases on uncertainty around the upcoming Mifid II regulation.