Rebecca examines the tangled web woven between Reddit, meme stocks, and QAnon, and asks how well prepared data providers looking to jump on the meme stocks bandwagon are to recognize organized disinformation campaigns.
While some alternative data providers are jumping in on the meme-stock craze by producing new datasets and analyses geared toward risk management and alpha generation, others—perhaps rightly so—are staying cautious.
Concerns about data leakage have driven some users to rival privacy-focused messaging apps like Telegram and Signal, as WhatsApp policy changes come into force on May 15.
Anthony takes a look at the alternative data industry post-GameStop, and wonders about Ion Group’s strategy going forward after recent acquisitions.
Anthony looks at how news organizations and alternative data providers need to change their business models as ‘context’ takes on greater importance. Additionally, he gives his thoughts on open floor plans in a post-Covid world.
While market data departments are rarely highlighted when it comes to innovation, Max says that doesn’t mean there aren’t disruptive tech projects underway.
Support for the little guys (and girls!) of retail investing has been encouraging to witness, but when it comes to GameStop, Wei-Shen wonders what the bigger picture shows.
While the Biden administration is already targeting environmental issues with early executive orders, Anthony says that it’s financial giants that will have the greatest effect on ESG investing in the near-term.
Economists at the bank leveraged a combination of public and third-party data to make conclusions about the future during uncertain times.
WatersTechnology looks at some of the major projects coming out of Asia that are leading the way for firms around the globe.
Once the bot is in production, the D10X team will start scaling it beyond the oil trading team to other trading desks.
Investment firms and vendors are searching for signals in healthcare and pharmaceutical data in a bid to get a leg up on a Covid-19 vaccine.
Investment managers are starting to use alternative data to assess the pandemic’s effect on individual stocks.
The cryptocurrency data provider and index operator plans to exploit demand for digital currency trading in APAC by launching index products in the region.
Infusive Asset Management is blending traditional and alternative datasets to find companies and services that bring “joy” to consumers.
This is a difficult time for most businesses, but start-ups are particularly vulnerable as they struggle to manage cash flow.
The firm is developing themed asset categories for investors by finding new correlations in alternative datasets.
The evolution of natural language processing is rapidly progressing. Jo Wright takes a look at BERT, one of the more game-changing innovations that is helping to transform the field of machine learning in the capital markets.
Compliance vendor says upcoming automatic trade reconstruction will slash processing times and allow users to monitor news feeds to detect insider trading.
Max Bowie digs deep into how firms are making sure they classify data consumers correctly to avoid paying unnecessary fees.
The pace of technological and regulatory change is fast for KYC/AML compliance, and criminals are keeping pace.
The UK regulator has moved much of its data to the cloud and is using more advanced analytics as it seeks to better regulate evolving financial firms.
The administrator is looking at how artificial intelligence can be used to extract online sentiment and create customized alternative data services to attract clients.
BlackRock, MSCI, and La Française are some of the firms looking to replace traditional, linear risk models.