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.
Machine learning can tell stories from large datasets to drive alpha, say quants.
While tech advancements are being made, buy-side firms still rely on humans to make sense of alt data.
As nations and markets become increasingly interconnected, geopolitical risk has become top of mind for portfolio managers.
Humans, and not robots, will still be required for the foreseeable future, say trading vets.
Assuming that automated artificial intelligence holds the key to unlocking fragmented datasets, the absence of standardized models coupled with regulatory concerns remain barriers to adoption.
The 35-year industry veteran will advise the vendor on product, strategy and business development.
UBS Asset Management’s data chief sets out his recommendations for using alternative data in the investment process.
WatersTechnology speaks with data specialists from all parts of the capital markets in an in-depth examination of deep learning's impact in finance.
While economic measures might place markets in Kenya, Tanzania, Palestine and elsewhere firmly in the “emerging” bracket, their use of technology is anything but.
Banks are looking to cash in on the alternative data boom, but an in-depth investigation of the alternative data market shows that they may be in for an uphill battle to claim territory.
With the alternative data industry projected to be worth over $350 million by 2020, it's time to consider whether financial services is on the brink of its own Cambridge Analytica moment or if it is simply time for an alt data ethics evaluation.