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.
As the industry—and society, as a whole—embraces the promise of artificial intelligence, James argues that there is a need to train models on more than just mathematical data.
As cybersecurity issues become more daunting, and as vendors collect more of our personal information, Anthony says we will need Congress to take more of an active role in protecting citizens’ information, even as they willingly give it away.
Including support for concept-based cryptocurrency searches in the Selerity Context engine will provide more focused and relevant search results for institutional investors monitoring the crypto markets, officials say.
In echo chambers, it’s easy to believe that we’re heading for a horrible ending as a species. Anthony argues that people need to take a deep breath and a step back.
Waters examines some of the most important events in financial technology of the past 25 years.
Nasdaq has bolstered its Analytics Hub with four new sources of alternative data.
Does Privacy Exist Anymore? As people willingly give up their personal information, GDPR might be a step in a necessary direction.
The San Francisco-based company will use the investment to expand its language coverage and its AI-driven predictive analytics.
AI specialist will use the funds to spread its reach into other areas.
Technology can’t solve all of the market’s problems. But sometimes events can conspire to make it seem like it can. James warns on the propensity among technologists to believe in false prophets.
The acquisition will boost the exchange’s data analyticsand innovation capabilities, officials say.
Although it still needs more time in the oven, technology is powering a quiet revolution in research and analytics—and the fusion of the two may transform the investment process.
The firm has changed its relationship status with Microsoft Bing, saying that it finds more value in orthodox sources of data, reports Risk.net’s Luke Smolinski.
Besides satellite, Internet of Things, and social media, firms are looking for commodities and ESG datasets.