In 2016, Anthony wrote that the blockchain revolution was overhyped—unsurprisingly, his opinions have not changed. He also delves into the Ion-Broadway deal, and looks at new consulting/advisory firms that have recently come to market.
Investment firms need data to meet upcoming regulatory requirements. But corporates aren't making this data available in high enough quantity or quality.
The software company aims to help banks' and financial institutions achieve higher ESG ratings.
Officials say FISD's standards efforts will encourage and support broader adoption of alternative data among firms that have previously not had the resources to take advantage of new alt datasets.
The new offering, which will launch 'in the coming months', will impose stricter screenings on the ESG investible universe.
Anthony explores some of the questions raised by Refinitiv's plan to move away from Eikon and Thomson One. He also looks at data governance trends, and asks why the FIGI is having such a tough time gaining acceptance.
The asset manager has adopted materiality tools, industry handbooks, and NLP techniques to help navigate ESG data limitations.
After the route toward accreditation via the ISO petered out, Bloomberg is vying to establish its reference data standard as a system of record in the US, following a win in Brazil.
In the era of big data, standards take too long to adopt, say industry participants.
As CFTC commissioner Rostin Behnam’s report on climate risk to the financial system is published, WatersTechnology speaks to Behnam about data, greenwashing, and gaining support in Washington.
Anthony Malakian looks at the industry’s digital rights project and new tech platforms that aim to revolutionize the capital markets.
What if you could create your ideal, fully-functional application without writing a single line of code? With low-code and no-code platforms, you can—with a catch … or two, or three, or four.
Keen to trim the resources they expend on interpreting licenses, investment firms are exploring how they can turn data agreements into machine-readable code. Doing so is fraught with challenges.
WatersTechnology goes inside Isda Create to see how the organization is aiming to bridge the gap between the worlds of paper contracts and legal data.
Coronavirus has heightened the need for IT and data security, exposing areas for potential improvement. One option is to lock down sensitive areas using a practice called Zero-Trust Architecture, which offers a host of benefits, but brings with it some…
Anthony explores how Snowflake is trying to win over business in the cap markets, talks about the reference data space, and examines a new breed of data vendors.
The investment manager has developed frameworks to better understand how ESG issues impact individual company performance and sectors.
Waters Wrap: The Problem with Big Ideas (and Some Ramblings on Virtual Desktops & Tech's Blurred Lines)
Isda's CDM leaves banks questioning the way forward; the rise of virtual-desktop infrastructures; generic business intelligence tools become more popular.
The institution is banking on financial market firms to drive adoption of the Isda CDM by offering it with new products and services.
Senior academic says a new taxonomy—and a new regulator—is needed to determine whether crypto assets should fall under existing financial frameworks.
The exchange is improving the technical functionality of its Sustainable Bond Network, which launched in December.
Sources say the exchange group’s scaleback is a result of pricing wars, unsustainable business models, and the realities of commercially supporting a regulatory reporting business.
Execs from Barclays, IBM & Post-Quantum discuss why financial firms have to start preparing today for the future of hacking and quantum computing.
As the boundaries between work and home blur, monitoring and privacy may be at odds.