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Quandl Conference Hosts Alternative Data Vendors, Discusses Best Use of the Data

Alternative data will be key to driving alpha in the financial services sector, with data ranging from auto insurance policies to patents. These types of alternative data and others were discussed during Quandl’s third annual conference that brought together speakers including Adena Friedman, CEO of Nasdaq; Philip Brittan, CEO and founder of Crux Informatics; Matt…

How to Tackle the Exorbitant Cost of Sourcing and Cleansing Market Data

The financial industry spends $28.5 billion on externally sourced market data and a further $2-3 billion cleaning it up so that is can be used internally. Why is this so difficult and costly, and what can the industry and market participants do about it? Peter Moss, CEO of the SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU), will…

Itiviti Sets Product Direction and Commits to Managed Services Following Ullink Merger

Itiviti has set out its solutions and services offer following the merger of Itiviti and Ullink in 2018. The resulting unified portfolio covers the trade lifecycle across all asset classes and is split into two sections: Connect, which covers connectivity including the companies’ FIX products and tools, and the NYFIX order routing network; and Trade,…

Cboe Europe Gets Go-Ahead to Join CME in Amsterdam for Post-Brexit European Trading

Cboe Europe, the most ‘pan’ of the pan-European equities exchanges set up in the wake of MiFID I, has received authorisation from the Dutch Ministry of Finance to operate its trading venues and MiFID II reporting mechanisms in the Netherlands, paving the way for it to go live with separate trading facilities for European clients…

The Australian Securities Exchange Limited (ASX) Sells its 18.6% Shareholding in Iress

ASX Limited (ASX) has entered into an underwriting agreement to sell its 18.6% stake in IRESS Limited (IRESS), terminating an eighteen-year long investment. The sale has been underwritten at a fixed price of $11.95 per share and is expected to realise gross proceeds of $385 million. UBS AG, Australia Branch will act as sole lead…

Algorithmic Trading and Smart Order Routing Post-MiFID II

A-Team Group’s London TradingTech Summit on February 27, 2019 hosted a lively discussion on Post-MiFID II use of algorithms and smart order routers (SORs). Gavin Williamson, former managing director, global head of product development and regulatory change at HSBC, moderated the debate that ranged from total cost analysis (TCA) and pre- and post-trade analytics to…

TNS Extends Provision of Managed Hosting Services, Plans Expansion in Europe

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has expanded its managed hosting services to provide clients with low-latency connectivity to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), NASDAQ, and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The expansion is based on the acquisition of R2G in January 2019 and includes colocation at the Aurora III based CME data centre, the NASDAQ…

Legal & General Data Scientist Details How to Drive Insight, Value and Disruption out of Data

Delivering data driven disruption, innovation and business transformation across a large organisation containing numerous businesses is no mean feat, but it can be done by creating a data strategy and story that appeals to each business and taking an enabling rather than dictatorial approach. Just five months into his role as director, group data sciences,…

Seven Principles of a Data Ethics Framework

The issue of data ethics is surfacing at financial firms following the focus on data privacy required by General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance and the arrival of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in the workplace. It’s a difficult issue to manage as it can be interpreted in many ways, so how best can you address…

IHS Markit Partners Encompass to Speed Up KYC Process

IHS Markit has integrated an automated solution from London-based encompass into its KYC services in a bid to reduce manual processes and drive efficiency. Encompass automates the collection of KYC data from the public domain, including global corporate registries, regulatory listings and exchanges, and is expected to reduce time for data gathering by 30%. Other…