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AI and Data: How Emerging Technologies Can Provide Value to Financial Firms and their Data Analysts

By Martijn Groot, Vice President, Strategy, Alveo Technology. In previous decades, people could be forgiven for primarily associating terms such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) with blockbuster films such as The Terminator and The Matrix, but it was, in fact, as long ago as 2017 when Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos described the technology…

Lexis-Nexis Financial Crime Report Urges Multi-Layered Approach to Compliance, ID Proofing

Adopting a multi-layered approach to financial crime compliance and identity proofing is an essential best practice for financial institutions seeking to protect themselves from fraud and other criminal activities. That’s among the key findings of this year’s edition of LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ annual True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report. The report – based on…

The Great and the Good Gather for A-Team’s RegTech Virtual Event This Week

The global RegTech community gathers virtually this week for A-Team’s RegTech Summit Virtual, which kicks off on Wednesday. Over its two-day programme of must-attend sessions, the conference will offer an assessment of the global RegTech landscape, plus discussions ranging from the ongoing regulatory reporting challenge, the emerging conduct compliance requirement, addressing financial crime and other…

Glue42 and Deephaven Collaborate to Deliver Pre-Trade Risk Management at Top 10 Hedge Fund

Desktop integration specialist Glue42 has partnered with Deephaven Data Labs, a next-generation data platform, to build a unified portfolio management platform for a top 10 global hedge fund, delivering a pre-trade risk and regulatory compliance module as an initial use case. The hedge fund had four specific goals in mind, says Reena Raichura, Head of…

Beate Born Joins SIX as Head of Global Business Management

Beate Born has moved on from a 15 year tenure at UBS to join the financial information business of Zurich-based SIX as head of global business management. In her new role she will drive the business’s key strategic goals. Born will also play a part in extending SIX’s strength beyond home markets and into international…

UK Government Sets Development of Green Taxonomy in Motion

The UK government announced today a Green Technical Advisory Group (GTAG), which will oversee delivery of a green taxonomy that will set the bar for investments that can be defined as environmentally sustainable and tackle greenwashing. The post-Brexit UK taxonomy is likely to be similar, but not identical, to the EU taxonomy set out in…

Substantive Research Releases ESG Provider Dashboard for Buy-Side Firms

Substantive Research has released ESG Provider Dashboard, a solution designed to help asset managers compare different aspects of ESG data providers and draw up shortlists of companies that meet their needs for ESG data and analytics. The dashboard covers about 100 data providers and is expected to host towards 150 next month as it expands…

TickSmith Partners with BMLL to Help Firms Monetise Their Data, and Integrates with Snowflake’s Data Cloud

Montreal-based TickSmith has announced a collaboration with BMLL, the data and analytics company, that will enable data producers, including exchanges, trading venues and data vendors, to generate new revenue streams by creating and distributing analytics derived from their data. TickSmith’s Enterprise Data Web Store allows data-rich firms to create their own customisable data web store,…

VendEx Launches VSource Vendor Services Directory for the Market Data Industry

San Francisco-based market data management specialist VendEx Solutions has launched VSource, an interactive digital catalogue of market data vendors, products and services, containing details of more than 3,700 active vendors at launch. VSource uses a proprietary alphanumeric taxonomy, the VID (patent pending), to capture product and service information at a granular level, enabling firms to…

Hurricane Capital Advisors Selects SS&C Platform

Hurricane Capital Advisors, a New York based start-up offering a global alternative investment management platform, has deployed SS&C Technologies’ front-to-back office solution to provide fund administration, customised middle office solutions, FIX connectivity, hosting, and order and execution management systems. The firm expects to carry 10 portfolio managers on the platform by July 2021. “We wanted…