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Oxford Academics to Probe Climate Data Quality Challenges

An academic study by the University of Oxford is probing the challenges associated with climate data used by financial institutions, including what constitutes good quality information. The research by the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group (OSFG) hopes to be able to establish a baseline for ESG data quality that will provide financial firms with the tools…

Data is Holding Back ESG Sleeping Giant Africa

Africa is shaking off its reputation as an ESG backwater. Major index compilers now offer ESG equities indexes, governments are encoding sustainable finance regulations and green investments are rolling in. Holding back the development of a flourishing sustainable finance market in this ESG sleeping giant, however, is the absence of good quality ESG data. While…

DSB Opens Applications for Membership of Technology Advisory Committee

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) is calling for additional members to join its Technology Advisory Committee (TAC). Successful applicants will take part in the next term of the TAC, which starts in October 2022. To apply, send a covering email to the TAC Secretariat at DSB.TAC@ANNA-DSB.com, along with a copy of your CV. The application…

Challenges and Opportunities of Internal Self-Service Data Solutions

The concept of internal self-service data solutions is gaining traction as financial institutions and corporations see value in the data sets they generate through their business activities. That said, harnessing the data to provide valuable insights for internal business teams can be a challenge. One approach is to adopt a self-service data delivery model that…

Compliance.ai Plans Market Growth and Expansion on Back of $6 Million Funding Round

Compliance.ai, a provider of regulatory change management solutions, has secured $6 million of funding, which it will use to promote market growth and expansion. At the same time, the company has brought in a new CEO, Asif Alam, who will replace Kayvan Alikhani, who will continue innovating Compliance.ai products as co-founder and chief product/strategy officer….

Why ESG Data Is the Key to Connecting Next Generation Investors

By Marion Leslie, Head of Financial Information, Member of the Executive Board, and Executive Board Lead for Sustainability at SIX Group. Last year saw record inflows for ESG in passive investing, as $391 billion poured into ESG ETF assets, up nearly 100% from 2020 and ten times as much as in 2017, according to Statista research. There is…

UK Turns Focus on ESG Data for Pension Funds

Pension fund managers and asset owners in the UK have become the focus of a number of government initiatives to address ESG data challenges facing the industry. The most recent is a taskforce set up by the nation’s Department for Work and Pensions that aims to identify reliable data and metrics on social factors affecting…

OS Climate Launches Free Tools it Hopes Will Transform ESG Decision Making

Competitors have become collaborators in a project that has created free tools to help financial institutions and other organisations gauge the sustainability performance of companies and assets. Banks, including BNP Paribas, and asset managers, such as Allianz, have contributed to the OS-Climate project, which aims to increase the easy availability of technology to help with…

Overbond Secures New Round of Funding from Fitch Ventures and Aims for International Expansion

Overbond, the API-based credit trading automation and execution service for the global capital markets, has secured funding from Fitch Ventures, the equity investment arm of Fitch Group, the financial information services provider. The capital will help Overbond grow its sales and marketing division as it plans to open an office in London and double its…

Cboe Global Markets Selects Snowflake for Next Leg of Journey to Cloud

Cboe Global Markets is working with Snowflake to migrate its corporate data and analytics from on-premises systems to the cloud. The adoption of Snowflake’s data cloud continues Cboe’s journey to cloud and is expected to transform the company’s data and analytics infrastructure into a modern cloud architecture, bringing speed, scalability, and efficiency to its handling…