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Architas Selects NeoXam DataHub for IT and Operational Transformation Programme

Architas, a London headquartered global asset manager, has selected NeoXam’s DataHub platform to support an IT and operational transformation programme that includes updating front and middle office systems across the firm’s global multi-fund business. With a comprehensive range of diversified offerings across multiple asset classes, the asset manager says efficient data distribution is essential. NeoXam’s…

Green Data – Searching for ESG Data and Helping Define ESG Data Standards

By Janine Hofer-Wittwer, senior product manager, SIX Financial Information. Global adoption of ESG strategies by investors and corporations has risen astronomically in recent years. The overall value of assets under management at funds leveraging ESG data has increased significantly, from US$22.9 trillion in 2016 to US$40.5 trillion in 2020, according to data from Opimas. It…

Blackmore Capital’s Collaboration with OTCfin Completes Integration of ESG Factors into Investment Process

Blackmore Capital, a Melbourne-based asset manager set up in 2018, and New York-based OTCfin have completed the integration of ESG factors with financial data for all Blackmore portfolios. By incorporating ESG factors into Blackmore’s investment process, OTCfin’s risk and regulatory reporting solution will help the asset manager’s team improve portfolio monitoring from both a financial…

Confluence Plans Organic Growth and Strategic Acquisitions Following Investment from Clearlake Capital

Clearlake Capital Group’s agreement to acquire a majority stake in Confluence provides the regulatory and data solutions provider with backing to accelerate global expansion, develop additional solutions, integrate emerging technologies, and continue down the acquisition trail. Clearlake will acquire Confluence from private equity firm TA Associates, which partnered Confluence in 2018 and will continue to…

Rethinking Access to ESG Data

By Rebecca Healey, Co-Chair EMEA Regional Committee and Co-Chair EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community. The growing requirement for asset managers to evidence how ESG risks are factored into investment decisions has compounded the amount of non-financial data that now needs to be taken into consideration. A few years ago, an overall ESG score may…

S&P Global Market Intelligence and Oliver Wyman Collaborate on Climate Credit Analytics

S&P Global Market Intelligence and management consultancy Oliver Wyman have collaborated to deliver Climate Credit Analytics, a sustainability solution designed to help financial institutions and corporations assess how transition to a low-carbon economy will impact the creditworthiness of their counterparties and investments. UBS will be the first European-headquartered bank to use Climate Credit Analytics for…

Alveo and AquaQ Partner to Integrate Alveo Prime with AquaQ kdb+

Alveo and AquaQ Analytics have partnered to offer advanced data management and analytics for financial services firms. An early deliverable is the integration of Alveo’s Prime data mastering and data quality management solution with AquaQ’s kdb+ data capture solution. The bi-directional integration allows users to take mastered pricing and reference data from Prime into kdb+…

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…

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…