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Trading Regulations Handbook 2021

In these unprecedented times, a carefully crafted trading infrastructure is crucial for capital markets participants. Yet, the impact of trading regulations on infrastructure can be difficult to manage. The Trading Regulations Handbook 2021 can help. It provides all the essentials you need to know about regulations impacting trading operations, data and technology. A-Team Group’s Trading…

Neuravest Harnesses AI, Alt Data for Portfolio Construction Platform to Improve Fund Performance

Neuravest Research, the data validation and predictive analytics company launched earlier this year as a successor to Lucena Research, has released a portfolio construction and management platform designed to help asset managers deliver superior fund performance through algorithmic portfolios using alternative data and AI technologies. According to Neuravest founder and CEO Erez Katz, the offering…

A-Team Group Names 2021 TradingTech Insight Europe Award Winners

A-Team Group today announced the winners of its TradingTech Insight (TTI) Europe Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in trading solutions and services for capital markets and focus on vendors providing exceptional trading infrastructure, trading technology, and data solutions. This year’s awards included two special editor’s awards. The Editor’s Recognition Award for Best Trading Technology Practitioner…

SIX Invests in Orenda to Offer Real-time, High-frequency ESG Scores

SIX is taking a majority stake in Orenda Software Solutions, a Canadian AI platform specialising in ESG and alternative data sets, and providing real-time, high-frequency ESG scores and insights into a company’s reputation to measure the sustainability and societal impact of an investment. Marion Leslie, head of financial information at SIX, says: “With Orenda we…

RavenPack Report Lists 12 Use-Cases for Alt-Data-Driven Analytics

Analytics provider RavenPack has identified a dozen use-cases for traders seeking to profit from alternative data. In a new report – ‘12 Validated New Ways to Capture Alpha with Alternative Data’ – the company demonstrate how news analytics provides original sources of alpha not already factored in by existing indicators and models. The report –…

S&P Global Acquisition of IHS Markit Creates Financial Data and Analytics Powerhouse

S&P Global’s $44 billion acquisition of IHS Markit will create a financial data and analytics powerhouse capable of challenging Bloomberg’s market leading $11 billion revenue and towering over the proposed $27 billion acquisition of Refintiv by the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The combined company will benefit from increased scale, a wider product portfolio and a…

A-Team Group Introduces 2021 Innovation Awards

Here at A-Team Group we have been working hard on plans to celebrate innovative projects and teams with the launch of our A-Team Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to reward teams that have found innovative ways to make use of new and emerging technologies to solve challenges at financial institutions in capital markets. The…

The Results Are In… Trading Tech Insight Awards USA 2020

The A-Team Group Trading Tech Insight Awards USA winners were announced this week in the second year of the North American edition, and while we were sad not to be able to hold our usual glittering reception to celebrate the winners, their achievement is no less redoubtable. US market practitioners and suppliers are facing unique…

Hedge Funds Gulping Up Alternative Data for Competitive Gain

Use of alternative data is on the rise, and a new study from the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), in collaboration with fund services and technology provider SS&C, finds that more than half (53%) of surveyed hedge funds globally now use alternative data to help them generate outperformance. Alternative data is unconventional or non-market data…

SteelEye Outlines International Expansion and Product Development Plans Following Series A funding of $10 Million

SteelEye will extend its presence in Europe, evolve its regulatory compliance and data analytics products, and expand its team after raising $10 million of Series A funding in a round led by Eight Roads, the proprietary investment firm backed by Fidelity, and including its existing investor Illuminate Financial. Looking two years out, the company is…