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Big Xyt Launches in APAC, Names Barnes to Lead BizDev

Big xyt has established a presence in the Asia-Pacific region to plug a gap in its client engagement coverage. The analytics specialist, which last year added an office in the Americas, has named industry veteran Philip Barnes to lead its charge in APAC as regional head of business development. According to CEO Robin Mess, the…

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 –…

Refinitiv Teams with MarketPsych to Launch ESG Analytics

Continuing its focus on adding capabilities with an ESG theme, Refinitiv has teamed up with Los Angeles-based MarketPsych to launch Refinitiv MarketPsych ESG Analytics to monitor perceptions of sustainability and ESG risk. The analytical tool draws upon news and social media monitoring to offer analysts and portfolio managers numerical insights into companies and countries of…

Bond Market Automation: New Initiatives Embrace AI for Pricing

As global fixed Income markets move further towards greater electronification, two recent announcements underscore the market’s growing acceptance of solutions powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Last week saw the announcement of a strategic partnership between New York-based data and analytics specialist 7 Chord and IHS Markit that will enable customers to consume IHS Markit’s fixed…

Case Study: How Liquidnet Deployed OpenFin for Investment Analytics Unit

Desktop integration specialist OpenFin has published a case study mapping out how Liquidnet deployed its platform to develop a single application uniting three of its key data and analytics offerings. The project aimed to bring together the respective capabilities of the OTAS Technologies, Prattle and RSRCHXchange units, which Liquidnet combined into a single entity called…

The Deal is Done – LSEG Completes Acquisition of Refinitiv

A big day in the City last Friday as the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) completed its all-share acquisition of Refinitiv first mooted back in July 2019. The acquisition is expected to create a leading, UK-headquartered, global financial market infrastructure provider with a strong data and analytics business, significant capital market capabilities across multiple asset…

BMLL Expands Distribution Ecosystem with Kx Platform

London-based analytics specialist BMLL Technologies’ new partnership with First Derivatives’ Kx will make BMLL’s data and analytics available via the Kx Streaming Analytics platform, which is used by many of the world’s major global financial institutions. The arrangement gives BMLL a significant new distribution channel as it continues its expansion in the wake of last…

SteelEye Teams with txtsmarter for Messaging Data Capture

Financial compliance and analytics specialist SteelEye is adding txtsmarter’s messaging capture and archiving capability to its communications surveillance solution, giving clients access to native messaging data sourced from Android SMS/MMS, WhatsApp and – uniquely – Apple iMessage, in real time. The combined solution adds mobile phone messages to the range of electronic communications that users…

New Change FX Selects EOSE to Accelerate Distribution of Data and Analytics

New Change FX (NCFX), an independent administrator of regulated FX benchmarks, has partnered EOSE to strengthen distribution of its FX data and TCA tools. EOSE will enable NCFX to concentrate its resources on developing core business strategies by providing the company with a team of expert data sales and business development professionals to ensure new…

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…