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A-Team Group Announces Winners of its 2019 TradingTech Insight North America Awards

Congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s 2019 TradingTech Insight (TTI) North America Awards. The awards were celebrated during a lively drinks reception hosted by A-Team president and chief content officer Andrew Delaney after the close of the company’s TradingTech Summit in New York City on June 11, 2019. The awards recognise excellence in trading…

London Stock Exchange Acquires Beyond Ratings

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has acquired Beyond Ratings, a provider of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data for fixed income, as part of continued investment in its Information Services business, which includes FTSE Russell. The acquisition offers an opportunity for LSEG to build out its multi-asset data and analytics capabilities by commercialising Beyond Ratings’…

Alternative Data Gives Asset Managers Investing Edge

Some 71% of asset managers believe alternative data gives them an investing edge over competitors, according to a study by Greenwich Associates commissioned by IHS Markit. Around half of investment managers are using alternative data with another quarter planning to do so in the next 12 months, according to the research. Nearly 30% of quantitative funds…

Thasos Adds QStreams Alternative Data Covering Visitation Metrics Across 480 Companies’ Locations

Thasos, an alternative data intelligence firm that transforms location data into actionable insights, has released a real-time foot traffic product, QStreams. The product has been developed specifically for quantitative hedge funds and is in beta testing. QStreams is a superset of Thasos products, providing subscribers with daily customer visitation and other fundamental metrics for every…

Accuity Offers Sentiment-Based Research Terminal on MetaQuotes Platform

Acuity Trading, a provider of AI data-driven trading tools, has released a sentiment-based research terminal, essentially a news data solution based on MetaQuotes MT4 and MT5 trading platforms. The terminal augments existing services offered on MT4 and is the springboard for Acuity’s services on MT5. Users of the terminal on MT4 or 5 can access…

CME Group Releases ENSO Data Insights

CME Group has released ENSO Data Insights, a benchmarking tool using ENSO’s alternative dataset. ENSO is part of the CME Group. Data Insights gives hedge funds, asset managers and banks access to a diverse pool of global multi-asset class securities to help them compare best execution financing rates, trend analysis for long and short position…

Thasos Releases 2019 REIT Performance Update

Thasos, an alternative data firm that transforms real-time locations from mobile phones into actionable insights, has published its 2019 REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) Performance Update, providing insights into the state of US retail REITs. Using a new methodology, Thasos Trade Area, the study reports activities such as foot traffic at US malls. Greg Skibiski,…

Refinitiv Outlines Development of Machine Learning and Data Science

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are finding key use cases in risk management, performance analysis and trade idea generation, suggesting the technologies have moved beyond the experimental stage to become core components of business strategy and investment. Development is being driven by growing numbers of data scientists employed by financial organisations. The barriers to…

Saxo Bank and Brown Advisory Cooperate to Offer Ethical Stocks to SaxoSelect Clients

Saxo Bank, a fintech focused on multi-asset trading and investment, and Brown Advisory, a global investment manager with a history in sustainable investing, have cooperated to add a digital investment portfolio, Ethical Selection, to the SaxoSelect universe. The portfolio offers a cost-effective way to invest in a sustainable, all-cap, 30-40 stock portfolio comprising US listed…

Alternative Data Budgets Rise in 2019, But Providers and Buyers are Not in Step

Alternative data is gaining favour among investment firms seeking new ways to find alpha, but its lack of maturity as a data type is also leading to a dichotomy in the market between providers and buyers. While more than 90% of data providers expect prices to increase or remain the same through 2019, nearly 60%…