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Suvrat Bansal Describes Digitalisation at UBS Asset Management

Digitalisation is at the top of the agenda at many large capital markets firms, but how can it be achieved without disruption and with outcomes that benefit your clients, staff and stakeholders? Suvrat Bansal, head of innovation and chief data officer, and managing director at UBS Asset Management, will share his experience of leading a…

Bloomberg Eases Data Access and Reduces Costs with Enterprise Access Point

Bloomberg has responded to customer calls for easier access to data with Enterprise Access Point, an online platform that provides normalised reference, pricing, regulatory and historical datasets to Bloomberg data license holders. Following the launch of the platform last week, we caught up with Gerard Francis, global head of enterprise data at Bloomberg, to find…

Nasdaq Adds Alt Data Sets Analytics Hub Platform

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter Nasdaq’s Analytics Hub, an alternative data platform for institutional investors, fund managers and traders, has expanded its offering with a string of new and diverse data sets. The additions include an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) offering, a social media sentiment data set, a global news aggregator and a supply…

State Street Global Exchange Builds Out Alternative Data Services

State Street Global Exchange (SSGX) is building out its data offering with alternative data services designed to provide unique market insight for its clients. The services include MediaStats, which aggregates media derived insights to provide an understanding of industry and macroeconomic trends; PriceStats, which provides high-frequency measures of inflation and real exchange rates drawn from…

Trading Tech Consolidation Continues with State Street’s $2.6bn Purchase of Charles River

State Street’s $2.6 billion acquisition of financial data firm Charles River Systems, Inc (Charles River Development) has been heralded in some quarters as game changing. But is it really, or is it perhaps just another step in ongoing consolidation in the trading tech space, and indeed in the logical development of the role of the…

Quant Insight Secures Funding to Expand in US and Develop Macro Analytics Platform

Quant Insight (Qi), a London-based macro research firm, has completed a funding round that will support expansion in the US and Asia, and stimulate product development. Over 80% of the multi-million dollar funding came from Qi’s clients, including sizeable investments from Alan Howard (Brevan Howard Asset Management) and Jens-Peter Stein (Stone Milliner Asset Management). Qi…

A-Team Group Reveals Winners of 2018 Intelligent Trading Technology Awards

The winners of this year’s A-Team Group Intelligent Trading Technology (ITT) Awards have been revealed, with winning solution and service providers named across categories from best cloud-based trading environment to best trading analytics platform and best consolidated market data feed. Consultancy categories covered best specialist trading technology consultancy and best specialist market data consultancy. A…

Data Management for Compliance, Business Performance and Reduced Costs

Regulatory compliance is non-negotiable, business performance is crucial, and pressure on costs is continual. So, how can you source and manage data once for both compliance and performance, and how can you contain costs? These questions and more were addressed during a recent A-Team Group webinarhosted by A-Team editor Sarah Underwood and joined by Dessa Glasser,…

Improving Operational Efficiency in the Data Management Process

By: Hugo Boer, Senior Product Manager, Asset Control As the financial services industry starts to harness a raft of new data sources for fast, effective and usable insights, the bottleneck for financial institutions becomes how well they really understand their data management processes. How many firms, for example, can answer the following questions: Do we…

Neudata Names Jan Scibor-Kaminski as Managing Director

Alternative data specialist Neudata has named Jan Scibor-Kaminski as managing director. He was previously in the same role at Structured Retail Products, a data business for the structured products industry and part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor group, and has also worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and for Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Neudata doesn’t…