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Neudata Names Alternative Data Specialist Ian Webster as Senior Vice President

Alternative data specialist Ian Webster has joined Neudata as senior vice president with a remit to build relationships with the company’s buy-side investment management clients and expand its work with alternative data providers seeking to monetise their data. Webster holds an MA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and a Saltire Fellowship in Entrepreneurship…

FactSet and Quantopian Partner to Deliver Enterprise Data Analysis Platform for Quants

FactSet and Quantopian, a crowd sourced asset manager and provider of an open source quantitative finance platform, have formed a strategic relationship to deliver Quantopian Enterprise, a data analysis solution that allows quants to research, test and simulate how investment algorithms will perform in the real world. To support this, the relationship combines Quantopian’s open…

Quant Insight Adds Predata Geopolitical Predictive Risk Signals to Analysis Framework

Quant Insight and Predata have partnered to add Predata’s global geopolitical risk signals from its predictive analytics platform to Quant Insight’s quantitative macro analysis framework and processes. The aim of the partnership is to give institutional investors and traders a better grasp on political, financial and economic factors driving asset prices, and insight to help…

Highlights of A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit

Last week’s A-Team Group Data Management Summit covered hot topics from the evolution of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) role to the unfinished business of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), the outstanding data management challenges of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the potential of technologies including cloud, machine learning and artificial…

Data Management Summit Innovation Showcase Presents The Investment Data Utility

Join us tomorrow at our London Data Management Summit to find out how to make data an opportunity rather than a risk, what still needs to be done to ensure Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) compliance, how to make the most of alternative data and next generation analytics, the latest technologies adding…

S&P Global Extends AI and Analytics with Acquisition of Fintech Firm Kensho

S&P Global plans to strengthen its capabilities in emerging technologies through the acquisition of Kensho Technologies, a provider of next-generation data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data visualisation systems to financial institutions and national security. The company will acquire Kensho for about $550 million and expects the deal to close late this quarter…

The True Costs and Impacts of Alternative Data Integration

By: Lauren Kline, Vice President of Content and Technology Solutions, FactSet With the rapid adoption of alternative data, the costs to asset managers are not just for the data itself, but also for the cost of implementing the data and hiring the talent to capitalise on it. Financial firms have always relied on a vast…

EarlyBird Harnesses Twitter for Unique Trading Data Sets

The ubiquity of real-time financial information means that it’s difficult for traders to find unique market opportunity that gives them gives them a competitive advantage. As a result, trading firms are increasingly turning to so-called Alternative Data to seek out undiscovered data niches that may yield a market-winning deal. As with the broad consumer market,…

Asset Control Integrates DataStax Enterprise to Power Market Data Platform

Asset Control has teamed up with DataStax to deliver a cloud based, NoSQL market and reference data platform. The platform is powered by DataStax Enterprise, integrated with Asset Control’s AC Plus enterprise data management (EDM) solution, and addresses issues around data volume, speed and access. Asset Control considered a number of technologies to support a…

Wall Street Horizon Extends Corporate Events Intelligence with EventBreaks

Wall Street Horizon, an alternative data provider specialising in corporate events intelligence, has introduced EventBreaks, a service that alerts institutional investors to changes in corporate events. The service covers each of the 40-plus event types the company tracks and provides granular information around how events move, alerting users to the time, date and substance of…