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Quandl Conference Hosts Alternative Data Vendors, Discusses Best Use of the Data

Alternative data will be key to driving alpha in the financial services sector, with data ranging from auto insurance policies to patents. These types of alternative data and others were discussed during Quandl’s third annual conference that brought together speakers including Adena Friedman, CEO of Nasdaq; Philip Brittan, CEO and founder of Crux Informatics; Matt…

Bloomberg Adds Alternative Data to Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point

Bloomberg’s push into alternative data puts providers including Thasos, Apptopia, TipRanks, PredictWallStreet, RS Metrics, Orbital Insights, OWL Analytics, Predata, Evaluate, 280First and Symphony Pharma on its data website, Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point. Launched in 2018, Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point is an online linked data platform that provides normalised reference, pricing, regulatory, historical and now alternative…

TradingTech Summit Discusses Brexit, Market Complexity, Innovation, and More!

A-Team Group’s first TradingTech Summit under the TradingTech Insight brand got off to a great start with Beate Born, executive director of risk and regulatory management at UBS Wealth Management, providing an inspirational industry keynote on the outlook for risk, regulation and sustainability in 2019. The presentation not only set the scene for the summit,…

Alternative Data: Application and Best Practices for Investment Management Firms

Listen to the related webinar here. Knowledge is money in capital markets and alternative data is fast becoming part of that knowledge, but it is not always easy to source, evaluate, integrate and use to best effect. The data may be incomplete, unstructured, include data that isn’t permitted for redistribution under privacy laws, and have…

A-Team Group Names Winners of its 2019 TradingTech Insight Europe Awards

Congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s 2019 TradingTech Insight (TTI) Europe 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 London on February 27, 2019. The awards recognise excellence in trading solutions and services…

IHS Markit Adds ESG Solution for Private Capital Markets

IHS Markit has introduced an environmental, social and governance (ESG) data collection and reporting solution for private equity (PE) firms, venture capital (VC) firms, their portfolio companies and investors. The solution is part of iLEVEL, a platform connecting participants in private capital markets. ESG reporting in iLEVEL covers 29 metrics relevant to investors seeking data…

FactSet Details Plans to Further Extend its Open:FactSet Marketplace through 2019

FactSet is cracking on with its Open:FactSet Marketplace, most recently adding investment signal data from IHS Markit and solutions to complement the datasets on the platform. Through 2019, the company plans to add ‘any high-quality dataset relevant to the financial community’, including core data from large data vendors, as well as more alternative datasets from…

TradingTech Insight – Everything you Need to Know to Build the Best Trading Environment

Welcome to TradingTech Insight (TTI), a dedicated section of A-Team Group’s exciting new A-Team Insight website with a mission to keep you up date with all that’s new in trading technology, give you exclusive insights into hot topics, and provide you with information that will add value to your work. TradingTech Insight leverages A-Team’s trading…

Equities Trading Solutions: to Buy or Build?

Why you need a mix of third-party and in-house technology, and how to get it right By: Steve Grob, CMO, ION Capital Markets, Fidessa Since the global financial crisis, top-tier equities trading businesses have been contending with a mounting series of challenges. Volumes have flattened. Commissions have fallen. Regulation has tightened. Meanwhile, the rise of…

The Signal and the Noise: Changing the Approach to Investment Data

Today there is significant pressure on active management funds to generate returns that are better than the passive funds that they compete against. As a result, investment managers are constantly seeking new ways to generate investment edge. This has happened in an environment where the volume and velocity of investment data available continues to accelerate….