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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….

Nasdaq Acquires Quandl to Expand Alternative Data Offer

Nasdaq plans to combine Quandl with its Analytics Hub business within Global Information Services following its acquisition of the data and core financial data provider. Quandl provides alternative data and core financial data from over 350 sources to more than 30,000 active monthly users. The company offers a global database of alternative, financial and public…

Adding Context to Alternative Data

The investment management community’s embrace of alternative data has created a tsunami of new data sets that are packaged by specialists to offer unique insight into very specific industry segments and business activities. But as valuable as this data is, it has its limitations: alternative data can tell us what’s happening now, based on recent…

Data Management Summit Discusses Digitalisation, Technology, Diversity and More!

A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit hit an all-time high in New York City last week with a packed auditorium, buzzing exhibition hall, great line-up of speakers, market leading sponsors and interactive discussion throughout the day on how to deliver the next level of data management and business success. Keynote presentations Suvrat Bansal, head of innovation,…

FactSet Sets Out Development Plans for Data Exploration Platform

FactSet plans to roll out additional elements of its cloud-based FactSet Data Exploration platform that will deliver a fully hosted application production environment over the next six months. The company introduced the platform on Microsoft Azure this summer offering content from the Open:FactSet Marketplace as well as programming tools including Microsoft SQL, RStudio and Python….