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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….

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…

Intelligent Trading Summit Debates the Prospects of Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency is all the rage in capital markets, but how does it differ from other asset classes, how will it be regulated and what are its challenges and opportunities for trading firms and exchanges? A panel session at A-Team Group’s recent Intelligent Trading Summit in New York City answered these questions and more, looking at both the…