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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…

Quandl Offers Alternative Data Designed to Improve Trading Decisions

Quandl, a Toronto based data provider, is pushing into the provision of alternative datasets that can be used by banks and hedge funds to make better trading decisions. The company works with partners to gather alternative data and sells it at a relatively high price to a limited number of firms. The company started a…

Rainier Investment Management Selects Charles River as Data Source

Rainier Investment Management is delivering improved and more timely data to its portfolio managers and traders as a result of switching its data source from an incumbent supplier to the Charles River data service and upgrading its implementation of the Charles River investment management solution (IMS). The employee owned, Seattle-based investment bank went live with…

Does the European Commission’s Ruling on S&P Regarding ISIN Pricing go Far Enough?

Some corners of the industry are not convinced that the European Commission’s recent ruling on Standard & Poor’s ISIN pricing commitments goes far enough, as evidenced by comments made by a number of industry associations including the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and the UK-based Information Provider User Group (IPUG) last week (see…

AIM Software and Italian Partner Implement GAIN at Arner Bank

Lugano, Switzerland-based Arner Bank is implementing AIM Software’s data management environment GAIN for the integration of price, static and corporate actions data provided by Bloomberg and Telekurs Financial. The project is slated for completion in September, with go-live planned for October. Arner Bank is implementing GAIN in conjunction with Galileo – the Security Master File,…