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DataRobot on FactSet Adds Machine Learning into Investment Workflow

In early August, FactSet and DataRobot introduced an artificial intelligence (AI) investment workflow, DataRobot on FactSet, an automated machine learning (ML) tool that helps financial services firms – particularly those lacking significant data science teams – incorporate AI into their investment workflows. At the moment there is a shortage of data scientists within the investment…

Rival Systems Adds Real-time Margin to Enterprise Risk Management Solution

Rival Systems, a provider of trading and risk management software, has added real-time margin to its enterprise risk management solution. The functionality will allow clients to proactively monitor margin for futures and options positions, as well as net liquidation value across all of their accounts. Rival’s enterprise risk management solution calculates open margin based on…

How to Exploit the Opportunities of Alternative Data

Alternative data is moving into the mainstream, driven by trading desks looking for alpha and more recently by private equity firms and corporate intelligence teams looking to gain market insight. That said, while adoption is increasing and some benefits are being realised, the data does come with caveats including incomplete datasets, poor quality, limited volume,…

Refinitiv Shareholders Agree Merger Deal with LSE, David Craig Remains CEO of Refinitiv

Following our review of the London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) proposed acquisition of Refinitiv through a transaction valued at $27 billion, Refinitiv today announced that its shareholders have agreed definitive terms with LSEG on the acquisition. The approval of LSEG shareholders will be sought at a general meeting to be held before the end of…

Data and Research: Two Sides of the Same Coin

By Evan Schnidman, President of Prattle, a Liquidnet company. For decades, the asset management community has treated research and data as two distinct goods – separate commodities to be controlled by separate institutions. Data was the domain of Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters (now Refinitiv), FactSet, S&P, and others, while research was the domain of large banks…

S&P Global Market Intelligence Adds Trucost Environmental Data to Xpressfeed

Responding to market demand for unique and differentiated data, S&P Global Market Intelligence has released Trucost environmental data through its data feed platform Xpressfeed. Trucost, part of S&P Global, is a provider of carbon and environmental data and risk analysis. The environmental data is the first of several planned initiatives and releases from Market Intelligence…

Pico Reaches Agreement to Acquire Corvil, Plans Corvil-as-a-Service

Pico has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Corvil, a deal that will create a powerhouse providing managed trading technology services underpinned by sophisticated real-time performance analytics. The acquisition will combine Pico’s trading technology services with Corvil’s performance monitoring and analytics products to help clients gain greater insight into Pico’s managed electronic trading environments. Existing…

Alternative Data Moves into The Mainstream Led by Business Insights, Geolocation and Pricing Data

Alternative data is moving into the mainstream, but not without caveats including incomplete datasets, poor quality, limited volume, unverified data and a lack of historical data for back-testing. Selecting valuable datasets in the proliferation of alternative data can also be challenging and calls on firms to focus on what answers they can get from the…

ICAP Information Shines Light on Indian OTC Market Data

ICAP Information, part of TP ICAP, has released a market data service for the Indian OTC market. The service will allow participants to access information based on real-time bids and offers, rather than having to rely on indicatives, and provide accurate, reliable and independent insight into market activity. The service will source data from five…

TRG Screen Acquires Axon, Adds to Solutions Armoury

Data usage and subscription management specialist TRG Screen’s acquisition of Axon Financial Systems, which helps practitioners comply with suppliers’ data policies, continues a series of acquisitions and expansions at TRG that began when VC Polaris Partners acquired a controlling stake in the company in 2014 and drafted in Steve Matthews as CEO. Axon’s main attraction…