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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….

CJC Promotes Steven Moreton to Lead Product Development and Hires Karen Love to Drive Business Development

CJC, the London-based specialist in IT managed services and cloud technology for capital markets, has promoted former senior technical director Steven Moreton to the role of global head of product management. It has also appointed Karen Love to drive global business development. Moreton, who has spent nearly twenty years working globally in capital markets across…

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…

Exegy Partners TNS to Deliver Global FX Trading Platform

Market data normalisation and distribution technology provider Exegy is working with managed data communications and interoperability specialist Transaction Network Services (TNS) to create a global FX trading platform. The partnership will combine Exegy’s Trade Port FX, which delivers normalised FX market data and execution services, and TNS’ market connectivity and hosting solutions to offer a…

Continuous Development Key to Future Proofing Your Back Office

By Amrik Thethi, chief technology officer, Torstone Technology Most of us will agree that trying to get fit after a period of inactivity can be a challenging endeavour. What’s more, those who do not commit to making fundamental lifestyle changes on a long-term basis will most likely find any physical gains short lived. This analogy…

Merrill Lynch Taps FactSet for Broker Terminals, Ending 20-Year Tie-in with Reuters

In the fourth quarter of 2018, around 15,000 Merrill Lynch wealth managers across the US will replace their existing Thomson Reuters desktop terminals with a web-based software solution from FactSet. The multi-year, enterprise-level agreement will see FactSet’s Market Data solution deployed across Merrill Lynch’s US broker network, while its data feeds will also be integrated…

Innovation Delivers Improved Trading Performance, Lower Costs and New Opportunities

Time series databases, predictive analytics, ultra-low latency network products, sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence are on the wish list of many trading firms looking for innovative technologies to improve trading architecture and support high performance trading. They do, however, come with challenges, cost implications and the need for management buy-in. Speaking on a recent A-Team Group…

Digital Asset Names Former Thomson Reuters Exec James Powell to CTO

Digital Asset, a New York-based distributed ledger technology solutions provider, has appointed former Thomson Reuters executive James Powell as its new CIO and CTO of engineering. Powell is charged with guiding development of the company’s distributed ledger platform and smart contract modelling language, DAML. He joins the firm after a stint at Warburg Pincus as…

ITRS Partners Velocimetrics to Improve Operational Resilience

ITRS Group has partnered Velocimetrics to give users of its ITRS Geneos real-time monitoring solution the ability to independently trace and analyse the real-time performance of every trade as it is processed and improve operational resilience. The need for improved resilience was raised earlier this month in a joint discussion paper from the FCA, PRA…