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R3 Expands Blockchain Software Engineering Team

R3, provider of Corda blockchain software and a player in capital markets, plans to double the size of its London Wall hub to accommodate its growing engineering team. The extra space will also support a hiring plan to increase the company’s global headcount from 215 to nearly 300 by the end of the year. Of…

Bringing Alternative Data into the Mainstream

By Martijn Groot, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at Asset Control. Alternative and unstructured data is rapidly going mainstream. In a recent survey conducted by Adox Research for Asset Control, more than a third of respondents from financial institutions (36%) labelled these new types of data as ‘high importance’ drivers for investment. Alternative data…

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…

Evolution of the Algo Trading Desk

The algo trading desk continues to develop, driven by technology opportunity and competitive markets, but other factors are also playing into development as the buy-side and sell-side acknowledge the need for more communication and brokers invest in data transparency. The evolution of the algo trading desk and the role of both buy-side and sell-side firms…

Evolution of the Algo Trading Desk

Listen to a session recorded at A-Team Group’s recent TradingTech Summit where a panel of experts discuss algo development, buy-side investment and shifting relationships between the buy-side and sell-side. The panel was moderated by Bill Harts, CEO at Harts & Company, and joined by Saurabh Srivastava, senior vice president, electronic trading, at Jefferies; Eric Karpman,…

DataRobot Names Rob Hegarty to Lead Push into Financial Markets

DataRobot, an enterprise AI firm, has named Rob Hegarty as general manager of financial markets and FinTech with the remit to expand the company’s reach in these sectors. DataRobot helps clients build and deploy machine learning models to increase revenue, improve efficiency and client experience, and reduce risk. Before joining DataRobot, Hegarty was the founder…

Predata Adds Predictive Analytics for US Equities

Predata, a provider of predictive analytics for geopolitical risk, has released a suite of signals for US equities. The signals quantify online attention to each of the 11 S&P equity sectors, as well as constituent companies and macro themes within sectors. Predata provides signals for asset classes including FX and commodities, but this is its…

Digital Reasoning Releases AI-Enabled Voice Analytics and Partnership with Corlytics

After four years of research and development, Nashville-based Digital Reasoning has released an AI-enabled voice analytics solution for financial services communications monitoring. It has also announced a partnership with regulatory risk tech company, Corlytics, to deliver one of the highest volumes of pre-trained models for monitoring available to the financial sector, according to the companies….

FINOS Adds Four Companies

Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS), an independent membership organisation whose purpose is to accelerate collaboration and innovation in financial services through the adoption of open source software, standards and best practice, is adding four members. The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) will join as a platinum member; Wipro, a consulting and business process services company,…

A-Team Group Announces Winners of its 2019 TradingTech Insight North America Awards

Congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s 2019 TradingTech Insight (TTI) North America 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 New York City on June 11, 2019. The awards recognise excellence in trading…