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genesis Adds Post-Trade Products, Plans Platform-as-a-Service Solution

genesis has brought its microservices framework, business component library and development acceleration tools to post-trade operations with a view to helping both sell-side and buy-side firms automate workflows and improve operational efficiency. The post-trade portfolio adds to other trading products built by genesis with anchor clients and then made available to the market, and will…

DTCC and Accenture Deliver Governance Operating Model for Distributed Ledger Technology

DTCC and Accenture have introduced a distributed ledger technology (DLT) governance operating model to manage the risks and consequences of the technology, ensure the safety and soundness of the network for the benefit of all participants, and better enable DLT to reach its full potential. The model is also a critical component of DTCC’s Trade…

Creating an Algo Gym

By Justin Lyon, Founder and CEO of Simudyne. Sell-side firms are finding themselves extremely challenged in algo pre-production. According to our recent survey of 15 sell-side executives involved in algo trading, modeling is the most common, significant and recurring issue in algo pre-production – with many concerned that this is holding them back competitively. The…

Start-up VendEx Targets Market Data Inventory Segment

Transatlantic start-up VendEx Solutions is seeking to shake up the marketplace for market data inventory systems through the creation of a centralised hub for managing the relationship between financial institutions and their data providers. The company, which has just launched its VKey contract management module, is seeking to offer a modern alternative to systems offered…

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…

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,…