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Liquidnet Acquires Prattle on Heels of RSRCHXchange purchase

Liquidnet, a global institutional investment network, continues expansion of its artificial intelligence (AI) investment analytics platform with the acquisition of Prattle, a provider of automated investment research solutions for portfolio managers and research analysts. The agreement builds on Liquidnet’s acquisition of RSRCHXchange, an aggregator of institutional research. In 2017, the company acquired OTAS Technologies. With…

Delivering Algo Performance through Enhanced Market Simulation

The global shift toward unbundling of research services from execution is forcing sell-side institutions to focus on differentiating their service offerings as they vie for buy-side liquidity in an increasingly competitive marketplace. With soft-commissioned research and high-speed connectivity to trading venues no longer potent as differentiators, the sell side is acknowledging that the quality and…

Accuity Offers Sentiment-Based Research Terminal on MetaQuotes Platform

Acuity Trading, a provider of AI data-driven trading tools, has released a sentiment-based research terminal, essentially a news data solution based on MetaQuotes MT4 and MT5 trading platforms. The terminal augments existing services offered on MT4 and is the springboard for Acuity’s services on MT5. Users of the terminal on MT4 or 5 can access…

Liquidnet Acquisition of RSRCHXchange Extends Research and AI Capabilities

Liquidnet’s acquisition of RSRCHXchange, a marketplace and aggregator for institutional research, allows the company’s platform to deliver a new level of research and analytics into the global investment process for its institutional investor client base. It also furthers the company’s AI strategy. RSRCHXchange, a solution for unbundling, was created ahead of the introduction of the…

Genesis Accelerates Product Development by Adding Creative Studio to Microservices Framework

Genesis has added Creative Studio to its microservices framework with a view to accelerating development and deployment of scalable and interoperable products over the web, without the need to write code. The solution delivers web applications in hours, rather than weeks and months, expediting time to market. It does this by producing single-page web applications as…

Addressing the Challenges and Realising the Benefits of a ‘Cloud First’ Policy

By Andy Mather, European Financial Services Industry Specialist, Telstra. The move to a ‘cloud first’ policy by financial firms is a tantalising idea. After all, which chief technology officer wouldn’t want to seriously reduce their company’s on-premise compute and storage costs, while at the same time boosting agility and ability to profit from new, innovative,…

Imandra Gains Seed Funding for AI Platform Designed to Make Algos Safe

Imandra, creator of a cloud-native automated reasoning engine designed to make algorithms safe, has completed a $5 million round of seed funding led by UK and US investors AlbionVC, IQ Capital and LiveOak Venture Partners. The capital will be used to support application of the company’s Reasoning as a Service platform in financial services and…

Simudyne Closes $6M Series A Funding Round with Plans to Expand

Simulation technology specialist Simudyne has closed a $6 million Series A fundraising led by Barclays. The new funds will help Simudyne to continue to interact with the financial services sector while expanding the applications of its enterprise-ready software beyond bank stress testing, financial risk and contagion management. Simudyne’s solutions assist organisations to harness the power…

Refinitiv Outlines Development of Machine Learning and Data Science

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are finding key use cases in risk management, performance analysis and trade idea generation, suggesting the technologies have moved beyond the experimental stage to become core components of business strategy and investment. Development is being driven by growing numbers of data scientists employed by financial organisations. The barriers to…

TradeStation Crypto Prepares Next-Gen Trading Platform Powered by Deltix CryptoCortex

TradeStation Group subsidiary TradeStation Crypto will use Deltix’s CryptoCortex solution in its next crypto platform, which is designed to target traders seeking improved price discovery and deeper liquidity. TradeStation Crypto plans to leverage Deltix’s CryptoCortex solution for its crypto brokerage business and aims to deliver better execution prices for traders’ cryptocurrency orders. CryptoCortex will allow…