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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…

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…

MarketAxess Develops Portfolio Trading Solution to Automate Workload

MarketAxess, operator of an electronic trading platform for fixed income securities and provider of market data and post-trade services for global fixed income markets, is developing a platform designed to reduce the manual workload of portfolio trades and improve competitive pricing. As a result of feedback from clients performing portfolio trades, an uptick in portfolio…

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…

Pico Pushes on to Fulfil Global Expansion Plan

Pico, a provider of infrastructure, connectivity, cloud technology, data and analytics services, has a global expansion plan and is pushing on to fulfil it with an additional 20 colocation facilities due to be up and running across Asia this year, expansion of its PicoNet proprietary network, hybrid connectivity options including radio transmission, and ongoing developments…

Refinitiv Adds Shanghai-London Connect App to Eikon Platform

Building on its commitment to provide data on China’s financial markets and as trading via the Shanghai-London Stock Connect commences this week, Refinitiv has added a Shanghai-London Connect app to its Eikon platform. The app brings together information market participants need to engage with trading and investment opportunities created by the new trading link, including…

Refinitiv Meets Demand for More Data on China’s Economy and Financial Markets

Refinitiv is responding to increasing client demand for content, data and insight on China’s economy and financial markets with the addition of 300,000 economic data series to its Datastream database, and FX and fixed income data from the China Foreign Exchange System (CFETS) to its Elektron and Eikon data platforms. These additions are part of…

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…

Eventus Partners QuantHouse to Source Market Data

Eventus Systems has partnered QuantHouse, a global provider of systematic trading solutions including market data services that was recently acquired by IRESS, to use QuantFEED market data to support its Validus trade surveillance platform. The platform can be implemented on-premise or as a cloud solution based on Amazon AWS. Either implementation can be run in…