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MiFID II Drives Innovation in Research Management

The challenges of how to manage research under MiFID II – where it comes from, how you pay for it and how much it costs – are the result of the regulation’s focus on bringing transparency to investors. The regulation has also created a cottage industry of nimble innovators alongside the big players that have…

State Street: The Journey Towards Internal Efficiency

State Street managing director Nathaniel Rand led A-Team Group’s recent Intelligent Trading Summit in New York with a keynote that opened a window onto the firm’s technology investment strategy, including core goals, key stages and crucial trends in the journey towards an evolved and efficient technology infrastructure. Over the past few years, State Street, one…

MiFID II Research Unbundling Threatens Smaller Firms Most, According to RSRSCHXchange Poll

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter Small asset management firms are bearing the brunt of MiFID II unbundling as they struggle to cope with substantial new research costs resulting from the regulation’s demand that firms pay for analyst research separately from trade commissions. With fewer resources with which to both buy research and implement regulatory compliance,…

A-Team Group Reveals Winners of 2018 Intelligent Trading Technology Awards

The winners of this year’s A-Team Group Intelligent Trading Technology (ITT) Awards have been revealed, with winning solution and service providers named across categories from best cloud-based trading environment to best trading analytics platform and best consolidated market data feed. Consultancy categories covered best specialist trading technology consultancy and best specialist market data consultancy. A…

Enterprise Structure from Hyannis Port Research brings Buy-Side Benefits

In April 2018, US-based capital markets infrastructure technology provider Hyannis Port Research (HPR) expanded into the European market to offer high-tech multi-jurisdictional solutions for European investment banks and major buy-side funds. With an approach based around an end-to-end offering, the firm brings its experience with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s Rule 15c3-5 on…

Algorithm Framework Allows QuantConnect Community to Share Code Modules

QuantConnect, an open source, cloud-based algorithmic trading platform, is inviting its community of algo developers to share code modules through Algorithm Framework, a tool that provides a defined structure for developing algos and allows code modules to be reused. The framework tool breaks down algos into five core features: universe selection, alpha creation, portfolio construction,…

Smartkarma’s Boost Research Provides Business Accelerator for Investment Analysts

Smartkarma, an investment research network for independent research providers, has introduced Boost Research, an accelerator programme designed to support investment analysts who want to start independent research businesses, improve the supply of independent research to the market, and increase the variety of opinions in research to help investment decisions and lead to better outcomes for…

Market EarlyBird Adds Mobile Version of Safe, Smart Twitter for Tweet Searches

Market EarlyBird has introduced a native mobile client for EarlyBird Safe, Smart Twitter for Finance, a read-only, anonymised service that provides Tweet search and filtering capabilities enabling users to find financial Tweets that others miss. The initial desktop Earlybird service is being used by banks and buy-side firms to enable traders, researchers and portfolio managers…

Neudata Names Jan Scibor-Kaminski as Managing Director

Alternative data specialist Neudata has named Jan Scibor-Kaminski as managing director. He was previously in the same role at Structured Retail Products, a data business for the structured products industry and part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor group, and has also worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and for Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Neudata doesn’t…

Secret Transatlantic Radio Links Create Game Changing Advantage for Traders

By: Jason England, Head of Capital Markets Networks and Hosting, TD Securities Imagine if you could get prices and data 10 milliseconds faster than your competitors. The arbitrage benefits of the lowest latency transatlantic link would be enormous. NYC to London in 22 milliseconds is possible via radio and is a full 50% faster than…