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Why Banks Aren’t Looking in the Right Places to Tackle the Profitability Problem

By Jay Patani, Tech Evangelist at ITRS Revenues at the world’s top investment banks are at their lowest levels since the financial crisis in 2008. According to research firm Coalition, the top 12 investment banks’ revenue fell to $150 billion in 2017, a 4% decrease from the previous year. A sizeable part of the decreasing…

A-Team Group Names Winners of RegTech Awards 2018

The winners of A-Team Group’s RegTech Awards 2018 have been revealed, with winning solution and service providers named across categories from best data management solution for regulatory compliance to best reference data for regulatory compliance, best trade repository for regulatory disclosure, best vendor solution for data governance, and best compliance as a service solution. As…

Neudata Names Alternative Data Specialist Ian Webster as Senior Vice President

Alternative data specialist Ian Webster has joined Neudata as senior vice president with a remit to build relationships with the company’s buy-side investment management clients and expand its work with alternative data providers seeking to monetise their data. Webster holds an MA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and a Saltire Fellowship in Entrepreneurship…

Schroders Deploys CommciseBUY Research Valuation Platform

Schroders is deploying the CommciseBUY research valuation platform to support research and interaction evaluation, broker voting and allocations. The asset manager’s investment professionals are using the Commcise solution with both a traditional web interface and a mobile app for on-the-move evaluation of research services. Angus Bogle, co-head, equities management at Schroders, says: “Schroders chose Commcise…

FactSet and Quantopian Partner to Deliver Enterprise Data Analysis Platform for Quants

FactSet and Quantopian, a crowd sourced asset manager and provider of an open source quantitative finance platform, have formed a strategic relationship to deliver Quantopian Enterprise, a data analysis solution that allows quants to research, test and simulate how investment algorithms will perform in the real world. To support this, the relationship combines Quantopian’s open…

HPR Extends Capital Markets Infrastructure Technology into Europe

US based capital markets infrastructure technology provider Hyannis Port Research (HPR) has made its first foray into Europe with a leading global investment bank that has gone live with its Riskbot market access platform in EMEA. The platform provides trading clients with sub-microsecond direct market access to Cboe Europe, Euronext, LSE, Turquoise and Xetra. Riskbot…

QuantHouse Adds Trade and Book Updates Synchronisation Feature to Data Feeds

QuantHouse has responded to client requirements with a trade and book updates synchronisation feature that allows trades and book updates to be reconciled when consuming data in real time, or when working with historical data. The feature is available on QuantHouse’s QuantFEED and ConsolidatedFEED, and is focused on feeds from derivatives exchanges. It is currently…

Fidessa Adds Tower Research Capital to its Intelligent SI Liquidity Program

Fidessa has added Tower Research Capital to its Intelligent SI Liquidity Program, helping users of its access architecture and smart order routing capabilities meet the liquidity challenges presented by Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). Tower uses a diverse set of trading strategies across a broad range of asset classes to provide liquidity…

Quant Insight Adds Predata Geopolitical Predictive Risk Signals to Analysis Framework

Quant Insight and Predata have partnered to add Predata’s global geopolitical risk signals from its predictive analytics platform to Quant Insight’s quantitative macro analysis framework and processes. The aim of the partnership is to give institutional investors and traders a better grasp on political, financial and economic factors driving asset prices, and insight to help…

Cinnober Promotions Move Hans Sjöberg to CTO, Taraneh Derayati to Head of Sales

Cinnober is playing out its succession plan with the promotion of Hans Sjöberg to chief technology officer (CTO) and Taraneh Derayati to head of sales. Sjöberg joined Cinnober in 2012 and now replaces former CTO, Peter Lenti, a founder of the company who will remain active in a senior technology architect and advisory role. Taraneh…