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Asset Control Rebrands to Alveo Following Two Years of Product Innovation Focused on Cloud and Open Source

Asset Control has rebranded to Alveo, subline ‘where data flows’, to reflect progress the company has made since moving to new ownership under Sovereign Capital Partners two years ago. The focus has been on product innovation, making core software cloud native, deploying managed services, and using cloud technologies to accelerate implementation, and open source tools…

A-Team Group Names Winners of Data Management Insight Awards 2020

A-Team Group has announced the winners of its prestigious Data Management Insight Awards 2020. The annual awards, now in their eighth year, recognise leading providers of data management solutions, services and consultancy to capital markets participants. The award winners were announced online across categories ranging from best sell-side and buy-side data management platforms to best…

S&P Global Acquisition of IHS Markit Creates Financial Data and Analytics Powerhouse

S&P Global’s $44 billion acquisition of IHS Markit will create a financial data and analytics powerhouse capable of challenging Bloomberg’s market leading $11 billion revenue and towering over the proposed $27 billion acquisition of Refintiv by the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The combined company will benefit from increased scale, a wider product portfolio and a…

A-Team Group Introduces 2021 Innovation Awards

Here at A-Team Group we have been working hard on plans to celebrate innovative projects and teams with the launch of our A-Team Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to reward teams that have found innovative ways to make use of new and emerging technologies to solve challenges at financial institutions in capital markets. The…

Reference Data Usage Management for Financial Institutions

The ongoing struggle to track reference data usage and implement controls to manage and permission access to the data means many financial institutions lack visibility and understanding of how data services are being used by staff, teams, business units and IT applications. This can have expensive and potentially damaging consequences in terms of unexpected invoices…

Bloomberg Adds Credit Benchmark Data

Bloomberg will make Credit Benchmark’s credit risk data, derived from risk views of large financial institutions, available on the Bloomberg Terminal and to license for enterprise use cases. The anonymised consensus data adds to existing credit risk datasets and risk indicators, providing complementary content to help market participants assess the credit quality or risk of…

Bloomberg and UBS Settle Legal Dispute About Breaches of Data Licensing Agreements

The recent settlement of a long-running legal dispute between Bloomberg and UBS highlights the dangers of omitting to put in place watertight data licensing agreements. The settlement, reached on September 30, 2020, finally put to bed arguments over whether the bank breached redistribution clauses of its licensing agreements with Bloomberg. The dispute centred on two…

Fund Managers Need a New Approach to Data to Overcome the Coronavirus Crisis

By Angie Walker, Global Head of Capital Markets Business Development at R3. Businesses across the globe have implemented digital transformation strategies on an unprecedented scale as they battle against the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic – and fund managers are no exception. Fundamental digital transformation requires a totally new approach to the way in which data…

Live at Data Management Summit USA Virtual – Day Two Keynote and Q&As

A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit USA Virtual Day Two was based on the theme of best practices for data driven strategies in today’s new normal. The day started with an informative live keynote from Arvind Joshi, director of data management at Scotiabank, on how to establish data quality for analytics. This was followed by three…

DMS US Virtual Goes Live with a Practitioner Innovation Keynote and Real-Time Q&As

A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit USA Virtual kicked off today with a hugely insightful live practitioner innovation keynote followed by two live, and lively, Q&A sessions packed with audience questions and answered by the day’s expert keynote and panel speakers. Andrew Delaney, president and chief content officer at A-Team, hosted today’s live sessions of the…