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Limited In-House Skills Drive Financial Services Firms to Focus on Outsourcing

Financial services firms continue to play into the move to outsource technology services, citing their reasons as a preference to use qualified experts with industry knowledge, limited skills in the market, and cost efficiency. According to research commissioned by Asset Control, 49% of senior decision makers in financial services organisations listed ‘we prefer to use…

Refinitiv Reviews Potential of Machine Learning and Problems of Data Quality

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have moved beyond the experimental stage to become core components of business strategy and investment. Key use cases include risk management, performance analysis and trading idea generation, ahead of automation and cutting costs. The whole is driven by growing numbers of data scientists employed by financial organisations. The barriers…

Data Management Innovation Delivers Significant Benefits, But it’s Not Easy

Innovation in data management can improve analytics, generate revenue potential, reduce costs, help companies monetise data and support digital transformation – but there are caveats, including the challenges of legacy systems, lack of budget and skilled resources, and cultural resistance. A recent A-Team Group webinar discussing how to leverage innovation in data management covered these…

Managing Data to Deliver Quality, Meaningful Analytics and Business Benefits

Data quality is critical to meaningful data analytics, and data analytics are key to business strategy – but with increased volumes and complexity of data coming into organisations, how can they ensure data is of the required quality and analytics are adding value to the business? A panel at A-Team Group’s recent Data Management Summit…

Data Lineage is One of the Most Opportunistic Solutions for Financial Firms

Data lineage is a hot topic, but just how hot and what should you be doing to ensure you get it right at your organisation? How can you ensure it delivers return on investment and is, indeed, an opportunistic solution? A recent A-Team Group webinar answered these questions and more, underlining the importance of data…

A-Team Group Data Management Summit Takes Industry by Storm

This year’s London Data Management Summit was a resounding success, answering the questions of hundreds of market participants working to transform, digitalise and innovate their approach to data management and drive value out of data. It touched on technologies from knowledge graphs to data standards that can help users achieve these goals, and provided actionable…

New York Equity Manager Pzena Investment Management Selects IHS Markit EDM

Pzena Investment Management, a $37 billion equity manager based in New York, has signed up to use IHS Markit’s Enterprise Data Management (EDM) solution to master securities and issuers. In future, it also plans to use the solution as a data hub for prices, accounts and other entities. IHS Markit EDM will validate data from…

MarkLogic Suggests Data-Driven Strategies for Asset And Wealth Managers

Asset and wealth managers challenged by changes in the market are beginning to take a data-driven approach to transforming products, operations and their companies. The challenges they face include a rise in investment fund flows into passive funds, making money in a changing environment, an increase in regulation following the implementation of Markets in Financial…

Legal & General Data Scientist Details How to Drive Insight, Value and Disruption out of Data

Delivering data driven disruption, innovation and business transformation across a large organisation containing numerous businesses is no mean feat, but it can be done by creating a data strategy and story that appeals to each business and taking an enabling rather than dictatorial approach. Just five months into his role as director, group data sciences,…

Tom Raptis Joins Reformis from Refinitiv

Tom Raptis, a former senior consultant at Refinitiv and previously with Thomson Reuters for seven years, has joined Reformis, a business and technology consultancy for the buy-side that specialises in data management, trading platform optimisation, and regulatory and client reporting. Raptis joined Reformis today as a senior consultant based in London. He brings data management…