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North Reef Capital Management Selects SS&C

North Reef Capital Management, a long/short equity fund adviser founded in 2020, has selected SS&C’s front-to-back office solution including Eze technology acquired in 2018 to run its operations. The firm will use Eze Eclipse’s front-office capabilities and SS&C’s administration capabilities to run and grow the fund. SS&C says more than 80 emerging funds are using…

Fenergo Automates Client Onboarding Systems for Mizuho Americas

Mizuho Americas has deployed Fenergo client lifecycle management (CLM) software to automate Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulatory processes, digitalise workflows and accelerate client onboarding. The Fenergo implementation replaces manual processes and provides Mizuho Americas with a single, comprehensive view of customers across all business lines. Mizuho Americas’ parent, Mizuho Financial Group,…

Lack of Equivalence Post Brexit Raises Costly Data Management Concerns

The UK has finally left the European Union. A trade deal was wrung out at the eleventh hour, allowing the two sides to trade with zero tariffs and quotas, but the financial services industry has been left hanging – with talk of an MoU around the regulation of financial services being reached by March 2021…

Data Science Skills Expected to Fall Short as Data Consumption Surges in 2021

Data and data management are back at the top of the agenda as financial institutions forecast rising consumption of data and escalating interest in extracting meaningful insights from the data through 2021 – but there is a problem, discrepancy between the desire to extract insight from data and investment in data scientists to do the…

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…

Refinitiv Adds Country SDG Scores to ESG Data Arsenal

Refinitiv’s launch of measures assessing the sustainable development performance of individual countries is the latest of a series of services targeted at the burgeoning ESG investing space. The addition allows Refinitiv to offer asset managers and servicers scores that indicate the degree to which funds, corporations and now countries meet the UNs Sustainable Development Goals…

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…

Research Puts Data Scientists and Machine Learning at Heart of Business Strategy

Machine learning (ML) has become a core component of financial institutions’ business strategy, accelerated by Covid-19 and driven by use cases across risk, trading and investment. Rising numbers of data scientists embedded in the business lead the way, working with increasingly sophisticated tools and moving into deep learning. The challenge to successful ML projects is…