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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…

How to Tackle the Challenges and Gain the Opportunities of Unstructured Data

Unstructured data is coming into its own as financial institutions deploy machine learning to drive business insights out of the data, and use the data to develop more holistic risk profiles. Use cases such as these demonstrate the huge potential of harnessing unstructured data, but there are also associated challenges that must be addressed. Ahead…

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…

Canoe Extends Data Ops Capability, Plans Geographic Expansion

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 has been a promising year for Canoe, a data ops vendor that takes manual effort out of alternative investment processes by using machine learning and AI to automate the digitisation of unstructured PDF reporting documents and provide actional data and intelligence for institutional investors, allocators and asset servicing firms. To…

Making the Case for Ongoing KYC: Why the Time for Change is Now

By John O’Neill, senior vice president, Silent Eight. If you work in financial services then you’re already aware that knowing your customer (KYC) is not just an essential process, it is also a legal requirement. It’s part of the essential tasks banks perform to tackle anti-money laundering (AML) and other financial crimes. Back in June…

Recorded Webinar: Data Science & Analytics – New approaches and capabilities for driving business analytics

Financial institutions are under pressure to maximise the insight they can derive from their data. With data spread across multiple silos and stored in both structured and unstructured formats, embedding analytics into business processes can be difficult and calls for new approaches to data management. Open source database and data processing technologies, as well as…

How to Combine Data Science and Analytics to Drive Business Value Out of Data

Data science and analytics are critical to driving value out of data, delivering business insight at speed, and gaining competitive advantage. With so much at stake, financial institutions need a strategy that puts data scientists in business units, identifies appropriate technologies and tools, and scales solutions beyond proofs of concept. This week’s A-Team Group webinar…

ANNA Progresses Issuance of ISINs for Digital Assets, Notes Addition of Digital Token Identifier Standard

As institutional interest in digital assets continues to rise and the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) makes plans to use International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) to identify these assets, we caught up with Stephan Dreyer, managing director of ANNA, to review progress. He sets the scene, saying: “We are seeing growing issuance of traditional…

Finastra Focuses on High Speed App Innovation with Fusion Data Cloud Platform

Finastra, one of the world’s largest fintechs following the merger of D+H and Misys back in 2017, has released Fusion Data Cloud, a next-generation data platform that allows fintechs to develop innovative data solutions at speed, and financial institutions to take advantage of technologies including AI, machine learning (ML) and business intelligence (BI). Fusion Data…