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ESG – Today’s Data and Technology Landscape

Given the surge in demand for ESG data and technology solutions to meet regulatory requirements, established financial technology and data suppliers are putting their expertise to work, creating new solutions to meet that demand. With so much going on, navigating the emerging landscape can be confusing. So what are the key ESG functions financial services…

Introducing ESG Insight… Your New Source of Data and Technology News for ESG initiatives

By Angela Wilbraham, CEO, A-Team Group. Welcome to ESG Insight, the brand new publication from A-Team Group. If you already know us, you’ll know that we’ve been tracking data and technology across the front- to back-office in capital markets for over 20 years now. It has become clear to us that the biggest (and possibly best) development…

Green Data – Searching for ESG Data and Helping Define ESG Data Standards

By Janine Hofer-Wittwer, senior product manager, SIX Financial Information. Global adoption of ESG strategies by investors and corporations has risen astronomically in recent years. The overall value of assets under management at funds leveraging ESG data has increased significantly, from US$22.9 trillion in 2016 to US$40.5 trillion in 2020, according to data from Opimas. It…

Rethinking Access to ESG Data

By Rebecca Healey, Co-Chair EMEA Regional Committee and Co-Chair EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community. The growing requirement for asset managers to evidence how ESG risks are factored into investment decisions has compounded the amount of non-financial data that now needs to be taken into consideration. A few years ago, an overall ESG score may…

Orenda Taps Twitter and AI to Provide Real-Time, High-Frequency ESG Scores

Orenda Software Solutions is taking an innovative approach to ESG by tapping Twitter content and using an AI powered platform to provide real-time, high-frequency ESG scores and insights into a company’s reputation that can help measure the sustainability and societal impact of an investment. The company was founded in 2015 by CEO Tanya Seajay, a…

Refinitiv Builds out MarketPsych Analytics with ESG Offer, Rebrands MarketPsych Indices

Refinitiv is building out its portfolio of ESG solutions with the addition of MarketPsych ESG Analytics, an analytics tool that provides numerical ESG insights on companies and countries based on news and social media monitoring. The analytics tool extends a long relationship between Refinitiv and MarketPsych, a provider of data feeds based on the application…

RavenPack Report Lists 12 Use-Cases for Alt-Data-Driven Analytics

Analytics provider RavenPack has identified a dozen use-cases for traders seeking to profit from alternative data. In a new report – ‘12 Validated New Ways to Capture Alpha with Alternative Data’ – the company demonstrate how news analytics provides original sources of alpha not already factored in by existing indicators and models. The report –…

Bloomberg Puts Stead in App Portal as Desktop Wars Heat Up

As the war for control over the trader desktop heats up, Bloomberg has been steadily diversifying the third-party applications available via its Bloomberg App Portal, an AppStore-like facility that allows users to access third-party data and applications through the Bloomberg Terminal. The Bloomberg App Portal isn’t new, it was launched with much fanfare (and some…