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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…

Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services Rebrand to Acuity Following Sale

Moody’s Corporation has completed the sale of Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services (MAKS) to private equity firm Equistone Partners Europe. MAKS is a knowledge process outsourcing service providing high-value research and analytical support. With backing from Equistone, MAKS has rebranded to Acuity Knowledge Partners and will continue to provide customised knowledge services to a client base…

How to Exploit the Opportunities of Alternative Data

Alternative data is moving into the mainstream, driven by trading desks looking for alpha and more recently by private equity firms and corporate intelligence teams looking to gain market insight. That said, while adoption is increasing and some benefits are being realised, the data does come with caveats including incomplete datasets, poor quality, limited volume,…

Research Unbundling for US Asset Managers: ‘One Size Fits Nobody’

TradingTech Insight sits down with Joel Burnette, Solutions Consultant at Red Deer, to discuss the response to the research unbundling requirements of MiFID II and explore how US markets are handling the new normal. TTI: What has been the most interesting thing about the North American research market’s response to MiFID II? Joel: We have…

Data and Research: Two Sides of the Same Coin

By Evan Schnidman, President of Prattle, a Liquidnet company. For decades, the asset management community has treated research and data as two distinct goods – separate commodities to be controlled by separate institutions. Data was the domain of Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters (now Refinitiv), FactSet, S&P, and others, while research was the domain of large banks…

Recorded Webinar: How to exploit the opportunities of alternative data

Alternative data is emerging as a key component of buy-side firms’ efforts to seek out new investment opportunities, for many filling the gap left by the unbundling of sell-side research from execution. By tapping into unique, non-traditional data sets, hedge funds and quantitative fund managers hope to exploit unfound opportunities before they hit the mainstream….

Refinitiv Meets Demand for More Data on China’s Economy and Financial Markets

Refinitiv is responding to increasing client demand for content, data and insight on China’s economy and financial markets with the addition of 300,000 economic data series to its Datastream database, and FX and fixed income data from the China Foreign Exchange System (CFETS) to its Elektron and Eikon data platforms. These additions are part of…

A-Team Group Announces Winners of its 2019 TradingTech Insight North America Awards

Congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s 2019 TradingTech Insight (TTI) North America Awards. The awards were celebrated during a lively drinks reception hosted by A-Team president and chief content officer Andrew Delaney after the close of the company’s TradingTech Summit in New York City on June 11, 2019. The awards recognise excellence in trading…