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Video: Adaptive CEO’s View on what’s to Come in Trading Technology

Matt Barrett, CEO & Co-Founder of Adaptive Financial Consulting discusses what’s to come in trading technology, how the pandemic has “created a once in a generation rapid acceleration of change in the way people interact in capital markets”, and why he’s looking forward to speaking at TradingTech Summit London on 22 February. If you’d like…

Wilshire Forms Digital Asset Advisory Group

Global investment technology and advisory company Wilshire has launched the Wilshire Digital Asset Advisory Group, to be chaired by Blythe Masters, founding partner at Motive Partners and ex-CEO of Digital Asset Holdings. The advisory group aims to bring together the world’s top digital asset practitioners to capture their collective perspectives and insights. The advisory group’s…

Macrobond Launches Live Data Sharing Platform with Aviva Investors

Macroeconomic data and analytics solutions vendor Macrobond has partnered with asset manager Aviva Investors to develop and launch the Macrobond Viewer, a data sharing platform that gives users the ability to share live research across the enterprise. Aviva Investors has already deployed the tool, which allows economists and portfolio managers to share live charts with…

MasterLink Selects SIGTech to Drive Systematic Trading in US, Asian Equities

MasterLink Securities, one of Taiwan’s two leading securities dealers, has selected quant trading platform SIGTech to accelerate research and trading for its North American and Asian equities business. SIGTech will facilitate the onboarding and normalising of new datasets to help build and launch new systematic trading strategies for the firm. Launched in 2019, SIGTech is…

A-Team Group Names 2021 TradingTech Insight Europe Award Winners

A-Team Group today announced the winners of its TradingTech Insight (TTI) Europe Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in trading solutions and services for capital markets and focus on vendors providing exceptional trading infrastructure, trading technology, and data solutions. This year’s awards included two special editor’s awards. The Editor’s Recognition Award for Best Trading Technology Practitioner…

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…

The Results Are In… Trading Tech Insight Awards USA 2020

The A-Team Group Trading Tech Insight Awards USA winners were announced this week in the second year of the North American edition, and while we were sad not to be able to hold our usual glittering reception to celebrate the winners, their achievement is no less redoubtable. US market practitioners and suppliers are facing unique…

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,…