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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,…

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…