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Recorded Webinar: Leveraging the cloud in market data and trading technology environments

You can listen to the recording of this webinar by registering on this page. The promise of greater flexibility, lower operating costs and a reduced local IT footprint is driving acceptance of the cloud as the delivery mechanism for key front-office capabilities, including market data and trading applications. Progress in security and hybrid solutions is…

Coleman Research Connects Providers and Consumers with Exchange Platform

Coleman Research has introduced Coleman Exchange, a cloud-based software platform that helps research providers and buy-side research consumers manage key aspects of the research workflow. Research firms can use the platform for scheduling, managing subscriptions, and invoicing for analyst access and meetings. The platform also provides entitlements management, producing real-time reports that capture the consumption…

State Street Acquisition of Charles River Offers Clients Front-Office Data Management Solution

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter State Street has completed its acquisition of financial data firm Charles River Systems for $2.6 billion. First announced in July 2018, the deal gives State Street’s clients access to Charles River’s front-office data aggregation and management platform. The bank has appointed John Plansky, formerly global head of State Street Global…

Stakeholders Must Work Together to Create a RegTech Ecosystem to Support Innovation

Stephane Malrait, Managing Director of Market Structure and Innovation in Financial Markets at ING, urged the industry to join forces to support growth, development and innovation and overcome the high barriers to adoption for regulatory technology solutions in his keynote speech at the opening of A-Team Group’s RegTech Summit at the Tower Hotel in London…

The Evolution of the Multi-Asset Class Trading Desk

By John Greenan, CEO, Alignment Systems Over the past 30 years, the buy-side trading desk has undergone a fundamental transformation, specifically in two linked areas: automation of high-touch and low-touch trading, and the rise of multi-asset class trading. Alignment Systems worked with FactSet to document this transformation with an eye on understanding where the industry…

FactSet Sets Out Development Plans for Data Exploration Platform

FactSet plans to roll out additional elements of its cloud-based FactSet Data Exploration platform that will deliver a fully hosted application production environment over the next six months. The company introduced the platform on Microsoft Azure this summer offering content from the Open:FactSet Marketplace as well as programming tools including Microsoft SQL, RStudio and Python….

Visible Alpha Appoints ex-FactSet Executive Mark Hale as COO

Research specialist Visible Alpha has appointed Mark Hale to the newly created role of chief operating officer (COO). Hale Joins Visible Alpha after 20 years at financial data and software company FactSet, where he served as executive vice president and COO, leading global teams in product management, technology, infrastructure and IT. Hale will lead Visible…

Continuous Development Key to Future Proofing Your Back Office

By Amrik Thethi, chief technology officer, Torstone Technology Most of us will agree that trying to get fit after a period of inactivity can be a challenging endeavour. What’s more, those who do not commit to making fundamental lifestyle changes on a long-term basis will most likely find any physical gains short lived. This analogy…

Nasdaq Adds Alt Data Sets Analytics Hub Platform

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter Nasdaq’s Analytics Hub, an alternative data platform for institutional investors, fund managers and traders, has expanded its offering with a string of new and diverse data sets. The additions include an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) offering, a social media sentiment data set, a global news aggregator and a supply…

Trading Tech Consolidation Continues with State Street’s $2.6bn Purchase of Charles River

State Street’s $2.6 billion acquisition of financial data firm Charles River Systems, Inc (Charles River Development) has been heralded in some quarters as game changing. But is it really, or is it perhaps just another step in ongoing consolidation in the trading tech space, and indeed in the logical development of the role of the…