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Corvil Enters Client Analysis Space with AI-Powered Intelligence Hub

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter Corvil’s release last week of its Intelligence Hub propels the Dublin-based data analytics specialist into the burgeoning world of business intelligence for the trading environment. Building on the company’s long-established trading infrastructure monitoring and latency measurement offerings, the Intelligence Hub extracts data from Corvil analytics appliances at every stage in…

Santiment Goes Open-Source with its Crypto Data Analytics Platform

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter Analytics specialist Santiment has made its new SANbase cryptocurrency analysis platform available to data scientists, analysts and researchers at financial services firms in a bid to tap into their shared observations and predictions. Santiment recently ran its first public ‘hackathon’, allowing a range of users – from institutional analysts to…

Schroders Selects The Disruption House to Assess New Tech Vendors

Global investment house Schroders has become the first asset manager to partner with specialist benchmarking and data analytics provider The Disruption House (TDH) to assess the capabilities of new technology providers. TDH says the aim is to “support Schroders’ innovation agenda and assist the firm in its goal of engaging more start-ups”. “We are committed…

RSRCHXchange Adds Analyst Interaction to MiFID II Research Marketplace

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter Institutional research aggregator RSRCHXchange has added an analyst interaction functionality to its platform, allowing research providers to book and sell meetings, calls, webinars and conferences to asset management and other buy-side firms. The initiative aims to help firms consuming research in compliance with MiFID II unbundling to choose services from…

Quant Insight Secures Funding to Expand in US and Develop Macro Analytics Platform

Quant Insight (Qi), a London-based macro research firm, has completed a funding round that will support expansion in the US and Asia, and stimulate product development. Over 80% of the multi-million dollar funding came from Qi’s clients, including sizeable investments from Alan Howard (Brevan Howard Asset Management) and Jens-Peter Stein (Stone Milliner Asset Management). Qi…

HPR Expands Market Access Platform to Hong Kong Stock Connects

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter Hyannis Port Research (HPR), a Boston-based provider of advanced capital markets infrastructure technologies, has expanded its market access platform to include support for the Shanghai-Hong Kong and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connects. The HPR platform includes the company’s pre-trade risk products for low latency market access and risk management, Riskbot and…

MiFID II Drives Innovation in Research Management

The challenges of how to manage research under MiFID II – where it comes from, how you pay for it and how much it costs – are the result of the regulation’s focus on bringing transparency to investors. The regulation has also created a cottage industry of nimble innovators alongside the big players that have…

State Street: The Journey Towards Internal Efficiency

State Street managing director Nathaniel Rand led A-Team Group’s recent Intelligent Trading Summit in New York with a keynote that opened a window onto the firm’s technology investment strategy, including core goals, key stages and crucial trends in the journey towards an evolved and efficient technology infrastructure. Over the past few years, State Street, one…

Intelligent Trading Summit Debates the Prospects of Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency is all the rage in capital markets, but how does it differ from other asset classes, how will it be regulated and what are its challenges and opportunities for trading firms and exchanges? A panel session at A-Team Group’s recent Intelligent Trading Summit in New York City answered these questions and more, looking at both the…

MiFID II Research Unbundling Threatens Smaller Firms Most, According to RSRSCHXchange Poll

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter Small asset management firms are bearing the brunt of MiFID II unbundling as they struggle to cope with substantial new research costs resulting from the regulation’s demand that firms pay for analyst research separately from trade commissions. With fewer resources with which to both buy research and implement regulatory compliance,…