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TradingTech Summit New York City

The TradingTech Summit is aimed at senior-level decision makers in trading technology, electronic execution, trading architecture and explores progress trading firms are making towards digital transformation initiatives and how they are using high performance technologies to gain an edge in the current regulatory environment.

LinkUp with S&P Dow Jones Indices for S&P 500 LinkUp Jobs Index

In what may be a first for the alternative data space, jobs data specialist LinkUp has, er, linked up with S&P Dow Jones Indices to launch the S&P LinkUp Jobs Index based on its job openings database. The index – launched in the spring – will track job market activity among S&P 500 corporations, spawning…

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,…

Bringing Alternative Data into the Mainstream

By Martijn Groot, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at Asset Control. Alternative and unstructured data is rapidly going mainstream. In a recent survey conducted by Adox Research for Asset Control, more than a third of respondents from financial institutions (36%) labelled these new types of data as ‘high importance’ drivers for investment. Alternative data…

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…

3di Releases Profiler Version 6 with Enriched Catalogue of Alt Data Vendors

3d innovations (3di) has launched version 6 of its vendor analysis tool Profiler, a web-based tool that provides comparative and benchmarking information on market and reference data services, and associated technologies. Version 6 provides an enriched catalogue of alternative data vendors covering multiple industries beyond financial services and delivering unique datasets from non-traditional sources that…

S&P Global Market Intelligence Adds Trucost Environmental Data to Xpressfeed

Responding to market demand for unique and differentiated data, S&P Global Market Intelligence has released Trucost environmental data through its data feed platform Xpressfeed. Trucost, part of S&P Global, is a provider of carbon and environmental data and risk analysis. The environmental data is the first of several planned initiatives and releases from Market Intelligence…