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Refinitiv Outlines Development of Machine Learning and Data Science

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are finding key use cases in risk management, performance analysis and trade idea generation, suggesting the technologies have moved beyond the experimental stage to become core components of business strategy and investment. Development is being driven by growing numbers of data scientists employed by financial organisations. The barriers to…

Alternative Data Budgets Rise in 2019, But Providers and Buyers are Not in Step

Alternative data is gaining favour among investment firms seeking new ways to find alpha, but its lack of maturity as a data type is also leading to a dichotomy in the market between providers and buyers. While more than 90% of data providers expect prices to increase or remain the same through 2019, nearly 60%…

Thasos Looks to the Future

Thasos, an alternative data intelligence firm that transforms real-time location data from mobile phones into actionable insights, has named Chris Metaxas as chief revenue officer. Metaxas comes on board as Thasos builds on growth in 2018 and 2019. Recent milestones at Thasos include partnerships with Bloomberg and FactSet, a new office in New York’s tech-focused…

RavenPack Offers Portfolio Ranking Tool Based on Sentiment

RavenPack, a provider of big data analytics to financial institutions, has released a portfolio ranking tool based on sentiment factors. Users can upload a stock portfolio and tailor their analysis to address risks detected across 19,000 sources including news, social media, regulatory filings, and transcripts. The portfolio ranking tool uses stock rankings to monitor users’…

MDXT Launches IOWA.rocks Financial Data Marketplace

Data distribution specialist MDX Technology has launched a financial information marketplace that aims to bring together buyers and sellers of content in a single cloud-based environment that offers more flexible delivery and commercial options than traditional sources. The new entity – IOWA.rocks – is underpinned by MDXT’s data delivery technology, and comes to market with…

Quandl Conference Hosts Alternative Data Vendors, Discusses Best Use of the Data

Alternative data will be key to driving alpha in the financial services sector, with data ranging from auto insurance policies to patents. These types of alternative data and others were discussed during Quandl’s third annual conference that brought together speakers including Adena Friedman, CEO of Nasdaq; Philip Brittan, CEO and founder of Crux Informatics; Matt…

Bloomberg Adds Alternative Data to Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point

Bloomberg’s push into alternative data puts providers including Thasos, Apptopia, TipRanks, PredictWallStreet, RS Metrics, Orbital Insights, OWL Analytics, Predata, Evaluate, 280First and Symphony Pharma on its data website, Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point. Launched in 2018, Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point is an online linked data platform that provides normalised reference, pricing, regulatory, historical and now alternative…

TradingTech Summit Discusses Brexit, Market Complexity, Innovation, and More!

A-Team Group’s first TradingTech Summit under the TradingTech Insight brand got off to a great start with Beate Born, executive director of risk and regulatory management at UBS Wealth Management, providing an inspirational industry keynote on the outlook for risk, regulation and sustainability in 2019. The presentation not only set the scene for the summit,…

A-Team Group Names Winners of its 2019 TradingTech Insight Europe Awards

Congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s 2019 TradingTech Insight (TTI) Europe Awards. The awards were celebrated during a lively drinks reception hosted by A-Team president and chief content officer Andrew Delaney after the close of the company’s TradingTech Summit in London on February 27, 2019. The awards recognise excellence in trading solutions and services…

FactSet Details Plans to Further Extend its Open:FactSet Marketplace through 2019

FactSet is cracking on with its Open:FactSet Marketplace, most recently adding investment signal data from IHS Markit and solutions to complement the datasets on the platform. Through 2019, the company plans to add ‘any high-quality dataset relevant to the financial community’, including core data from large data vendors, as well as more alternative datasets from…