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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.

Start-up VendEx Targets Market Data Inventory Segment

Transatlantic start-up VendEx Solutions is seeking to shake up the marketplace for market data inventory systems through the creation of a centralised hub for managing the relationship between financial institutions and their data providers. The company, which has just launched its VKey contract management module, is seeking to offer a modern alternative to systems offered…

DataRobot on FactSet Adds Machine Learning into Investment Workflow

In early August, FactSet and DataRobot introduced an artificial intelligence (AI) investment workflow, DataRobot on FactSet, an automated machine learning (ML) tool that helps financial services firms – particularly those lacking significant data science teams – incorporate AI into their investment workflows. At the moment there is a shortage of data scientists within the investment…

R3 Expands Blockchain Software Engineering Team

R3, provider of Corda blockchain software and a player in capital markets, plans to double the size of its London Wall hub to accommodate its growing engineering team. The extra space will also support a hiring plan to increase the company’s global headcount from 215 to nearly 300 by the end of the year. Of…

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…

Evolution of the Algo Trading Desk

The algo trading desk continues to develop, driven by technology opportunity and competitive markets, but other factors are also playing into development as the buy-side and sell-side acknowledge the need for more communication and brokers invest in data transparency. The evolution of the algo trading desk and the role of both buy-side and sell-side firms…