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Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services Rebrand to Acuity Following Sale

Moody’s Corporation has completed the sale of Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services (MAKS) to private equity firm Equistone Partners Europe. MAKS is a knowledge process outsourcing service providing high-value research and analytical support. With backing from Equistone, MAKS has rebranded to Acuity Knowledge Partners and will continue to provide customised knowledge services to a client base…

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,…

Research Unbundling for US Asset Managers: ‘One Size Fits Nobody’

TradingTech Insight sits down with Joel Burnette, Solutions Consultant at Red Deer, to discuss the response to the research unbundling requirements of MiFID II and explore how US markets are handling the new normal. TTI: What has been the most interesting thing about the North American research market’s response to MiFID II? Joel: We have…

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…

Recorded Webinar: How to exploit the opportunities of alternative data

Alternative data is emerging as a key component of buy-side firms’ efforts to seek out new investment opportunities, for many filling the gap left by the unbundling of sell-side research from execution. By tapping into unique, non-traditional data sets, hedge funds and quantitative fund managers hope to exploit unfound opportunities before they hit the mainstream….

Refinitiv Meets Demand for More Data on China’s Economy and Financial Markets

Refinitiv is responding to increasing client demand for content, data and insight on China’s economy and financial markets with the addition of 300,000 economic data series to its Datastream database, and FX and fixed income data from the China Foreign Exchange System (CFETS) to its Elektron and Eikon data platforms. These additions are part of…

A-Team Group Announces Winners of its 2019 TradingTech Insight North America Awards

Congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s 2019 TradingTech Insight (TTI) North America 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 New York City on June 11, 2019. The awards recognise excellence in trading…

Liquidnet Acquires Prattle on Heels of RSRCHXchange purchase

Liquidnet, a global institutional investment network, continues expansion of its artificial intelligence (AI) investment analytics platform with the acquisition of Prattle, a provider of automated investment research solutions for portfolio managers and research analysts. The agreement builds on Liquidnet’s acquisition of RSRCHXchange, an aggregator of institutional research. In 2017, the company acquired OTAS Technologies. With…

Liquidnet Acquisition of RSRCHXchange Extends Research and AI Capabilities

Liquidnet’s acquisition of RSRCHXchange, a marketplace and aggregator for institutional research, allows the company’s platform to deliver a new level of research and analytics into the global investment process for its institutional investor client base. It also furthers the company’s AI strategy. RSRCHXchange, a solution for unbundling, was created ahead of the introduction of the…