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Data Analytics Overtakes Big Data

Data Analytics Overtakes Big Data


While the concept of big data has focused on the problem of collecting and processing vast quantities of data i— the trend is moving toward data analytics.   READ MORE +
AI: Natural Language Processing and the Battle for Unstructured Data

AI: Natural Language Processing and the Battle for Unstructured Data


Increasingly banks are turning to the field of natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to extract valuable information from voice, documents, and audio to boost productivity on trading desks. It’s all part of a broader push to gain efficiencies by training machines and bots to analyze language, capture insights,...   READ MORE +
U.S. to Study Effects of MiFID II Research Unbundling

U.S. to Study Effects of MiFID II Research Unbundling


U.S. lawmakers authorized a study focusing on the provision of investment research for small issuers, a sign they are wary of the U.S. adopting the European Union’s MIFID II unbundling rules which have brought sweeping changes to the research business   READ MORE +
MiFID II Research Unbundling Spreads Uncertainty to the U.S.

MiFID II Research Unbundling Spreads Uncertainty to the U.S.


Eighteen months after MiFID II rules to unbundle research payments from executions have been in force in Europe, U.S. asset managers are dealing with uncertainty around paying for research, but they are waiting for further guidance from the Securities and Exchange Commission.   READ MORE +
Buy-Side Savviness for Data Analysis Shakes Up Broker Allocations

Buy-Side Savviness for Data Analysis Shakes Up Broker Allocations


Latest FlexAdvantage blog by Ivy Schmerken examines trends in buy side use of data analysis to evaluate broker and execution performance.   READ MORE +
Avoiding the Herd in Overcrowded Alt Data

Avoiding the Herd in Overcrowded Alt Data


Fundamental investment managers are mining alternative data, but some worry that the same data sets have been sold to too many people and the strategies may be overcrowded.   READ MORE +
CAT: Moving the Ball Forward

CAT: Moving the Ball Forward


With a new contractor taking over the Consolidated Audit Trail project in March, the order-tracking system for all U.S. stock and option trading activity is pushing ahead with equities testing starting in December and a go-live date of April 2020.   READ MORE +
A Look into Futures with FlexTrade’s Marco Bianchi

A Look into Futures with FlexTrade’s Marco Bianchi


Marco Bianchi, FlexTrade’s Head of Futures Business Development, discusses current trends and changes in the Derivatives markets for 2019.   READ MORE +
What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud

What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud


What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud   READ MORE +
Consolidated Market Data Feeds Gain Traction in Algo Trading and Fixed Income

Consolidated Market Data Feeds Gain Traction in Algo Trading and Fixed Income


Amid all the fire and fury of the battle over costs, there are signs that buy-and sell-side firms have shifted some of their execution needs for data over to consolidated market data feeds.   READ MORE +
Bond Traders Flock to ETFs, Venues and Technology to Manage Risk in Credit Markets

Bond Traders Flock to ETFs, Venues and Technology to Manage Risk in Credit Markets


With volatility spiking in global stock and bond markets, there’s been a profound shift in market psychology from chasing higher yields to focusing on risk in the credit markets, according to a recent webinar.   READ MORE +
Alt Data: A Work in Progress

Alt Data: A Work in Progress


Banks and investment firms have increased their consumption of alternative data sets, but there are still challenges around selecting the most relevant data for trading purposes, according to panelists at a recent industry fintech conference.   READ MORE +
CAT is Out of the Bag

CAT is Out of the Bag


Despite a one-year delay and other missed deadlines, the order-tracking system known as the Consolidated Audit Trail is back on track as exchanges were due to begin reporting required equities and options data into the CAT on Nov. 15.   READ MORE +
BIG Data: Getting Granular with ESG Factors

BIG Data: Getting Granular with ESG Factors


Despite some of the weaknesses in company-published ESG data, big data and artificial intelligence have enabled the construction of new data sets for analyzing investments.   READ MORE +
A.I. on the Fast Track

A.I. on the Fast Track


In the future, analysts will consult artificial intelligence software to crunch big data, find historical precedents, and run statistics to predict what lies ahead, all within a few minutes.   READ MORE +
Data Science Platforms Help the Buy Side Integrate Alternative Data

Data Science Platforms Help the Buy Side Integrate Alternative Data


Asset managers are looking for ways to mine alternative data sets for investment ideas, recognizing that stock pickers cannot rely on traditional research.   READ MORE +
The Mexican Stock Exchange Deploys Market Data Access in Equinix New York Data Center

The Mexican Stock Exchange Deploys Market Data Access in Equinix New York Data Center


Capitalizes on established financial services ecosystem and leverages interconnection at the state-of-the-art data center   READ MORE +
Connecting stock exchanges and global trading with China

Connecting stock exchanges and global trading with China


Our Head of Asia Pacific, Matthew Lempriere, discusses mutual market access, infrastructure and the next growth opportunity in China.   READ MORE +
Buy Side Juggles Efficiency and Workflow in Search for Corporate Bond Liquidity

Buy Side Juggles Efficiency and Workflow in Search for Corporate Bond Liquidity


Corporate bond investors are seeking operational efficiencies on their fixed income trading desks to lower costs.   READ MORE +
Algo Development 2.0 Looks to Open Source, Cloud & Big Data

Algo Development 2.0 Looks to Open Source, Cloud & Big Data


In the next five to 10 years, don’t be shocked if hedge funds begin to outsource their algorithms to a team of quants coding in Python using the cloud and open source tools.   READ MORE +