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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 +
Global FX Code Gains Adoption but Last Look is a Thorny Issue

Global FX Code Gains Adoption but Last Look is a Thorny Issue


Over 200 market participants have signed the FX Global Code of Conduct, a voluntary set of principles published a year ago to restore trust and curb bad behavior in the wholesale foreign exchange market.   READ MORE +
Artificial Intelligence Gains Momentum: From Machine Learning to Deep Learning

Artificial Intelligence Gains Momentum: From Machine Learning to Deep Learning


Among the key benefits of artificial intelligence is that it can analyze large volumes of structured and unstructured data more quickly than humans do, which can boost productivity. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken examines.   READ MORE +
Alt Data on the March with Machine Learning

Alt Data on the March with Machine Learning


The explosion of alternative data sources, such as satellite images, sentiment analysis, and geolocation data, is having a profound impact on the field of quantitative investing. FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +
MiFID II & Fixed Income: Big Changes on the Horizon

MiFID II & Fixed Income: Big Changes on the Horizon


The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) is a sweeping set of financial re-forms, establishing mandates for best execution and pre- and post-trade transparency. How will it impact Fixed Income trading as an asset class?   READ MORE +
PrimeXM speaks to Euromoney: Feature article

PrimeXM speaks to Euromoney: Feature article


“Co-location can shelter institutions against such attacks since DDoS messages are not able to affect internal communication between the co-located entities.” Mr. Vlasceanu notes.   READ MORE +