Quantitative investing rapidly evolving due to ML, AI and alternative market data

Each day quantitative investment firms are faced with the challenge of finding and capitalizing on opportunities in the global financial markets. To effectively achieve success in the markets, financial market participants are now faced with the task of evaluating, consuming and acting on billions of pieces of unstructured data. Alternate market data providers provide a […]

RelateTheNews market sentiment data continues to demonstrate Alpha

First sample macro strategy demonstrates alpha January 2017 provided the first look at a sample trading algorithm utilizing RelateTheNews market sentiment data, the Insight Index®, to drive effective alpha. This sample strategy is confirmation of the capability of RelateTheNews’ proprietary approach to analyzing sentiment contained within journalistic news sources. Providing these results in a white […]

Unexpected costs of MiFID II unbundling

UK investment firms will be faced with a larger VAT bill in 2018 due to MiFID II regulations. While there are many benefits to asset managers and their clients with the rapidly approaching MiFID research unbundling regulations, this tax burden will also be included when measuring the value of research. According to The Trade, the […]

MiFID II unbundling highlights costs and opportunities in financial securities research

Implicit pricing will drive a sea change in Data Research unbundling remains a global topic of concern for financial firms as MiFID II implementation nears in January 2018. The unbundling component of MiFID II puts regulations in place to insure that all forms of capital markets research are paid for separate from commission charges thus […]

AI and the emerging technology cycle in financial markets

An article this week brings to the forefront the challenges facing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning(ML) for the financial markets. Using Paul Tudor Jones’ experience creating a trading black box as one example of the ground yet to cover when applying the use of AI, ML and computers to create greater returns in the […]

Basic Market Research annual pricing set by sell side due to MiFID II

As MiFID II’s deadline approaches rapidly, global buy side and sell side firms race to insure that they are meeting the new regulations before January 2018. Open questions remains as to what degree U.S. based financial firms will be impacted by these new European regulations. This week Bloomberg News in “Wall Street Poised to Get […]

RelateTheNews releases next level of sentiment data for its financial markets sentiment analytics service

Three-year daily financial news study increases alpha capability Global financial markets’ newest alternative data and analytics application RelateTheNews continues to expand its alpha generating sentiment and natural language analytics data library to meet the high demand for proven alternative data by global quantitative hedge funds, quantamental managers and active asset management firms. The latest dataset […]

Decision fatigue impacts stock market research

“You might imagine that it’s harder to analyze two stocks than it is to analyze one, and you would be right. In particular, it’s harder to analyze the second stock, because you are tired from analyzing the first” – Matt Levine Decreased research accuracy Mr. Levine brings levity and insight to the stock markets each day with his Money […]

Research Payment Accounts(RPA), MiFID 2 and Alternate Market Data

5 Key Insights to Research Payment Accounts and MiFID2 With 6 months until MiFID2’s effective date there continues to be a wealth of new information regarding the steps global asset managers and the sell-side can best meet the requirements. In “Another View On the FCA’s Research Unbundling Policies” by Amrish Ganatra via Sanford Bragg at […]

Stay curious in life, business and with data

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein Last month RelateTheNews participated in the Battlefin Discovery Day event for alternate market data providers. The event was held at the Intrepid museum; a rather unique venue for quants, hedge funds, data providers and asset managers to […]