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 […]

MiFID II Research unbundling impacts beyond the buy-side

“Business models will change as a result of MiFID II. Unbundling of research will be huge, with some US$3 billion of payments for research – 75% of the total annually” – Ollie Cadman   In “MIFID II Will Change the Market in Six Distinct Ways” Mr Cadman presents an informed and insightful view of the changes […]

Big Data transforming investment landscape when coupled with key elements

“There was widespread agreement that Big Data and Machine Learning is transforming the investment landscape across different trading frequencies, with more than 80% of participants expecting a reduction in relevance of traditional data sources…” – JP Morgan Big data is transforming the investment industry Our post earlier this year noting that 2017 is the year […]

Clarity clears the clouds of AI and ML in big data

No doubt you know by now that this must be the year for Big Data in the financial markets. The other large topics in alternative market data and research for the capital markets arenas; are the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence. One of the questions that continues to arise is how these technologies […]

Aircraft carriers, the financial capitol of the world and alternative market data

Join Us in New York to extend your Alpha Meet us in NYC on June 14, 2017 to learn more about RelateTheNews’s proprietary sentiment analysis of news and text based big-data for the capital markets. From quant hedge funds to leading asset managers, market participants are benefiting from RelateTheNews data to drive alpha and manage risk throughout […]

MiFID2: Beyond Research Unbundling

MiFiD2 will have global impacts With MifiD2 fast approaching and low likelihood that the regulatory changes will be postponed, the impacts on global market participants continue to loom large. Rarely does a week go by that the various issues and changes from MifiD2 are not mentioned in financial industry news. The topic that gains the […]

Managing Risk in alternate market data

This last week a report from Bloomberg News of a prominent alternate market data provider being fined by the SEC due to alleged stock promotion scams brought to light a potential risk when using alternate market data. Combined with the ever present concept of fake news these are cautionary tales that financial institutions and traders must extend […]

Hedge fund industry continues to grow and adapt with the rapid progress of FinTech

Hedge fund industry continues to grow and adapt with the rapid progress of FinTech As discussed in “Trading places: the rise of the DIY hedge fund” by Greg Williams one result is the rise of the individual quant hedge fund using platforms and tools “that would enable quants to conduct activities without the need for […]

MIFID II bringing research unbundling and new forms of research to the U.S.

MIFID II’s research unbundling requirements begin to take full effect in 2018 and global asset management firms are responding by standardizing their approach across regions. As these global firms continue to adapt to the ever changing regulatory environment; Greenwich Associates recent report covered by The Trade “found large buy-side firms with a presence in multiple […]

2017 is the Year of Alternative Data

Alternative market data (satellite photos, sentiment analysis of news & big data, receipt information, and more) is beginning its moment of greater adoption and importance across Wall Street. Already this year Greenwich Associates published their Alternative Data for Alpha report finding that “The buy side today has access to data and information that would have […]