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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pythons, Pandas and more – The Big Data Zoo for Stock Markets

Many of the world’s largest hedge funds employ some of the most talented data scientists, quants and computer engineers; often exceeding the supposed intellectual capabilities of firms such as Google or Apple. These engineers, scientists and quants spend their days seeking new ways to create alpha. Often in the pursuit of building these new trading algorithms a […]

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 […]