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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

RelateTheNews alpha driving news sentiment data selected for FinTech awards competition

RelateTheNews is pleased to announce that for two years running we have been selected to compete in the Benzinga FinTech Awards competition. Our industry leading sentiment analysis of news and the resulting alpha driving proprietary sentiment signals are part of why we have been selected for two years to compete in the Finding Alpha category. 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 […]

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 […]

One news sentiment provider is all you need – not really (Part 1)

As RelateTheNews engages with prospective clients we occasionally hear the refrain “I already have a news sentiment provider” which the quick or quantitative follow with “What makes you different?” Both of these are great starting points for a conversation in which the value of proprietary data created from standard source material can truly be explored. For the purposes […]

Hedge Funds & Asset Managers double Alternative Market Data Annual Spend

Embed from Getty Images Alternative Market Data budgets doubling from $200 Million Leading industry analysis firm Tabb Group is predicting that in the next five years spending for alternative market data will double from $200 million. This growth is driven by a diverse set of factors including an increasing use of alternative market data by asset […]