Alternative data, an industry projected to be worth over $350 million by 2020, is no longer the hedge fund industry’s best kept secret. Amelia Axelsen investigates whether financial services is on the brink of its own Cambridge Analytica moment or if it…
Firms are using machine learning and natural-language processing tools—no longer to grab an edge, but merely to remain competitive.
With the abundance of existing and new reporting obligations to comply with, how can regulators hope to be able to handle the volumes of data they now receive?
When it comes to artificial intelligence, first-mover advantage is clear. But for buy-side firms that do not have the resources of global giants and are finding they are increasingly unable to compete, it becomes a tough question—do you trust third-party…
While advanced voice analytics technologies have been around for years, banks have often used them as a blunt instrument, or a regulatory checkbox. Now they are increasingly seeing them as useful tools for managing conduct risk and employee protection…
Institutional investors want to enter the crypto space but the lack of infrastructure around guaranteed latency and access to real-time market data is hindering a wider entry into the field. By Emilia David
The use of biometrics and identification technologies has skyrocketed within retail banking and has become an intrinsic part of the latest technology devices. But now the financial-markets industry is latching on to the potential of these technologies,…
Ryusuke Yokoyama sits down with Wei-Shen Wong to discuss his three-decade career at the TSE and JPX, how the exchange is looking to help the industry improve its settlement cycles and how the company is experimenting with blockchain and AI technologies…
Whether through an industry initiative or a delegated acts, a consolidated tape provider will be established in Europe, and the industry could lose out if the regulators dictate the terms.
The growth of fintech hubs, and a populace comfortable with digital banking and mobile technology, could signal a new era for African market technology.
Banks and exchanges turn to new technologies to enhance workflows, but it's still early days for the virtual trading floor.
As they deploy automation to solve regulatory problems, Asian firms are paying closer attention to data’s journey.
The networks that carry market data and trade orders are on the verge of a paradigm shift that will place more control over provisioning and configuring network services into the hands of financial clients.
Forays into selling data have been slowed by concerns over confidentiality, internal battles over its use and clean-up work on the data itself. Risk.net's Faye Kilburn reports.
Waters canvasses a range of industry opinion leaders about what the defining technologies of the next few decades will be.
Waters examines some of the most important events in financial technology of the past 25 years.
KYC data requirements and new legislation aim to move cryptocurrency markets into the mainstream, but are the anonymity and illegal activity tied to digital currencies exaggerated?
In a period where most stock exchanges are facing uncertain futures and are eyeing consolidation with rivals, one of the world’s largest is hitting its stride.
MarkitSERV plans to retire DSMatch and fold MarkitWire and other products into cloud-based platform.
Data is the third-largest expense for the financial industry, so firms are getting creative when it comes to cost control.
New rules replace voluntary arrangements in ETFs and Nordic bonds, fragmenting post-trade data.
While waiting for the regulators’ final word on SFTR’s technical specifications, SFT market participants and counterparties are planning their compliance strategies amid concern that the regulation goes too far in its goal to bring shadow banking into…
EC likeliness to finalize standards in the coming weeks refocuses the spotlight on SFTR and what technology is available to help firms comply.
Data companies are investing in AI and machine learning in a concerted push toward innovations that reveal insights and alpha.