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Robert Schuessler
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A Smarter Monkey

In this contributed piece, TIM noted that some traders do better than others when using data that has been run through certain analysis - that is, have used some form of machine learning to assist them.

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A Smarter Monkey

In this contributed piece, TIM noted that some traders do better than others when using data that has been run through certain analysis – that is, have used some form of machine learning to assist them.

NYSE American Marketplace Launches

The New York Stock Exchange today officially opened its NYSE American exchange, formerly known as the NYSE MKT Exchange. But will it be a success? Only time will tell, a lot of time, according to one executive.

Willis Towers Says Alternative AUM Nears $6.5 Trillion

In a new report, one consultancy says overall alternative assets under management now stand at just under $6.5 trillion, while he world’s largest 100 alternative asset managers saw assets under management increase by 10% in 2016.

FINCAD Unveils Buyside Focused Portfolio and Risk Tools

FINCAD announced major enhancements to its F3 system, transforming it into a comprehensive portfolio and risk management solution for buy side firms.

Barchart Fintech Event Provides Fresh Market Data Insights

At its annual FinTech Exchange event held in Chicago, Barchart.com, convened over 200 market data professionals attending the event to provide insights and observations on trends impacting the financial market data ecosystem, and what that means for the future.

What Does the Buy-Side Need? Trading ‘Color’

'Old-school' brokers who don't adapt to the buy-side's demands for trading color may find themselves driving for Uber.

Research Reveals Buy-Side Firms Investment in Data, Emerging Tech to Drive Growth

New research from Sapient and WBR revealed where firms are currently investing their IT budgets, as well as how and where they anticipate IT spend will evolve over the next five years.

Majority of Buy- and Sell-side Leaders Lack Tech Capabilities to Drive Growth; FIS Report

New research released by FIS revealed that only 25% of buy-side and sell-side executives surveyed believe their firms have the technology capability to support their growth ambitions.

Solving the Last Mile Problem in Investment Research

One executive takes a forward look at how will the research value proposition change over the short to medium term, and what are the products and strategies managers will turn to?

New RPA Solution from IHS Markit Addresses MiFID II Challenge for the Buyside

IHS Markit announced the launch of RPA Manager, a comprehensive service helping asset managers acquire investment research in compliance with MiFID II.

The Connectivity Evolution

Traders Magazine's editor looks at the evolution of connectivity in the equity markets, issues facing providers and where the next big changes could come.

90% of Buy-Side at Risk of Non-Compliance By MiFID II Deadline; JWG

Market consultancy JWG has found in its recent survey that 90% of buy-side firms believe they are at either high or medium risk of not being compliant by the January 2018 MiFID II deadline, despite this date having already been delayed by a year.

ON THE MOVE: JPM's Redfearn Named Head of Mkt Structure; Drexel Hamilton Names Boston Staff

This week's On The Move notes several changes at the brokers with sales traders and more senior staff being named. Also, C-level changes are reported at two firms.

Riding the Wave: Speed, Algos and Consolidation

In this contributed item, author Ivy Schmerken examines the proliferation of cheaper algos among fewer participants and how they are deploying them into more asset classes.

BlackRock to Transition Primary Listing Venue for 50 iShares ETFs

BlackRock will transition the primary listing venue for 50 iShares ETFs.