https://www.thetradenews.com/factset-deploys-data-platform-openfin/ Hayley McDowell - "The move means that clients will be able to use the FactSet workstation alongside proprietary, internally-developed desktop applications, and integrate third-party applications that are accessible via the OpenFin ecosystem into FactSet workflows."
https://www.marketscreener.com/news/Brokereach-Launched--29512498/?utm_content=20191104&utm_medium=RSS GLOBE NEWSWIRE - The Brokereach service has been significantly enhanced visually and is now enriched with new third-party integrations. At the same time, it remains a cost-free web trading platform, with the broker paying a small fee for FIX connectivity.
https://www.marketscreener.com/MORNINGSTAR-INC-10068/news/Morningstar-Announces-Planned-Acquisition-of-Financial-Planning-Software-Provider-AdviserLogic-29508330/?utm_content=20191103&utm_medium=RSS PRNewswire - "Morningstar believes in the value of financial advice, and we share a common mission with advisers to empower investor success. We're excited to expand our ability to support advisers at a critical time for the industry by welcoming AdviserLogic into the Morningstar family," said Jamie Wickham, managing director of Morningstar Australasia. "Financial planning software is at the heart of the advice process. Combined with Morningstar's deep data, analytics and research, AdviserLogic's focus on user experience and advice workflow will enable us to elevate and differentiate our technology solutions for advisers—to support them in running an efficient and compliant practice; and deliver improved outcomes for their clients."
https://tabbforum.com/opinions/quality-market-data-signifies-digital-asset-market-maturation/ Thomas Chippas - This BitWise report stated that 95% of exchange volume is fake, underscoring the need for improved digital asset market data. Similar to any other traditional commodity, a digital asset market needs quality data, too.
https://tabbforum.com/opinions/voice-trading-and-beyond-the-future-of-financial-trading-technology/ Joseph Seroussi - Wematch aims to transform the traditionally voice-traded, interbank financial markets, working with our customers to enhance the way they work. We offer the technology and tools to cut costs, increase efficiency and reduce conduct risk for traders and their employers.
https://tabbforum.com/opinions/outsourced-trading-why-specialist-providers-need-specialist-technology/ Sean Sullivan - How prevalent is it? A study conducted by research consultancy Opimas predicted that by 2020, 20% of buy-side firms with more than $50 billion AUM will outsource some portion of their trading operations.
https://theindustryspread.com/tradingscreen-execution-tca/ Ricardo Esteves - In March 2019, TradingScreen launched its OEMS in Montreal. Going by the name QUO, the platform is designed for wealth and investment managers to add value to clients with a lighter touch OEMS that is easy to deploy and will simplify investment management processes. QUO is headed by Will Lawton, former executive at HSBC, Standard Chartered and RBS, who is based in Singapore and will focus on strengthening and extending TS’s QUO offering globally.
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4294072-factset-attractive-business-model-unattractive-price?source=feed_all_articles Steven Chen - FactSet primarily derives its revenue from subscriptions to products and professional services such as workstations, analytics, enterprise data, research management, and trade execution. This business model is attractive from multiple perspectives - it provides highly predictable sales streams, strong cash generation, economic moat, and high scalability.
https://www.toptal.com/project-managers/agile/agile-documentation?utm_campaign=PM_Blog&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=77279650&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80sqyi3ooRWDXor8tc0PcQ2nZcDpXkd5D3J6_HDCuC36Rhim0syrjzgbGWe2tw5ixH7gtbgDTrbQeOvjcrdnpZwwtjEA&_hsmi=77279650 VINOD SUKUMARAN - "Agile Documentation: Balancing Speed and Knowledge Retention" For many project managers, it’s not a big stretch to understand how the Waterfall phases are turned into sprints—the same work is accomplished; it’s just organized in a different way. However, the removal of most documentation is a harder pill to swallow as it underlines a completely different way of working. It requires loosening the reins of control, embracing the unknown, and empowering the delivery team to make decisions on the spot. Additional added October 4, 2019 What Is Agile Methodology: A Primer On Moving Fast https://angel.co/blog/agile-methodology-a-primer-on-moving-fast?utm_source=platform-newsletter&&utm_campaign=platform-newsletter-100319&alla%5Bsource%5D Caleb Kaiser - If you’re joining an engineering team for the first time or just looking for a refresher, this primer will get you up to speed with a functional understanding of agile methodology, its core components, leading benefits, and popular delivery implementations.
https://thefinanser.com/2019/08/where-top-us-banks-are-betting-on-fintech.html/ Chris Skinner - Citi has backed 4 blockchain, 3 capital markets, and 3 payments & settlement startups since 2017. Generally, these investments fit into the banks’ larger strategy of building open banking infrastructure. In March, Citi announced plans to build a “digital consumer payments business for institutions,” and there are rumors Citi may launch a Banking-as-a-Service platform.