As the world of market data becomes both more voluminous and complex, providers of technology platforms known as data catalogs—which track what datasets a firm already has access to, and some of which also provide listings of comparative datasets available in the market—are seeing greater interest in their offerings. “The tide has changed dramatically in the last few weeks. We’re having much more senior conversations now,” says Richard Clements, founder and CEO of VendEx Solutions.
Ambiguity around the Social element of ESG makes it harder to quantify. Understanding the drivers and measurement techniques can help cut some of the fog.
Having a birds-eye view of the market data industry and detailed information about the arsenal of tools financial services firms have at their disposal has been an eye-opener.
The danger is that investors may become more focused on ESG labels and scoring than on actively confirming the positive impact they intended.
VendEx Solutions has been working with The Investment Association and some of its members to address some common challenges around Annual Management Charge rebate processing, including administrative complexities and compliance risks.
Every vendor manager we speak with tells us the same story: Data Usage Rights are at the forefront of the issues they deal with daily.
ESG in Focus: From Parallel Worlds to the New Investment Universe (a.k.a. What’s a buy-side investor to do?)
The real opportunity for change is investors’ ability to use the data and technology achievements of the last decade to take advantage of ESG applications for investment decisions, as opposed to checking off a tick box for reporting.
The purpose of financial regulation is ultimately to protect the consumer. There are hundreds of global financial regulations created by a myriad of regulatory bodies both in response to, and as a means to avoid, financial crisis, and to create stability and security in the financial systems. The proliferation of financial regulation has […]
In the mid 2000’s I was responsible for a team that provided mission critical pricing for fixed income asset classes. Many clients were using this mark-to-market pricing to calculate an end of day NAV for their portfolios. The needs for timeliness and accuracy were absolute, and business continuity and disaster recovery were mandatory. Part of […]
Market data is already digital. The days of ticker tapes, when stock pricing was transmitted over telegraph lines and could be delayed more than 15 minutes, are long gone. Now pricing delays are measured in nanoseconds and digital data flies at speeds never imagined 20 years ago. Firms have gained advantage by moving closer to […]