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Barron’s: Wall Street Firms Introduce Visible Alpha Platform

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Barron’s Bill Alpert raises the curtain on Visible Alpha’s full commercial launch, noting that “Wall Street’s consensus is about to get more inclusive.” The combines the Street’s financial models and forecasts for more than 1,500 public companies. Before now, a “consensus” service might report the average of analysts’ forecasts of a company’s earnings per share, and… Continue reading Barron’s: Wall Street Firms Introduce Visible Alpha Platform

Business Insider: Two Startups are Combining to Fix a Problem with Wall Street Stock Research

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Wall Street research analysts have lots of ways to communicate their opinions to investor clients. They can say that a stock is a buy, or a sell. They can be overweight, or underweight. They can be above consensus, or below. They can be neutral, or have a hold rating. But what are those opinions based on? Visible… Continue reading Business Insider: Two Startups are Combining to Fix a Problem with Wall Street Stock Research

Pensions & Investments: Investors Urged to Look Hard at Routing

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Recent settlements over market makers providing misleading information on equity trades have put institutional investors on notice that they need to take a closer look of how their trades are routed, sources said. The fines against Citadel Securities along with Deutsche Bank Securities and Credit Suisse over misleading trade execution show that investors and regulators… Continue reading Pensions & Investments: Investors Urged to Look Hard at Routing

WatersTechnology: An Inside Look at How Natural Language Processing is Used in the Capital Markets

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the ways that capital markets firms understand and analyze data. While natural language processing is a decades-old technology, it’s gaining prominence today. So too is its sibling, natural language generation, which Wall Street firms and technology providers are deploying to improve research and analysis functions. Pluribus Labs, created… Continue reading WatersTechnology: An Inside Look at How Natural Language Processing is Used in the Capital Markets

Forefront Communications Adds Eric Soderberg as Managing Partner

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Forefront Communications

NEW YORK — Forefront Communications Group, a boutique marketing and PR firm focused on the capital markets and fintech, today announced the addition of Eric Soderberg as a Managing Partner of the firm. Eric brings over 20 years of capital markets and fintech marketing and communications experience to Forefront. His past experience includes Chief Marketing and… Continue reading Forefront Communications Adds Eric Soderberg as Managing Partner

Business Insider: A Big Deal in the Options Trading Business Just Went Down

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Forefront Communications

A big deal in the options trading world just got announced. Dash Financial, a financial technology provider, is merging with LiquidPoint, the options trading and technology business owned by Convergex. The new entity, named Dash Financial Technologies, will be majority owned by the private-equity firm GTCR, which is also a majority owner at Convergex. The… Continue reading Business Insider: A Big Deal in the Options Trading Business Just Went Down

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