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The TRADE News: FactSet and ONEaccess Target MiFID II with New Tools

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Forefront Communications

FactSet and ONEaccess have teamed up to produce a suite of tools aimed at tracking and unbundling research services ahead of MiFID II. Clients of FactSet will be eligible to attend corporate access events and be able to create a research valuation framework carrying out broker quantitative votes within its research management solution. The service… Continue reading The TRADE News: FactSet and ONEaccess Target MiFID II with New Tools

WatersTechnology: War of the Clouds

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Forefront Communications

The next great battle in the financial services space might not be in the blockchain or AI spaces—although they will play a role. No, the next monumental shift in the technology space is likely to be the public cloud sector. “We’re moving our core operations to AWS for a few reasons,” says Shawn Samuel, LiquidityBook’s… Continue reading WatersTechnology: War of the Clouds

Forefront Communications Adds Michael Kingsley as Senior Vice President

Mark Dowd

Mark Dowd

NEW YORK, April 6, 2017 — Forefront Communications Group, a boutique marketing and PR firm focused on the capital markets and fintech, today announced the addition of Michael Kingsley as a Senior Vice President. Michael joins Forefront with over 20 years’ experience in global public relations, journalism and media production. Michael’s public relations background includes… Continue reading Forefront Communications Adds Michael Kingsley as Senior Vice President

WatersTechnology: Wall Street Horizon Serves Whole Enchilada to Interactive Brokers Workstation Clients

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Forefront Communications

Institutional and retail electronic brokerage Interactive Brokers has incorporated all the event data types provided by Boston-based event data vendor Wall Street Horizon into its IB Trader Workstation platform, and will make it available to its professional and non-professional “retail” active trader clients, along with a new capability to export the WSH data into other… Continue reading WatersTechnology: Wall Street Horizon Serves Whole Enchilada to Interactive Brokers Workstation Clients

The TRADE News: Liquidnet Teams Up with Research Platform ONEaccess for Unbundling Tools

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Forefront Communications

Liquidnet has partnered with Visible Alpha’s ONEaccess business to provide institutional investors with tools to manage, track and pay for research under MiFID II. ONEaccess’ resource tracking service, which allows users to create a framework for research valuation and to monitor interactions between research firms, will be integrated with Liquidnet’s commission management service. Both companies… Continue reading The TRADE News: Liquidnet Teams Up with Research Platform ONEaccess for Unbundling Tools

Crain’s Chicago Business: DASH Financial Merger Aids GTCR Investment

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Forefront Communications

The merger that creates Dash Financial Technologies today also advances a long-time investment in the industry for Chicago private-equity firm GTCR. GTCR initially bought into the New York-based broker and technology firm Convergex in 2006, and added Chicago-based LiquidPoint to the business the following year. Now, GTCR is lifting LiquidPoint out of Convergex to combine… Continue reading Crain’s Chicago Business: DASH Financial Merger Aids GTCR Investment

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