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Pressure grows on sell-side to collaborate | news | Trading & Execution | Industry issues | thetradenews.com

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How Google Ventures does rapid prototyping 'design sprints' with its 170 startups

How Google Ventures does rapid prototyping 'design sprints' with its 170 startups | FinTech | Scoop.it
"We want to make as much money as we can, because we're greedy," Google designer Knapp says with a smile on his face. "Helping companies with design is a powerful to improve our returns."
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Top Cities for Hedge Fund Jobs - Job Search Digest

To find the optimal city for hedge fund jobs, you have to look at local economies, costs of living, quality of life issues and many other factors.
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Ready to Disrupt? How to Launch a Fin-Tech Startup | Video

Ready to Disrupt? How to Launch a Fin-Tech Startup | Video | FinTech | Scoop.it
Today's fin-tech companies are shaking up Wall Street. We ask three graduates of New York's FinTech Innovaton Lab about their best advice for...
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Markit Group Interviews Banks for IPO

Markit Group Interviews Banks for IPO | FinTech | Scoop.it
According to sources, Markit Group has appointed Goldman Sachs as the lead coordinator for its proposed initial public offering.
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U.S.-EU Trade Negotiations Must Include Financial Services

U.S.-EU Trade Negotiations Must Include Financial Services | FinTech | Scoop.it
U.S.-EU Trade Negotiations Must Include Financial Services - The Huffington Post
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Estimize now crowdsourcing earnings estimates for private companies like Twitter, Hulu and Pinterest

Estimize now crowdsourcing earnings estimates for private companies like Twitter, Hulu and Pinterest | FinTech | Scoop.it
New York startup Estimize set out to disrupt the business of sell-side analysis with the power of the crowd. After discovering that his site's crowdsourced earnings estimates are more accurate than...
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Dow Jones turns to tech for future face-off with Bloomberg

Dow Jones turns to tech for future face-off with Bloomberg | FinTech | Scoop.it
Dow Jones is betting on tech investments to wield together a sprawling swarm of products — including the Wall Street Journal as well as research and data products — and compete with Bloomberg.
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New Services for Stock-Market Recommendations; Earnings Estimates - Barrons.com

New Services for Stock-Market Recommendations; Earnings Estimates - Barrons.com | FinTech | Scoop.it
TipRanks gives investors added information about analysts' perspectives and track records in picking stocks; Estimize lets analysts at asset-management firms and those just tracking stocks on their own provide their own estimates.Mentions: Cisco...
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Financial markets are at risk of a ‘big data’ crash - FT.com

Financial markets are at risk of a ‘big data’ crash - FT.com | FinTech | Scoop.it
Regulators and investors are struggling to meet the challenges posed by high-frequency trading. This ultra-fast, computerised segment of finance now accounts for most trades.
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NYSE Proposes Lower Access Fees to Get More Trading on Exchanges

NYSE Proposes Lower Access Fees to Get More Trading on Exchanges | FinTech | Scoop.it
NYSE Euronext, owner of the second- largest U.S. stock exchange, sought to mute opposition to its quest for regulatory curbs on so-called dark-pool trading by offering to lower its fees it charges to execute trades.
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"pitch for a so-called “trade-at” rule, which would allow broker-operated dark pools to execute trades only if they offered better prices than are available on exchanges"


will take time but inevitable shift towards transparancy 

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Finextra: Wikipedia page views can predict markets - study

Finextra: Wikipedia page views can predict markets - study | FinTech | Scoop.it
How often a company's Wikipedia page is viewed could help predict movements in its stock price, a newly published academic paper suggests.
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Alternative data and unstructured data. We're just getting started...
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Fidelity's Google Glass App Extends FinTech to New Platform

Fidelity's Google Glass App Extends FinTech to New Platform | FinTech | Scoop.it
Mutual fund giant Fidelity Investment s first Glassware app is unlikely to wow many users. But it does signal how the financial services industry is coming to regard wearable computing devices as the next mobile battleground.
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A Techstars First: Startup GoodApril Gets Acquired Before Demo Day

A Techstars First: Startup GoodApril Gets Acquired Before Demo Day | FinTech | Scoop.it
Sold off before it really started up.
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Traders Think Apple (AAPL) Will Handily Top the Street's Q3 Views

Traders Think Apple (AAPL) Will Handily Top the Street's Q3 Views | FinTech | Scoop.it
Will Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) top consensus views? And if so, by how much?

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Buy side and independent analysts have been revising down on $AAPL but will any good news create buying into and after the company reports?  Follow in real time on http://www.estimize.com/aapl or download the Estimize report on your Bloomberg terminal.

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Q2 2013 Estimize Community Stats and Winners

Q2 2013 Estimize Community Stats and Winners | FinTech | Scoop.it
It was another excellent quarter across the board as the Estimize consensus was more accurate for 65% of the 880 stocks the community covered in Q2. Our community of buy-side and independent analysts...
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Three Leading Private Equity and Technology Executives Form Bridge Growth Partners

Three Leading Private Equity and Technology Executives Form Bridge Growth Partners
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Bridge Growth will leverage the deep investment experience, strategic insight, and operational expertise of its principals to focus on investments in technology and financial services as well as technology-enabled opportunities in other sectors.

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Betterment, Scivantage Fight to Bring Innovation to Wall Street - Xconomy

Betterment, Scivantage Fight to Bring Innovation to Wall Street - Xconomy | FinTech | Scoop.it
Technology continues to surge through the financial world like a gust of wind. But at times, it’s taken a bit of coaxing to bring about change. At the N
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News Corporation takes on LinkedIn with WSJ Profile, a social network for The Wall Street Journal

News Corporation takes on LinkedIn with WSJ Profile, a social network for The Wall Street Journal | FinTech | Scoop.it
Following its catastrophic failure with Myspace, News Corporation is preparing to dive back into the social networking game through an expansion of The Wall Street Journal website.

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Liberty Reserve Operators Accused of Money Laundering

Liberty Reserve Operators Accused of Money Laundering | FinTech | Scoop.it
The case against Liberty Reserve, a global currency exchange, is believed to be the largest online money-laundering prosecution in history, the authorities said.
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Estimize Data Integration: Trading on Earnings Suprises

Backtest your algorithm, learn and share!
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Morgan Stanley Cuts Microseconds from Trading Systems

Morgan Stanley Cuts Microseconds from Trading Systems | FinTech | Scoop.it
Morgan Stanley has overhauled its trading infrastructure for U.S. equities to keep pace with a marketplace in which millionths of a second count.
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Tech Startups Innovating To Improve Banking Access for Financially Underserved Customers | Sustainable Brands

Tech Startups Innovating To Improve Banking Access for Financially Underserved Customers | Sustainable Brands | FinTech | Scoop.it
An emerging industry of financial services technology startups, known as FinTech, is creating a new wave of products for financially underserved customers, according to research issued today by the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)...
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Why Does Financial Innovation Sometimes Make System Riskier?

Why Does Financial Innovation Sometimes Make System Riskier? | FinTech | Scoop.it
Financial innovation gives investors new tools for diversifying portfolios and sharing risks, so it should make markets safer. But the theory that new financial products will make markets less dangerous doesn’t always stand up.
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