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Intelligent Data Platform
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) are revolutionary tools for boosting productivity and improving quality in the financial service industry. RPA is used to automate repetitive, time-consuming tasks that are rules-based with the goal of establishing fully automated end-to-end processes. Moreover, RPA can be the foundation for the broader digital transformation...
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West Highland Support Services Wins “Most Innovative Entity Data Hierarchies Approach” awarded by the A-Team Group – A-Team Innovation Awards 2021. The A-Team Innovation Awards celebrate innovative projects and teams across the vendor and practitioner communities that make use of new and emerging technologies to deliver high-value solutions for financial institutions in capital markets. The...
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West Highland Support Services Wins “Most Innovative Trading Infrastructure Monitoring Approach” awarded by the A-Team Group – A-Team Innovation Awards 2021. The A-Team Innovation Awards celebrate innovative projects and teams across the vendor and practitioner communities that make use of new and emerging technologies to deliver high-value solutions for financial institutions in capital markets. The...
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Poor data management, an impediment to investment decisions There are hundreds of thousands of entities participating in the markets trading trillions of stocks and billions of bonds. The data describing these financial instruments is often updated, complex, incomplete, and incompatible. These issues impede companies and investors in making investment decisions, managing risk and hinder regulators...
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High Performance Data Management no longer optional Firms are increasingly in need of high-performance systems with on demand delivery, caching/storing, analytics and field level lineage capabilities to handle large data requests often due to corporate events like stock splits and mergers, new security issuance, IPOs, equity and debt raising etc. With the proliferation of data...
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Getting a handle on your market data is crucial Containing data expenses, maintaining the integrity of access to fee liable and reportable proprietary data has never been more challenging and crucial due to market volatility, legacy applications, and the availability of technical workarounds. Looking for new revenue vendor firms are focusing on non-compliant application usage...
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In the Covid-19 world Market Data team workloads have increased exponentially.  Teams being under BAU pressure, working remotely, and split across locations have additional challenges. Contract Renewals and Roll Overs are often overlooked or pushed down the priority queue as business users constantly demand new data sets, alternative data, and wider data distribution. Opportunity to...
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West Highland Support Services and VendEx Solutions Team Up to Provide Technology and Data Management Solutions to the Market Data Industry West Highland Support Services (WHSS), a leading Market Data Solutions and Managed Service Company for the Financial Sector, and VendEx Solutions, Inc., a San Francisco-based SaaS company building software for financial services market data...
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As firms engage in initiatives to drive down cost across all business units, senior management is once again targeting additional savings in infrastructure reductions. This directive has pushed many firms to reduce their infrastructure based on “benchmarking and monitoring” using rudimentary and inappropriately configured monitoring tools. Problem Statement Most monitoring utilities only have the ability...
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There is no doubt that financial service companies succeed or fail based on their ability to understand, analyze and react to data. Massive amounts of money are spent creating and managing data delivery infrastructures and fierce competition exists between firms trying to hire the top quantitative analysts. This year’s academy award nominated film, “The Big...
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