We posted a blog in May 2018 specifically for asset managers who were still trying to integrate legacy technology into their investment ecosystem. Three years later, APIs are a must across the financial industry but not all APIs are created the same. We’ve updated this blog to include what it means to be API-first.
Q&A with Sebastian Ceria, CEO of Qontigo As the founder and CEO of fintech Axioma, and now the CEO of newly launched analytics and index provider Qontigo, Sebastian Ceria has for over 20 years been immersed in the sweeping changes that continue to transform the business of investment management. We sat down with Ceria for a […]
Constructing fixed income factor models has long been an elusive endeavor owing to a number of challenges, not least of which includes cleansing and organizing the underlying fixed income data, or lack thereof. In this blog post, we take a look at how we build credit curves to serve as a foundation for fixed income […]
The cloud is “in.” In fact, being in the cloud is fast becoming de rigueur for investment managers who want to send a message to all constituents—clients, investors, partners, competitors, you name it—that they are technologically “with-it.” But dig a little deeper, and you often find that firms have simply switched to a cloud-hosted infrastructure, rather than a […]
Last October, STOXX Ltd. licensed the STOXX® Global Fintech Index to Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management as an underlying for an investment fund. The Global Fintech Index tracks companies leading the financial technology revolution, which is transforming the structure and operations of financial services. Based on FactSet’s Revere data, companies with at least 50% of […]
In the past two years, blockchain has quickly established itself as an alternative technology with the potential to transform the way businesses are run. Some have compared its disruption capacity to the effects created by the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics or big data. As a key center of a shared economy and distributed trust, blockchain, […]
The short answer – APIs provide many advantages for adopters and are a necessary component of a modern technology stack. At Axioma, we’ve developed our technology architecture to be API-first, which means our infrastructure is designed to be open and extensible. APIs aren’t an after-thought, but a core part of our systems design. Here are […]