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Webinar Video: Retail Traders in Asia Drive Growth: What, Where and How Are They Trading?

Webinar: June 7.

During the pandemic Asia retail investors were “seduced” with the prospect of exponential returns for short-term trading (equities, crypto, CFDs).  The volatility and the ‘gamblification of trading’ led to dramatic losses and high customer churn.   Exchanges and brokers are making an effort to emphasize the importance of educational tools and new analytical capabilities to improve trading behaviour, expectations and risk management.

    • Do retail investors know how to access international markets; do they understand the difference between a “CFD equity share” and actually owning the share?
    • Is a different commercial data model, ie. “Actual vs Entitled Data Usage” commercial policies a critical factor to the success of the retail investor?
    • Who are the new services / platforms than plan to introduce global equities data and trading services to retail; are they partnering with traditional financial institutions;  where do they come from, what are their objectives?
    • Do “new generation” technologies like AI/ML figure into the education/behaviour equation; “robo-assist”?

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Panel: How Standardized Data Documentation Helps Data to Flow

The experts within FISD’s Alternative Data Council recently created and published the Data Descriptions Guidelines, a standardized approach to data documentation.  These guidelines help data vendors apply standard approaches to describe their data, provide technical details to help engineers efficiently access the data, and to save researchers time by providing starter code and data validation tests.  It is intended as a single place to define a vendor’s business.

This panel will discuss how industry coalescence around standardized data documentation can provide benefits to different sectors of the alt data ecosystem:

*Vendors: Better communication to your customers and potential customers

*Market places/data brokers:  Easier to find and evaluate data sources

*Data engineering teams: Faster to ingest data to make it consumable

*Investment Analysts / Data Scientists: Quickly extract insights from the data

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Singing in Tune: Can ESG Data Be (Easily) Aggregated – and Monitored?

Join us for a panel followed by a 30 minute Q&A on how market data vendors and exchanges are developing data sets and portals to address the Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) disclosure process.  Uniformity will be critical for international investors and financial institutions to manage data and disclosures across multiple markets and asset classes to aggregate and analyze ESG risk

  • What are exchanges and market data vendors doing to address needs for objective ESG data?
  • Will there be ESG-specific investment products?
  • Are there transparent methodologies for ESG data measurement today?
  • Are there any discussions about procedures to monitor sustainability data and to detect “greenwashing”?
  • Will ESG information providers quantify risk to facilitate convenient aggregation of ESG variables and real-world impact?
  • What distribution and technology platforms are vendors and exchanges using for ESG data?

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