Facilitating Market-Moving News

Research could be next for trading floor

April 17, 2017

Added Blair Livingston, CEO of Street Contxt, a Toronto-based provider of communications between managers and brokers: “Think of content as an asset class that entirely trades over-the-counter. There’s no one place where it trades. The question then becomes, how can you make that content exchange-traded? The buy side could drive their performance further by finding that research from an open exchange; technology opens up this possibility. And that research would still be written by someone who’s an expert. That system would change the game.”

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Steve Cohen’s Investment Firm Takes Stake in Street Contxt

April 6, 2017

“We want you to take back your in-box,” said Blair Livingston, Street Contxt CEO, whose company is currently selling software to help sell- and buy-side analysts, institutional investors and other investment professionals manage published content. Street Contxt, which has raised a total of $15 million to date, uses machine learning to purvey sell-side research, trading desk information, market commentary, among other sources of content, and prioritize the swath of information based on a proprietary algorithm.

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Steve Cohen firm invests in Bloomberg Terminal rival

April 6, 2017

The venture capital division of his family business Point72 Asset Management had invested into Toronto-based startup Street Contxt, it announced this week. On the surface, it doesn’t sound very revolutionary, but the unique selling point was that it would use carefully-built code to deliver only the information clients wanted to read – solving the problem of catch-all subscriptions and mountains of unread emails.

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Street Contxt secures investment led by Point72 and Joe Lonsdale

April 6, 2017

Additional institutional participants in the consortium will be announced over the coming months. Street Contxt is already providing substantial services to the sell side and will use the investment to further develop its buy side offering, currently live in private beta with select clients, with a full launch scheduled for mid-2017.

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Street Contxt secures investment led by Point72 and Joe Lonsdale

April 6, 2017

Street Contxt brings transparency, accountability, and control to the research and institutional content distribution process – across sales, trading, research, and macro commentary – helping firms achieve scale and stay ahead of changing regulations, such as MAR and MiFID II.

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