Former MIT computer scientist Jim Psota hopes that Panjiva can attract more gatherers of esoteric data to help serve traders.
Travis Wray, 39, was laid off from his job in financial services. While he looks for work, he’s been volunteering with groups like the Urban League and helping to launch a group of young Springfield professionals, the sort of effort that he says will bring the city back.
Logue, the chief executive of State Street Corp., a financial services giant in Boston that handles investments around the world, said he first started to worry in 2007, while traveling abroad on business. He feared that markets were becoming so complex and intertwined that the next hedge fund meltdown or foreign currency crisis could threaten the financial system, and ultimately State Street.