Seeking Alpha, Buy Side Looks to Information Arbitrage

IMD Chicago was held at the Mid-America Club, Aon Center (above, middle)

Market data analytics—once the province of exchange operators and sell-side firms capable of buying services at scale—has become a key target of hedge funds and proprietary trading shops looking to squeeze returns out of volatile and evolving markets, according to a panel at this year’s Inside Market Data Chicago conference. But with an ever-greater focus on information arbitrage strategies has come an attending bevy of “religious debates,” as several panelists describe them.

The first of those