Industry Issues & Initiatives
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Whether it’s alternative datasets, connectivity to new markets, or the expertise that professionals in our industry must continue to attain, the scope of market data—and the roles of those responsible for it—is always expanding. There’s never...
The market data industry is often known for its “incestuous” nature, where many people spend their career moving among a small clique of companies. But recent industry headcount cuts have left many reevaluating their careers, while others are seeing...
Even though the mood in 2013 is more positive than recent years, the industry hasn’t loosened up entirely. The Dow Jones Industrial Average may have returned to pre-crisis levels, but industry spend overall is still under pressure, as evidenced by lower...
A group of back office vendors at the Futures Industry Association (FIA) New York Expo had a chance to brag about the most exciting product they have on offer, or in the works. This is what they offered up.
A rather grim picture was painted by vendors at the latest New York Expo of the Futures Industry Association. Margins are low on the sell side, which means fewer contracts for the problem solvers in the vendor community. The environment has vendors shrugging...
Not so long ago, pioneers of social media as market data had to prove the correlation between tweets and market movements using academic studies. Now, the relationship is plain for all to see, after a fake tweet from the Associated Press’ Twitter account...
The financial markets are abuzz with the potential of social media as an input to trading decisions. But in the wake of the impact of recent Twitter hacks on the markets, should traders be more careful about the weight they assign “social” data sources?...
SunGard has introduced Valdi Trading Analytics (VTA), a global offering that provides front-office personnel, particularly those within buy-side firms, with real-time trade execution performance and financial analytics support.
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Complex, dated and unwieldy data infrastructure is not uncommon among even the most progressive companies in the world of finance. As financial regulations...
With the launch of a new legal entity identifier (LEI) looming, the financial services industry needs to get ready to ensure efficient and timely implementation...