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Industry Issues & Initiatives

Industry Issues & Initiatives

Waters Technology’s extensive coverage of Industry Issues & Initiatives features expert analysis, news, opinion, interviews & special reports on the business issues facing professionals across the financial market IT, trading technology and data landscape.

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Open Platform: In Big Data, What Works for B2C Markets Won’t Bring the Same Benefits in B2B

With most demonstrable Big Data success stories in business-to-consumer markets, Kelvin To, founder and president of Data Boiler Technologies, asks whether Big Data has real opportunities for business-to-business financial firms and technology providers?...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 07 Mar 2014


The Internet of Things and Wall Street

As the Internet of Things takes hold in the retail space, Anthony wonders if this concept will spread into the capital markets in the near future, or if this is still too bleeding edge for the banking industry, much less buy-side institutions.

Buy-Side Technology | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 07 Mar 2014


Opening Cross: Wanted: Conductors for a Symphony in D-A-T-A

The role of a market data provider always strikes me as being similar to that of someone conducting a very large orchestra, ensuring that all the instruments (no pun intended) are present and performing their roles, whether solos or in unison, and ensuring...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 07 Mar 2014

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Measuring the Operational Benefits of Embracing Emerging Technologies

In part two of this five-part feature on emerging technologies, participants discuss the business and operational opportunities around embracing emerging technologies, specifically the reduced cost and speed to market offered by on-demand consumption...

Waters | Feature | Buy-Side Implementations | 07 Mar 2014

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Emerging Technologies and the Advantages they Offer Early Adopters

In a recent virtual roundtable on the benefits and challenges around the adoption of emerging technologies, respondents discussed how capital markets firms might evaluate such technologies with the view to creating a competitive advantage. In part one...

Waters | Feature | Buy-Side Implementations | 06 Mar 2014


Investment Managers Outsourcing Dealing Desks

According to a recent roundtable discussion hosted by London-based Fidessa, certain investment managers are considering outsourcing parts of their dealing desks to become more competitive in today’s market environment.

Buy-Side Technology | News | Buy-Side Operations | 05 Mar 2014 | audio


Opening Cross: They Tried to Make Me Go to Rehab, But I Said ‘No, No, No... Unless There’s Data in Rehab’

If you find yourself explaining everyday events in terms of data rather than the opposite—comparing complex data problems to everyday occurrences to make them easier to understand—then there’s a chance you’re a data addict. And as you become more...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 28 Feb 2014


Burton-Taylor: Data Demand Falls in 2013; Spend Driven by Price Hikes

Global spend on market data and analysis increased by 1.1 percent last year from $25.5 billion in 2012 to $25.88 billion in 2013, but would have been fallen if not for vendor price increases of an average two percent, according to research from Burton-Taylor...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 27 Feb 2014


Multi-Bank Group TESI to Adopt Fix Protocol

The Fix Trading Community has announced that the Trading Enablement Standardisation Initiative (TESI), developed by Etrading Software and supported by the investment banking community, has adopted the Fix Protocol guideline in order to reduce operational...

Sell-Side Technology | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 27 Feb 2014


Anthony Malakian: The Power of the Investor

Anthony says that while new reporting guidelines and technologies will help firms to make the business case to move away from spreadsheets in favor of automated systems, investors will hold the most sway in making this a reality.

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 26 Feb 2014

NOW OPEN -- Inside Market Data Awards 2014

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Call-for-entry and voting are now open for the 12th annual Inside Market Data Awards 2014, which take place in New York on May 21. For more details of the criteria across the call-for-entry and voting categories that recognize industry excellence within market data and reference data click here.


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