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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.

Industry Issues & Initiatives News, Commentary & Analysis from Waters Technology


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


Max Bowie: Lights, Camera, Data!

With movies about corporate espionage and greedy tycoons—from the high-flying The Wolf of Wall Street to the grimy Boiler Room—always popular, the average person’s understanding of market data and trading technologies comes from the big screen,...

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


March 2014: Breaking the Habit

Microsoft Excel as an operational tool is as flawed as it is ubiquitous on Wall Street—even the regulators are guilty of over-reliance on spreadsheets—but Victor says cutting back on its use in favor of automated processes can mean serious long-term...

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


Opening Cross: ‘Location, Location, Location’ Is Only Half the Battle

Wherever you feel at home, your location is ultimately only as good as the leverage it provides.

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 21 Feb 2014


Open Platform: The Data Needs of a New Breed: ‘Oceanographer Traders’

Navigating today’s extensive volumes and variety of traditional and new types of market data for opportunities is like trawling a vast ocean for sunken treasure. Bart Bartolozzi, senior product marketing manager at IPC, explains how getting the most...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 21 Feb 2014


Is The HTML5 Revolution Here?

This year might just be the year that HTML5 takes over Wall Street. Will you be leading the charge?

Buy-Side Technology | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 21 Feb 2014


FISD Overcomes Non-Display Best Practices Stalemate

The Business Issues Policy and Procedures (BIPPS) Working Group of industry association FISD has reached an agreement on best practices around non-display data usage policies, following 18 months of stalemate on the issue resulting from conflicts between...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 20 Feb 2014


Opening Cross: This Valentine’s Day, Love Is in the Air… Or Is It Just More Snow?

Max harks back to the glory days of winter sports, and discusses how vendors are dealing with challenges of Olympic proportions in today's challenging markets.

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 17 Feb 2014

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New European Reporting Regs Overwhelm DTCC Data Repository

A tidal wave of interest rate trade data overwhelmed the trade reporting service run by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) after new European reporting rules came into effect on Wednesday, Feb. 12, leaving users unable to check information...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 14 Feb 2014


UTP Votes to Adopt Nasdaq SIP Recommendations

The UTP Operating Committee, the industry body that oversees the administration of the consolidated feed of quote and trade data on Nasdaq-listed stocks─known as Tape C or the Unlisted Trading Privileges (UTP) Plan─has approved recommendations put...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 14 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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