Industry Issues & Initiatives
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At TradeTech East this week, Nasdaq OMX chief economist Frank Hatheway offered a blunt assessment of what's needed to pull the global economy back to into “a virtuous cycle of expansion.” Providing a clearer view into electronic equities trading is...
Open debate has been stifled in recent years due to the prevalence of off-the-record conversations, even at conferences. Anthony says this hurts everyone, as accountability and dissemination of ideas are necessary for a thriving industry.
US exchanges and regulator FINRA -- collectively known as self-regulatory organizations (SROs) -- published a request-for-proposal on Feb. 26, to solicit proposals from parties interested in building and operated the Consolidated Audit Trail, as mandated...
How bad does Hugh Jackman want an Oscar? Pretty bad, apparently: he’s willing to dress up as best actor Oscar rival Daniel Day-Lewis—nominated for his role in Lincoln—on The Late Show with David Letterman to get that gold statuette with his name...
Asset managers need a structured method for measuring the full cost of market data ownership, which is often unknown, or is poorly or inaccurately calculated. With data budgets still under pressure, it’s time to ditch the spreadsheets and find the hidden...
The implementation of market data-related aspects of the European Commission's MiFID 2 review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive in UK firms will be overseen by a new UK-based financial regulatory agency with specific responsibility for...
New York-based Finomial is beginning to aggressively roll out its subscriptions platform, which automates the fund investment process by employing a cloud-based solution that is delivered via smartphones, Apple iPads or the desktop.
Alamo, CA-based Tanius Technology, a 15-person proprietary trading firm that trades primarily commodities and bonds using algorithm-based strategies, is using Rapid Addition's FIX engine and its Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) feed-handler products...
Anecdotally, the industry feels positive about 2013, and if exchange results (IMD, Feb. 4) are anything to go by, the financial markets—and, within them, the market data industry—have cause for optimism. And data vendors reported a largely positive...
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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...