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The market data business is increasingly governed by the need to diversify to respond to market and investment trends. Trading firms seeking exposure to new opportunities diversify the datasets they consume in search of the one that will give them an...
The level of innovation among providers of data tools and services is often measured by the new products they create. But Max says innovation also takes place at the end-user level as firms find increasingly creative ways put those products to new and...
Even as data quality and governance work becomes more demonstrably valuable for firms, the time that has passed since the 2008 events that spurred rules changes could be eroding its momentum. Michael hears professionals’ reasons for staying the course....
Bad banks have gained preference in recent years both as a way to unwind toxic assets and as entities for buy-side firms to invest in. With each opportunity, the industry has sorted and implemented these mechanisms faster and faster—often with outsourced...
SEC Commissioner Mary Jo White hinted last Friday that fixed income might be the next technology rabbit hole the Commission jumps down. That seems like good news for the buy side—but is it?
The European ‘bad bank’ model has become one of global finance’s more ubiquitous contrivances, addressing a scourge of toxic assets that more and more markets find themselves coping with. Tim Bourgaize Murray examines the Spanish real estate market—and...
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange had its first market data staff take industry association FISD's Financial Information Associate (FIA) professional certification this month, and plans to make the program a prerequisite for its senior and client-facing...
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The over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market is in the midst of a global regulatory restructure. Authorities in Europe, Asia and the US are currently...
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