European Financial Information Summit 2011: Banks Say Exchanges Must Simplify Usage, Pricing Models

John Hamlen, FINet; Paul Hood, Citigroup; Juan Corchete-Canavan, UBS; Kenneth Richmond, RBS

Despite mounting pressure from sell-side firms and increased competition from market fragmentation, appeals for exchanges to simplify their data usage and pricing policies are going largely unheeded, panelists said, warning that if the administrative burden of managing market data is not reduced, firms may turn to other trading venues for data.

Some exchanges have sliced data into “far too many products to manage, which are far too complicated to administer,” and could lead to compliance issues

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