2015 Year in Review: Users Eye Pricing, Analytics—Old and New

Firms focused their attention on accuracy and interpretation—rather than speed—of data.

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In a sign of the increasing complexity of trading and data, Bank of America Merrill Lynch rolled out complex order book data provider EESAT’s OptEx desktop to its buy-side option trader clients, providing them with consolidated data on spreads trades from options exchanges, whereas this complex order book had previously been out of reach for many of the bank’s clients (IMD, June 24). OptEx provides a normalized feed of every order on US options exchanges, allowing users to filter by strategy, st