Do the Continental

ON BALANCE

Ever the jet-setter, we're just back from Amsterdam and the General Meeting of the Financial Services Information Division. It was encouraging to see so many top names listening to discussions of relatively dry topics such as contracts and market data administration, not to mention MiFID.

Speakers represented major firms such as Bank of America, ING and Société Générale; exchanges such as Euronext, the London Stock Exchange, OMX and the Toronto Stock Exchange; data vendors such as Reuters, Th