Derivatives Reform: Preparing for an Uncertain Data Landscape

patrick-lastennet-interxion-lower-res
Patrick Lastennet, director, financial services segment, Interxion

The financial crisis hit the equities market hard, with many traders shifting to derivatives in search of higher profits. However, a new wave of regulatory-driven changes in the once-lucrative derivatives market is creating uncertainty—and a whole new set of data challenges.

In the first quarter of 2013, NYSE Liffe saw 25 percent year-on-year growth in the number of contracts traded. This marked increase, reflected across the derivatives markets, is likely a result of firms’ pursuit of greater y