Derivatives Reform: Preparing for an Uncertain Data Landscape

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