Investors De-Risk as Reliable Credit Data Proves Challenging

Respondents to audience polls during the panel felt credit was the hardest asset class to obtain reliable data for, followed by equity derivatives and commodities, and that firms need a mix of local and global vendors, brokers and in-house teams to source the range of data types required to support trading in hot asset classes.

"The problem is that credit isn't hot at the moment," said Elliott Hann, head of data sales for Asia Pacific at GFI. "Most people are actually now in the iTraxx indexes. T