Inside Market Data - Vol 22 No 31

Deutsche Börse Unshackles Xetra Feed

Deutsche Börse has removed throttling restraints from its CEF datafeeds that distribute data from its Xetra cash market, so that data is distributed in un-netted and un-pulsed format, providing subscribers with faster and more comprehensive data.

Custom Index Boom

With indexes and index-based products growing rapidly, firms have a choice of how to create their own custom indexes. By Ridgely Walters, senior director of client development and support at Dow Jones Indexes

MSCI Barra Preps Index Changeover

Index provider MSCI Barra will this week release the constituent data for its new range of global indexes, which will be introduced during the coming year, reflecting a new methodology that will enable the vendor to substantially expand the range of…

Currency Hampers Reuters Revival

US vendors found first-quarter revenues boosted by currency fluctuations last week, while UK-based Reuters was frustrated by a near-eight percent negative impact from foreign exchange, which dragged reported revenues down by just over one percent—even…

JPMorgan Expands Custom Index Use

JPMorgan is increasing its use of niche and custom indexes to support new structured products that help clients pursue thematic investment opportunities, officials tell Inside Market Data .

Essex Radez Delivers Clarity

Market maker and trading technology provider Essex Radez will this week introduce a new tick history service for equity, futures and options quote and trade data, to allow users to query data in a non-real-time environment.

BNY Convergex Preps Ticker Replacement

BNY Convergex is rolling out the Market Information Server ticker plant from Chicago-based vendor Spryware in response to the demands of Reg NMS, replacing a legacy ticker plant that the firm had built in-house.

Lehman Unveils New Data Controls

Lehman Brothers is expanding an ongoing market data cost control initiative to cover new areas, and is introducing a new process to make data consumers regularly re-validate the data services to which they subscribe and hence eliminate unused data…

FTSE Seals Bloomberg, BGI Deals

Index provider FTSE has inked deals to distribute detailed index data via Bloomberg and to license several real estate index products to Barclays Global Investors to use as the basis for exchange-traded funds, officials say.

OMX Integrates Cicada for New Feed

Nordic exchange operator and technology provider OMX will retire its legacy Targin market data platform when it introduces the OMX Genium Market Info feed next year, which is largely built around the Composer Plus system from Cicada.

Nasdaq Steps Up Commercial Focus on Index Watch

Nasdaq has moved the management and sales function for its online Index Watch product from the exchange's Financial Products division to its market data group, headed by vice president of market data distribution Randall Hopkins.

Roundtable: Tracking Indexes

Index data—once restricted to headline values and end-of-day files—is increasingly used as the basis for adventurous front-office trading strategies and for the creation of new investment vehicles based on or linked to established or custom-developed…

Thomson Launches Credit Tool for Multi-Asset Analysis

Thomson Financial is in the process of rolling out a new Credit Analysis module as part of its Thomson One family of products, which ties together corporate bond, credit default swap and equity data using a series of cross-asset class analytics to enable…

Mitsubishi Deploys Gissing Contribution Tool

The Rates Trading Group of Japanese bank Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International (MUSI) has deployed a new pricing system across its London and Tokyo offices to calculate and distribute rates for bonds, swaps and futures contracts via linked spreadsheets…

CBOE, CBSX to Extend Activ Data Installation

The Chicago Board Options Exchange plans to expand an installation of Activ Financial's ticker plant technology to provide equities market depth data to the exchange's 441 options traders.

Interactive Data Prepares MiFID Offerings

Interactive Data last week announced that it is developing a series of products to help clients comply with the European Commission's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).

Markit Readies LCDX Index Launch

LCDX, a North American loan-only credit default swap index, is expected to launch in early May, coinciding with the launch of a new market standard identifier for credit agreements and loan tranches, provided by Markit RED Loans.

Xenomorph Adds Tick Data to TimeScape

UK-based data management software vendor Xenomorph has added a new tick-capture engine to its flagship TimeScape product, to provide more granular analysis of intra-day data for strategy testing and risk management, officials tell IMD .

And the Winners Are…

The results are in, the votes have been counted, and this week the Inside Market Data awards will be announced, recognizing the talent and innovation that has shone within our industry during the past year. And the winners are…