Inside Market Data - Vol 22 No 40

MicrocapTrade Re-brands, Expands

MicrocapTrade, a Montreal-based provider of data on micro and small-cap stocks, is expanding its coverage to include larger and international markets, and is changing its name to reflect the new, expanded focus.

Acquire Media Buys NewsEdge as Thomson Continues Divestments

Acquire Media, a Roseland, NJ-based provider of news distribution and management systems, is hoping to expand its potential customer base as the result of buying the NewsEdge consolidated news service from Thomson Corp. for an undisclosed sum last week.

Thomson Drops Dow Jones for Own News

Thomson Financial has ended a deal to distribute Dow Jones news as the default service within Thomson products, replacing it with its proprietary Thomson Financial News.

Interactive, Tullett Expand OTC Data

Interactive Data Corp. is rolling more data from interdealer broker Tullett Prebon onto its PlusFeed consolidated feed, covering new geographies and asset classes, expanding a longstanding deal between the vendor and Tullett Prebon Information, the…

Project Boat Finalizes Data Interface

Project Boat, the nine-bank data consortium established to take advantage of the pre- and post-trade transparency requirements of the European Union’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, last week issued the final version of the application…

Asia Data in Demand to Support Algorithmic Trading Needs

The recent proximity hosting arrangement between the Singapore Exchange and BT Radianz to provide low-latency access to SGX market data highlighted the growing popularity of algorithmic trading across Asia and interest in the region’s markets from…

Exchanges Rally Against Anti-Fee Campaign

The issue of a petition by Internet interest group NetCoalition to block the imposition of fees for certain market data products by exchanges was raised during testimony of Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Christopher Cox before the House…

Nasdaq Makes Data Available via Web

Nasdaq last month began providing direct access to a number of its market data and analytical products via its Web site, eliminating the need for consumers of the data to develop specific feed handlers to receive the data.

AC Capital Takes On-Demand CDO² Pricing

Dublin-based asset manager AC Capital Partners last week went live using derivatives pricing and risk analytics from UK-based vendor CDO², running on a pay-on-demand grid computing solution from Sun Microsystems’ Network.com subsidiary.

FISD Sets Up Data Piracy Committee

Industry association FISD has established a committee to address the worsening problem of market data piracy, which leaves data providers unable to compete in countries where piracy is rampant.

Data Ticks and Poli-tics

This week, I’d like to tell you how US president George W. Bush and new British prime minister Gordon Brown—both avid IMD readers, I’m told—have already crossed swords over a series of market data-related issues. Like I say, I’d like to, but …