Inside Market Data - Vol 22 No 41

Reuters Launches OTC Post-Trade Reporting Tool

Reuters is testing a new tool for reporting over-the-counter trades in European equities with a number of medium-sized broker clients, which will help firms comply with the European Commission's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive regulations,…

Amex Readies Level 2 Feed, Uses FAST

The American Stock Exchange is developing a Level 2 feed of equities market depth data for launch in the second half of this year utilizing the FAST (FIX Adapted for Streaming data) protocol to reduce the bandwidth issues associated with market depth…

Latency: "Death by a Thousand Cuts"

Citigroup last week announced a deal to acquire Mount Pleasant, South Carolina-based electronic market maker Automated Trading Desk for $680 million in cash and shares, in a bid to boost Citi's electronic order-flow capabilities. With ATD now commonly…

CMS Webview Considers Liquidation

UK-based ticker plant and market data technology vendor CMS Webview may be forced to fold later this month when shareholders vote on whether to place the vendor in voluntary liquidation, after failing to make new sales of its TDI ticker plant software.

New HS Indexes Track China-HK Disparities

Hang Seng Index Services will today, Monday, July 9, launch the China AH Indexes Series, a set of indexes to track the performance difference between shares of companies with both mainland Shanghai-listed A-shares and Hong Kong-listed H-shares (AH…

Proquote Broadens Icap OTC Content

Proquote, the data vendor subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange, is expanding coverage of OTC-traded markets through its relationship with interdealer broker Icap, which will see the vendor begin carrying new asset classes and geographic coverage,…

CBOE Proposes Backdated Fees, Ends Cross Rebates

The Chicago Board Options Exchange has asked the US Securities and Exchange Commission to allow it to collect retroactive fees for market data from the CBOE and the CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) distributed between April 1 and May 31 this year.

HSH Nordbank Replaces Terminals, Outsources Data Tech Platform

German bank HSH Nordbank has in the last two months completed a rollout of Reuters 3000 Xtra terminals to replace obsolete Telerate screens at its trading floor in Kiel, with the assistance of Hamburg-based consultancy IT-Spezialist (ITS).

Firms Explore Valuation Options For FASB 157 Compliance

Pricing vendors and accounting specialists are reporting a recent spike in investment managers seeking assistance in complying with SFAS (Statement of Financial Accounting Standards) 157 from the Financial Accounting Standards Board, which will come into…

Saxo Bank Plans FAST Data for Q4

Danish investment bank Saxo Bank will develop a proprietary feed handler to capture data via the FAST (FIX Adapted for Streaming data) protocol before the end of this year, and will also decide whether to use FAST for outbound distribution of quote data…

TSX Prepares PC Bond Expansion

The Toronto Stock Exchange last month completed the migration of the PC Bond fixed-income index business acquired from Scotia Capital to the TSX, and plans to gain significant traction this quarter by expanding the PC Bond business into a multi-dealer…

Faster, FASTer

Ladies, how many times have you heard the line—and guys, how many times have you used it—that the best things come in small packages? Well, it's official! Small really is beautiful—at least when it comes to market data.