Inside Market Data - Vol 22 No 42

Penny Mitigation Strategies Slow Opra Volume Growth

The Options Price Reporting Authority last week announced its revised bandwidth projections for next year, revealing for the first time a decrease in the expected total number of messages per day, and a slight delay to the increases in bandwidth required…

BATS Slashes Bandwidth with FAST Feed

BATS Trading, the Kansas City, Mo.-based ECN-turned-exchange hopeful, has rolled out a version of its PITCH depth of book datafeed that utilizes the FAST (FIX Adapted for Streaming data) protocol to provide clients with a low-bandwidth feed option to…

Euro Vendor Mergers Grab Market Share

The race to snap up market share beneath the proposed combination of Thomson and Reuters via consolidation has begun, with two mergers between French and Swiss data vendors unveiled within the space of five days—Telekurs Financial's purchase of French…

CME Scales for CBOT Data Switch

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is anticipating a 50 percent increase in market data volumes over its data platform and distribution network as a result of its acquisition of the Chicago Board of Trade, which finally agreed to a takeover by the CME last…

FPL Panel Touts FIX for MiFID Data Challenges

Some industry figures are calling for the FIX protocol to be expanded to encompass reference data in order to create a symbology standard for addressing the data challenges of the European Commission's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive,…

Kimsey: Data Budgets Buck Spend Trend

Spending on market data services in the New York Tri-State area as a percentage of overall dealing room technology costs fell slightly during the past year from 27 percent to 26 percent, despite a 5 percent increase in trading floor technology budgets to…

MTS Enlists Fixnetix for Low-Latency Data

European fixed-income market operator MTS is to begin providing trading firms with low-latency access to its market data via a partnership with UK-based vendor Fixnetix, officials tell Inside Market Data .

VWD Switches FX Providers to Tenfore

German data vendor VWD Group is to replace foreign exchange data provided via its Internet- and terminal-based data products with new data sourced from UK-based Tenfore Systems' Tenforex feed, officials say.

Markit Transforms Emails to Quote Feeds

UK-based data and pricing vendor Markit last week unveiled Markit Quotes, a real-time parsing service that extracts dealer quotes and prices from emails sent by broker-dealers to their clients and reformats the information into real-time data.

Waiting for the Summer Lull

Activity tends to tail off during the summer vacation months, leading to a drawing-out of project timeframes. However, this busy edition of IMD reads like a copy-book of all the trends currently grabbing headlines in the market data industry—from low…