Inside Market Data - Vol 23 No 1

Icap Preps Asia Reuters Rollout, Part 2

Interdealer broker Icap is planning the second phase of a Reuters market data systems rollout to its operations in Asia, officials tell IMD . The second phase will focus on back-end development for sharing data between its core data platform and…

Colt to Expand Proximity Hosting Data Service

Infrastructure and network services provider Colt Telecom is planning to expand its proximity hosting services to include datacenters in London, Madrid and Milan, and will eventually utilize all of its 16 datacenters in 10 countries across Europe to…

MiFID Challenge Is Integration, Not Volumes

The market data infrastructures of data vendors and end-user firms in Europe should be able to cope with the increases in market data expected as a result of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive's transparency rules and from new trading venues…

Nasdaq Preps Options Data Products

Nasdaq has released the specifications for two forthcoming proprietary options data products that will accompany the launch of its Nasdaq Options Market, in addition to making its options data available via the Options Price Reporting Authority's…

Interactive Data Combines Exec Roles

Interactive Data is combining several management roles across its divisions, as part of an effort to unify its units and operate as "one company."

Lack of Expertise Hampers FPGA Use

Hardware-accelerated solutions provide the best hope of dealing with high volumes of market data at low latencies, but may suffer because of the industry's current lack of experience and expertise with the new technologies, according to a conference…

Boat: No Delayed Data at Launch

Project Boat, the trade reporting utility set up by a consortium of investment banks to take advantage of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive's pre- and post-trade reporting requirements, will not initially offer data subscribers the option of…

RTI Enlists Coral8 for CEP-Enabled Middleware

Real-Time Innovations, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based provider of real-time messaging middleware has licensed software from Mountain View, Calif.-based complex event processing (CEP) vendor Coral8 to boost the CEP capabilities available as an integrated…

Deloitte: Modify Data Apps for Options Symbology Changes

Preparation for conversion to revamped US options instrument identifiers in 2009 must encompass systems across user firms, including applications for market data, trading and data collection, rather than exclusively back-office systems, according to…

Hedge Funds Warned of Fair Value Challenges

The Financial Accounting Standards Board's Statement (SFAS) 157 has created a rougher playing field for hedge fund managers attempting to derive fair value for securities, according to panelists at a Managed Funds Association seminar in New York last…

Ipug Unveils New User Group Structure

UK market data industry association Ipug (the Information Providers User Group) is reorganizing the way its special interest groups (SIGs) are organized, to cover more issues and to elicit participation from a broader range of individuals at member firms.

TheMarkets Bolsters Broker Evaluation Application

Investment bank consortium-owned research portal TheMarkets.com is augmenting its MeritMark broker research evaluation tool to give users more granular feedback options, officials tell Inside Market Data .

Panel: Fragmented Europe Drives Latency Focus

Growing data volumes arising from the emergence of new markets in Europe will increase the use of technology to automate parts of the trading process and prompt a greater focus on latency in the region, according to an industry panel hosted by Colt…

Rhode Island Bound

Imagine a situation where key business and technical figures in the market data industry were isolated from their companies and staff, unable to reach their workplace to perform the mission-critical duties that keep the financial world turning. What…