Inside Market Data - Vol 23 No 30

FactSet Buys Fundamentals "Copy"

FactSet Research Systems has emerged as the first vendor to buy a "copy" of the Thomson Fundamentals database, which Thomson Reuters is required to sell for competition reasons, after regulators in the US and Europe imposed the sale of copies of certain…

Nanexx Unveils Spinoff Data Tools

Start-up data technology provider Nanexx will this week unveil its new ticker plant products, ahead of the vendor's spin-off from its parent, trading platform provider Exx.com later this year.

Traderforce Readies Workstation Update

French data and trading technology vendor Traderforce is preparing to launch a new version of its market data and trading terminal in September, following beta testing with a select group of clients over the summer, officials say.

Options Mitigation Lacks Consensus

Some industry participants are pressing US options exchanges to agree on a coordinated, cross-exchange strategy for slowing the continuing rise of options quote and trade data being distributed by the Options Price Reporting Authority.

LSE Delays Performance Channels Rollout

The London Stock Exchange last week told members that it will delay the full production launch of its Performance Channels low-latency datafeed until June 9, to give members sufficient time to complete full tests of the feed with their systems, officials…

Kimsey: Credit Crunch Hits Screen Counts

A report on the trading floor market for trading and data services, published this week by Kimsey Consulting, predicts that the number of trading positions worldwide will fall by 12,000 by 2011, with a similar reduction in screen counts over the same…

Celoxica Plans Expanded Feed Support

Celoxica, a UK-based provider of hardware acceleration technologies for trading firms to capture, process and integrate market data with trading applications, is preparing to support an additional seven datafeeds by the end of the year in response to…

InfoDyne Preps Europe Feed Handlers

Chicago-based feed handler and ticker plant vendor InfoDyne is planning to significantly expand its range of feed handlers for European exchanges and multilateral trading facilities, in a bid to gain traction in the region, officials say.

FIF Readies Symbology Groups

Data industry body the Financial Information Forum is establishing two new sub-committees focusing on options identifiers for internal and retail investor communication for options.

Europe Braces for Options Data Growth

European options data volumes-while low compared to their US equivalents-are rising fast, prompting options exchanges in the region to deploy new technologies and upgrade client bandwidth connectivity to accommodate current and anticipated rises.

Tokyo Grain Exchange Hit by Data Outage

The Tokyo Grain Exchange experienced interruptions to market data distribution and a trading suspension on Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21-the third set of interruptions in the past four months, according to industry sources.

Options Data's Growing Pains

Data volumes in the options markets continue to grow at frustrating rates as exchanges list more instruments, algorithmic trading of options gains traction, and the Securities and Exchange Commission expands the quoting of options in penny increments. …

Reuters Names "Quick Win" Combos

The newly merged Thomson Reuters has announced the first set of "quick win" product integrations that will combine Reuters and Thomson Financial services in the vendor's products, and plans to issue a detailed product consolidation roadmap before the end…

Four-Wire Finalizes Xenomorph Deployment

Startup hedge fund Four-Wire Capital has completed the integration of its analysis strategies into UK-based technology vendor Xenomorph's Timescape database, and is now using the system to support its live trading operations.

Nasdaq: The Magnificent Seventh?

As of March 31, Nasdaq entered the highly competitive US options markets, and is gradually rolling out contracts. Inside Market Data talks with Adam Nunes, vice president of Nasdaq Transaction Services and head of the Nasdaq Options Market, to discuss…

Fidessa Preps New MTFs Data

UK-based market data and trading technology vendor Fidessa plans to distribute market data from new European multilateral trading facilities scheduled to launch later this year, and allow users to incorporate the data into its Virtual Market View display…

Symbology: A Question of Character

The new Options Symbology Initiative aims to increase listed options' current three- to five-character symbols to a total of 21 characters each-a four-fold jump that will require an overhaul of trading systems before the new symbology goes live sometime…

When Weighing Your Options, Less is More

Data consumers often liken their applications to a baseball catcher's mitt, attempting to catch the high-speed data being pitched at them by US options exchanges. And in the example of options data, just like a pitcher who can keep his pitch count low,…