Inside Market Data - Vol 24 No 2

BNY ConvergEx Taps StreamBase CEP

Agency brokerage BNY Convergex has rolled out complex event processing software from Lexington, Mass.-based technology provider StreamBase to monitor trading and market data in its US equities trading operations.

Tervela Launches Options 'Package'

Hardware-based messaging provider Tervela will this week unveil a version of its Tervela Message Network, specifically designed to address the needs of high-volume options market makers.

Credit, Risk Top Demand for 'Hot' Data

Accurate data for performing valuations, structuring complex securities and risk management-particularly in the credit markets-is a hot topic, and is being demanded in ever-increasing volumes by end-user firms, according to a panel at last week's…

User Firms Tighten Data Spend

Continued economic uncertainty is forcing user firms to step up their data administration efforts in order to cut per-user market data spend, according to a panel of institutions at last week's European Financial Information Summit.

NYSE Takes Over Amex Data, Staff

The New York Stock Exchange is in the process of integrating its market data team and data administration and billing functions with those of the American Stock Exchange, following the completion of NYSE's takeover of Amex last week.

RTS Embraces FIX FAST for New Datafeed

Russian exchange RTS plans to release a new vendor feed later this year that will utilize the FIX (Financial Information eXchange) protocol and FAST (FIX Adapted for Streaming data) compression standards to cut the technical cost of receiving its data.

Bellegarde: Data Never More Important

The European data industry must adapt to new technologies and market forces in the face of an economic crisis if established providers are to remain competitive, according to NYSE Euronext group executive vice president and head of European execution…

OptionMetrics Preps Historical Tick Analytics

Options analytics provider OptionMetrics is building an archive of historical options tick data in order to run specialist volatility analyses to enable quantitative analysts and traders to determine optimal trading and hedging strategies.

Burgundy Preps Free Scandinavian Data

Burgundy, a pan-Nordic multilateral trading facility being set up by a consortium of 10 Scandinavian banks, will offer its market data free of charge when it begins trading in the second quarter of 2009, officials say.

Icap Enlists Equinix for European EBS Co-Lo

Icap has extended a deal with datacenter provider Equinix to give European clients access to low-latency data from Icap's EBS spot foreign exchange trading platform.

CME Outsources E-quotes Data App to CVS

CME Group has rolled out a new version of its Web-based E-quotes data display application and wireless add-on that incorporates data from acquisitions the Chicago Board of Trade and the New York Mercantile Exchange, and is completely built and hosted by…

Vendors: Turmoil Prompts Quality Focus

Data providers must focus on the quality and breadth of the data they offer if they are to increase the value of their services during tough market conditions, said a panel of vendors at last week's European Financial Information Summit.

Firms Increase Focus on Latency, Capacity

More than three-quarters of end-user firms monitor latency and capacity issues on a real-time basis with dedicated staff, although only 7 percent can claim that their internal data infrastructure operates sub-millisecond, with 33 percent running at…

Capital IQ Expands Credit Content

Standard & Poor's subsidiary Capital IQ has released an upgrade to its Web-based data terminal that adds new content and capabilities, with a focus on the credit markets, officials say.

Fixnetix Connects to Nasdaq Europe

UK-based low-latency data provider Fixnetix has rounded out its European MTF data offering with connectivity to Nasdaq OMX's recently launched pan- European multilateral trading facility.

What a Difference a Year Makes

Much of the discussion at last year's European Financial Information Summit centered around how the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive would re-shape the European financial markets. Now, one year on, the markets are certainly seeing unprecedented…