Inside Market Data - Vol 24 No 5

Users Prioritize Cost, Connectivity, Contracts

As banks, buy side and trading firms expand their business in Asia, their local operations are forced to deal with not only those challenges specific to the Asia-Pacific region but also with issues affecting firms globally.

Savvis Expands European Proximity Service

Network and hosting facilities provider Savvis is building out its proximity service in Europe with the addition of a managed hosting and low-latency connectivity service to provide investment firms with access to all European Multilateral Trading…

Quant House Adds Feeds; Opens Network

French low-latency market data and trading technology vendor Quant House has added support for a range of European equity and derivatives market data feeds.

'Issuer-Pays' Rating Model Draws Fire

Rating Agencies came under fire last week as former senior executives from Moody's and Standard & Poor's gave testimony to the US House of Representatives suggesting that potential conflicts of interest could have contributed to the sub-prime crisis.

YouDevise Hires for Asia Growth

Trade ideas distribution utility YouDevise has added another staff member to its recently opened Hong Kong office, in response to rising volumes of trade ideas over its Trade Idea Monitor system from broker-dealers in Asia Pacific as global investors…

Thomson Reuters Grows Hosted RDF Direct

Thomson Reuters is expanding the range of exchange feeds available via the hosted version of its Reuters Data Feed Direct (RDF Direct) service, which provides access to its low-latency direct feed technology as a fully managed service.

Newcomers Handle China with Care

The growing Chinese market continues to attract interest from international brokers and vendors, but these new participants remain at a disadvantage from the country's competitive and regulatory landscape, and are constrained from fully leveraging the…

Data Misuse: Piracy or Just Uncharted Waters?

Unauthorized distribution of data remains an issue for exchanges and vendors in Asia and worldwide, though misuse is frequently unintentional, and could perhaps be solved with greater education about the contractual obligations on data consumers and…

Vendors Urge Respect for Local Cultures

Asia may offer a hotbed of opportunity for data vendors and brokers alike, but those looking to set up or grow operations in the region still face a number of basic challenges, not least of which will be growing their local presence as firms manage spend…

New RTS Policy Cuts Cost of Bundled Data

Russia's RTS Stock Exchange is revising its data policy to offer access to all of its data for one fixed price, in an attempt to simplify the administrative burden for its clients.

SGX Prepares Cash Feeds Revamp

The Singapore Exchange plans to roll out a new feed of securities data in the second half of next year that will provide greater scalability and improved data functionalities, as part of an ongoing technology refresh program at SGX.

Millisecond Latency Sufficient for Asia

Demand for low-latency data to support algorithmic trading is growing in Asia, though the speed required by user firms in the region differs from the more evolved and higher-frequency US and European markets, according to a panel at last week's…

After Shanghai Alliance, HKEx Eyes Shenzen Data Deal

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is negotiating a deal with the Shenzen Stock Exchange in mainland China that would see the exchanges distribute each other's market data for free, similar to a deal announced last week between HKEx and the Shanghai Stock…

TheMarkets Rolls Out 'In Brief' Email Alerts

Bank consortium research platform TheMarkets.com will this week unveil a new service that distributes snapshots of research and analyst changes to its buy-side broker research clients via email.