Inside Market Data - Vol 25 No 13

Emerging Markets Appeal Lingers, Bucking Global Trends

Despite the recent crisis in Dubai, emerging markets as a whole continued to grow as a combination of commoditization and the global economic crisis forced investors to look further afield for returns on capital.

StreamBase Bolsters Sales with New Hires

Complex event processing software vendor StreamBase Systems has made a number of hires in its sales organization to support increased growth and recent client wins.

Euro Market Data Preps Exchange Policy Tool

UK-based consultancy Euro Market Data (EMD) is piloting a Web-based application that allows users to view and compare exchange data policies from around the world.

Colt Readies New Fastnet Ultra Service

European network service provider Colt Telecom is preparing to launch a new service, dubbed Fastnet Ultra, which will provide trading clients with easily provisioned high-bandwidth networks to connect to their choice of European marketplaces via a single…

SystematIQ Boosts AlphaWorks Analytics

SystematIQ, the Chicago-based quantitative research group of Standard and Poor's Capital IQ Solutions division, this month rolled out a new version of its Web-based AlphaWorks market analysis and quantitative research tool, expanding the comparative…

Data Consumers Spend for Technology Edge

Difficult operating conditions prevailed in the aftermath of the financial crisis, but user firms continued to invest in data technologies to give them an edge over rivals during 2009, either in the speed of sourcing and processing data, or in quality of…

InfoNgen Preps Internal Content Management 'Appliance'

Web-based content aggregator InfoNgen is rolling out an application that aggregates and filters content to which firms already have access, providing portfolio managers and analysts with a manageable stream of individually targeted information.

LatAm Taps CMA for Price Display

Miami, Fla-based broker-dealer LatAm Investments is using market data and technology from Brazilian data vendor CMA to enable it to display orders from client firms in the US to clients of clearing brokers in Mexico and Brazil.

Deutsche Börse Expands Latency Reports

Deutsche Börse has begun providing members of its Xetra cash market with the same latency statistics that it rolled out to members of its Eurex derivatives market earlier this year ( IMD , Nov. 6), to show firms their latency to and from the exchange and…

Vendors Vie for Share with New Platforms

Though Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg maintained dominant market shares and unveiled major initiatives in 2009, other data providers launched their own projects to broaden their client bases as they vie with rivals for the remainder of the market.

CEP Consolidates Position as Technology Matures

Complex event processing software vendors pushed into new business areas in 2009 as CEP gained adoption for mainstream applications, and to mitigate the impact of the economy with a diversified product set.

Users Rethink, Re-organize as Costs Remain Key

With budgets strained by weak economic conditions, firms across the industry embarked on a series of initiatives this year to wring out cost savings and reap efficiencies across their global data operations.

Latency: Industry Ups Focus on Measurement

The race to zero of eliminating latency from data distribution and processing continued apace in 2009, though firms also became more critical of their ability to accurately measure latency, to assess their status compared to their peers.

Economic Woes Drive Data Caution

The economy continued to overshadow data strategies and decisions in 2009, and even though the markets have shown a swift recovery in some quarters, continued uncertainty about the economic climate is prompting firms to take a cautious approach to…

Regulators Take Aim at Flash, High-Frequency Trading

Regulators spent much of early 2009 in the spotlight for failing to spot and halt Ponzi schemes like Bernie Madoff's, but shifted the focus in the latter half of the year to practices surrounding algorithmic and high-frequency trading, to the distress of…

Exchanges, ATSs Battle for Share

2009 was a tough year for exchanges worldwide, especially in Europe, where continued fragmentation has resulted in lower market share for most incumbent markets at a time of subdued trading volumes compared to 2008.

Algorithmic News Gathers Pace

News providers found new ways to deliver and present their content to users during 2009, notably by broadening and reducing the latency associated with machine-readable news offerings as algorithmic and high-frequency traders increasingly seek to…

UNX Initiatives Cut Internal Data Latency

Los Angeles-based agency broker and trading technology provider UNX has reduced its internal data latency by up to 15 percent as a result of a series of projects conducted in the fourth quarter of 2009, including a move to using multicast technology for…