Inside Reference Data - 2008-07-01

Options Symbology - Time to Play Catch-Up

Only a handful of firms have started preparing for the options symbology initiative that will change options codes for trading and settlement, but experts say some of the work should have been done yesterday. Tine Thoresen reports on how firms can catch…

Value Added?

The value of data is increasingly being recognized by executive management in large firms. It is even starting to appear on lists of top priorities. Carla Mangado examines if this value recognition is for real, or if it is too early for the data…

Is Cost Out of Control?

Market and reference data spend is being duplicated across multiple departments and firms need to get costs under control, says Xenomorph's Brian Sentance

Nat Sey - Asian Explosion

A growing number of reference data vendors are expanding in the Asia Pacific region, where market participants expect data consumption to rocket in coming years. For the last three months, Interactive Data's Nat Sey has experienced this booming region up…

In Search of Identity

Market participants claim there is a need for a unique business entity identification standard. But many large firms are currently not prepared to adopt yet another code. Do regulators need to step in to make the International Business Entity Identifier…

The Rise of Class Actions

The industry is experiencing a growth in class actions following the subprime crisis, and vendors have expanded services to meet the growing international demand. Carla Mangado reports on what lies behind the increasing focus on class actions data