Trading Desks' Latest Concern: Data Support

Front offices are taking more notice of reference data management operations as the foundation for their decisions, driving data professionals to reconsider their tactics

David Marriage, senior manager, EY

Historically, front offices of institutional financial services firms have been more concerned about trading and investment management than they ever would be about the data being produced by those firms or the data mined to support their operations.

That appears to be changing, however, as data services providers and industry observers see increased concern among front offices about obtaining reliable and organized reference data-and about getting a better grasp on how to handle the necessary d

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