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Can Alternative Providers Disrupt Index Inertia?

Though there are almost a hundred mainstream index providers in the industry today, the market remains dominated by a small and elite group of providers—MSCI, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Russell Indexes and FTSE Group. With the industry clamoring for change...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 04 Apr 2014


FTSE Urges EOD Index Data Compliance

London Stock Exchange-owned index provider FTSE has asked customers of its end-of-day index data to review their usage to ensure they are properly licensed, as part of continued efforts to promote transparency and compliance across its products and services....

Inside Market Data | News | Indexes & Ratings | 17 Feb 2014


2013 Review: Data Licenses Cause Friction Between Exchanges, Users

As exchange revenues from traditional activities such as trading continue to stagnate, more trading venues continued to increase market data fees and to change licensing policies to charge fees for datasets they previously made available at lower rates...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 18 Dec 2013

An exit sign

Data Vet Raw Departs FTSE

Tony Raw has left his role as managing director of index provider FTSE International, Inside Market Data has learned.

Inside Market Data | News | People | 06 Dec 2013


Opening Cross: Big Data, Small Print

The London Stock Exchange's consolidated data policy could bring benefits to end-users, though in most cases, more data and delivery mechanisms still means more fees.

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 25 Nov 2013


LSE to Consolidate Data, FTSE Contracts

The London Stock Exchange Group is embarking on a project to simplify contracts within its Information Services division, which will see customers’ existing real-time market data contracts combined with licensing agreements from index provider subsidiary...

Inside Market Data | News | Exchange Data | 22 Nov 2013


Opening Cross: It’s All About the Brand

As in any industry, your brand can be your greatest asset. But keeping a brand strong, and protecting it against the impact of external market forces (as well as, often, your own mistakes) can be as tough a job as growing the brand in the first place....

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 03 Sep 2013


FTSE Readies New Reporting Mechanism

London Stock Exchange Group-owned index provider FTSE is introducing a new reporting mechanism for firms that consume its index data via third-party distributors, requiring firms to be pre-authorized by FTSE to use the data for specific purposes -- ostensibly...

Inside Market Data | News | Indexes & Ratings | 30 Aug 2013

Cloud jigsaw

Xignite Adds FTSE Data to Index Platform

Web services data provider Xignite is making data from index provider FTSE available via its Xignite Global Indices platform, along with data from other index providers S&P Dow Jones Indexes and Nikkei, as well as indexes run by exchanges including Nasdaq...

Inside Market Data | News | alliances, mergers & acquisitions | 22 Aug 2013


Rimes Expands Index and Equity Benchmark Data Coverage in BDS

Benchmark pricing, index and economic data provider Rimes Technologies has added a range of new data sets to its fully managed Benchmark Data Service (BDS), which provides a daily file of validated data to clients' applications, in response to demand...

Inside Market Data | News | Indexes & Ratings | 12 Aug 2013

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Tackling Teething Troubles: Examining the Current State of the OTC Derivatives Market

The over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market is in the midst of a global regulatory restructure. Authorities in Europe, Asia and the US are currently...


A data-centric approach to portfolio management

A fast, flexible and reliable investment decision-making process must be based on access to accurate and consistent information throughout an organization....