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Vendor Relationships: What Lies Beneath

Consensus among buy-side firms is that there can sometimes be a world of difference between expectations and reality when dealing with a vendor. Steve Dew-Jones canvasses opinion on the most important considerations before awarding a technology or service...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 02 Jul 2012


Big Brother Is Watching: Compliance Envelops the Business

As regulatory reform and an enhanced level of scrutiny falls on practices within investment banks, compliance departments are finding themselves increasingly involved with all areas of a business. In this era of a more proactive approach to oversight,...

Waters | Feature | Compliance | 04 Jun 2012


Dark Forces: Off-Exchange Trading on the Rise

A growing percentage of trade volumes is moving off-exchange every year, whether it’s through broker dark pools, internalized on a firm’s own desks, or elsewhere. Along with declining liquidity in equities markets and higher trading costs, the increasing...

Waters | Feature | Exchange Technologies | 03 May 2012

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UK Kay Review Demonstrates Antipathy towards HFT

Respondents also hesitant about liquidity fragmentation.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Algorithmic Trading | 01 Mar 2012


Many Fingers In Many Pies

Diversification is the key for exchange growth, it seems.

Sell-Side Technology | Opinion | Exchange Technologies | 17 Feb 2012


As Industry Group Releases MMT Standards, Participants Question Consolidated Tapes

Industry participants, standards bodies and data vendors last week published version 1.0 of the Market Model Typology (MMT), a framework for standardizing trade flags across Europe as the basis for creating consolidated tapes of pan-European post-trade...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 30 Jan 2012


MiFID Forum Awaits ESMA Nod on Standards for Consolidated Tapes

The Real-Time Market Data Subject Group of the MiFID Forum—a working group comprising industry association FISD and standards bodies ISITC Europe, FIX Protocol and TWIST—is awaiting feedback from the European Securities and Markets Authority as to...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 05 Dec 2011


Open Platform: A New Post-Trade Era

The implementation of Mifid across the pan-European marketplace promoted competition among trading venues, the natural beneficiaries of which were buy-side and sell-side firms, and ultimately, their end-investors. This increased competition has now percolated...

Waters | Opinion | Clearing & Settlement | 29 Nov 2011


Asia-Pacific Financial Information Conference: Vendors Tackle Data ‘Proliferation’ in Asia

Asia’s growth is prompting changes to financial firms’ data requirements, leading to consumption of more data from multiple sources and forcing vendors to address the region differently from their business in other geographies, according to a panel...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 14 Nov 2011

Panels Weigh Costs/Benefits of New Regulations

Panelists at the Frankfurt Financial Information Summit debated the impact of new regulations—in particular, the second iteration of the European Commission’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, dubbed MiFID 2, for which the EC released draft...

Inside Market Data | News | Regulation & Standards | 31 Oct 2011

NOW OPEN -- Inside Market Data Awards 2014

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Call-for-entry and voting are now open for the 12th annual Inside Market Data Awards 2014, which take place in New York on May 21. For more details of the criteria across the call-for-entry and voting categories that recognize industry excellence within market data and reference data click here.


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