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Battles Over Data's Value

Debate about privacy and value of retail consumer data illustrates similar issues with financial industry data. Financial services firms and proponents...

Inside Reference Data | Opinion | Data Management | 17 Oct 2014


DTCC Assembles Two Groups for T+2

Following in the footsteps of Europe, the DTCC has organized two industry group charged with leading the transition to T+2 in U.S. markets.

Sell-Side Technology | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 16 Oct 2014


CTA, UTP Revisit Consolidated Tape Fees

The Consolidated Tape Association (CTA) and the Unlisted Trading Privileges (UTP) Plan, which together oversee the collection and distribution of the consolidated tapes of quote and trade data for US equity markets, have proposed new fee policies for...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 10 Oct 2014


IRD's Editor on Data Personnel Resources

Inside Reference Data editor Michael Shashoua advocates a break from the traditional methods of personnel management, to meet current data management needs.

Inside Reference Data | Opinion | Data Management | 25 Jun 2014 | video


Personnel Choices

Managing resources is increasingly being seen as an important part of efforts to improve data quality and consistency. This will require unorthodox and creative approaches to organizing and deploying data staff

Inside Reference Data | Opinion | Data Management | 20 Jun 2014


Exchanges, FINRA Inch Closer to CAT Plan

US self-regulatory organizations including the US exchanges and regulator FINRA are preparing to narrow down the list of candidates for the role of processor of the US consolidated audit trail (CAT), which will capture all trades, quotes, cancellations...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 19 Jun 2014


Opening Cross: Make the Right Entrance and You Won’t Need a Graceful Exit

The ability to make a graceful exit is a talent I don’t have: ask anyone who’s participated in a fire drill with me. Nor, it seems, does the annual SIFMA technology exhibition, which straggles doggedly on this week, despite a much smaller exhibitor...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 15 Jun 2014


Who’s Who at SIFMA Tech 2014

This year a varied range of new faces from Big Data players to communications and cloud services providers will exhibit at the annual SIFMA Technology exhibition, along with some of the more familiar names in the industry. So if you’re unsure how to...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 13 Jun 2014


Securing LEI Success

From more regulatory mandates to standardized data quality checks, there was no shortage of suggestions of ways to ensure the success of the LEI project at the North American Financial Information Summit, writes Nicholas Hamilton

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 06 Jun 2014


Inside Market Data Hall of Fame: Bill Lee - 'The Statesman'

With his infectious chuckle and statesmanlike demeanor, Bill Lee could have been a diplomat. Instead, he has devoted his career to the market data industry, where he found an abundance of opportunities to put his negotiating skills to good use.

Inside Market Data | Profile | People | 23 May 2014

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