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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,...

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

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IMD's 10 Days of Christmas: The Top 10 Trends of 2013

In the spirit of the season, Inside Market Data will be publishing its Top 10 Trends of 2013 over the coming 10 days in the run-up to Christmas.

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 13 Dec 2013

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Waters Panel: Big Data Analytics to Get Bigger, Smaller

With Big Data analysis and business intelligence tools becoming more functional and sophisticated, firms can now extract more valuable data from a broader range of data sources in a fraction of the time that it would have taken in the past. As a result,...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Data Display & Analytics | 09 Dec 2013

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US Exchanges, SEC Mull Anti-Data Glitch Proposals

In the past month, stock and option exchanges have agreed and submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission recommendations to strengthen the performance of the US capital markets infrastructure, following several well-publicized data failures...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Exchange Data | 07 Dec 2013

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Financial Firms Gear Up to Conquer Big Data

As the financial markets gain a better understanding of potential use cases for Big Data analysis techniques and technologies, firms are now exploring ways to extract the most value from Big Data. However, proper data governance provides a crucial foundation...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Data Management | 14 Dec 2012

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Flexibility Key to Infrastructure Agility, Responsiveness

Despite the economic environment dictating high-level sign-off on new technology deployments —- something that is becoming harder to obtain-— firms must build an element of flexibility into their market data infrastructures if they are to create best-of-breed...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Infrastructure Technologies | 07 Dec 2012

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Performance Anxiety: Buy Side Addresses Attribution Concerns

As investor sophistication increases, so do the demands that they place on investment managers to meet and exceed specific benchmarks, and to provide more frequent and transparent reporting. But these demands come with a cost—both for investors and...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Performance and Attribution | 09 Nov 2012

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Industry Set to Battle Patents via Courts, Rewrites, M&A

Companies are turning their attention from the IP in their content to the IP in their content delivery mechanisms, prompting firms fearful of litigation to ditch incumbent technologies and demand contracts that indemnify them against infringement.

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 17 Oct 2012

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Latency Becomes Costly Race of Attrition

As ultra-low latency becomes harder and more expensive to achieve, some firms are deciding not to pursue further upgrades, and focus their efforts elsewhere, said panelists at Inside Market Data Chicago

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Latency | 05 Oct 2012

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IMD Chicago Panel Gets Down and Dirty on Sentiment, Analytics

The industry likes it dirty -- its data, that is -- according to a panel at Inside Market Data Chicago, which agreed that the opportunities to be found in outliers are worth more than having data that is clean and accurate but exactly the same as everyone...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Data Display & Analytics | 05 Oct 2012

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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A data-centric approach to portfolio management

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Taking on Tablets: BYOD On The Trading Floor

We have truly entered the Age of Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD. And as with every new era fuelled by innovation, the new challenges are screaming for...