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Rimes Panel Tackles Rising Data Management Costs

Cost and data quality issues are driving end-user firms to centralize market and reference data management, eliminate spreadsheets, and reduce complexity...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Data Management | 07 Nov 2014


ICE's SuperDerivatives Buy Welcomed, Though Integration Details Still Unclear

Less than a calendar quarter after selling one data technology business──NYSE Technologies' Wombat platform──to SR Labs (IMD, June 18, 2014), Intercontinental Exchange acquired another in the form of derivatives pricing and risk management vendor...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | alliances, mergers & acquisitions | 11 Sep 2014


Industry Split on Impact of ESMA Data Plan

Industry participants and experts seem divided over the likely outcome of European regulator the European Securities and Markets Association’s consultation process as well as over the impact of the provisions on end-users and data providers, after ESMA...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 30 May 2014


Under Attack: Is Real-Time Data Safe from Hackers?

With recent data breaches such as US retailer Target falling victim to point-of-sale customer data theft and AOL email passwords being compromised grabbing the headlines, it's easy to understand why consumers are paranoid about data privacy. With the...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 09 May 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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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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....