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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

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IMD Chicago: Industry Grapples with Big Data, Cloud

Trading firms and data vendors are turning to new technologies to handle the demands of ever-growing datasets, formats and analytical requirements, according to a panel at the recent Inside Market Data Chicago conference, with different types and sizes...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 05 Oct 2012

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Analytics Critical for Tackling Big Data, But Humans Remain Paramount

As the amount of data firms must manage grows—due to both rising volumes from existing datasets and the exploration of new sources of data—firms increasingly turn to analytics to help make sense of the data. But analytics comes with its own set of...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Data Display & Analytics | 02 Oct 2012

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Panel: Data is Missing Link in Swaps Reform

With swaps reform measures scheduled to come into force before the end of this year, panelists at this year's Inside Market Data Chicago conference agreed that the introduction of exchange-like execution for over-the-counter swaps contracts will lead...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Pricing & Valuations | 02 Oct 2012

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Firms Take Aim at ‘Moving Target' of Economy, Regulation

A continuing uncertain and burdensome economic and regulatory landscape is forcing end-user firms to be more critical about decisions concerning investment in procuring data or systems to comply with new regulations. "When you run a smaller shop, every...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Data Consumers | 01 Oct 2012

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Costs, Regulations Drive Firms to Review Data, Tech in Toronto

As data budgets remain tight, more firms in Toronto are focusing on implementing more flexible data architectures that are customizable, scalable and sustainable.

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Market Data Management | 17 Jul 2012 | video

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Reflections on the Paris Financial Information Summit

Faye Kilburn and Nicholas Hamilton speak to delegates at the Paris Financial Information Summit on June 12 about regulation, data management strategies and vendor-practitioner collaboration

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Data Management | 06 Jul 2012 | video

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