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Roundtable: A Very Market Data Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving─the fourth Thursday in November─is when Americans traditionally give thanks for the year's harvest, stemming from the celebrations of...

Inside Market Data | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 29 Nov 2013


On the Record: Precision Engineer

As high-frequency trading took off, requiring ever-faster data distribution, latency monitoring and measurement emerged as a key part of trading firms' infrastructure strategies, and a competitive market for monitoring tools quickly sprung up. But while...

Inside Market Data | Feature | Latency | 09 Aug 2013


On the Record: Mercado Keeps it ‘Simple'

Emilio Mercado has spent the bulk of his career working for market data vendors. Now, he's working for himself, running his own vendor, Simplified Financial Information, and aiming to simplify how firms manage market data usage and infrastructure, when...

Inside Market Data | Feature | Data Administration | 31 Jul 2013


On the Record with Xignite CEO Stephane Dubois: The Principles of Supply and On-Demand

Just as on-demand computing is gaining traction on Wall Street, driving cloud adoption, the financial markets are also identifying opportunities to utilize on-demand market data for non-trading applications. Inside Market Data talks to Stephane Dubois,...

Inside Market Data | Feature | Organization & Management | 09 May 2011


On the Record: CEO Alistair Brown Adds Juice to Lime

Lime Brokerage was created as one of the new generation of low-latency electronic brokerages in response to a changing marketplace. Ten years on, the markets are still evolving, and Lime is changing as a result. IMD talks with recently-returned CEO Alistair...

Inside Market Data | Feature | Organization & Management | 02 Jan 2011

2010 Year in Review: Users Focus on Latency, Analytics, Admin

Speed remained a key differentiator during 2010, with firms prepared to loosen their purse strings for low-latency solutions that deliver a competitive edge. Citigroup deployed a low-latency messaging layer from middleware vendor Real-Time Innovations...

Inside Market Data | Feature | Data Consumers | 20 Dec 2010

2010 Year in Review: Vendors Present New Faces for 2010

This year was one of facelifts among the major data vendors, while others resorted to more desperate operations in the battle for market share as end-users loosened their purse strings for strategic initiatives. Dow Jones began the year by combining...

Inside Market Data | Feature | Organization & Management | 20 Dec 2010

2010 Year in Review: Regulations Bite After Flash Crash Data Backlash

Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic grappled with major reforms during 2010 that will have long-lasting implications for market data consumers and the capital markets as a whole. Following its scrutiny of flash orders and dark pools of liquidity...

Inside Market Data | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 20 Dec 2010

2010 Year in Review: Exchanges Balance Regulatory, Policy Changes

European exchanges unbundled real-time access to post-trade data in 2010 in a bid to avoid the European Commission imposing a mandated consolidated tape as part its MiFID review, while adopting new data policies to drive other revenues from their data...

Inside Market Data | Feature | Exchanges | 20 Dec 2010

2010 Year in Review: Data Demand Aids Emerging Markets’ Maturation

Capital markets in Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and the Middle East are shedding their “emerging” status as interest in the regions grows, and are quickly graduating to mature marketplaces. Brazil, in particular, graduated with honors...

Inside Market Data | Feature | Content Focus | 20 Dec 2010

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Tackling Teething Troubles: Examining the Current State of the OTC Derivatives Market

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