Joanna Wright is reporter at Waters Technology, where she covers aspects of financial services of interest to reference data professionals – from product releases to regulatory issues. She was born in South Africa, and began her journalism career as a sub-editor at newspapers there. Before moving to London, she gained business reporting experience in a number of industries and topics, including media, advertising and tech, and large-scale infrastructure projects in pioneer markets.
Regulators are looking to all-to-all trading as a possible solution for worrying volatility and deteriorating liquidity in US Treasury markets.
As crypto markets face a reckoning in the wake of the FTX scandal, standard-setters and industry participants say identifiers for tokens are key for the industry’s stability.
Jo says the SEC’s Treasuries-focused regulatory agenda will come to fruition next year, and tech vendors will face the burden of those proposals.
The bank’s proprietary solution uses Apache Spark to calculate forward-looking loss scenarios in its loan portfolios.
Regulatory developments and startups gaining some ground may—one day—threaten the incumbent providers in this space.
While Nasdaq is set to begin migrating its MRX exchange to AWS’s cloud infrastructure next month, the full migration program could take 10 to 15 years to complete.
This month, the commission must decide on a fee filing under its market data modernization efforts. Jo wonders how likely we are to see those efforts materialize any time soon.
Finos gets ahead of FDC3’s critical mass by making breaking changes to the desktop interop standard, including baked-in data exchange.
Exchange group looks northward in global expansion drive with completion of three trading system acquisitions
As a Congressional report delves into Robinhood's response to the meme stock frenzy of early 2021, Jo wonders how future regulation of payment for order flow will impact market data pricing.
The Swiss bank has started a journey to implementing mesh data architecture, a new concept for federated data availability in enterprises aimed at getting value out of analytical data.
The acquisition of the 10-year-old vendor will give the exchange group high-quality market data, low-latency direct feeds, and packet-capture capabilities, experts say.
The DC appeals court has denied a petition to void a rule that seeks to bring competition to the US consolidated tapes.
Some industry participants are worried that proposed amendments to Regulation ATS could see the trading perimeter expanded to include a wide array of messaging systems.
The US markets regulator has extended the comment deadline on a proposal to regulate Treasuries venues after it faced a storm of complaints from the public and financial industry.
Consultation on democratizing odd lots data closes next week, but more solutions to order protection concerns may be needed.
Congress is stepping into the US equity market data debate as the DC Circuit Court of Appeals considers dismissing the SEC’s initiatives.
New rules target a range of players in the capital markets, from broker-dealers to trading venues, and the agency could be coming for data and analytics vendors and index providers.
Firms must get data management and compliance culture right if they really want to keep their books clean of crooks and sanctions-dodgers, and keep their reputations and bottom lines clean of regulatory fines.
Enrico Bruni, managing director and head of Europe and Asia at Tradeweb, joins the podcast to discuss electronification in the repo space.
US regulator’s mammoth January proposal has something in it for most US trading systems, but Jo suspects it will be the definitions of exchanges that hit the hardest.