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.
A transatlantic group of researchers has examined a treasure trove of market data to see whether or not high-frequency trading is a necessary component of today’s market structure. The answer is largely ‘yes,’ but with caveats.
Increasingly, exchanges are trying to get closer to their customers, in a bid to better understand how they use market data. This move may come at the expense of data vendors that are being gradually squeezed out of the exchange-client relationship.
Start-ups and non-traditional data providers are exploiting niches where investment professionals can't rely on ratings.
Cyber threat intelligence is crucial for the defense of an organization’s network, but financial firms have to figure out how to make sense of all the data first.
Nasdaq's counsel argued that the regulator does not have the power to give more votes to non-exchange organizations in the Sips' operating committees.
The comms provider may have to register its RFQ workflow and messaging tool as a Sef, or perhaps permanently shut down the business line.
A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Sabrina Bailey (pictured), who has been appointed by LSEG to lead its wealth solutions business in the US.
A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.
While it would appear that Ion has acquired the Pisa-based vendor, details are murky. If the deal has gone through, though, it could mean contractual changes will occur in the near future for List users.
US competing consolidators grapple with pricing uncertainty as SEC, exchanges battle over new Sip regime
Vendors who want to provide consolidated market data under the SEC’s new system can’t make plans until they know how they are going to be charged for market data. But the fee schedules are mired in legal action and confusion.
Sseoms competitors are stepping into the breach left by Bloomberg’s move to sunset the sell-side focused suite of services. This could be a chance for a new premier provider to snap up some business, while leaving others to reevaluate their standing in…
Regulators will need biographical information to get the most out of the Consolidated Audit Trail, advisor said, as broker-dealers and exchanges argue over liability for breaches.
Jo predicts we will see a rise in no-code or low-code tools in the analytics space, but some barriers to scale remain.
A new era of accountability might see the Federal Reserve demand model explainability to keep financial system safe.