Max is editor of Inside Market Data and Inside Data Management.
Max joined then-Risk Waters Group (prior to its acquisition by Incisive Media) in 2000, and has worked as a reporter on Risk Magazine, FX Week, Trading Technology Week (now Sell-Side Technology) and Buy-Side IT (now Buy-Side Technology), before joining IMD as European reporter in 2003. He moved to New York as US reporter in 2005, and became editor in 2006.
Max lives in Astoria, New York with his wife and twin girls, and enjoys playing rock music, wine tastings, and market data.
New research highlights predicted growth areas for cloud computing—and the tools it enables, such as AI and machine learning—in the capital markets. Spoiler alert: Google says cloud is becoming as ubiquitous as the search giant itself.
The alternative data sector is still relatively nascent, and as such buy-side firms have struggled with how best to incorporate these non-traditional sources of information. While sources say that there will be continued M&A in the market, how those…
The options exchange operator hopes to make it easier for participants to translate data into context and insight, and to broaden participation from new market sectors.
Brokers and exchanges have begun rolling out “self-service” portals that allow clients to choose data and services on an a la carte basis. Opinions vary on whether they are the Holy Grail or a poisoned chalice.
A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Craig Schachter (pictured), who joins Exegy as chief revenue officer
A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.
Founded with the principles of “transparency and academic rigor,” some say Proof’s model and technical approach is a test case for a new generation of cloud-native broker startups.
This year’s inductee into the Inside Market Data Hall of Fame is Karla McKenna, a 35-year Citi veteran and standards advocate who is now Americas managing director of LEI standards body Gleif.
By leveraging Google’s AI and data-sharing capabilities, Symphony is strengthening its ties with the tech giant, which is also an investor in the platform.
Former employees praise the kind and caring CEO who made millions from data but still knew staff by name.
Stevens may plan to give Money.Net a new lease of life targeting wealth management clients.
Socially responsible investors are putting their money where their mouth is—in ever-increasing amounts. With insatiable demand for new datasets and analytics to support these strategies, it’s not surprising that every data vendor wants a slice of the ESG…
Oats reporting could be fully migrated to the Consolidated Audit Trail and the Oats system retired as early as June 30.
The deal will create growth synergies between the vendors' trading systems, and provide an execution capability based on Exegy's trading signals.
Under the new fee policy, some of the largest users of the LSE’s identifier codes could see their Sedol spend more than double, though the exchange says the “vast majority” of clients will see no increase.
A long-time AWS client, Finra is using a combination of AWS tools and its own knowledge graph to generate better search results.
Network provider says the deal arms it to operate in uniquely nuanced regional markets.
A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Brad Levy (pictured), who will take the reins at communications platform Symphony in June, after joining the vendor in July last year.
A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news
As markets for trading stock in privately-held companies become more prevalent and exchange-like, and potentially attract more investors, Max questions what impact this will have on fully-fledged exchanges and their offerings.
Sources say initiative is designed to fend off higher fees and disintermediation in case established multi-dealer platforms start trading CLOs.