Max is editor-at-large at WatersTechnology, based in Infopro Digital's New York office.
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 Inside Market Data as European reporter in 2003. He moved to New York as US reporter in 2005, and became editor in 2006. He was a contributor to sibling Inside Reference Data, and was founding editor of Inside Data Management, which merged the IMD and IRD newsletters into a monthly glossy magazine.
Recent actions against Bloomberg and Ice for violations relating to evaluated pricing services suggest the US regulator may be setting the stage for stricter regulations to govern the sector.
The chief data officer has become recognized as a key role in a financial firm’s ability to manage its data assets, and reduce costs and risk. So why is it also so notoriously short-lived?
ChartIQ’s former owner, Finsemble, will continue to focus on building out its desktop integration business.
Once wary of the cloud, financial firms, their suppliers and the marketplaces where they trade are openly embracing it. And there are more signs of big tech firms accelerating buy-in by literally buying in to clients’ migration projects.
The SEC is preparing to drastically expand the scope of Regulation SCI, which covers IT systems critical to the smooth functioning of the markets. But in the absence of formal proposals so far from the regulator, how can affected firms prepare for new…
Edgar Online’s new owners discuss their plans for the financial data and filings provider, and how owning the data will be key to expanding the range of services it can offer.
The Canadian exchange is the latest to acquire a data vendor business, bringing non-exchange content to help it grow its data assets.
Middle- and back-office staff at banks and buy-side firms who have become accustomed to remotely accessing Bloomberg terminals at home under a disaster recovery provision could set off a surge of new remote data terminal subscriptions.
A shortage of data professionals with suitable experience to run large financial firms’ data organizations could drive firms to completely outsource the management and administration of their third-largest expense.
The concept of a “golden copy” is well established. But what happens when buy-side firms want to differentiate themselves by launching new services, only to find themselves maintaining multiple “single” sources of data—or worse, none at all?
The loss of experienced data specialists has shocked some industry execs, but the vendor says its plan to train a new cadre of technically focused staff will result in better service overall.
Capital markets data specialists are finding their skills in high demand—but not from where you might think.
As interest rates rise and house prices fall after a steady period of the opposite dynamic, investors are looking for more accurate ways to price these factors into the value of mortgage-backed securities.
Putting location in its place: Geolocation data market contractions highlight importance of cost, context
All is not well for providers of geolocation data, with some slashing staff or shutting down entirely. Those still thriving are the ones who realize it’s no longer all about “location, location, location.”
Enterprise data management has traditionally addressed any aspect of financial data across an organization. But as investment firms’ portfolios of enterprise data broadens in definition to include other types of non-financial data, EDM projects must also…
A raft of new entrants are offering outsourced trading services to buy-side firms, anticipating a wave of takeup among larger asset managers, driven by cost and coverage needs. But are they aiming too high?
For years, the mantra of the market data world has been ‘content is king.’ But with trading strategies now more dependent on being able to see the big picture, the value of context could quickly overtake the data itself.
Only proper due diligence on datasets and the companies providing them will safeguard alt data consumers from similar risks in the future.
Until now, information around this opaque type of dataset has been hard to find, though it’s becoming increasingly important to financial analysts.
Data sources are realizing they can leverage end-user inventory management tools to streamline their side of the data sales and licensing process.
For years, inter-dealer brokers have provided price data on the markets in which they broker trades. Now, they spy a new growth opportunity—providing tailored datasets of clients’ trading activity to help them comply with a growing and increasingly…
Recent tech and data M&A deals aren’t just about acquiring clients or 'bolt-on' solutions, but will yield longer-term gains through granular integration of the vendors’ product lines and technologies.
There’s evidence that deepfakes are being used to commit fraud in the financial markets. And as scam artists become more tech savvy, financial firms will need to quickly employ new tools to protect their assets.
The exchange delivers on its promise to reduce the cost of exchange data, but subscribers still face an administrative cost burden associated with the lower user fees.