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.
As interest in OTC marketplaces grows, so does the value of data generated by brokers in those markets. But monetizing that data involves many challenges. Max looks at some potential solutions.
Technologies such as knowledge graphs that look at data in a non-linear manner can not only spot correlations and associations that aid investment analytics, but can also help tackle costly challenges such as change management and regulatory reporting.
Interdealer brokers are looking enviously at the way exchanges have been able to grow data revenues, providing a stable stream of profits as other business lines have declined. But following the exchange model has its own challenges.
Trading in large, privately-held stocks has hitherto been the domain of large private equity investors. A new technology platform aims to make these markets more accessible to broker-dealers by integrating with the back-office processes that firms…
Algorithm development specialist BestEx Research is making a play to address inefficiencies in futures trading algorithms.
FactSet’s mapping service, Concordance, can be used on its own or with Snowflake’s cloud, enabling users to apply the offering to other datasets in Snowflake’s ecosystem.
As the “vast majority” of customers are shifting to the cloud, Refinitiv is looking to broaden its own cloud capabilities to help customers with their transitions.
The new offering will provide flexibility for firms who want front-, middle-office staff, and clients to use the same analytics, but where vendor services would be prohibitive.
The full platform, leveraging an open API architecture and multiple third-party providers, will enter beta testing in early 2021.
Vendors don’t release new products or updates without putting their software through rigorous testing. What does that testing involve, and what different approaches do companies employ? Max Bowie finds out.
The deal reflects the broader trend of market participants pursuing scale to create true front-to-back trading and data environments, which may signal a trading platform acquisition in the future—though the IHS Markit acquisition may face regulatory…
CEO Mark Hepsworth explains the branding change and what drove the vendor's decision.
Facteus officials say Bloomberg's clients will benefit from being able to assess the impact of consumer-spending data on macroeconomic indicators.
The use of agile development techniques and adoption of micro-frontend technology has yielded significant improvements in development productivity, officials say.
Officials remain silent on the closure, which has been in the works since last year, sources say.