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.
Private stocks are opaque, illiquid, behave differently from public markets, and lack the same infrastructure as public marketplaces, creating back-office integration challenges for firms that want to trade these stocks in a more liquid manner. But as…
With traditional ratings agencies facing increased hostility from financial firms, new entrants are hoping to reshape ratings. But will fresh approaches appeal to an industry underwhelmed by existing offerings?
Customized content and its ability to be integrated easily will be key factors for news providers—old and new—in creating value for financial consumers.
While market data departments are rarely highlighted when it comes to innovation, Max says that doesn’t mean there aren’t disruptive tech projects underway.
Startup DLT provider TradeX proposes using blockchain's immutable ledger as an indisputable record of market data entitlements and consumption, to reduce licensing disputes.
TRG will combine J&J's six-year-old MDR managed service for data reporting with its own similar ADS declarations service.
A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.
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.