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.
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.
Already well established as an alpha-enhancing input to equities trading, sentiment data is now being applied to other asset classes, starting with foreign exchange.
There are efforts underway to ease the burden of dealing with data notifications, but Max finds that between growing pains and automation adulthood, these notices are going through an awkward adolescence.
Alqami will advise wannabe alternative data vendors on the value of their content, while TickSmith will provide the technology platform for them to sell it to potential clients.
With data notifications growing in volume and complexity, firms are finding it harder to keep track of these changes. Some vendors are looking to help.
A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.
Because of its acquisition and subsequent rebrand, Refinitiv is being forced to change instances of its old branding that remain embedded in many of its APIs. This might sound like a simple change, but end-users are worried that it could be a costly fix.
Analytics will be the eighth foundational pillar of data management covered by the EDM Council's DCAM model, reflecting the importance of data quality to analytics.
Ropnoy's WISE service will provide outsourced "heavy lifting" of data notifications processing to help firms handle rising volumes of notifications.
Officials say FISD's standards efforts will encourage and support broader adoption of alternative data among firms that have previously not had the resources to take advantage of new alt datasets.
After two cloud-native product successes, the vendor plans to migrate all its software to cloud native to optimize the benefits of running in the cloud for clients.
The agreement will streamline the process by which FTSE Canada collects quotes from dealers, and provide enhanced datasets for the creation of new indexes.
The first iterations of the new Optimize platform will be available early next year.
Just as there’s always money to be made from doing dirty jobs, there are opportunities around dirty data—especially in industries that are only now beginning to appreciate the value of being data-driven.