Virtual Vendors

The new breed of market data vendors sells tickets to data. By Alan Bright

Want to enter the exciting world of market data, but don’t want to fuss with ticker plants, data collection and proprietary networks? Then consider virtual vendor status. These pioneers are bridging content and functionality from a host of providers "without touching the data at all," says Paul Caplin, CEO of virtual vendor Caplin Systems.

Confused? Well, a "virtual vendor," says Caplin, doesn’t actually sell

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