Data is boring, right? A look at some innovative market data projects underway

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.

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Market data, despite its importance to financial markets, is rarely a true hotbed of innovation. Aside from the growth of alternative data (which I admit, I always find very cool) and the issue of data latency—which spurred a budget-thirsty race-to-zero and drove the introduction of technologies such as co-location with marketplaces, microwave data networks, and dedicated hardware for processing data—most data issues revolve around how you get a price (or other piece of data) from A to B, and

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With market data and associated costs typically representing a firm’s third-largest expense, there’s a lot of incentive to manage data and its usage more efficiently. Max flings open his fridge to illustrate what’s new in this space.

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