Buy side demands better data aggregation for primary corporate bonds

With electronification and tech development increasing in fixed income, participants are looking for better data access in the primary market for corporate bonds.

“Data is the new oil.”

The title of British mathematician Clive Humby’s talk at a National Association of Advertisers conference in 2006 has been repeated over the years, even as some say data and oil can’t be compared because data is anything but scarce.

But Humby wasn’t talking about scarcity; rather, his assertion referred to refinement. In the 2006 talk, he posited that like oil, data had to be refined in order to have value. Data-driven companies can’t sell raw data just as oil companies

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The IMD Wrap: Taking stock of inventory management

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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