The IMD Wrap: As crypto rises, yes, reference data is VERY important

With the SEC’s approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs, Max explains why reference data will take on greater importance—whether non-data people know it or not.

Specificity is important. Imagine, if you will, a portfolio manager and a trader hosting a Christmas party. The portfolio manager is making their special dessert that requires a 16-ounce bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur and sends the trader out to buy some. The trader goes to the store and finds the Bailey’s. Next to it on the shelf, though, is a 24-ounce bottle of Barry’s Irish Cream for $1 less. The trader buys it, and takes it home, pleased with themself for getting more value for money

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FCA declines to directly regulate market data prices

A year-long investigation by the UK regulator to determine whether competition is hindered in the wholesale data markets has concluded with its decision not to directly regulate much-maligned data pricing and licensing structures.

Waters Wrap: Inside the mind of the CTO

After having one-on-one conversations with eight different senior bank technologists, Anthony explains how these execs look at innovation strategy from a philosophical perspective.

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