Inside Market Data - Vol 23 No 20

GL Trade, Infotec to Share Feed Infrastructures

French data and trading technology provider GL Trade has begun a long-term project to consolidate its data distribution infrastructure with that of Swiss data vendor Infotec, which GL acquired last year ( Inside Market Data , July 16, 2007).

BATS Expands Savvis Data Connectivity

Kansas City, Mo.-based ECN BATS Trading is expanding its relationship with network and hosting provider Savvis to provide broader connectivity options to clients, officials tell Inside Market Data .

Exegy Adds European Level 2 Data

St. Louis, MO-based vendor Exegy last week rolled out feed handlers for low- latency Level 2 data from European exchanges to its hardware ticker plant, in addition to existing handlers for European Level 1 data, and support for Level 2 data from US…

Fortis Integrates Sophis Data in DACS

Belgian banking group Fortis has integrated its Sophis Risque application with Reuters' Data Access Control System (DACS) to increase visibility of internal market data distribution and ensure compliance with data policies from both exchanges and vendors…

NYSE Euronext Buys IVRS for Valuations

NYSE Euronext last week unveiled a portfolio valuations service, dubbed Prime Source, following its acquisition last week of the Independent Valuation and Risk Services (IVRS) business from UK-based software vendor Lombard Risk Management for £700,000.

Arcontech API Speeds Processing

UK-based data technology vendor Arcontech has released a new Application Program Interface (API) that will allow users to develop latency-sensitive applications using the Microsoft .Net programming language that draw real-time data from the vendor's…

Xasax Preps Direct Feed Network for Hedge Funds

Xasax, a Naples, Fla-based provider of data, proximity hosting and software, is preparing to roll out a hosted direct feed offering for North American markets, dubbed xsFeed, that will target high-frequency hedge funds and active trader users of trading…

SGX Rolls Out OMX-Cicada Data Engine

The Singapore Exchange announced last Friday, Feb. 22 that it has begun rolling out a new data engine, dubbed Singapore Exchange Data Engine (SGXDE), based on the new Genium Market Info market data distribution platform developed by OMX and Cicada, to…

VWD Buys Benelux Data Vendor

As Inside Market Data went to press last Friday, Frankfurt-based data vendor VWD Group announced the acquisition of Dutch market data vendor Tijd Nederland and its Tijd Beursmedia (TBM) subsidiary from Belgian media group Mediafin for €7 million in…

BT's Fragmentation Fighters

As regulatory initiatives such as the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and market forces prompt new trading venues and data sources, the European financial markets can expect to see a fragmented trading landscape in 2008. With network providers…

Data Error Halts NGM Trading

Swedish exchange the Nordic Growth Market was forced to suspend trading last week after data was not properly updated within its trading system, officials say.

After RFP, Opra Renews SIAC Support

The Options Price Reporting Authority has renewed its contract for technical services with the SIAC division of NYSE TransactTools, following a competitive tender with other potential service providers, Inside Market Data has learned.

Thomson Preps Tagged Algo News

Thomson Financial is preparing to launch a tagged, machine-readable news feed and a tagged archive of news that trading firms can use to power algorithmic trading systems that use news stories and events to generate trades, officials say.

CEP Benchmark Specs Draw Closer

The Securities Technology Analysis Center's analytics working group is close to finalizing benchmark specifications for performance comparisons between rival complex event processing (CEP) technology vendors.

CME Preps Data Recovery Tool

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange will later this year introduce a new service allowing clients to request retransmission of specific subsets of market data using the FIX Protocol, to populate applications with missing data in the event of an outage or a…

Xignite Adds Third-Party Integration

Web-based data provider Xignite last week formally launched its Splice platform for creating "mashup" data applications on the fly from different Web services without the need to hard-code dedicated applications.

CME Prepares to Resurrect LDB

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is set to reverse a decision to retire the Chicago Board of Trade's Liquidity Data Bank service for end-of-day net and total volume data for CBOT-listed contracts by trader type, and re-launch LDB by April in response to…

Regulators Force TF-Reuters Divestments

Regulators in the US, Europe and Canada last week gave their blessing to Thomson Corp.'s takeover of Reuters, subject to the vendors selling "copies" of certain datasets by April 19 "to preserve competition."

Chi-X Targets ASX With Free Australian Data

Chi-X Australia, an alternative trading system (ATS) set up by the Chi-X business of inter-agency broker Instinet to compete with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), will provide its market data free of charge when the platform goes live in the…

Explore Your Options

Too many options: not just a problem for those who can't decide what to buy their valentine, but also for anyone serious about trading in the options markets today-and dealing with the sheer volume of data generated by US options trading.

Regulators Bare Their Gums

Perhaps the only thing greater than data professionals' curiosity about which businesses competition authorities on both sides of the Atlantic would force Thomson and Reuters to divest before blessing the proposed merger of the two data giants is their…

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