Inside Market Data - Vol 23 No 26

Lawyers: ISE Suit Threatens Index Industry

Pending litigation between the International Securities Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange and index providers Dow Jones and Standard & Poor's could negatively impact the exclusive licensing of index products, lawyers say.

OMX Readies FIX Data Recovery

The Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange will next year roll out market data recovery capabilities based on the application sequencing feature in the latest specification of the FIX protocol, in a suite of new Genium data products to be released during 2009.

Equiduct Debuts Pan-European VBBO Feed

European equity market operator Equiduct Trading will this week launch its Virtual Best Bid and Offer (VBBO) feed of data for equities listed across European markets, and will start publishing real-time VBBO data on a select number of securities via its…

Fitch Solutions Launches ABCDS Pricing Service

Fitch Solutions, the division that consolidates all non-rating products and services of Fitch Group, will unveil a new pricing service for asset-backed credit default swaps (ABCDS) today, Monday, March 31, officials tell Inside Market Data .

DZ Bank Readies VWD Terminal Rollout

Frankfurt-based Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank (DZ Bank) is preparing a major initiative to roll out new market data terminals from local vendor VWD to service thousands of end users over the course of 2008, sources tell Inside Market Data .

Deutsche Börse Launches DAX Super-Sector Indexes

Deutsche Börse last week launched a new family of sector-based indexes, within its DAX family of German company indexes, designed to be used as the basis for creating investment vehicles, exchange officials say.

VWD Expands OTC Data with UBS Bond Prices

Frankfurt-based data provider VWD has struck a licensing deal with Swiss banking group UBS to allow the vendor to distribute the bank's bond prices via its Market Manager data terminals, beginning April 1, officials say.

FTSE, CSAG Launch 'Terror-Free' Indexes

Index provider FTSE will make real-time data on its latest series of indexes for so-called terror-free investments available via Reuters and Bloomberg today, Monday, March 31.

MDSL Integrates 3di Data

UK-based data management technology vendor MDSL has partnered with London-based consultancy 3d Innovations (3di) to integrate 3di's database of market data solutions into the vendor's MDM (Market Data Manager) system for data service cost analysis,…

HSBC Ramps Up Custom Indexes Business

HSBC is creating a growing number of custom indexes, in response to investor appetite for targeted investment vehicles, which has spurred demand for the bank's index data and calculation services, officials tell Inside Market Data .

New Kid on the Block

UK data vendor Markit, traditionally known for consensus credit pricing and reference entity data, has stealthily grown into a major mainstream vendor, and is now establishing itself-with last year's purchase of the International Index Company and CDS…

FTSE Preps US Operations, Ticker Plant

Index provider FTSE is to set up regional support and operations functions in North America and Asia, to enable the vendor to source and process data locally, and to respond faster to customer inquiries.

CME Group Buys CMA for OTC Data Play

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange last week acquired bond and credit derivatives pricing vendor Credit Market Analysis for an undisclosed sum, in a bid to diversify its data offering and drive business to the CME's other services for over the counter…

Credit Suisse Centralizes Index Licensing Function

Credit Suisse has centralized its index data licensing and administration function under one person, separate from its market data business, to reduce the overall cost of the bank's index usage by eliminating duplication by different business lines and…

FISD Weighs Demand for Data Certification

Market data industry association FISD could begin certifying data professionals with official market data qualifications by this time next year, if a research study finds enough industry demand to support such an initiative, officials tell Inside Market…

The Carletti Equation: 2+2=5

Since joining Telekurs Financial as chief executive in February last year, Marc Carletti-former managing director for Reuters France-has presided over one of the busiest periods in the vendor's history, overseeing the acquisition of French vendor Fininfo…

Equinix Preps Amsterdam Hub

Datacenter and hosting facility provider Equinix plans to open a hub in Amsterdam later this year to help local financial firms expand their connectivity and hosting options. The new site follows Equinix's acquisition of Netherlands-based Virtu earlier…

Actively Managed ETFs: Big Bang or Misfire?

A new breed of ETF is evolving. More flexible, more agile, and faster to respond to change, do actively managed ETFs represent the next stage of evolution, or will liquidity and transparency concerns drive them into extinction?

Demand Drives Index Evolution

As the underlying basis for derivatives and exchange-traded funds, and a means of gaining exposure to new markets, indexes are multi-purpose investment vehicles. But with end-user demand for more index types, asset classes and more granular data, index…

Weisel Taps Pivot for Research Distribution

San Francisco-based investment bank Thomas Weisel Partners is rolling out technology from messaging and collaboration infrastructure vendor Pivot for distributing research, prices and indications of interest via instant messaging, officials say.

Going Dutch

This week, the IMD bandwagon rolls into Holland for its inaugural Amsterdam Financial Information Summit, where panels of experts will attempt to hash out (pardon the pun) the key issues affecting the European market data landscape in a one-day program…

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