Inside Market Data - Vol 24 No 26

Latency Still a Priority, But Not 'Holy Grail'

At the cutting edge of market data, firms are still investing in the latency arms race by adopting the latest technologies and strategies for reducing latency, though some participants are beginning to question whether they can justify the investment…

SocGen Aims DART at Bloomberg Spend

Société Générale has expanded a contract with NYSE Technologies to use a service based around the Data Access Reporting Tool (DART) usage monitoring system to cover its Bloomberg terminals and help manage data spend by providing monthly reports on data…

Content Quality Remains Key Concern

The quality of data continues to be a major concern for market data users, who are looking for more industry standardization to help define clearer quality benchmarks, as well as simpler and more accommodating licensing policies in light of restrained…

CMA Splits Out Sovereign CDS Data

CME Group subsidiary Credit Market Analysis has developed DataVision Sovereign, a standalone product of data on credit default swap contracts on sovereign issuers, to meet increased client demand for this data.

Economic Woes Drive Sourcing Decisions

While Nordic data managers may have escaped some of the strictest data cost pressures facing other firms, as a result of the region's lower exposure to the US sub-prime meltdown, the ongoing global financial crisis is still forcing banks to take strict…

Savvis Completes Euro, Canada Lineup

Network and hosting services provider Savvis has rounded out its connectivity to alternative trading venues in Europe and Canada with the addition of access to pan-European multilateral trading facility Turquoise and Canadian alternative trading system…

PGR Preps 'Interactive' Commentary

Mountain View, Calif.-based research provider Primary Global Research is beta testing a new product, dubbed Primary Perspectives World View, that will be part of its Client Portal that provides analysis from the firm's expert network of commentators and…

Vhayu Debuts Real-Time TCA Module with EZX

Vhayu Technologies will this week unveil a new module of its Velocity tick data processing engine that enables users to run transaction cost analysis in real time and gives them more control over the types of analyses they can perform.

AQ Launches Online Research Procurement Platform

London-based investment research analysis provider AQ Research has unveiled the soft launch of a new online broker research selection and procurement platform, dubbed AQrex (AQ Research Exchange), that will simplify the research procurement and payment…

Nasdaq Launches ‘Basic' Level 1 Data

Nasdaq OMX will this week launch Nasdaq Basic, a new data product comprising the exchange's top-of-book and last sale data, to provide customers with a lower-cost alternative to Nasdaq Level 1 data provided as part of the Consolidated Tape Association's…

Saxo CEO: Data Is Both Cause of And Cure for Economic Crisis

Financial firms must focus on improving data quality process automation to navigate their way out of the current financial crisis, while regulators and competitive forces will also dictate change by contributing to further requirements for increased…

Barchart Readies International Data

Chicago-based data and analytics provider Barchart.com is planning to expand the data and news available via its datafeeds and Web products this year, to grow its business with existing clients, and to appeal to a wider potential user base.

IFS Bows Consolidated Euro MTF Feed

UK-based market data and trading technology vendor Intelligent Financial Systems has developed a feed of consolidated real-time data from European multilateral trading facilities for off-trading-floor use in analytic and Web display applications,…

Index Oasis Integrates Xignite Index Data

Index Oasis, a Chicago-based start-up provider of software for index and investment analysis, has rolled out index data in its client platform using a new Web service from on-demand data provider Xignite.

Keeping Up With the Dow Joneses

As machine-readable news algorithms gain more attention, firms and vendors alike must pay close attention to monitoring technologies to avoid the dual pitfalls of automated trading-latency and message loss. By Steve Wong, vice president of marketing at…

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

In today's fast-paced financial markets, one could be forgiven for thinking that speed of raw prices is the be-all-and-end-all of market data. In fact, old-school inputs like financial research and commentary are alive and well, and adapting to the new…

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