Inside Reference Data - 2006-06-01

A Not-So-Golden Age of Data

To deal fully with reference data, the whole industry needs to get organized and agree on generally accepted principles, methodologies and certifications. Dale Richards issues a call to arms in the data arena

Who Can Use Reference Data?

In the first keynote address of the IRD conference in New York, John White of State Street Global Advisors talked about how buying, owning and using reference data is a potential minefield. Below is an extract from his speech

Markit RED: Invaluable Standard or Monopoly?

Credit default swaps are supported by a single reference entity standard, Markit RED. This has brought stability and efficiency to the market. But, asks Elizabeth Lumley, is Markit's dominance cause for concern?

Getting Data Faster, Making it Right

The massive growth of algorithmic trading is putting enormous stress on reference data, as algo traders demand that it be delivered faster, cleaner and in greater volumes than ever before. Sherree DeCovny reports

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