When LSEG acquired Refinitiv, it added Eikon, FXall, and AlphaDesk to its portfolio of execution platforms. In February, the exchange also bought Tora, which has a stronghold in Asia, as well as a presence in crypto. While sources say there are clearly synergies, the key piece of the deal will come down to integration and interoperability.
For decades, market data platforms have been critical components of financial firms’ trading infrastructures. But with changing user needs and emerging technologies gaining ground, will the platforms of the past be replaced by upstart challengers—or can they evolve into something new?
A look at some of the key "people moves" from this week, including Vishal Saxena (pictured), who joins Canoe Intelligence as chief technology officer.
After seven years and half a billion dollars in funding, Symphony has made strides but arguably has not delivered the “big win” of living up to its early hype as a Bloomberg-killer. Max asks how long its investors will continue to back the venture, whether new CEO Brad Levy can steer it back on track, and whether Big Tech could be the way forward.
Anthony explores changing concept of a trading platform, and what that might mean for the future of tech development.
Because of its acquisition and subsequent rebrand, Refinitiv is being forced to change instances of its old branding that remain embedded in many of its APIs. This might sound like a simple change, but end-users are worried that it could be a costly fix.
Bill Murphy, formerly Blackstone's CTO and now managing partner at Cresting Wave, talks technical debt, machine learning, blockchain, management strategy & more.
Refinitiv—and by extension, TREP—has experienced a fair amount of disruption over the last two years. Competitors are lining up to cut into the platform's market share.
Voya Financial and Blackstone execs discuss the role that fintechs play in firms' digital transformations, and caution them not to rely so heavily on vendors.
A look at some of the key "people moves" over the past week, including Renaud Oury (pictured), who joins Apex.
Mergers can be tricky, especially when it comes to the human equation.
The former Blackstone president and CEO shifts sights to Crux Informatics Board.
Moving to the public cloud is not as simple as flipping a switch. Anthony Malakian speaks with early public cloud adopters to find out some of the lessons they’ve learned along the way.
Blackstone's CTO talks about the firm's cloud strategy and looks at some of the lessons learned as they've migrated systems to the cloud.
Market data veteran Cornelia Andersson now heads research and market data teams for all of Blackstone Group.
The consolidation of the OMS market was one of the biggest stories this year as deals were made right after the other.
Octavio Marenzi joins to talk about the web data extraction market and Anthony and James delve into Refinitiv.
A panel of market data managers at the European Financial Information Summit called on regulators to rein in data vendors’ cost practices.
Waters canvasses a range of industry opinion leaders about what the defining technologies of the next few decades will be.
Waters examines some of the most important events in financial technology of the past 25 years.
Blackstone executive Martin Brand describes some of the areas where it plans to invest once Thomson Reuters' Financial & Risk unit is spun off later this year.
Craig has led the F&R division since 2012, and will preside over its transition to a standalone company.
Anthony Malakian says that in just the first two months of 2018, some big headlines are proving just how effective fintechs are at competing with the big players in the capital markets space.
Waters examines how this recent wave of consolidation is different than previous periods of contraction.