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Bloomberg’s Chat Gambit: The Feint Before a Knockout?

Some suggest that Bloomberg’s decision to introduce a cut-price version of its Instant Bloomberg messaging is a sign that the data giant is rattled by bank-backed secure messaging startup Symphony. Joanne Faulkner investigates whether the move reflects…

The ICE Storm: Intercontinental Exchange's Lynn Martin

Intercontinental Exchange has never been shy about making waves. But its recent swathe of acquisitions in the data space have raised the profile of its data business significantly. Max Bowie speaks with Lynn Martin, head of ICE Data Services, about the…

Bracing for a RegTech Boom

With an unenviable raft of new regulation imminently coming into force, market participants anticipate a flurry of adoption of compliance-related technology, which is expected to prove lucrative for RegTech providers. Joanna Wright and Max Bowie talk to…

Post-Brexit, Market Data Vendors Predict Uncertain Future

Britain's decision to leave the EU is expected to have little effect on the implementation and application of MiFID 2 on the UK markets. However, it may distract the industry from the fundamental problems that still exist within the text of the…

Buy Side Still Taking Wait-and-See Approach to Symphony

Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup messaging provider Symphony Communication Services has attracted investment from a "Who's Who" of 19 financial institutions plus more than $100 million raised in a recent round of funding from investors including tech…

Opening Cross: Investors Optimistic Over the Value of Information

Approaching year-end, it’s not unusual to see a flurry of mergers and acquisition activity as firms hustle to clear their books and close deals that often come with New Year expiry dates. And while M&A activity takes place year round, it’s uncommon to…

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