Hurry up and wait: EU debates potential models for ‘essential’ consolidated tape
As the legislative debate surrounding a future European consolidated tape for equities takes on increased urgency, market participants and interested parties are beginning to weigh in with their visions of a successful tape.
In 2022, cloud shows true potential to displace legacy data platforms
Once wary of the cloud, financial firms, their suppliers and the marketplaces where they trade are openly embracing it. And there are more signs of big tech firms accelerating buy-in by literally buying in to clients’ migration projects.
In the world of financial data, context—not content—is the new king
For years, the mantra of the market data world has been ‘content is king.’ But with trading strategies now more dependent on being able to see the big picture, the value of context could quickly overtake the data itself.
Partnerships—Making the Data Industry Go Around
Exchange partnerships play a pivotal role across the capital markets by providing investors with data they wouldn’t ordinarily have access to, while simultaneously streamlining the legal and operational complexities associated with accessing that new…
All about the integration: Melding tech is key to getting full value from vendor M&A
Recent tech and data M&A deals aren’t just about acquiring clients or 'bolt-on' solutions, but will yield longer-term gains through granular integration of the vendors’ product lines and technologies.
Waters Wrap: Mid-tier market data providers look to reinvent themselves
Anthony loves when his opinions spark debate. Following responses to a recent column on consolidation among mid-market data technology vendors, he provides something of a case study, which looks at how Exegy is evolving after its acquisition of Vela.
Slow burn to a big bang: How the new wave of tech is changing market data platforms
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…
NovaSparks Gets New Backer in MBO Deal, Eyes Options Data & FPGA Trading Capabilities
With the support of new majority owner Peninsular Capital, NovaSparks plans initiatives to expand the use cases for its FPGA market data technologies into the trading and risk sectors.
Waters Wrap: What’s This ‘ESG’ You Speak Of? (And Thoughts on Cybersec & Cloud Delivery)
As ESG becomes more popular, Tony believes that a great decoupling needs to happen.
Exegy Sues Activ Financial: The Problem with Patents
Max Bowie recalls some hit-and-miss patent cases from the past two decades, and what this one might mean for the future.
Quantitative Brokers Preps Asia Expansion
The enhanced presence and a move beyond rates are a result of new CEO Ralf Roth's plans to scale Quantitative Brokers' business beyond its core interest rate futures focus.
Vela Adds CoinMarketCap to SuperFeed for ‘Secure, Resilient’ Crypto Data
The integration of cryptocurrency data marks the first time that Vela has carried any kind of currency data on SuperFeed.
The Dark Art of Pre-Trade Analytics
Financial firms commonly review trading activity after the fact to improve their execution strategies. But what they’d really love to do is perform that in real time, pre-trade. Max Bowie looks at how far along market participants are in pursuit of this…
Exegy Hires Lansdowne for EMEA, Asia Sales
Lansdowne will help the vendor expand in Europe and Asia, where it has identified growth opportunities, officials say.