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The Problem Solver: Paul Bari, Nordea

Paul Bari’s career has taken him across oceans and continents, but his true north has always been a fascination with mathematics. Now, he’s tackling not only the future of one of Northern Europe’s largest banks, but its employees, too

Welcome to WatersTechnology

As the markets continue to change, the need for timely news and analysis covering the financial technology industry is more important than ever. Here at Incisive Media, we have made a number of major and exciting changes to keep our subscribers in the…

Kiss Your Naked Access Goodbye

Listening to the talking heads on television, it seems as if the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) index last Thursday means the world is coming to an end. No, it's not. The national market structure has rules and procedures in place…

Opening Cross: The Technology Trickle-Down-and Up-Effect

Although Inside Market Data does not directly cover the retail financial markets, it can sometimes prove interesting to examine how developments in one market drive trading trends in the other, and how technologies or content created with a specific user…

The New Spring Fashion

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that Dealing with Technology would be going through some major and exciting changes in the coming months and I want to provide a sharper picture of what that will entail.

Surveillance's Painful Proposition

Last week at during its board of governors meeting, the Security Traders Association (STA)-a U.S.-based advocacy organization for securities traders-responded to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC's) concept release on market structure.

Opening Cross: Living on the ‘Edge'

The greater the noise, the harder it is to make yourself heard: According to the latest figures from the Financial Information Forum, equity exchange feeds continue to set record volumes. So at a time when firms are swamped with volumes of market data…

The Times They Are A-Changing

Now that we have reached mid-April, everyone should be inundated with commencement announcements from friends, family and those distant relations fishing for graduation gifts. Soon we will be in school auditoriums, gymnasiums or on the front lawn…

Opening Cross: The Case for the Defense

One of the beneficial results of the credit crunch and financial crisis is that the financial industry has begun focusing on-and being more critical of-the quality of data it receives, especially in those instances where the price or value of an…

A Little Spring Cleaning

Now that spring has finally arrived in the northern hemisphere, it is the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning-opening up the windows, airing out the house and hosing down the garden furniture. With dual announcements of new processors from Intel …

Overcoming the Options Dilemma

As more institutional investors open their portfolios to equity options, sell-side broker-dealers face the challenge of executing instructional-sized orders in a market that is typically less liquid than equities.

Opening Cross: "Fragmented" Doesn't Mean "Broken"

This issue of Inside Market Data should be accompanied by our latest special report on Fragmentation (also available on our Web site), which includes a spirited Q&A on the changes to European equity markets since the introduction of the recent Markets in…

Peeking Over the Garden Wall

About 15 months ago, I started to wonder when the industry would begin seeing third-party compute clouds that would meet the rigorous demands of the financial services industry. I'm still waiting.

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