Waters Wavelength Podcast: Episode 262 (Previewing Nafis)
Wei-Shen and Tony take a look at what’s to come at the North American Financial Information Summit (Nafis).
Waters Wrap: On SVB, Credit Suisse and questions left in the wake
After the latest 'crisis' that claimed Silicon Valley Bank, Credit Suisse and others, Anthony questions whether anyone will learn a lesson.
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.
Market data consumers buy the same products at massively different price points
A new study finds that asset managers are paying several times more than their peers for the same services—but why? And can it be fixed? Does it need to be?
Citadel Securities, Jane Street battle fixed-income connectivity challenges with MultiLynq buy-in
Increased electronification of fixed income markets requires more connectivity, which entails greater costs for firms to connect to a growing list of trading venues.
Index fees fatigue: Regulators, startups move in on the big 3 providers’ $5 billion business
Users of index data often complain about the fees they have to fork out, particularly to the likes of S&P, FTSE Russell, and MSCI. WatersTechnology examines the state of the industry and what will disrupt the status quo.
SEC’s $5M Bloomberg BVAL fine targets ‘dark magic’ in fixed income pricing
Recent actions against Bloomberg and Ice for violations relating to evaluated pricing services suggest the US regulator may be setting the stage for stricter regulations to govern the sector.
Waters Wrap: For data managers, the new problems are the same as the old
While much attention has been given to cloud, AI, blockchain and other buzzwords, without a proper data foundation, those tools will not deliver the results that have been promised.
Industry participants: ‘Digital Token Identifier’ aims to increase interop, usage
While some trading firms are welcoming the use of a new non-proprietary code for identifying digital tokens, the onus will be on local regulators to enforce its adoption.
Bank-backed Versana takes aim at syndicated loan tech
Born from a consortium that includes JP Morgan and Bank of America, Versana aims to bring up-to-date and permissioned data to the syndicated loan market—the first step to a more transparent and faster operating market.
S&P buys ChartIQ to bolster charting, analytics capabilities
ChartIQ’s former owner, Finsemble, will continue to focus on building out its desktop integration business.
Data analytics dominate M&A agenda for exchanges in 2022
While there weren’t many headline-grabbing acquisitions in 2022, the year contained a handful of deals that point to expanding trends in the exchange technology industry.
Consolidated tapes gain ground in 2022
Regulators in the US, UK, and EU moved to push forward market data efforts this year.
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.
Banks express concern over top venues’ bid for EU consolidated tape
End-users are worried about the repercussions of handing over a data monopoly to the heavyweight operators in the fixed income space.
Waters Wrap: Big Tech, exchanges and a rapidly evolving market
Following LSEG’s partnership with Microsoft, Anthony talks with some industry participants to explore what this might mean for exchange tech going forward.
Ice builds out low-latency trading connectivity in Asia
The enhancements will be completed by the first half of 2023.
Where does Pyth fit in?
A small number of exchanges have joined the Pyth Network. Nyela wonders whether the on-chain data distribution model fits in with the swift rise of data marketplaces.
Could cloud kill the data licensing debate and shake up pricing models?
Market participants say cloud has the potential to reimagine data licensing. But moving to the new operational model comes with a raft of unanswered questions.
Bloomberg, MarketAxess, Tradeweb probe three tech partners for consolidated tape bid
Venue-led consortium plans to pick a winner before EU regulators begin tender process – anticipated in third or fourth quarter of 2023.
OTC Markets rescues Edgar Online, plans ‘comprehensive’ US disclosure data service
Edgar Online’s new owners discuss their plans for the financial data and filings provider, and how owning the data will be key to expanding the range of services it can offer.
TMX embarks on data diversification and expansion play with WSH buy
The Canadian exchange is the latest to acquire a data vendor business, bringing non-exchange content to help it grow its data assets.
Waters Wrap: Banks explore new avenues for cloud cooperation
As banks and asset managers move more workloads to the cloud, they’re trying to find ways to cooperate to cut costs and exert more influence over the likes of AWS, Google and Microsoft. Anthony wonders if these early efforts will yield beneficial results…
LSEG’s Refinitiv to deliver Real-Time Full Tick data on the cloud in 2023
The data vendor has 19 points of presence from where it will provide co-located access to the new managed services by Q2 2023.