Hacked off: banks demand answers after Ion cyber attack
Clients have been left in the dark about the ransomware attack that disrupted futures trading last month.
This Week: Finos, Cboe Global Markets, Aiviq/Alliance Bernstein & more
A summary of the latest financial technology news.
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.
Citi quants’ AI model aims to hedge earnings surprises
Machine learning tool forecasts effect of shocks on implied volatility surfaces in minutes.
Nasdaq gears up for 1st migration in a long journey to AWS
While Nasdaq is set to begin migrating its MRX exchange to AWS’s cloud infrastructure next month, the full migration program could take 10 to 15 years to complete.
It’s amateur hour: examining retail trading and options data
Cutting-edge data shows non-professionals are driven by news events and a desire to make a quick buck.
Cboe migrations give exchange a foothold in Canadian equities
Exchange group looks northward in global expansion drive with completion of three trading system acquisitions
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.
Cboe completes integrations of triple acquisition, turns focus on risk and analytics
In 2020, Cboe Global Markets acquired three businesses in rapid succession. Two years later, the tech stack integrations are complete, and the now-combined entities make up the majority of the exchange’s rebranded Risk and Market Analytics Group.
This Week: Cboe, Ice, ABN AMRO/Temenos & more
A summary of the latest financial technology news.
Waters Wrap: As M&A heats up, integration concerns mount
In the order and execution management space, and in the mid-tier market data platform provider space, there’s been a fair amount of M&A activity in recent years. Anthony looks at why some market observers are worried about this consolidation.
The good, the bad, and the ugly of financial democratization
From crypto and Web3 to Robinhood and Reddit, democratization underscores it all. While it’s a largely benign concept that aims to level the playing field between institutions and individuals, it’s also really hard to get right.
Tech vendors rethink risk in era of surging options volume
As options volumes soar, technology vendors are thinking about new risks posed when legacy infrastructure meets increasingly complex markets.
Eurex upgrade timeline too tough, say banks
As exchanges prepare roll-out of major upgrades, banks are struggling to cope
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.
People Moves: AlphaSense, Enfusion, Solidatus, and IQ-EQ
A look at some of the key "people moves" from this week, including Roma Greening (pictured), who joins AlphaSense as head of broker relations for EMEA and APAC.
Buy one, get one free: Algos learn to multi-task
For years, brokers have offered suites of algorithms, each geared toward a certain strategy and outcome. Now, firms are compressing these into multifaceted algorithms that can switch between different strategies or markets in response to trading…
Waters Wrap: Examining Digital Asset’s DLT strategy (and its broader implications)
Digital Asset has slowly expanded its influence with exchanges in the APAC region, and this year has made additional inroads in the US and Europe. Anthony examines the company's wins and losses over the last seven years.
Murky road ahead for consolidated tape plan administrator in the US
The business unit of the new equities data plan could revolutionize pricing and accessibility in the public feeds of NMS data, say hopefuls to the role, but litigation and lack of clarity obscure the path forward.
Miax preps ‘Virtual Trading Floor’ of data tools to grow investors, market-makers
The options exchange operator hopes to make it easier for participants to translate data into context and insight, and to broaden participation from new market sectors.
Confusion remains over SEC’s market data efforts
Jo ponders some of the important pieces of the regulator’s National Market System modernization that remain obscure.
Holding Pattern: As Trading Technologies awaits new owner, the vendor adjusts development strategy
The Chicago-based futures trading platform recently rolled out a new OMS offering, while other projects, like its Echo Chamber market data platform, have been put on pause until a sale goes through.
Now that Oats is scrapped, regulators will have to (Cat)ch up
Retiring Oats is a milestone on the long and winding road to Cat implementation, but the SEC must make some major decisions in a very short timeframe before the Cat journey is over.
Oats retirement imminent as Cat maintains data quality, Finra says
Oats reporting could be fully migrated to the Consolidated Audit Trail and the Oats system retired as early as June 30.