Merrill’s Custom Data Filter


With traders practically drowning in a flood of data and news, Merrill Lynch is testing a new filter system to manage the tide.

When traders speak with their firm’s IT staff about the amount of data they receive and are asked to digest, it’s like a flipside of Oliver Twist. Instead of asking for more, data-deluged traders these days are often saying, "Please, sir, I want some less."

Or some way to filter out the news, alerts, research and reports they don’t need. Just ask Jim Russo, director of

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