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Why Boris’ Stamp Duty Axe is Irrelevant with an EU FTT Just Around the Corner

By Daniel Carpenter, Head of Regulation at Meritsoft (a Cognizant company). The race to become Conservative Party leader, and thus Prime Minister, enters into its final stretch, policy ideas are inevitably being thrown around like confetti. As a classic case in point, Boris Johnson has recently pledged to scrap the UK’s Stamp Duty tax, which…

EMIR and MiFID Transaction Reporting Challenges Continue to Trouble Firms and Regulators

Data quality is proving to be an enduring albatross around the necks of financial institutions that must comply with EU reporting rules under MiFID II and EMIR. A recent disclosure by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) shows that matching rates remain poor for derivatives transactions reported under the European Markets and Infrastructure Regulation…

Trading Technologies Adds Colocated Execution and Connectivity at ICE Data Centre in Basildon

Trading Technologies International (TT) has added colocated execution and client connectivity services at the ICE Data Services European Liquidity Centre in Basildon, UK, to its global trading infrastructure offering. The expansion to Basildon provides TT’s global user base with the lowest-latency direct market access to ICE’s European derivatives markets through the TT platform, and also…

Anova Partners NovaSparks to Deliver Sub Microsecond Market Data Processing Latency

Anova Financial Networks, an international carrier and market data provider, has partnered NovaSparks, a field programmable gate array (FPGA) market data company, to provide customers with an optimised and best-of-breed market data service connecting the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) to the New Jersey Equity Triangle. The service, MicroFeed, deploys NovaSparks’ NovaTick ticker plant that conflates…

Bloomberg Embeds Dow Jones News in Terminal Service

In a move once considered unthinkable, Bloomberg has begun distributing Dow Jones News and other Dow Jones publications for free as part of its Bloomberg Terminal offering. The Dow Jones news content will run alongside Bloomberg’s own news service, which comes bundled with the Bloomberg Terminal. Under the arrangement, which started this week, Bloomberg Terminal…

Overview of Market Data Fees: What You Need to Know When Planning Your Market Data Infrastructure

By Robert Anderson, Director of Sales at Exegy. Market data is the third biggest expense for many of our customers—right behind the cost of rent and maintaining their staff. So, they’ve designated teams to understanding and optimizing their market data liabilities. However, smaller or newer firms struggle to understand how market data fees add up…

TRG Screen Adds Distribution Rights for XPansion’s Xmon Reference Data Usage Tracking

TRG Screen, a provider of subscription spend management software solutions, continues to build out its capabilities through an agreement with XPansion for global distribution rights to its XMon reference data usage management software. Xmon tracks raw data and reference data from data vendors such as Refinitiv and Bloomberg. The agreement follows TRG’s June 2019 acquisition…

Xceptor Names ex-GBST Exec Tom Edwards as Chief Operating Officer

Xceptor, a global data ingestion, automation and transformation software provider, has appointed Tom Edwards as chief operating officer with responsibility to support the company’s growth strategy. Most recently, Edwards was head of delivery at wealth management and capital markets technology provider GBST. Edwards has over 30 years’ experience in project implementation and professional services delivery…

Data and Research: Two Sides of the Same Coin

By Evan Schnidman, President of Prattle, a Liquidnet company. For decades, the asset management community has treated research and data as two distinct goods – separate commodities to be controlled by separate institutions. Data was the domain of Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters (now Refinitiv), FactSet, S&P, and others, while research was the domain of large banks…

MiFID II RTS 28 Analysis Highlights Trends in Data Quality and Internalisation

A recent report from regulatory compliance platform provider Cappitech offers a window on how firms are complying with best execution requirements under Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) by slicing and dicing the MiFID II RTS 28 data that EU-based financial services firms were required to submit to EU regulators in April of…