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ECB’s Reference Data Utility Plans Not Practical Enough, Say RDR Readers

It seems that the majority of Reference Data Review readers out there remain sceptical of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) proposed reference data utility. According to the results of out October reader poll, 43% of you do not think the proposals are practical enough to warrant being considered a desirable concept for the market. The…

‘Tis the Season to be Wary

It would be a vast understatement to say it has been a challenging year; for many 2008 has been wrought with redundancies, pay cuts and a significant increase in workload. ‘More for less’ seems to have been adopted out of necessity as the latest industry catchphrase. However, it has not all been doom and gloom:…

Q&A: RTI’s Sun on Latency, Throughput and Jitter in Volatile Markets

The financial markets haven’t seen anything like the last couple of months. But what does the shakeup mean for the world of low latency and the vendors servicing it? IntelligentTradingTechnology.com talked with Realtime Innovations‘ Director of Financial Services Strategy and Product Management Henry Sun to find out where the action is now. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com: The last…

Q&A: RTI on The Value of a Millisecond, and How Jitter Fits In

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) recently held a seminar ‘Straight Talk About Low-Latency, The Value of a Millisecond’ which highlighted the relationship between the technical minutiae of low latency systems and the business issues related to electronic trading. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com caught up with John Akbari, Director of Financial Market Business Development at RTI, to find out some more…

Brewin Dolphin Opts for Zoomix Accelerator for Instrument, Client Data Management

UK private client investment manager Brewin Dolphin has implemented Zoomix’s Accelerator enterprise data management platform to automate the matching, standardization and classification of hundreds of thousands of customer and financial data records. Accelerator is a so-called ‘self-learning’ data management platform that analyzes the relationships and meanings relevant to any data domain by observing decisions made…

Too Early To Be Skeptical

In his blog last week, Andrew said he’s skeptical that advantages from investing in low latency infrastructure will be anything other than short lived. I tend to share his opinion that low latency is passing through, though I am less of a skeptic (Andrew’s turning French). To me, the current focus on low latency is…

Looking into the EDM Crystal Ball By Michael Atkin, managing director, EDM Council Inc

It seems like only yesterday we were talking simply about reference data with lots of debate over definitions, an underlying focus on operational efficiency and a business case cut straight from the technology ROI rulebook. My, my how quickly things have changed. Reference data has evolved into EDM. Risk mitigation has replaced operational efficiency. And…

The Impact of MiFID

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) has been described as pure cost pain for little liquidity gain by some. What might the impacts be for the financial services firms in terms of conduct of business, data management and best execution and order-handling processes? asks Dr Anthony W Kirby, Fellow of European Think Tank Promethee and…

Case Study: Henderson Global Centralizes Using DISL Integral

Henderson Global Investors, a mid-sized U.K. investment management firm, is about a third of the way through an almost three-year project to revamp its data management procedures across the board. With its back office outsourced to Cogent, Henderson’s focus was on the data used to support its front and middle offices, including the investment management,…