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Responses Split on ESMA Consultation Paper on a Consolidated Tape and Market Data

Responses to the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA’s) July consultation paper on the establishment of a consolidated tape (CT) for equity instruments are starting to surface, and the views they express diverge greatly. While some industry participants are very much in favour of a CT, others are strongly against the idea. The road to…

Glue42 Extends into Asia Pacific

Glue42, provider of a simplified desktop experience and interoperability for financial institutions, has made a reseller agreement with Chelmer to extend the connectivity of the desktop and its footprint into Asia Pacific. As part of its latest release, the company’s desktop users’ apps can now interoperate with third-party websites and web apps through browser extensions,…

Hong Kong Exchange $37 Billion Bid for London Stock Exchange Scuppers Latter’s Merger Plan with Refinitiv

The Hong Kong Exchange’s $37 bid for the London Stock Exchange (LSE) came out of the blue this morning, but has since rattled cages and raised questions about the LSE’s proposed $27 billion merger with Refinitiv, whether a deal of this sort would be acceptable to regulators, and how LSE shareholders will react to the…

QuantHouse Adds Goldman Sachs SIGMA X MTF Data to API Ecosystem

Goldman Sachs has teamed up with QuantHouse to accelerate market data distribution from its SIGMA X European multilateral trading facility (MTF). The data is accessible via the QuantHouse API Ecosystem and can be used to identify auctions and find potentially untapped, addressable liquidity. SIGMA X MTF offers deep and diverse liquidity on the basis of…

Would ICE Really Buy Bloomberg?

By Andrew Delaney. The London Stock Exchange’s planned $27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv – the former Reuters – got us thinking: who’s left of the independent market data vendors, and who would buy them? Of the major global vendors that have dominated the space over the past decade or so, only one independent remains. With…

BMLL Offers Access to Normalised Level 3 Data and Advanced Analytics at Scale

BMLL Technologies, a cloud-based data-engineering-as-a-service company, has released a derived data service that provides access to normalised, highly granular Level 3 data and advanced analytics. Typically, the company’s derived data capability can process 225 billion messages in a matter of hours rather than days at a significantly reduced cost, allowing market participants to consume bespoke…

ESMA Ratchets Up Pressure on Financial Markets to Develop a Consolidated Tape

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is ratcheting up pressure on the EU’s financial services industry to develop a consolidated tape (CT) solution for equity instruments. The regulator sets out its views in a consultation paper that was published in mid-July and also reviews the cost of market data. The paper is the outcome…

Sterling Trading Tech Releases Market Data Entitlement System

Sterling Trading Tech has released a market data entitlement system, The Sterling Entitlement Manager, that allows Sterling and its clients to follow compliance regulations when onboarding subscribers by using an automated verification process. The subscribers’ market data is then activated on the trading platform once approval from an exchange is granted. The solution is designed…

Start-up VendEx Targets Market Data Inventory Segment

Transatlantic start-up VendEx Solutions is seeking to shake up the marketplace for market data inventory systems through the creation of a centralised hub for managing the relationship between financial institutions and their data providers. The company, which has just launched its VKey contract management module, is seeking to offer a modern alternative to systems offered…

Refinitiv Shareholders Agree Merger Deal with LSE, David Craig Remains CEO of Refinitiv

Following our review of the London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) proposed acquisition of Refinitiv through a transaction valued at $27 billion, Refinitiv today announced that its shareholders have agreed definitive terms with LSEG on the acquisition. The approval of LSEG shareholders will be sought at a general meeting to be held before the end of…