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Consensus is the Hardest Word

If nothing else, the reference data utility panel at last week’s Xtrakter conference again proved how difficult it is to agree on the best way to proceed with data standardisation, even if the conversation about the subject has been ongoing for several years. Francis Gross, head of the external statistics division at the European Central…

What the Industry Wants the Regulators to Know About Reference Data…

As noted in my previous blog (see here), a regulatory driven reference data utility is on its way for the US market, but it seems that not many of you out there are convinced this is the right step to be taking. My fellow panellists at a recent corporate actions focused event in London indicated…

SEC’s HFT Proposals Could Boost Tech Vendors’ Fortunes

High-frequency trading is high on the agenda of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and two recently proposed rule changes could lead to a boon for technology providers. However, industry insiders caution that the SEC must be careful not to leak any intellectual property data it may gather from its increased surveillance of high frequency…

Intel’s Nehalem EX Changes the Game for Low Latency

Intel calls its chip release strategy “Tick Tock” which means better, faster, cheaper chips every year. A year ago, the groundbreaking Nehalem chip was introduced, and this past week saw the introduction of a high-end version of that, Nehalem EX. Featuring more cores, better memory I/O and larger memory addressability, the Xeon 7500 as it’s…

Russell Investments And Interactive Data Introduce Fair Value Adjusted Index Information For Select Russell Global Indices

Interactive Data Corporation, a provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, today announced that its Pricing and Reference Data business will provide its Fair Value Information Service (FVIS) for international equities to Russell Investments for use in providing fair value adjusted information on Russell’s global equity indices. This information is designed to help…

Mackie Research Capital Goes Live on SunGard’s Fame for Pricing Data and Analytics

Mackie Research Capital, one of Canada’s largest independent full service investment firms, has implemented SunGard’s Fame for pricing data and analytics to help support the firm’s investment, research and trading strategies and activities. Providing live data and desktop tools for analysing investment results and opportunities, Fame helps Mackie Research Capital view and analyse accurate, aggregate…

Standard Chartered Selects UnaVista for Reference Data Solution

The London Stock Exchange announced today that Standard Chartered, a major international bank, has selected UnaVista as its global repository for reference data. Standard Chartered recently became the first bank to benefit from the Exchange’s partnership with FactSet Research systems, and are now receiving counterparty and issuer linkage data from FactSet through UnaVista. Standard Chartered…

UBS Using Front Office Technology to Deal With Reference Data Processing, Says Berry

In a move that confirms that the worlds of the front office and the back office are moving ever closer, UBS’ executive in charge of market data sourcing and strategy, David Berry has indicated that the bank is using Celoxica’s hardware appliance-based data feed handlers to process its market and reference data. The rationale behind…

Market Data Capacity – 2009 Review, 2010 Outlook

From the safe distance of February 2010, we can look back at 2009, rake over the coals and think carefully about what lies ahead in 2010. Before I start my survey, I must point out that I am indebted to the Financial Information Forum and its membership, especially the exchanges, for providing a vast array…

Netik’s Wise, Close and Hale Discuss Three Key Product Focuses for 2010

Following the relaunch of its Global Securities Master (GSM) solution in September (see our coverage here), data management and reporting solution vendor Netik has been expounding the benefits of the upgraded managed services solution to the buy side community. This work resulted in a win at the very end of the year, with the start…