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BT’s Pickles Discusses the Data and Risk Management Aspects of the Sequel to MiFID

Although there has been significant focus on the front office and trading impacts of the MiFID review, there are a whole host of middle and back office concerns to consider. Reference Data Review speaks to Chris Pickles, head of marketing for Financial Markets & Wholesale Banking at BT, about his perspectives on these challenges. There has…

Missing a Trick?

The breakdown of the time spent on each area for discussion at yesterday’s MiFID Forum was indicative of the general press and industry attention that is being given to certain aspects of MiFID over others. The majority of the presentations focused on the front office and market data impacts of the directive’s revisions (with good…

UBS’ Berry Sounds Call for an End to Vendor Identifier Complexity via Regulation, Again

In keeping with his work for the Information Providers User Group (IPUG), David Berry, executive in charge of market data sourcing and strategy at UBS, called for an end to vendor complexity by eliminating the use of proprietary instrument identifiers. “Vendors introduce complexity into the market by attempting to differentiate themselves on the basis of…

Thomson Reuters Poaches Credit Suisse’s Hinds as its New Global Head of EDM to Lend User Cred to its Enterprise Ambitions

In line with its recent spate of hiring and reshuffles as it continues to integrate its business units, data giant Thomson Reuters has hired ex-programme manager for reference data at Credit Suisse Sally Hinds as its new global head of enterprise data management (EDM). It has been a year of change for Hinds, who was…

Q&A: CSI’s Emilio Mercado on the Release of MDAL

Emilio Mercado is director, financial services product & strategy at the Collaborative Software Initiative. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com talked to him about the recent release of MDAL – The Market Data Abstraction Layer – which has a goal of providing a single API to access market data across an enterprise, avoiding vendor lock-in. Q: Why is MDAL needed?…

Behind the Scenes

One week to go before Sibos and, according to Swift’s figures from today, there are 7,489 delegates signed up so far. Let’s hope at least some of that number care about reference data; otherwise the utility panel on the first day might be a little quiet (apart from the panellists that is). And it is…

A-Team Insight Exchange Takes a Holistic Approach to Latency

Next week’s A-Team Insight Exchange event in London will feature a number of sessions that focus on latency and how to reduce it – not only through fast messaging middleware and co-location, but across an entire trading system stack – hardware, software and network. One session in the Insight Conference – “Beyond Equities and Sub-Microsecond…

Plus Markets Puts Algo Technologies at Heart of New Exchange Plans

Plus Markets’ plans to develop a competitive stock exchange by creating new products and services on the basis of its status as a recognised investment exchange are underpinned by a technology strategy that builds on Algo Technologies’ software. The exchange’s change in business strategy results from a five month review that ended in late August…

Scaling New Market Data Peaks

It’s becoming quite a frequent event – that being the press release from marketdatapeaks.com about a new record high as measured using the Exegy ticker plant appliance that powers it. Today, the release said the record had been pushed up to 3,732,957 messages per second at 9.54am. The previous peak was 3,449,856 mps, which was…

The Consolidated Tape Iceman Cometh

We read the latest CESR advice on transaction reporting with alarm. In short, it suggested that the market had failed to find its own solution to the challenge of transaction reporting in a fragmented liquidity environment. But has it? Since the implementation of MiFID in 2007, the market has seen the launch of a specific,…