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Exchanges Are Becoming Data Marketplaces

Exchanges and other trading venues have long derived revenue from sales of their data; in some cases they operate substantial businesses based around sales of their real-time quotes and other market data services. But few are well set up to deal with growing demand for other datasets they may generate from their core activities, such…

Mitigating Compliance Risk by Matching Application Usage to Data Licensing Obligations

As financial institutions consume more market data from more sources than ever before, the task of administering external data services is growing both in complexity and scale. At the same time, data services are increasingly consumed by applications rather than humans, and these applications often consume more data than humans and produce derived data. As…

Market Data Invoice and Inventory Managed Services

Financial institutions are subscribing to an ever-growing list of information services in their efforts to keep abreast of increasingly complex global markets. This is adding to the burden of managing relationships with existing data vendors, whose licensing agreements and invoices are also growing in complexity. Firms’ appetite for cloud-delivered services and the trend toward working…

Market Data in the Cloud: Opportunities and Challenges

Financial institutions are buying into the promise that the scalability and elasticity of cloud solutions will prove to be more cost-effective than on-premise implementations. As firms migrate what they can of their technology infrastructures to the cloud, they are starting to include market data delivery and ingestion systems – long considered too critical to be…

Contractual Rights Management: It’s Time to Take Control of Data Usage

Contractual rights management has become a hot topic in financial information and market data circles following a number of public instances involving high-profile financial institutions breaching licensing agreements with data vendors – and paying the price with both significant financial penalties and damaged reputations. A potential solution for contractual rights management is the emerging Open…

Post-trade ETD – where all the sticking plaster got used!

The fund management industry’s shift to passive funds and embrace of smart-beta funds over the past decade or so has shaved margins to the extreme. In this environment, operational efficiency becomes an existential issue. Across a broad swathe of asset classes, front-office technologies have kept pace with massive changes in market structure driven by regulation…

Feeding the Drive Toward Automation in Trading and Investment Operations

As financial institutions continue to move toward automation, the need to feed systems with accurate and timely data is critical. Consistency of data throughout the transaction workflow is also essential, meaning financial institutions need to choose their data sources carefully. Based on an A-Team Group survey, and sponsored by Thomson Reuters, this paper considers drivers…

Countdown To MiFID II: Best Execution, Brexit and Trading Infrastructure Best Practices

The events of 2016 have muddied the waters for financial institutions operating in Europe that need to figure out how planning for possible outcomes of Brexit will in turn affect compliance with European MiFID II regulation taking effect in January 2018. While it is widely recognised that firms will have to make major changes to…

High-Performance Trading Infrastructure on Demand

Financial markets firms can no longer spend what it takes to compete in the “low latency arms race.” The new reality demands high performance to be competitive with peers, but with an emphasis on upfront deployment and ongoing operational costs. High performance is measured not simply in trading execution speed and round-trip latency figures. Those…

Measuring Latency in Equity Transactions

This white paper was written by Ixia. Ixia is the Leader in Converged IP Testing and offers solutions for higher speed gigabit Ethernet as well as testing network performance The importance of minimizing latency in data center networks has been discussed intensely in the last year, mostly with respect to trading in financial markets – where…