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Intelligent Trading Summit Debates the Prospects of Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency is all the rage in capital markets, but how does it differ from other asset classes, how will it be regulated and what are its challenges and opportunities for trading firms and exchanges? A panel session at A-Team Group’s recent Intelligent Trading Summit in New York City answered these questions and more, looking at both the…

How to Ensure the Integrity of Your Contributions Data

Do you worry about the validity and integrity of the data you contribute either to benchmarks like Libor or indexes, or to markets like the exchange-like Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs)? Or about the quality of the data you are selling to clients? With a marketplace growing in complexity, and more and more rules coming from…

Getting a Grip on Benchmark Contributions

A discussion of the issues surrounding bank-contributed market information for benchmarks and indexes. Recent scandals involving bank-contributed financial information – most notably 2010’s discovery of fraudulent contributions to the widely used the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) benchmark – have underscored the lack of transparency and lack of control of the rates and prices financial…

A-Team Video with Eccleston on S&P Capital IQ’s Vision for R2, QuantHouse and CMA in 2013 – and Beyond

Lou Eccleston, President of S&P Capital IQ, talks to A-Team’s Andrew Delaney about the company’s recent spate of corporate acquisitions, which saw the addition of risk specialist R2, ultra low-latency data provider QuantHouse and OTC derivatives valuations provider CMA. Eccleston explains the rationale behind each of the transactions, and presents his vision for combining the three…

Screen Upgrades INFOmatch Index Licensing Module to Boost Transparency, Control

Screen INFOmatch is planning to release an upgraded version of its eponymous market data inventory system that supports cost and contract management in mid-December. The new version will focus on index licensing with the provision of tools for improved management and increased transparency. Peter Fruitema, CEO of Screen Group, a financial services solutions company that…

Stop Press: S&P Capital IQ Swoops on CMA for European Valuations Data

S&P Capital IQ has struck again, continuing its buying spree with the purchase of London-based Credit Market Analysis Ltd., the valuations data subsidiary of CME Group. The acquisition plugs a gap in S&P Capital IQ’s valuations coverage, which will now include CMA’s speciality areas of structured finance and over-the-counter derivatives pricing. S&P Capital IQ’s traditional…

PolarLake Proposes SOA and Semantics for Big Data Management

PolarLake has responded to market – and regulator – demand for a real-time consolidated view of trade, position, reference and client data that can inform operational efficiency, risk management and compliance with a virtualised data warehouse solution based on service-oriented architecture (SOA) and semantic technologies. The virtualised data warehouse plays into not only risk and…

RIMES to Unveil Investit Survey Findings in Upcoming Webinar

According to a new study commissioned by RIMES Technologies and conducted by independent research firm Investit, there is an ever increasing demand for additional index and benchmark data as nearly three out of four (72%) global investment management organizations indicated they expect to see an increase in their usage in the coming year. In fact,…

Nasdaq OMX Preps UltraFeed – for Equities, Options and Futures

NYSE Euronext has SuperFeed, so it’s perhaps no surprise that rival Nasdaq OMX is planning next year to release UltraFeed – a consolidated feed of North American equities, options and futures trade and quote data. And it’s enlisted Quodd Financial Information Services as its first customer and redistributor. UltraFeed will be a normalised data feed…

RIMES Joins the NASDAQ OMX Elite Index Data Partnership

RIMES Technologies Corporation today announced that it has become an Elite Index Data Partner of NASDAQ OMX, the world’s largest exchange company and benchmark index provider. All NASDAQ OMX indexes will be available via the RIMES Benchmark Data Service (BDS), the fully managed data service which takes care of clients’ entire benchmark data workflow, improving…