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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…

It’s Getting Better …

… Getting better all the time. That’s my assessment of the economy as far as spending on IT by Wall Street is concerned. Sorry, having just picked up the remastered Beatles classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, I couldn’t resist tapping Lennon/McCartney’s track 4 title for this blog post. I’ll offer just a couple…

Beware Latency Monitoring on the Cheap

Interesting to read a couple of reports of late regarding a “breakthrough” in the world of network latency monitoring – apparently boffins at a couple of universities have come up with an inexpensive way to measure network delays at the tens of microsecond level – and they reckon that Wall Street is going to be…

Majority of RDR Readers Facing Decreased Data Management Budgets for This Year

The majority of Reference Data Review readers will have to do more with less this year in terms of budget for their data management projects, according to the results of our latest reader poll. The respondents to our January poll indicate that 62% of readers are facing cuts to their budgets for 2009. The financial…

Financial Information Forum Highlights the US$250m Cost of New Options Symbology, Finds Industry Dissatisfaction with Lack of Agreed Standards

The majority of industry participants are disappointed and frustrated that an agreement has not been reached on an alternative standard to the Options Price Reporting Authority (Opra) code, according to a recent study by the Financial Information Forum (FIF). Mary Lou Von Kaenel, managing director, management consulting at New York-based consultancy Jordan & Jordan, which…

Firms Should Review Data Management in Light of Increasing Volumes, Says JWG-IT

Originally appeared in MiFID Monitor A new white paper published by London-based think tank, JWG-IT, calls on firms to change the way they look at data management in light of ever-increasing equity order volumes and execution venues. It includes findings from recent surveys in London and Frankfurt where 78% of firms rated overcoming the cost…

The Sun Sets For Larry, Rises For Others?

It’s been a while I know, but this blogging business just keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the list. My thanks then to “Uncle” Tom Groenfeldt for alerting me on his blog to the recent departure from Sun Microsystems of Larry Scott, where he was vice president for financial services. Larry is going somewhere,…

Q&A: Steve Gleave of Endace on Latency Monitoring

In the news yesterday as a result of its global partnership with Reuters, Endace’s technology – coupled with that of partner Trading Metrics – underpins the Reuters Latency Monitor. But just who is Endace, and what does their technology really do? IntelligentTradingTechnology.com talked to Endace vice president of marketing Steve Gleave to find out more…