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Upcoming Webinar: Market data in the cloud

Date: 3 November 2020 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET The Covid-19 pandemic has created new demand for financial information delivery infrastructure to accommodate the many trading and support personnel now working from home (WFH). For many firms, new cloud delivery and hosting capabilities offer a viable solution for supporting these staff,…

Cloud-Delivered Market Data for Institutional Users – A Reality Check

By Mike O’Hara, Special Correspondent. Cloud-delivered market data was once ‘over my dead body’ territory for institutional market data managers, who understandably fretted aloud about performance, security and licence compliance issues. But Covid-19 has forced those same data managers to confront the fact that many of their professional market data users are able to work…

Bloomberg and UBS Settle Legal Dispute About Breaches of Data Licensing Agreements

The recent settlement of a long-running legal dispute between Bloomberg and UBS highlights the dangers of omitting to put in place watertight data licensing agreements. The settlement, reached on September 30, 2020, finally put to bed arguments over whether the bank breached redistribution clauses of its licensing agreements with Bloomberg. The dispute centred on two…

TRG Screen Combines Acquisitions and Expertise in Next-Gen Optimize Platform for Market Data Subscription Management

TRG Screen has pulled together the capabilities of its recent acquisitions – including Screen Group – to offer market data managers a single, best-of-breed platform to access all its subscription management products. The platform, Optimize, includes Insights, a smart analytics component based on machine learning that takes data from across the platform, automates analysis and…

Chronicle Adds Tier 1 Bank, North American Exchange to Client Roster

Low-latency trading solutions specialist Chronicle Software says its flexible commercial model was a key factor in two new client implementations announced this past week. The customer deployments – at a major global bank and North American exchange operator – involve deployment of Chronicle’s FIX engine solution, underpinned by the company’s high-performance messaging platform. According to…

GoldenSource’s Quant Workbench Targets Quants and Analysts with Direct Access to Pricing and Metadata

Enterprise data platform provider GoldenSource’s new Quant Workbench offering allows trading firms’ quantitative research teams to add pricing and reference data to their analytical and research models. The new service effectively creates a centralised store for these data types, reducing quants’ need to track down the information from multiple spreadsheets or downloads. According to Charlie…

Overbond Launches AI-Based Pricing to Facilitate Bond Trading Automation

Fixed-income analytics specialist Overbond Ltd. has released a new AI-based pricing engine that aggregates bond data from multiple sources to provide traders with more accurate pricing data for measuring liquidity of individual securities and ultimately enabling execution automation. Overbond’s COBI-Pricing Live consolidates historical data on over 30,000 securities – with a refresh rate of under…

Talking Trading Tech with Andrew Delaney: Refinitiv Teams with Microsoft for Cloud-Hosted Analytics

Hard on the heels of last week’s news that FactSet is partnering with AWS for cloud-hosted market data provision, Refinitiv has announced a new strategic relationship with Microsoft that features new products and services based on the Microsoft Azure cloud capability. The development is the latest of a series of moves into cloud-based hosting and…

Talking TradingTech with Andrew Delaney: Is FactSet’s Move to AWS a Market Data Nirvana?

FactSet’s announcement this week of its plan to migrate its real-time ticker plant to Amazon Web Services may represent the boldest statement of intent yet with respect to cloud delivery of market data. And things seem to be accelerating rapidly in this department. Recent weeks have seen SIX launch a strategic partnership with Xignite to…

SIX Partners with Xignite for Strategic Cloud Initiative

SIX Financial Information’s announcement last month of a strategic partnership with Xignite marks a significant step-up in the relationship between the two companies and signals SIX’s intention to embrace cloud delivery for its universe of financial information. The arrangement allow clients access to SIX content via Xignite’s API and cloud distribution infrastructure, opening up opportunities…