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Would ICE Really Buy Bloomberg?

By Andrew Delaney. The London Stock Exchange’s planned $27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv – the former Reuters – got us thinking: who’s left of the independent market data vendors, and who would buy them? Of the major global vendors that have dominated the space over the past decade or so, only one independent remains. With…

Addressing the Data Issues of Best Execution Under MiFID II and Other Global Regulations

By Peter Lawrey, CEO at Chronicle Software. Regulated trading systems need to record the reasons behind every decision they make with minimal impact on performance. Chronicle Software has worked with investment banks and hedge funds to deliver trading services with a record everything model and low microsecond latencies. Today’s more stringent regulatory environment is placing…

Equinix Takes Platform Approach to Solving Client Problems

Equinix is developing a platform-based approach to solving client problems. The platform will host next-generation services and continues the company’s journey, which started in 1998 with the offer of data centres and moved on to provide solutions including interconnection and cloud services, as well as a focus on developing a capital markets ecosystem. The modular…

BMLL Offers Access to Normalised Level 3 Data and Advanced Analytics at Scale

BMLL Technologies, a cloud-based data-engineering-as-a-service company, has released a derived data service that provides access to normalised, highly granular Level 3 data and advanced analytics. Typically, the company’s derived data capability can process 225 billion messages in a matter of hours rather than days at a significantly reduced cost, allowing market participants to consume bespoke…

ESMA Ratchets Up Pressure on Financial Markets to Develop a Consolidated Tape

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is ratcheting up pressure on the EU’s financial services industry to develop a consolidated tape (CT) solution for equity instruments. The regulator sets out its views in a consultation paper that was published in mid-July and also reviews the cost of market data. The paper is the outcome…

LinkUp with S&P Dow Jones Indices for S&P 500 LinkUp Jobs Index

In what may be a first for the alternative data space, jobs data specialist LinkUp has, er, linked up with S&P Dow Jones Indices to launch the S&P LinkUp Jobs Index based on its job openings database. The index – launched in the spring – will track job market activity among S&P 500 corporations, spawning…

NICE Actimize Launches New Regulation BI Solution

On June 5, 2019 the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to approve the new Regulation Best Interest (BI), imposing rigorous new requirements to ensure firms are transparent and act in their clients’ best interest. Due to come into force on June 30, 2020, the new rule substantially upgrades existing suitability regulations to raise…

Start-up VendEx Targets Market Data Inventory Segment

Transatlantic start-up VendEx Solutions is seeking to shake up the marketplace for market data inventory systems through the creation of a centralised hub for managing the relationship between financial institutions and their data providers. The company, which has just launched its VKey contract management module, is seeking to offer a modern alternative to systems offered…

DataRobot on FactSet Adds Machine Learning into Investment Workflow

In early August, FactSet and DataRobot introduced an artificial intelligence (AI) investment workflow, DataRobot on FactSet, an automated machine learning (ML) tool that helps financial services firms – particularly those lacking significant data science teams – incorporate AI into their investment workflows. At the moment there is a shortage of data scientists within the investment…

Vela Extends List of Systematic Internaliser Data Feeds with Addition of IMC Electronic Liquidity Providing SI

Vela has expanded its provision of access to systematic internalisers (SIs) through its SMDS software-based feed handler with the addition of the IMC Electronic Liquidity Providing (ELP) SI. IMC is a technology-driven market maker that develops innovative technology and algos to trade multiple asset classes on more than 100 trading venues worldwide. The ELP SI…