Special report

Exchanges Must Standardize, Ease Hidden Burdens

As cost pressures continue to rise, exchanges should do more to adopt standards that make it easier for end-user firms to connect to and consume their data, if not move towards making commoditized data more freely available, said members of an exchange…

Content Demand Rises as Downturn Changes Trading

User firms are demanding more content from data providers-both in terms of scope and granularity-and better data quality, as they strive to improve their decision-making capabilities, according to one panel discussion last week.

Latency Still Vital, But 'Smarts' is New Focus

While latency continues to be a competitive differentiator for trading firms, they are placing more emphasis on how they leverage their technology in smarter ways to create greater benefits, according to panelists at last week's North American Financial…

Vendors Focus on New Drivers of Demand

Data providers are adapting to economic conditions with new content sets and capabilities driven not just by cost pressures, but by end-user demand to comply with new regulations, and by simplifying product sets to address broader audiences, according to…

Panel: Take Dual Approach to Tackling Capacity

Capacity issues resulting from more algorithmic trading and increased data volumes continue to vex industry participants, who are taking a dual approach of trying to predict capacity requirements while reducing the number of applications that need access…

Mastering Latency Management

Since the introduction of electronic trading, achieving low-latency messaging has been a constant arms race amongst market participants. Being the first to see and execute against a quote puts traders in the best market position possible. Yet creating…

Solving the Latency Problem

As algorithmic and black box traders continue to grow their share of trading volume on the electronic markets, the importance of managing message latency continues to grow in parallel. For those firms that can receive the quotes the quickest and execute…

Knight Slays Performance Latency

Most broker-dealers are in a race to achieve the lowest network messaging latency possible, but for trade execution and market data, agency broker Knight Capital Group sees managing latency as only one leg in the quest to deliver best execution for its…

Panel: Firms Weigh Cost, Complexity Of Forecasting Data Capacity

The ongoing exponential growth in data volumes, driven in part by improving low-latency technologies, is forcing firms to improve their forecasting and management of capacity needs and associated costs, according to panelists at last week's Waters Power…

Panel: China Demand for Data, Tech to Grow

A growing economy, burgeoning numbers of retail investors, and the need for technology to compete with Western markets are all driving demand for market data in China's financial markets, according to panelists in Shanghai.

Sydney: Financial Storm Fails to Halt Rising Data Tide

Market data volumes continue to rise exponentially in spite of the constraints placed on the industry by the financial crisis, posing both challenges and opportunities to vendors servicing the marketplace, according to a panel discussion Sydney,…

Japanese Focus Shifts to Cost, Feeds

Vendors seeking to make an impact in the Japanese financial markets must approach potential clients with data products that offer real value and flexible commercial models as the country and region weathers the current economic downturn, according to a…

China's Data Market Faces Growing Pains

The Chinese data industry is expected to grow substantially in coming years, creating opportunities for Western and local vendors alike, according to panelists at an event in Shanghai, one in a series of Asia-Pacific events organized by Inside Market…

DJ Editors Tell Tale of Two Economies

In recent years, the Asia-Pacific region, and China in particular, has offered a safe haven for Western investors seeking to escape the impact of the sub-prime crisis and better returns for firms trading over-commoditized markets, according to senior…

Asia Geography Poses Data Challenges

The geographically dispersed nature of Asian markets poses unique challenges to building market data and trading infrastructures in the region, as increased automated trading prompts a growing focus on latency and throughput, said panelists in Singapore…

CEP - Strategic or tactical weapon?

Complex event processing (CEP) technology has existed in the capital markets for some time, but it has gained traction primarily in the algorithmic trading space. Today, CEP technology that analyses large quantities of streaming data in real time has a…

Fund investor accounting technology market set to contract

In the face of more cautious IT budgeting across the hedge fund and fund of funds industries, the market for investor accounting platforms will shrink over the next two years as managers make do with their existing infrastructures. A new Celent…