Special report

Tackling Transparency

It goes without saying that derivatives pricing has been one of the most acute and ever-present challenges facing buy-side firms of all sizes since the start of the new Millennium, and if the slew of recent derivatives research is anything to go by, buy…

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…

Tabb: Data to Drive Datacenter Spend

Spending on datacenters and co-location by financial firms will grow in the coming years, despite budget restraints in the current economic climate, as demand for space grows and costs remain high, according to a new report from Tabb Group.

CEP: Strategic or Tactical Weapon?

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

Thomson Reuters Ups Integration Savings

Thomson Reuters expects to increase its revenues in 2009, despite predicting a possible decline in data desktop revenue as a result of the economy and layoffs at client firms, according to the vendor's 2008 annual report, released last week.

Institutional client reporting platforms set for wider uptake

Traditional asset managers and hedge funds will increase spending on client reporting platforms in coming years in order to address requirements from institutional investors and regulators for greater disclosure regarding investment strategies,…

Counterparty Risk - Reducing Counterparty Risk

The recent market turmoil has highlighted the need for improved counterparty data management, making counterparty risk a number one priority for firms. Inside Reference Data gathered leading industry professionals to discuss the importance of effective…

Latency Still a Priority, But Not 'Holy Grail'

At the cutting edge of market data, firms are still investing in the latency arms race by adopting the latest technologies and strategies for reducing latency, though some participants are beginning to question whether they can justify the investment…

Economic Woes Drive Sourcing Decisions

While Nordic data managers may have escaped some of the strictest data cost pressures facing other firms, as a result of the region's lower exposure to the US sub-prime meltdown, the ongoing global financial crisis is still forcing banks to take strict…

Content Quality Remains Key Concern

The quality of data continues to be a major concern for market data users, who are looking for more industry standardization to help define clearer quality benchmarks, as well as simpler and more accommodating licensing policies in light of restrained…

Saxo CEO: Data Is Both Cause of And Cure for Economic Crisis

Financial firms must focus on improving data quality process automation to navigate their way out of the current financial crisis, while regulators and competitive forces will also dictate change by contributing to further requirements for increased…

Looking Into the Crystal Ball

When it comes to predicting the future of any technology, "smaller" and "faster" are always a safe bet, followed by "easier to use." When it comes to algorithmic trading, all of these apply. From a performance perspective, the cash equities markets…

Building the Better Algorithm

Seldom is optimizing a trading algorithm a matter of simply writing a tighter line of code or turning one screw: It usually involves a more holistic approach. DWT sits down with John Bates, founder and managing director of Progress Apama, to discuss…

What's in Store for Algorithmic Trading?

In the midst of the current wild market swings, many on Wall Street wouldn't be surprised to see institutional investors start favoring the return to high-touch executions over routing institutional orders through algorithmic trading platforms. However,…