It's a bot's life

"Please don't be a FussBot mother”, beeped InventiBot. “But it's my prime directive”

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Our MD, Mark Woolfenden talks to Options Insider Radio..

MiFIDII, Position limits, CFTC reportable levels, symbology, tagging, API, CUSIP for North American F&O and a whole lot more..

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The UIs have it - the development of the user interface

Ever since early cave dwellers painted a visualisation of the world around them, humans have had a fundamental need to socialise and communicate with others..

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Lessons from Terminator

There is no science fiction today, only a temporal gap between it becoming reality..

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The Rise and Rise of APIs

Much has been written about the role of APIs, which are in ubiquitous use these days..

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New Dog, Old Tricks

Every cloud has a silver lining, at least that's what our elders drummed into us..

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Content, Not Form

Unique instrument standards do exist, it is just that there are multiple instances of uniqueness..

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Best of both worlds

The dictionary entry for the word Utility defines it as a “the state of being useful, profitable, or beneficial”

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Paradigm's Lost

Paradise Lost, John Milton's epic books of poems, concerns the biblical story of the Fall of Man

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Waking the living

We are all used to the themes of the more popular forensic TV series applying science with creative thinking processes..

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Born on the 3rd Jan

Following a year’s reprieve, has the industry spent its time wisely or are we about to see an early Groundhog Day?

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Regulatory investment for competitive advantage

Now is a good time to invest for competitive advantage under regulatory initiatives, or is it?

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The must have 2015 CFI Code for MiFID II

Not just here and now, but now and then....Reg data transformation and history

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Aiis to the Right

Despite the majority of the industry’s practitioners’ opinion that the proven Aii is being replaced with the somewhat inferior ISIN symbology..

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“Wishing a Merry MiFID II you ...

This feels nothing like the time before MiFID I go live but in essence, it is a similar upgrade to instrument reference data as it was then.  

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SymbaaS - Symbology as a Service

For small to medium investment firms, cost-effective access to market data sources enjoyed by major international banks, prior to on-demand innovation, was usually a one size fits all choice

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The Regulation Data Challenge

The wave of regulatory reform across Europe and USA with punitive fines for non-compliant transaction reporting is challenging the supply of fit for purpose compliance data.  

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No Lingua Franca for Instrument Data

The absence of a common language to unify the identification of financial instruments between trading participants across a trade lifecycle, necessitates good symbol management.  

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8 out of 10 data users can't be wrong?

The force of the community data model applied to reference data is consistent and progressive but at times supercharged in its reaction to fundamental market change.

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