WFIC - 2019 Sponsors
Deutsche Börse Group, headquartered in Germany, is one of the world’s leading exchange organisations with more than 5,000 employees. The group provides investors, financial institutions and corporations with access to global markets. It operates the international derivatives exchange Eurex as well as the leading European electronic securities trading platform Xetra.
The Data Services business area provides decision makers around the globe with high quality data. The extensive product and service portfolio comprises real-time, ultra-low latency and historical trading data from the group’s own trading venues and from cooperation partners, advanced analytics, as well as data for the renowned DAX and STOXX indices.
For more information, please visit www.data.services.deutsche-boerse.com.
Refinitiv, formerly the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries.
With a dynamic combination of data, insights, technology, and news from Reuters, our customers can access solutions for every challenge, including a breadth of applications, tools, and content – all supported by human expertise. Our Refinitiv risk management solutions help you anticipate, mitigate and act on risk with confidence, accelerate business performance and effectively manage enterprise risk, corporate governance, customer and third party risk, regulatory compliance and financial risk.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Terminal. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength: leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. For more information, visit Bloomberg.com/company or request a demo.
CME Group is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, handling 3 billion contracts worth approximately $1 quadrillion annually (on average). The company provides a marketplace for buyers and sellers, bringing together individuals, companies and institutions that need to manage risk or that want to profit by accepting risk.
Our exchanges – CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX – offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. As part of our commitment to providing innovative risk-management solutions to the marketplace, CME Group also offers a growing slate of cleared OTC products and services.
Through our CME Globex electronic trading platform, users worldwide are able to access the broadest array of the most liquid financial derivatives markets available anywhere. Additionally, CME Group operates CME Clearing, one of the world’s leading central counterparty clearing providers. By serving as the counterparty to every trade that happens in our markets, we protect the integrity of our markets, virtually eliminating third-party credit risk.
Fenics Market Data (Fenics MD) is a leading provider and generator of global financial and commodities market data. Fenics MD is a division of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP) and is the exclusive distributor of data for the BGC group, encompassing BGC, GFI, RP Martin, MINT, Freedom, Amerex, Aurel BGC, Sunrise, BGC Liquidez and Perimeter Markets, as well as our flagship Fenics MD packages.
- Data is sourced directly from the global broking operations of BGC Partners and its subsidiaries, including electronic and voice broking, global pricing systems and analytics with enhanced coverage through Fenics MD proprietary data packages
- World-class team of quantitative analysts, data scientists and data engineers
- Streaming, intra-day, end-of-day, historical delivery of market data with versatile delivery methods
- Comprehensive global multi-asset data coverage
ICE Data Services offers a robust end-to-end solution for information, analytics, and connectivity, with a range of proprietary data and tools for global markets across fixed income, equities, commodities, FX, and options. From exclusive real-time data-driven by 12 global exchanges, leading continuous fixed income evaluated pricing, reference data and analytics, to robust desktops, trading tools, and connectivity solutions, thousands of market participants around the world deploy our award-winning data services to inform their market and economic perspectives and decision-making. For more information, please visit: www.theice.com/data
TMX Group operates global markets and builds digital communities and analytic solutions that facilitate the funding, growth, and success of businesses, traders, and investors. TMX Group’s key operations include Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, and Trayport which provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, technology solutions, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across North America (Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver and New York), as well as in key international markets including London and Singapore. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter: @TMXGroup
ACTIV Financial Systems is a global provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data and solutions. ACTIV offers neutral, managed services for buy and sell-side firms and technology providers seeking a complete market data solution that encompasses both global content management and data delivery across the enterprise. With coverage spanning more than 150 equity and derivatives exchanges around the world, ACTIV is the only truly end-to-end, independent market data utility in the industry. Founded in 2002 by market data specialists, the firm is privately owned and has offices in Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London.
Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (“Cboe Global Markets” or “Cboe”) is one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors around the world. The company is committed to relentless innovation, connecting global markets with world-class technology, and providing seamless solutions that enhance the customer experience.
Cboe offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including options, futures, U.S. and European equities, exchange-traded products (ETPs), global foreign exchange (FX) and multi-asset volatility products based on the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index), the world’s barometer for equity market volatility.
Cboe’s trading venues include the largest options exchange in the U.S. and the largest stock exchange by value traded in Europe. In addition, the company is the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S. and a leading market globally for ETP trading. The company is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Kansas City, New York, London, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong and Ecuador. For more information, visit http://www.cboe.com/aboutcboe.
The financial services industry relies on CUSIP Global Services’ (CGS) unrivaled experience in uniquely identifying instruments and entities to support efficient global capital markets. Its extensive focus on standardization over the past 50 years has helped CGS earn its reputation as a trusted originator of quality identifiers and descriptive data, ensuring that essential front- and back-office functions run smoothly. Relied upon worldwide as the industry standard provider of reliable, timely reference data, CGS is also a founding member of and co-operates the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) Service Bureau, a global security and entity identifier database for over 34 million public and privately traded instruments representing 255 different countries. CGS is managed on behalf of the American Bankers Association (ABA) by S&P Global Market Intelligence, with a Board of Trustees that represents the voices of leading financial institutions. For more information, visit www.cusip.com.
FactSet (NYSE:FDS | NASDAQ:FDS) delivers superior analytics, service, content, and technology to help more than 85,000 users see and seize opportunity sooner. We are committed to giving investment professionals the edge to outperform, with fresh perspectives, informed insights, and the industry-leading support of our dedicated specialists. We’re proud to have been recognized with multiple awards for our analytical and data-driven solutions and repeatedly ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom and France. Subscribe to our thought leadership blog to get fresh insight delivered daily at insight.factset.com. Learn more at www.factset.com and follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/factset.
At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction. S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence.
Tradition is represented in more than 28 countries and is one of the world’s largest interdealer brokers in over-the-counter financial and commodity related products.
TraditionDATA provides consistent, high-quality financial market data that reflects real price interest in global OTC swaps markets, covering Interest Rate Derivatives, Energy & Commodities, Credit & Fixed Income and FX & Money Markets.
Real-time, intra-day, end-of-day and historical pricing originates from Tradition’s global brokerage business. In addition to comprehensive coverage of the most liquid markets, our extensive product and geographic coverage means we can penetrate illiquid markets to provide hard-to-find prices in developing products and regions.
Data can be delivered directly from Tradition or from one of our distribution partners, which include, among others, Bloomberg, ICE, NEX and Refinitiv.
Alternative Data Forum Segment
TickSmith specializes in Big Data technology and believes the increase in quantity and variety of data is a once in a generation change in Capital Markets infrastructure requirements. Driven by more data intensive data requirements for trading, compliance, artificial intelligence and machine learning, there has never been so much traditional and alternative data to work with. TickSmith’s highly scalable platforms, built on open-source technologies, are crucial in today’s data-driven world.
Technology Forum Segment
For almost 13 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 165 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 60 Availability Zones (AZs) within 20 geographic regions, spanning the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Sweden, and the UK. Millions of customers, including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies, trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit aws.amazon.com.
Financial firms today are all doing the same work to ingest, validate, standardize and store the same data over and over again. This work is difficult — with enormous complexities — and yet it doesn’t give them a competitive edge. Still, firms are spending ~80% of their time data wrangling and only 20% of their time on analysis and gleaning value from their data.
Crux is an industry utility that focuses exclusively on this work. Crux is able to deliver and operate data feeds at lower cost, more quickly, and at a consistent world-class level of service, while giving its customers full transparency into deep operational metadata. Crux reduces your costs, future proofs your operations and infrastructure, and allows you to focus on your competitive advantage. https://www.cruxinformatics.com/
Financial institutions are critically dependent on high quality reference data to ensure that they can successfully trade electronically, automate their operations and report accurately to regulators. Large institutions spend millions of dollars to improve data quality, fix data issues and manage the exceptions that occur due to bad data.
The SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU) offers a simple solution to satisfy those complex reference data needs, by providing a high quality security master built using industry best practises. The RDU is the product of an initiative developed in close association with demanding global institutions and has been proven to deliver dramatically better quality data at lower cost. www.smartstreamrdu.com
Xignite Makes Market Data Easy. Xignite is leading the disruption of the market data industry with its cloud-based API and data distribution solutions. Xignite’s Market Data Cloud Platform provides full transparency on the usage of a firms first-level real-time and reference data – making it easy for market data owners to entitle, control consumption, comply with licensing requirements, allocate costs, and resolve vendor audits or invoice discrepancies. Xignite also powers financial data-driven robo-advisors, online brokerages, and investing apps with its real-time, delayed and historical pricing data offered via 500+ REST Cloud APIs
Weekend Activities Sponsor
The CSE is home to over 500 uniquely listed issues covering a broad range of industry sectors. The CSE provides trade execution, smart routing, risk management, compliance and market information services for Canadian listed instruments.
Recognized as an exchange by the Ontario Securities Commission in 2004, the CSE is designed to facilitate the capital formation process for public companies through a streamlined approach to company regulation that emphasizes disclosure and the provision of efficient secondary market trading services for investors.
Google Cloud is widely recognized as a global leader in delivering a secure, open and intelligent enterprise cloud platform. We’re focused on building solutions in five key categories – Infrastructure Modernization, Data Management, Smart Business Analytics, AI and Machine Learning, and Collaboration – and are concentrating our efforts in ~15 global markets. Today, customers across more than 150 countries trust Google Cloud to modernize their computing environment for today’s digital world. We are helping thousands of organizations, including many of the world’s largest companies, transform their businesses.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. HKEX is the world’s leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.
HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited. This commodity franchise was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange, in China, in 2018.
HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.
MarketAxess operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets. A record $1.7 trillion of U.S. investment-grade bonds, U.S. high yield bonds, emerging market debt, Eurobonds and other fixed income securities traded through MarketAxess’ patented trading technology in 2018. The global community of 1,600 firms trading on MarketAxess today include the world’s leading asset managers and institutional broker-dealers. MarketAxess’ award-winning Open Trading™ marketplace is regarded as the preferred all-to-all trading solution in the global credit markets, creating a unique liquidity pool for a broad range of credit market participants. Drawing on its deep data and analytical resources, MarketAxess enables automated trading solutions and, through its Trax® division, provides a range of pre- and post-trade services and products.
MarketAxess is headquartered in New York and has offices in London, Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, São Paulo, Hong Kong and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.marketaxess.com.
Moody’s Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools to help business leaders make better, faster decisions. Our deep risk expertise, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology help our clients confidently navigate an evolving marketplace. We are known for our industry-leading and award-winning solutions, made up of research, data, software, and professional services, assembled to deliver a seamless customer experience. We create confidence in thousands of organizations worldwide, with our commitment to excellence, open mindset approach, and focus on meeting customer needs. For more information about Moody’s Analytics, visit our website or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Morningstar offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. Morningstar provides data and research insights on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, private capital markets, and real-time global market data. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with over $193B in assets under advisement and management as of 12/31/18. Visit www.morningstar.com/products/data.
Nasdaq Global Information Services (GIS) leverages reliable, scalable technology and robust distribution channels to provide comprehensive benchmarks and market analytical solutions across asset classes and regions. We promote market access by equipping investors with essential market transparency to make informed decisions. GIS provides innovative real-time and historical analytic products and intelligent solutions designed to tap new data sets and meet new industry challenges. In addition, Nasdaq Global Indexes span geographies and asset classes to support financial product sponsors across a wide spectrum of investable products and asset managers that measure risk and performance. Nasdaq Dorsey Wright makes GIS one of the largest index providers of Smart Beta strategies worldwide (based on AUM). Nasdaq’s eVestment provides a flexible suite of easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions to help the institutional investing community identify and capitalize on global investment trends, better select and monitor investment managers and more successfully enable asset managers to market their funds worldwide. Nasdaq’s Quandl is the largest provider of alternative data for financial professionals which sources, evaluates and productizes undiscovered data assets.
S&P Dow Jones Indices, a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), is the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based on our indices than based on any other provider in the world. With over 1,000,000 indices and more than 120 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way investors measure and trade the markets. For more information, visit www.spdji.com
TipRanks is the most comprehensive datasets of analysts, hedge fund managers, financial bloggers, and corporate insiders. We’ve become the go-to tool for part-time to professional investors and everyone in the financial world.
TipRanks is a source of objective facts amid all of the opinion, spin, and conflicts of interest in the finance world. We empower investors by giving them access to the same technology that financial managers have.
Over the last few years we have gained global recognition and partnered with many industry leaders. As most our datasets are unique and proprietary (not available on any other platform) we are constantly reached out by retail banks and discount brokers who then integrate our tools via our API or iFrames. Our tools have a track record of increasing user engagement, education and trading activity and we have a remarkable track record of 100% – we never had one online broker that terminated our service since we opened our API, 5 years ago.
TRG Screen is uniquely positioned to offer the full spectrum of enterprise subscription management capabilities across:
- Spend – FITS & INFOmatch (inbound licensing)
- Usage – ResearchMonitor (online and installed applications), DART (terminals) & XMon (data feeds)
- Requests & Workflows – Quest
- Revenue – INFOmatch (outbound licensing)
- Content & Exchange Services – AXON
- Managed Services & Consulting
TRG Screen is differentiated by its ability to comprehensively monitor both spend on & usage of data and information services including market data, research, software licensing, and other corporate expenses to optimize enterprise subscriptions, for a global client base.
TRG Screen’s clients realize immediate ROI and significant long-term cost savings, transparency into their purchased subscriptions, improvements of their workflows and a higher degree of compliance with their vendor contracts.
Our global client base consists of more than 750 financial institutions, law firms, professional services firms and other blue-chip enterprises that jointly manage more than $6.0 billion of subscription spend using TRG Screen’s software solutions.
TRG was founded in 1998 by a group of financial technology executives passionate about helping firms manage their high value data subscriptions.
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GlobalTrading’s FIXGlobal.com is the official publication of the FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global trading. Content published on GlobalTrading’s FIXGlobal.com platform comes directly from expert market participants, including asset managers, brokerages, investment banks, regulators and service providers