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Green Key Updates Trader Voice Box

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Green Key Updates Trader Voice Box

Version 2.0 of soft turret released.

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Zacks Estimates Becomes First Premium Dataset on Quandl Financial Search Engine

Toronto-based economic and financial search engine Quandl has added North American earnings estimates data from Chicago-based Zacks Investment Research as the first instance of fee-liable data on its web-based platform for financial, economic and sociological datasets.

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BNY Mellon Launches Wealth Management Unit in Hong Kong

BNY Mellon is set to launch wealth management services in Hong Kong in order to meet the growing demand from high-net-worth investors in the region.

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Barchart Adds US, Canadian Equity Options Prices

Chicago-based market data provider Barchart has added US and Canadian equity options price data to its cloud-based Barchart OnDemand service, allowing clients to request current, end-of-day and historical option pricing using Barchart's OnDemand APIs.

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Canadian Advisory Firm CFSI Signs MDA, Quartet to Vendor Partner Ecosystem

Canadian business development advisory firm Collaborative Financial Services Inc. (CFSI) has signed deals to represent two Toronto-based companies──startup market structure and transaction cost analysis provider Market Data Authority and managed IT services provider Quartet Service──to help both expand their presence and breadth of service among financial services clients in the region.

Analysis & Opinion

Conflicts of Perception

The race leaders for CAT, T+2 and clearing-house woes lead this week's coverage.

Opening Cross:‘Big Data’ Is Really About ‘Big Service’

In today’s financial markets, we think of Big Data as collecting, processing and analyzing enormous quantities of information that are not traditional market data, but which may nevertheless impact prices and the markets as a whole. Much like “cloud,” the term has become common parlance, and the concept and use cases of Big Data have expanded far beyond its originally intended uses.

Buy-Side CROs: To Each Investment Strategy, a Unique Tech Response

At last week's Buy-Side Technology North American Summit, a trio of chief risk officers (CROs) spanning boutique and institutional investment firms gave a candid take on the build-out of their risk management and reporting platforms. The scene, they said, isn't always a pretty one.

Battles Over Data's Value

Debate about privacy and value of retail consumer data illustrates similar issues with financial industry data. Financial services firms and proponents of open standards are seeking ways to break others' grips on valuable data

Shock Absorption After a Wild Week

Down equity markets this week signaled the return of significant volatility for the first time in a couple years, testing the industry's ability to deal with shocks as flight to safe assets ramped up. But more than ever, this includes an active posture for the buy side, Tim says.

Special Reports
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Market Surveillance Special Report

August 2014 ─ sponsored by Nasdaq OMX and Nice Actimize.

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Reference Data Technology special report

July 2014 -- sponsored by Eagle Investment Systems and SmartStream

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Swap Futures Special Report

May 2014 ─ sponsored exclusively by Equinix.

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Data Management Special Report

June 2014 ─ sponsored by Eagle Investment Systems, ClusterSeven, and Xenomorph.

Web seminars & Events
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Asia Pacific Financial Information Summit

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The Asia Pacific Financial Information Conference (APFIC) will take place on November 3-5 in Hong Kong. It is once again promising to be a must-attend conference for you and your colleagues - the one annual conference in the Pacific Rim that brings together the entire financial information community! The conference will once again be held at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel. Visit the event website: http://www.siia.net/APFIC/2014/

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Breakfast Briefing: Embracing the principles of effective risk data aggregation and reporting

Location: New York, USA

This event will discuss the impact that recent global regulatory and standards initiatives including Basel III and the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) have had on the financial industry, it will provide you with implementation guidance for meeting the new data requirements and it will examine best practices to upgrade your systems in order to stay compliant.

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Buy-Side Technology Awards

Location: London, UK

The aim of the awards is to recognize the leading technologies and vendors in their area of expertise, through an auditable and transparent methodology underpinned by the input and experience of six judges - four buy-side-focused technology consultants and Buy-Side Technology's editors.

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