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Ronald Jordan
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Understanding Your Data is No Longer Optional

In this contributed article from Global Markets Advisory Group, the advisory discusses the importance of data and how organizations should augment existing skill sets and capabilities to add a data-focused perspective to their operating fabric.

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Deutsche Börse Appoints New Director of Communications and Marketing

– Ingrid Haas will be joining Deutsche Börse Group with effect from 15 February 2018.


Rival Completes Certification for Cboe Futures Exchange Migration to Bats Technology Platform

– Rival has completed testing and received certification by the exchange for the integration of market data and order entry technology, promoting a seamless transition for clients participating in markets affected by the change.


ICE and Blockstream Launch Crypto Consolidated Feed

– ICE Data Services’ new feed offers real-time cryptocurrency information and will initially include data from more than 15 cryptocurrency exchange venues globally.


ON THE MOVE: HSBC Adds Tarrant; Liquidnet Expands

– In this week's recap of the latest Wall Street moves, HSBC continues to hire for its equities division as is Liquidnet. Cboe also snagged an options trader Credit Suisse. Check out all the moves right here and now.


It’s Not A Rebate!

– In this shared blog with Traders Magazine, Themis Trading responds to critics of the recently announced IEX incentive plan who label it as a rebate.


FlexTrade Integrates BestX Trade Analytics into FlexTRADER EMS

– Users can use BestX to analyse their FX executions in real-time, delivering transparency to enable better decision making whilst meeting the needs of MiFID II compliance for FX trading.


White Oak Equity Partners Acquires Interest in Blueshift Asset Management

– White Oak led a group of strategic investors who provided the equity capital to launch Blueshift’s business and trading activities. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Midex Launches Crypto Exchange and Offers Bitcoin for Free

– Midex Exchange is a platform for all types of operations with cryptocurrency. It has licenses in the UK, Estonia, and Japan.


Designing a Market Making Program for IEX

– In a recent blog post, IEX discusses the thought process behind its market maker initiative and how it will work.


Alt Data on the March with Machine Learning

– In this shared blog, FlexTrade examines the explosion of alternative data sources, such as satellite images, sentiment analysis, and geolocation data, and its profound impact on the field of quantitative investing.


Cboe Global Markets Recognized in Hong Kong As Approved Stock Exchange

– Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) has included Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. in its list of approved stock exchanges.


Cboe 'Measured' on Crypto

– Exchange operator needs to see more market development before expanding in the area.


Weekly Corporate Event Highlights

– Staying on top of corporate events is critical for any investment firm. Here are the selected events from Wall Street Horizon impacting the most widely held securities scheduled for this week.


New InvestOps Research Reveals 2018 Priorities for North American Buy Side Firms

– In this shared report, report tackles the role of operations and the impact of regulation, as well as operational efficiency, asset class support, and investment strategy.


Fragmentation and Liquidity Issues Must Be Addressed to Maintain a Resilient Listed Options Market

– SIFMA's Ellen Greene proposes a number of changes that would enhance options liquidity and flexibility, including a smarter strike listings program, a review of the universal exchange give-up policy and a secure consolidated audit trail.