market analyst, Astec Analytics, SunGard's capital markets business
Contributor: Karl Loomes
This blog post was originally published by TabbFORUM.
In a two-part story, we examine the past and present of securities lending data. In part two, we discuss current examples coming from Europe.
In the second in our series analyzing the benefits of intraday securities lending data, we will be focusing not on what has happened already or what could happen in the future, but what is happening right now. We will be looking at companies that are seeing some of the highest borrowing rates and utilization levels in the markets today. These are companies where daily rate changes can be hundreds of basis points, where knowing what is happening, as it happens, translates into real money gained or lost. This is a look at what is just too hot to miss.... read more
senior vice president, Astec Analytics, SunGard’s capital markets business
Contributor: David Lewis
Following a torrid first half of sales performance, shares in Marks and Spencer had fallen from this year’s high of £3.89 to a low of £3.12 on July 12, triggering speculation that a takeover bid may be in prospect. Rumors of a bid have boosted the share price almost 10 percent in the last 10 days, but not everyone agrees that this will occur...... read more
Contributor: Oliver Muhr
SunGard conducted a survey late last year to better understand how banks and financial institutions are adopting and implementing mobile market data solutions.
Smartphone usage and adoption continues to grow. Research and consulting firm Celent [i] estimates that in 2012, Smartphone units will grow 35% (to 620 million units).
For financial firms, mobility is still a technology that can be leveraged to capture new business and maintain a leadership position. Capital markets firms are leveraging the technology to provide their institutional trading clients with commentary and market insights while wealth management firms are providing account information, data, trading and research information to their wealth management clients.... read more
Contributor: Ralston Roberts Jr
With 2012 underway, it’s clear that caution is at an all-time high among investors. This is reflected in shrinking trading volumes and tighter brokerage commissions—a sharp contrast to years past, according to major media reports.
To stay ahead, brokerages across the globe will likely have to redouble their efforts to attract and keep more investors this year. Luckily, trading firms will have an array of regulatory reforms and directives, electronic trading and connectivity tools, emerging standards and some cutting-edge options at their disposal to help them attract more investors and bolster their fortunes.... read more
Contributor: Oliver Muhr
Earlier this year, SunGard published a list of top historical market data trends for 2012 forecasting that firms will need this information to:
Ensure more timely and consistent risk reporting in order to improve transparency and meet new regulatory requirements
Support alpha and algorithmic trading
Build accurate economic forecasts and predict systemic risk.
Interviews with our customers, surveys conducted by our product management teams and research done by the Aite Group, TABB group and others led us to identify some important trends in historical data management.... read more