Changing market data landscape

The classic sources of market and reference data - stock exchanges, vendors and inter-dealer brokers - used to focus their commercials on the end-user displaying the data on a desktop market data terminal. Today, market data providers have to consider a reduced desktop population and new technologies to distribute and display their data.

On the client side institutions struggle to keep pace with applications meeting new and complex business requirements and resulting in the - sometimes opaque - use of market data.

The number of compliance audits have been increasing to protect intellectual property rights, identify any unauthorized use of data and take corrective measures. This, in turn, may lead to substantial back billing for clients over a period of years.

Our program

MDS at Work helps clients with managing compliance audits and in becoming compliant with your market data agreements. Through its modular COMPliance Audit Support Services offering (COMPASS), we provide assistance in managing your market data compliance at any stage:

  • No audit has been announced, but you wish to investigate your market data compliance.
  • An audit has been announced, but not yet carried out.
  • An audit has been carried out and you need support on follow-up actions.

We look forward to discuss your market data compliance audit requirements with you.


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