Over the past five years, the pace of change in the European equities and ETF markets has been almost unparalleled. This in turn is fuelling demand from the buyside community for greater transparency in the form of data and metrics in order to achieve best execution, optimise their trading activities and ultimately make better informed decisions. Yet obtaining the quality of detailed, reliable and completely independent data required to analyse market structure changes has created its own set of additional challenges, not only for the buy-side and sell-side, but also for exchanges, trading venues and even policy makers and regulatory bodies. For many, the idea of a ‘consolidated tape’ is often the first solution that springs to mind. But would it be the panacea that firms seem to expect?
London, Frankfurt, 21 June 2019. big xyt, an independent provider of high-volume market data analytics, is pleased to announce the launch of Consolidated View, an extension of the market analysis metrics available to all members of the investment community from the Liquidity Cockpit platform and 250days website dashboard. The new views allow access to a standardised independent view of the trading activity across the equity and ETF trading landscape in Europe. big xyt clients, including multiple global exchanges and investment banks, have increasingly been using detailed information and analytics from the Liquidity Cockpit as a reference to validate their trading performance to their clients. By allowing complimentary access via 250days.com to the aggregated data for single stocks, regions and indices, this new initiative delivers independent aggregated information, adding a much-needed layer of efficiency and transparency to the market.
Changing the way data is interrogated and benchmarks viewed London, Frankfurt, 23 April 2019. big xyt, an independent provider of high-volume smart data and data analytics, is pleased to announce that, following consultation with a number of clients, the big xyt analytics platform has been extended to include Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA). It is recognised that post-trade TCA is transitioning from just a compliance solution to being seen as a crucial business function and big xyt is transforming the traditional view of TCA with data science; applying advanced techniques to increase quality and deliver flexible consolidated data views. Whilst TCA benchmarking calculations have not radically changed over the years firms increasingly demand flexibility to benchmark in-house analytics with an independent market source, in a way that better fits their business requirements.