INTERACTIVE DATA EXPANDS GLOBAL OTC DATA IN COLLABORATION WITH BGC PARTNERS
New Content Sets Deliver Independent OTC Data to Help Meet Regulatory Demands
New York, January 14, 2014 – Interactive Data Corporation today announced an agreement with BGC Partners, Inc. to provide BGC’s globally available Over-the-Counter (OTC) asset class data via its Consolidated Feedand through the 7ticks network.
Participants in the OTC markets are faced with increasing regulatory demands that are driving the need for enhanced transparency and market prices. Through this agreement clients will now have access to an expanded universe of related data to help support their front, middle and back office operations. BGC Partners OTC pricing and data content primarily consists of “executable” or “tradable prices”, sourced directly from its global electronic platform and voice-hybrid broking operations.
In particular, BGC Partners’ Global FX options, non-deliverable forwards (NDFs), interest rate options (IROs), Euro interest rate swaps (IRS) and emerging markets data will offer Interactive Data’s clients enhanced content sets designed to support both their OTC trading and reporting requirements.
“BGC Partners’ technological capabilities and wide range of OTC trading data are important to the global electronic trading community, and providing our clients with access to this data underscores our commitment to offering comprehensive data and connectivity options to our clients.” said Emmanuel Doe, President, Trading Solutions Group for Interactive Data. “We continue to invest and build out our specialist data content coverage and enhance the methods through which that content is delivered. In BGC we are working with an industry leader as part of this ongoing program to provide expanded OTC data and flexible enterprise data distribution capabilities.”
BGC’s direct high-speed OTC market data feed will also be accessible through Interactive Data’s7ticks network that delivers global connectivity services for the electronic trading community.More than 180 clients globally, including leading hedge funds, independent software vendors, futures commission merchants, investment banks, proprietary trading firms and exchanges, utilize the 7ticks network, which provides access to the Interactive Data Consolidated Feed.
“BGC Partners continues to work with clients and distribution partners on providing flexible access to our high-speed direct OTC data and pricing feed,” said Mark Benfield, Executive Managing Director and Global Head of BGC Partners’ Market Data Group. “Our collaboration with Interactive Data supports the BGC Partners direct enablement model, allowing clients to source BGC pricing data in the manner that best supports their business needs.”
About Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, reference data, real-time market data, trading infrastructure services, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data’s offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management. Interactive Data has over 2,500 employees in offices worldwide.
About BGC Partners, Inc.
BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets. Products include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures, and structured products. BGC also provides a wide range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions. Through its BGC Trader, and BGC Market Data brands, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to select financial instruments and markets. Through the Newmark Grubb Knight Frank brand, the Company offers a wide range of services including leasing and corporate advisory, investment sales and financial services, consulting, project and development management, and property and facilities management. BGC’s customers include many of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers, and investment firms. For more information, please visit www.bgcpartners.com.