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Deutsche Börse Group, headquartered in Germany, is one of the world’s leading exchange organisations with more than 5,000 employees. The group provides investors, financial institutions and corporations with access to global markets. It operates the international derivatives exchange Eurex as well as the leading European electronic securities trading platform Xetra.

 

The Data Services business area provides decision makers around the globe with high quality data. The extensive product and service portfolio comprises real-time, ultra-low latency and historical trading data from the group’s own trading venues as well as from cooperation partners, advanced analytics, as well as data for the renowned DAX and STOXX indices.  For more information, please visit www.data.services.deutsche-boerse.com

Deutsche Boerse AG

Host

Refinitiv, formerly the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries.  With a dynamic combination of data, insights, technology, and news from Reuters, our customers can access solutions for every challenge, including a breadth of applications, tools, and content – all supported by human expertise.  Our Refinitiv risk management solutions help you anticipate, mitigate and act on risk with confidence, accelerate business performance and effectively manage enterprise risk, corporate governance, customer and third party risk, regulatory compliance and financial risk.


Gold

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Terminal. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength: leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. For more information, visit or request a demo.

Bloomberg

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest ratesequity indexesforeign exchangeenergyagricultural products and metals.  The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform.  In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing.  With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.

 

CME Group

FENICS® Market Data is a leading provider of real-time, tradable, indicative, end-of-day, and historical OTC market data. Our data is sourced directly from the voice and electronic trading systems, and pricing analytics of the global brokerage operations of BGC, GFI, Amerex, RP Martin, MINT, FREEDOM, Remate, BGC Liquidez, Sunrise Brokers, Perimeter and CCT BGC, providing a comprehensive solution for independent and verifiable OTC pricing.

FENICS® is a subsidiary of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. FENICS® PRO is licensed for use at over 350 client sites worldwide. FENICS® operates from offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

For more information contact datasales@FENICS.com or visit datasales@FENICS.com or visit www.FENICS.com/market-data.


ICE Data Services offers a robust end-to-end solution for information, analytics and connectivity, with a range of proprietary data and tools for global markets across fixed income, equities, commodities, FX and options. From exclusive real-time data driven by 12 global exchanges, leading continuous fixed income evaluated pricing, reference data and analytics, to robust desktops, trading tools, and connectivity solutions, thousands of market participants around the world deploy our award-winning data services to inform their market and economic perspectives and decision-making. For more information, please visit: www.theice.com/data
ICE Data Services

TMX Group (TSX: X) operates cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities and fixed income. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Trayport and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, technology solutions, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across North America (Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver and New York), as well as in key international markets including London, Beijing and Singapore. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com.
TMX

Silver

ACTIV Financial Systems is a global provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data and solutions. ACTIV offers neutral, managed services for buy and sell-side firms and technology providers seeking a complete market data solution that encompasses both global content management and data delivery across the enterprise. With coverage spanning more than 150 equity and derivatives exchanges around the world, ACTIV is the only truly end-to-end, independent market data utility in the industry. Founded in 2002 by market data specialists, the firm is privately owned and has offices in Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London.
ACTIV Financial

Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (“Cboe Global Markets” or “Cboe”) is one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors around the world. The company is committed to relentless innovation, connecting global markets with world-class technology, and providing seamless solutions that enhance the customer experience.

Cboe offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including options, futures, U.S. and European equities, exchange-traded products (ETPs), global foreign exchange (FX) and multi-asset volatility products based on the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index), the world’s barometer for equity market volatility.

Cboe’s trading venues include the largest options exchange in the U.S. and the largest stock exchange by value traded in Europe. In addition, the company is the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S. and a leading market globally for ETP trading. The company is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Kansas City, New York, London, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong and Ecuador. For more information, visit http://www.cboe.com/aboutcboe.

Cboe Global Markets

The financial services industry relies on CUSIP Global Services unrivaled experience in uniquely identifying instruments and entities to support efficient global capital markets. Its extensive focus on standardization over the past 45 years has helped CGS earn its reputation as a trusted originator of quality identifiers and descriptive data, ensuring that essential front- and back-office functions run smoothly. Relied upon worldwide as the industry standard provider of reliable, timely reference data, CGS is also a founding member and co-operates the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) Service Bureau, a global security and entity identifier database for over 34 million public and privately traded instruments, contributed by 92 national numbering agencies and 27 partner agencies representing 255 different countries. CGS is managed on behalf of the American Bankers Association (ABA) by S&P Global Market Intelligence, with a Board of Trustees that represents the voices of leading financial institutions. For more information, visit www.cusip.com.
CUSIP Global Services

FactSet (NYSE:FDS | NASDAQ:FDS) delivers superior analytics, service, content, and technology to help more than 85,000 users see and seize opportunity sooner. We are committed to giving investment professionals the edge to outperform, with fresh perspectives, informed insights, and the industry-leading support of our dedicated specialists. We're proud to have been recognized with multiple awards for our analytical and data-driven solutions and repeatedly ranked as one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom and France. Subscribe to our thought leadership blog to get fresh insight delivered daily at insight.factset.com. Learn more at www.factset.com and follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/factset.
Factset

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction. S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence.
S&P Capital IQ

Tradition is represented in more than 28 countries and is one of the world's largest interdealer brokers in over-the-counter financial and commodity related products.

TraditionDATA provides consistent, high-quality financial market data that reflects real price interest in global OTC swaps markets, covering Interest Rate Derivatives, Energy & Commodities, Credit & Fixed Income and FX & Money Markets.

Real-time, intra-day, end-of-day and historical pricing originates from Tradition’s global brokerage business. In addition to comprehensive coverage of the most liquid markets, our extensive product and geographic coverage means we can penetrate illiquid markets to provide hard-to-find prices in developing products and regions.

Data can be delivered directly from Tradition or from one of our distribution partners, which include, among others, Bloomberg, ICE, NEX and Refinitiv.
Tradition Data


Alternative Data Forum Segment

Today, data operations and delivery is expensive, time consuming and frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be.  Crux helps companies reliably process and onboard the data they need, when they need it and where they need it. This allows our customers to focus on driving productivity and creating better business outcomes.  Crux’s secure cloud platform and expert services connects data users and suppliers so data can flow.
Crux Informatics

TickSmith specializes in financial Big Data applications that do away with capacity issues. Described as a "financial data lake platform for Capital Markets", TickSmith's flagship platform, TickVault, is used for data centralization and distribution, market surveillance, strategy discovery, and analytics.

TickVault is a comprehensive platform used by exchanges and data vendors, trading, risk groups and regulators to accumulate, transform, analyse and disseminate Terabytes and Petabytes of financial data from quote feeds, trading systems, event feeds and more. With its specialized tools and modules, TickVault provides easy access to data, analytics, time-series, workflow, reports, entitlements and web store via point and interfaces and APIs.
TickSmith


Technology Forum Segment

The SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU) is a managed service that delivers complete, accurate and timely reference data for use in critical regulatory reporting, trade processing and risk management operations, dramatically simplifying and reducing unnecessary costs for financial institutions.

The RDU acts as a processing agent for its participants selected data sources; sourcing, validating and cross-referencing data using market best practices so that these processes do not need to be duplicated in every financial institution. An experienced global team, who operate under the compliance frameworks of their customers, deliver data that is fit-for-purpose, consistent and in a format that is specific to the financial institutions’ needs. www.smartstreamrdu.com

SmartStream RDU

Xignite Makes Market Data Easy. Xignite is leading the disruption of the market data industry with its cloud-based API and data distribution solutions. Xignite’s Market Data Cloud Platform provides full transparency on the usage of a firms first-level real-time and reference data - making it easy for market data owners to entitle, control consumption, comply with licensing requirements, allocate costs, and resolve vendor audits or invoice discrepancies. Xignite also powers financial data-driven robo-advisors, online brokerages, and investing apps with its real-time, delayed and historical pricing data offered via 500+ REST Cloud APIs
Xignite


Weekend Activities Sponsor

The CSE is home to over 475 uniquely listed issues covering a broad range of industry sectors. The CSE provides trade execution, smart routing, risk management, compliance and market information services for Canadian listed instruments.

Recognized as an exchange by the Ontario Securities Commission in 2004, the CSE is designed to facilitate the capital formation process for public companies through a streamlined approach to company regulation that emphasizes disclosure and the provision of efficient secondary market trading services for investors. 
CSE


Bronze

 

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. HKEX is the world’s leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.

HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited. This commodity franchise was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange, in China, in 2018.

HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.

 
 HKEX

 

Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Morningstar offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. Morningstar provides data and research insights on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, private capital markets, and real-time global market data. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with over $193B in assets under advisement and management as of 12/31/18. Visit www.morningstar.com/products/data.
Morningstar

Nasdaq Global Information Services (GIS) leverages reliable, scalable technology and robust distribution channels to provide comprehensive benchmarks and market analytical solutions across asset classes and regions. We promote market access by equipping investors with essential market transparency to make informed decisions. GIS provides innovative real-time and historical analytic products and intelligent solutions designed to tap new data sets and meet new industry challenges. In addition, Nasdaq Global Indexes span geographies and asset classes to support financial product sponsors across a wide spectrum of investable products and asset managers that measure risk and performance. Nasdaq Dorsey Wright makes GIS one of the largest index providers of Smart Beta strategies worldwide (based on AUM). Nasdaq’s eVestment provides a flexible suite of easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions to help the institutional investing community identify and capitalize on global investment trends, better select and monitor investment managers and more successfully enable asset managers to market their funds worldwide. Nasdaq’s Quandl is the largest provider of alternative data for financial professionals which sources, evaluates and productizes undiscovered data assets.
Nasdaq

S&P Dow Jones Indices,  a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI),  is the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based on our indices than based on any other provider in the world. With over 1,000,000 indices and more than 120 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way investors measure and trade the markets. For more information, visit www.spdji.com
S&P Dow Jones Indices

TRG Screen provides spend management solutions enabling enterprises to gain total cost transparency and control of their entire universe of corporate subscriptions and vendor relationships. Founded by senior IT executives from global investment banks in 1998, TRG Screen provides software and services which help companies streamline their expense management, reduce costs, and make informed decisions about spend on subscription-based services including market data, software, research, information services, consulting, and more.
TRG Screen

Sponsor WFIC

For more information, please contact Tracey Shumpert at +1 917.690.0172.

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