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PLATINUM SPONSOR

Deutsche Boerse AG

Deutsche Börse, one of the world’s leading exchange organizations, provides decision makers around the globe with high quality data and technology services. Our offering is constantly enhanced to anticipate and respond to the needs of traders and other capital market participants. The extensive product and service portfolio comprises real-time, ultra-low latency and historical trading data from the group’s own trading venues Eurex and Xetra, the financial news services and indicators of MNI (a Deutsche Börse subsidiary), the renowned DAX and STOXX indices, superior exchange infrastructure as well as reliable connectivity services. We also offer services to support our clients when it comes to fulfilling various reporting and risk management requirements. In addition, we operate AlphaFlash, an algo news feed that delivers machine-readable global economic indicators. For more information, please go to www.mds.deutsche-boerse.com.


HOST

BloombergBloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for financial professionals and businesses. Combining innovative technology with unmatched analytics, data, news and tools, Bloomberg delivers critical information via the Bloomberg Professional service and multimedia platforms. Bloomberg Enterprise Solutions provides leaders in corporations, finance and government with a dynamic network that allows them to access, integrate, distribute and manage information and technology across organizations more efficiently and effectively.


GOLD SPONSORS

BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of networked IT services to the global financial community,  with more than 30 years’ experience delivering specialised network-centric services designed specifically to meet the demanding requirements of our customers across the financial markets, banking and payments sectors globally. These include our industry award-winning BT Unified Trading and BT Radianz Services that support the largest secure networked financial community in the world.


SIX Financial InformationSIX Financial Information is a leading global provider of data services and solutions for financial and insurance firms, corporations and the media. Aggregated in real-time from over 1,500 worldwide sources, SIX’s financial information is comprised of corporate actions, pricing, reference and market data for over 16 million instruments and is unique in terms of information depth, breadth and structure. With offices in 23 countries, SIX combines the advantages of local expertise with global reach to offer comprehensive data services for investment advisory, portfolio management, financial analysis and securities administration professionals.

Financial Information is one of four business areas of SIX which offers global premium services in securities trading, clearing and settlement, payment transactions, and financial information. Further information is available at: www.six-financial-information.com

 

Thomson Reuters connects and powers the global financial community through our open and trusted news, data, analytics and insight, tools and applications, trading capabilities, and infrastructure and services – enabling discovery, liquidity and compliance.

We help our customers uncover critical insights and market opportunities and connect to the largest network of financial professionals – enabling better decisions and more confident actions.  We create efficiencies that drive profits with scalable infrastructure and services that enable faster and smarter performance. Our trading applications and venues provide access to liquidity that connects customers and markets. Through our award-winning Pricing and Reference Data services, we provide market leading end of & intra-day content including: CDS, CDO, CLO, ABS, CMBS, Fixed Income, Risk Data, Analytics and other referential content sets.www.thomsonreuters.com


PREMIUM VISIBILITY SPONSORS

Factset

FactSet helps the world’s best investment professionals outperform.  For more than 35 years, financial professionals have relied on FactSet’s streamlined solutions and unmatched client support to get their jobs done, better. FactSet’s global datasets, powerful analytics, and comprehensive data feeds let users stay ahead of market trends, access extensive company and industry intelligence, and monitor performance of their equity and fixed income portfolios in the office or on the go. Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, FactSet conducts operations with over 6,800 employees in 35 global office locations. Learn more at FactSet.com, and follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/factset.

 

 

Fitch SolutionsFitch Solutions delivers credit market data, analytical tools and risk services to the global financial community. In addition to offering proprietary market-based content, Fitch Solutions distributes the ratings, research and financial data of Fitch Ratings through a variety of flexible platforms. With innovation and experience behind every solution, Fitch Solutions helps financial professionals meet the diverse and evolving needs of today’s global markets.
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. In addition to Fitch Solutions, the group includes Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Learning, a provider of learning and development solutions for the global financial services industry; and Business Monitor International, a provider of country risk and industry analysis specializing in emerging and frontier markets. Fitch Group is jointly owned by Paris-based Fimalac, S.A. and New York-based Hearst Corporation.  For additional information, please visit www.fitchsolutions.com.



SILVER SPONSORS

ANNAEstablished in 1992 by 22 founding National Numbering Agencies (NNAs), ANNA serves as the Registration Authority for ISIN (ISO 6166) and CFI (ISO 10962) standards, under appointment by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The number of NNAs and nations using the ISIN and CFI codes to standardize identification of their locally issued securities has grown consistently year over year, currently over 120 members. ANNA is providing through the ANNA Service Bureau the global ISIN reference database updated daily by the NNAs focusing on many ISO Standards incl. LEI (Legal Entity Identifier).  For information about ANNA please visit anna-web.org.


CUSIP Global Services

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) is dedicated to driving efficient trading, clearing and settlement in capital markets globally by providing a unique, common language for identifying financial instruments, their issuers, and obligors. With over 40 years of experience dedicated to standards development, including securities identification and related descriptive data, CGS is the world leader in developing innovative solutions to reference data challenges. Reporting to a Board of Trustees comprised of senior representatives from leading financial institutions, CGS is managed on behalf of the American Bankers Association by S&P Capital IQ. For more information, please visit www.cusip.com.


Interactive Data

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.  For more information, please visit www.interactivedata.com

 

S&P Capital IQ

S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI), is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world. S&P Capital IQ provides a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, and identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Through leading desktop solutions such as the S&P Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Capital IQ Valuations; and research offerings, including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today’s investors need.  For more information, visit www.spcapitaliq.com.


WorkFusionWorkFusion radically improves the quality, speed and efficiency of global data collection and enrichment by automating the work that burdens a human workforce. The software-as-a-service platform integrates any kind of data source, lets users configure workflows, distributes tasks to FTEs or distributed workers and ensures accuracy. WorkFusion’s machine learning identifies patterns in each task and trains algorithms to match them, automating repetitive work and elevating human workers to corner cases. WorkFusion is used by leading financial data vendors and financial services firms for a wide range of knowledge processes, including compliance, corporate actions, customer onboarding, deals, entities, equities, funds, fundamentals, indices, loans, and private equity. Born out of MIT research in 2010, WorkFusion is a privately held company headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit www.workfusion.com.


DATA MANAGEMENT SEGMENT SPONSOR

BATS Global MarketsBATS Global Markets is a leading global operator of exchanges and services for financial markets. In the U.S., BATS is the second-largest equities market operator, operator of the fourth-largest U.S. equity options market, BATS BZX Options, and is launching its second options market later in 2015. In Europe, BATS operates the largest pan-European equities exchange, offering trading and listing services across 15 major European markets, as well as BXTR, the continent’s largest trade reporting facility. Globally, BATS serves the FX market with Hotspot, a leading institutional spot FX market. With its world-class technology and relentless customer focus, BATS strives to make markets better for all participants. www.bats.com

 

SmartStream

SmartStream provides Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) solutions and Managed Services to dramatically transform the middle and back-office operations of financial institutions. Over 1,500 clients, including more than 70 of the World’s top 100 banks, 8 of the top 10 asset managers, and 8 of the top 10 custodians rely on SmartStream’s solutions.

SmartStream delivers greater efficiency, automation and control to critical post trade operations including: Reference Data Operations, Trade Process Management, Confirmations and Reconciliation Management, Corporate Actions Processing, Transaction Fees Invoice Management, Collateral Management, Cash & Liquidity Management and Compliance Solutions. Used independently or as a suite of solutions and services, clients gain a lower cost-per-transaction whilst reducing operational risk, aiding compliance and improving customer service levels.  For more information about SmartStream visit: smartstream-stp.com


INDEX FORUM SEGMENT SPONSORS

 

3d innovations

3d innovations ltd. (3di) provides packaged consultancy and product services to the Financial Markets based on our core competencies in Market and Reference Data. We are a new breed of services organisation that has compiled the best practices of Management Consultancy, Software Development and IT Professional Services, and as a result have been working work with a number of the leading financial institutions in the market-place for the past 13 years.

 


S&P Dow Jones Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a part of McGraw Hill Financial, is the world’s largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data and research. Home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC has over 115 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that fulfill the needs of institutional and retail investors. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other provider in the world. With over 1,00,000 indices covering a wide range of assets classes across the globe, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC defines the way investors measure and trade the markets. To learn more about our company, please visit

www.spdji.com.

 

TECHNOLOGY FORUM SEGMENT SPONSOR

 

IPC Systems

IPC is a global provider of mission-critical network services and trading communication technology to the financial markets community. With complete focus on this sector and more than 40 years of expertise, IPC provides customers with integrated solutions that support traders and participants across the entire trade lifecycle, including sell-side and buy-side financial institutions, inter-dealer brokers, liquidity venues, clearing and settlement firms, independent software vendors, corporate finance departments, financial information exchange providers and market data providers. IPC’s offerings include a unified communications/application platform, award-winning trading positions, managed voice and data connectivity solutions, compliance technologies, infrastructure management and a suite of enhanced service offerings. IPC’s global reach extends to more than 60 countries – including a network of more than 5,000 customer sites across 700 cities and an installed base of more than 120,000 trading positions deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has more than 900 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. IPC’s mission is to continually innovate to support collaboration across the global financial community and address our clients’ needs in an ever-changing landscape.  For more information, visit www.ipc.com

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSOR

Tullett Prebon Information

Tullett Prebon Information is the leading provider of independent real-time price information from the wholesale interdealer brokered financial and commodity markets. Tullett Prebon Information is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tullett Prebon, a fully diversified interdealer broker with leading positions in global fixed income securities, money markets, capital markets, equities, energy, credit and associated derivative products, and a principal source of market information for Tullett Prebon Information. 

Tullett Prebon Information has been voted Best IDB Data Provider 2015 by Inside Market Data for the fifth consecutive year.

Tullett Prebon Information delivers the highest-quality independent price data using state of the art technologies and data publication standards.  For more information about our services visit www.tpinformation.com or contact sales@tpinformation.com.

Information changes performance, performance matters!


BRONZE SPONSORS

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.

 

BarchartWith a heritage dating back to 1934, Barchart.com, Inc. has substantial experience in meeting the information needs of the financial, media, agriculture and energy industries. As a full-service provider of equity, index, mutual fund, futures and foreign exchange market data, Barchart provides a wide range of market data products and solutions for customers ranging from institutional to retail. Barchart’s services include streamingmarket data feeds, on-demand market data, hosted website content and desktop trading applications.  As an established leader in an industry that demands accuracy and innovation, Barchart’s goal is to form partnerships that deliver comprehensive solutions for success. For more information, please visit www.barchartmarketdata.com. 

 

 

Founded in 1999 CJC is a leading global consultancy operating exclusively within the market data sector. Our expert team supports all market data systems and services.  CJC’s knowledge of market data technologies and commercial management best practices places them at the forefront of the market data arena and allows CJC to equip customers and vendors alike with tailored cost-efficient technical and commercial services and solutions reducing costs and increasing efficiency.  With offices located in London, New York and Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, CJC are able to support client operations across all time zones, delivering a 24x7x365 ‘‘follow the sun’’ service that meets the needs of today’s always-on financial markets.

 

Connotate is the market leader in massively scalable web content extraction. Our combination of proven technology and real-world experience turns the web’s big data into a worldwide database for our customers. With Connotate, financial information service providers and other data-centric companies dramatically increase their content harvesting capacity, drive down their ongoing cost of content extraction, and radically reduce the complexity of their downstream data operations.  Trusted by many of the largest financial information products and services companies in the world, Connotate has an innovative, patented approach to web content extraction that goes far beyond web scraping or custom scripts -- combining a visual understanding of how websites work with advanced machine learning, we make web content extraction scalable, precise and reliable.  For more information, please visit www.connotate.com.


MDX TechnologyMDX Technology (MDXT) provides comprehensive real-time market data solutions to the financial, energy and commodities sectors. Our blue chip client base is drawn from across the entire trading spectrum encompassing global tier one banks, leading hedge funds, wealth managers and inter-dealer brokers to name a few. Designed to support the needs of traders, it enables users to collaborate both internally and externally, and to quickly and easily communicate price and analytics data to sales which in turn enhances the overall customer service experience.  The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in London with offices in New York and Toronto. The international partner network extends MDXT global reach and provides a truly global '24/7 follow the sun' support capability. In the first six months of 2015 MDXT announced record results together with a number of new named clients.  For more information, please visit www.mdxtechnology.com

 

MorningstarMorningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. We offer an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. Morningstar provides data on approximately 500,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 15 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Our real-time data feeds offer broad coverage from 260+ global sources, flexible delivery options, and easy integration using industry-standard protocols and platforms.


NASDAQ OMX

Nasdaq Global Information Services (GIS) leverages reliable, scalable technology and robust distribution channels to provide comprehensive benchmarks and market data solutions across asset classes and regions. We equip financial institutions and investors with essential market transparency to make informed decisions. Our Global Data Products business provides innovative real-time and historical market data products, as well as analytic data solutions designed to 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. Our diverse families include the Dividend Achievers, Global Equity, Fixed Income, Nordic, Green Economy and Commodity Indexes, based upon rules-based, transparent indexes. And with the 2015 acquisition of Dorsey, Wright & Associates, we are now of one of the largest index providers of Smart Beta strategies worldwide (based on AUM). 


SunGard

SunGard is one of the world’s leading financial software companies, with annual revenue of $2.8 billion. We provide solutions for financial services, the public sector and education. Our software is delivered via Software as a Service (“SaaS”), in the cloud and on premises, surrounded by an extensive suite of service offerings. Through the depth and breadth of our solution portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, we are uniquely capable of supporting virtually every type of financial organization, including the largest and most complex institutions in the world. SunGard’s approximately 13,000 employees proudly serve approximately 14,000 customers in more than 100 countries, bringing fresh ideas and inventive solutions to help our customers adapt and thrive. For more information, please visit www.sungard.com



VISIBILITY SPONSOR


Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) grows the most valuable relationships in business. By uncovering truth and meaning from data, we connect customers with the prospects, suppliers, clients and partners that matter most, and have since 1841. Nearly ninety percent of the Fortune 500, and companies of every size around the world, rely on our data, insights and analytics. For more about Dun & Bradstreet, visit www.DNB.com/capital-markets 


NYSE Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), operator of the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses. NYSE Group operates multi-asset exchanges, and a range of related data products and technology services. The company’s equity exchanges - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE MKT and NYSE Arca - trade more U.S. equity volume than any other exchange group. NYSE is the global leader in capital raising for listed companies, including the majority of technology IPOs globally since 2012. The company’s equity options markets, NYSE Arca Options and NYSE Amex Options offer complementary market models. NYSE Group also provides comprehensive global connectivity services and a range of market data products to support efficient, transparent markets.  For more information on the market data products offered by the New York Stock Exchange, visit www.nyse.com/data.

 

 

MEDIA PARTNERS

 

WatersTechnology provides data management and technology executives at financial trading firms with analysis, news and insights into the business and financial issues they face as consumers of information and technology. Our readers purchase, specify, implement and use data and technology, to grow revenues and reduce costs.

Our brands, Inside Market Data, Inside Reference Data, Buy-Side Technology, Sell-Side Technology and Waters, can help your organisation reach their business goals with our marketing solutions. By integrating tailored content-driven messaging, to a well targeted and engaged audience with a variety of multi-channel marketing programs, we can help you. From digital ads and apps to custom events to content creation and lead generation, there are countless and imaginative ways to get in front of data management and technology decision-makers. To find out more about our marketing services and how these could work for your organisation, please visit www.waterstechnology.com.


Tracked daily by over 26,000 people, TabbFORUM (www.tabbforum.com) is the site for thought leadership on current critical issues affecting global capital markets ecosystem. Launched in February 2010 by TABB Group exclusively to and for capital markets professionals, it’s "where capital markets speak" - the singular place for the exchange of ideas and information, learning and discerning what industry colleagues are thinking and engaging in lively debate, advocating real solutions to real-world problems. In October 2013, QuantFORUM, was added, a by-invitation forum exclusively for quantitative finance professionals, researchers and academics.