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Whitepaper: Private Sector Cyber Security as a National Security Issue

by Bloomberg governmentJan 01, 2012

In this revealing study, Bloomberg Government discusses the need for the U.S. government and corporations to plug cyber-security gaps that threaten the economy, sensitive data and military communications. Bloomberg Government defense analyst Rob Levinson examines the ongoing efforts to expand the government's role in securing non-government systems, and discusses concerns over costs and privacy issues.

Whitepaper: Real-time Data Feeds: Creating a Competitive Differentiator Through Event-Driven Trading

by Bloomberg governmentNov 01, 2011

There's money in the microsecond. Traders today realize that market-moving insights can be gleaned from an ever-growing pool of unstructured data. Leading firms use complex strategies powered by machine readable news to compete in the low-latency space. Automated event-driven trading exploits market inefficiencies or volatility that arises in response to breaking news, economic releases and other events. While the average time it takes for news stories to move markets today is about 4 seconds, Bloomberg's Event-Driven Trading feed - designed specifically for non-display algorithmic trading applications - enables you to act instantly.

Whitepaper: Financial Services Firms Accelerate Shift To Cloud-Based Archiving For Compliance

by Bloomberg governmentJul 01, 2011

A new Forrester Research study reveals how financial institutions are rapidly moving to hosted email compliance and storage services to deal with increasing costs, risks and regulations. Bloomberg commissioned Forrester Research to evaluate the current state of archiving and compliance in the financial services sector, capture enterprise expectations, and examine changes in anticipated application delivery models.

Whitepaper: Bloomberg Data Feeds - Creating a Competitive Differentiator through Event-Driven Trading

by Bloomberg governmentJun 01, 2011

The emergence of global trading is driving several important trends, including the consolidation of exchanges, a realignment of industry coalitions, and the emergence of global trading standards.

Today's firms have to adapt to this new climate, while answering continuing calls for optimization and cost reduction. These changes will continue to force companies to embrace open standards and new technologies that promise to reduce system complexity and lifetime maintenance costs while allowing them to build systems that can be updated more effectively.

This paper provides insights into how these developments will influence technology investments.

Whitepaper: Bloomberg: Third-Party Providers Benefit From Bloomberg Open Symbology

by Bloomberg governmentApr 01, 2011

The financial services industry exchanges information on securities using some 55 symbologies. Third-party providers have had to develop and maintain complex workflows in order to map diverse market identifiers to the business processes that serve their clients. This requirement has become increasingly cumbersome for third-party providers. Bloomberg's Global ID (BBGID), an open symbology system of identifiers for securities is enabling third-party providers to streamline mapping processes, and is available to the public without limitation.

This report explores the opportunities that BBGID creates for third-party providers.

Whitepaper: Enterprise Technology Strategies for an Increasingly Dynamic Market Data Management Environment

by Bloomberg governmentMar 01, 2011

There is increasing demand for enterprise market data management services that integrate real-time data sets, open technology, and a robust and proven network and data delivery infrastructure. Bloomberg is committed to provide a market infrastructure that can seamlessly integrate with clients' systems. Bloomberg has created a modular set of offerings that allow clients to execute on the vision of integrated, enterprise-wide market data management architecture.

This paper explores how clients can leverage these offerings to reduce data and infrastructure costs, improve workflows and manage increasing regulatory pressures.

Whitepaper: Operational Impact of Open Symbology on Financial Services

by Bloomberg governmentJan 13, 2011

Within the securities industry, vendors, markets and financial services companies alike have created hundreds of proprietary symbology sets. Supporting the multitude of identifiers creates cumbersome systems that are expensive to maintain, and diverts resources from innovation that generates alpha. This keeps companies from streamlining operations and realizing efficiencies across business units.

Bloomberg´┐Żs Open Symbology provides a comprehensive, secure and flexible system of global identifiers that is available in the public domain. This paper explores the operational impact that firms can expect from adopting open symbology.

Whitepaper: Open Standards in Securities - How To Reduce Transaction Costs with Open Symbology

by Bloomberg governmentDec 03, 2010

Any action or condition that adds friction or cost to transaction processes detracts from the value sought by the principal parties in a trade.

An open symbology framework for financial instrument identifiers eliminates complexity, introduces transparency and reduces risk.

This whitepaper from Bloomberg describes how open symbology will affect the securities industry.