Monthly Archives: April 2012

Slowing Down the Speed of Profitability: Regulators Attempt to “Control” High Frequency Trading (HFT)

I came across an article in Business Week about a new transatlantic fibre optic line that will connect financial markets in London and New York at record transmission speeds. When it opens for service in 2013, ‘Project Express’ will be the fastest cable across the Atlantic; reducing the time it…

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Finding the Missing Link: HKEx Announces Details of Technology Upgrades

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) released a spate of news in March that showed signs that they are getting their “house in order” with a combination of humility and boldness. Earlier this month, HKEx announced the results of its industry consultation and review of clearinghouse risk management procedures. Refreshingly,…

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Do you Dig It?: Thomson Reuters Announces a New Digital Data Product

In my blog post “Balmoral Advisory’s Vision for 2012, I mentioned that one of the dominant themes for 2012 would be data management. Last month, I wrote about Bloomberg’s re-design of their market data service in my blog post: A Leopard Can Change its Spots: Bloomberg Moves Towards Openness. Just…

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About The Author

Donna Bales
is a product development professional with a proven track record of managing complex capital market industry initiatives during times of significant market change and market structure reform. Donna is the founder and managing director of Balmoral Advisory, a boutique advisory firm that works with exchanges, regulators, technology firms, market participants and market data vendors to identify and evaluate business opportunities, understand and respond to changing industry/market dynamics and develop and implement strategies and solutions that make sense now and in the future. In addition she acts as a strategic advisor to an international consultancy firm, CollegeHill Asia and sits on the Board of 3Q Innovation, a non-profit that focuses on retraining and replacement of older workers after protracted unemployment. Originally from Canada, Donna holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.