Market data management challenges
Managing market data can be a challenging task. When this is your role you are often seen as the ‘go to’ person for all kinds of questions which have some relation to market data. Next to this role of subject matter expert for internal market data end users, you are often challenged by vendor managers, procurement officers, IT project managers and other internal stakeholders.
And then there are all the external players and events that need to be managed. Data vendors approaching you with new services, credit rating agencies and benchmark index providers which have again a new licensing model — obviously increasing cost — and security exchanges who want to conduct an audit.
All of these things arrive at your desk, and often without warning. Sometimes the solution is easy and can be solved on the spot, but in other cases it can be a lengthy and difficult task, consuming lots of time.