DKF 2011

Uto Baader

Founder, majority shareholder and CEO Baader Bank AG 

Uto Baader (born 1944) is the founder, majority shareholder and CEO of the Baader Bank AG in Unterschleissheim. After studying economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, he spent 13 years at BayernLB, most recently as head of the trade in foreign stocks. In 1983, Uto Baader was presented as a stockbroker admitted to the Munich Stock Exchange and the foundation for his current company, which has approximately 350 employees, Germany's leading specialist in securities trading. Since 2001 he is Chairman of the Council of the Munich Stock Exchange.


Prof. Dr. Martin Balleer

Actuarial Consultant, General Manager German Actuarial Academy GmbH

Martin Balleer was Board Member of the insurance company Gothaer Versicherungen from 1975 to 2002, mainly responsible for life insurance. During this time he was a member of various committees of the General Association of German Insurers (GDV) including its Executive Committee. He has served on the advisory board for insurance of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)  from 1995 to 2005. A major focus is still his work in the national and international institutions of actuaries; Martin Balleer has been chairman of the German Actuarial Association e.V. for 8 years. His current commitment to the actuaries is tightly focused on Eastern Europe, he is the founder of the European Actuarial Academy GmbH.  He is active as an honorary professor at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.


Thorsten Becker

Head of the GRIPS project at IDS GmbH - Analysis and Reporting Services  (Allianz Group) presented by Tullett Prebon

Mathematician Thorsten Becker began his career in 1993 at Dresdner Bank AG as an expert on the internal market risk model moving up to lead Market Data Management. After moving to IBM, he served as Product and Partner Manager for outsourcing of Market Data processes and worked as a senior consultant on projects for bank management. After moving to Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank, he was responsible for the Independent Price Verification (Product Control) in Frankfurt. Since 2010 Thorsten Becker has headed the GRIPS project at IDS Analysis and Reporting GmbH (Allianz Group) developing a Risk Market Data infrastructure for the Allianz Group. 

Kfir Ben-Zvi

Senior Vice President and Portfolio Pricing Analyst with PIMCO, Newport Beach

Mr. Ben-Zvi is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Pricing Analyst with PIMCO in the Newport Beach office. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2007, he was an Associate Director with global credit fixed-income valuations responsibilities at UBS Investment Bank. He has ten years of investment and financial services experience and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut. 

Ian Blance

Head of Evaluated Pricing Business Development, SIX Telekurs

Head of Evaluated Pricing Business DevelopmentIan Blance is Head of Evaluated Pricing Business Development for SIX Telekurs.  In this role he is responsible for leading the strategic planning, product development, marketing communications and sales support for SIX Telekurs Evaluated Pricing service.  Ian has been in this role since April 2010. Prior to joining SIX Telekurs,from September 2007 Ian ran an independent consulting company specialising in asset valuations and associated risk factors.  Before that he spent 12 years at Interactive Data, setting up and running their International Evaluations business in Europe and subsequently running the global Evaluations Services business in New York. Earlier in his career, Ian worked as a Fixed Income Economist and Bond Strategist for a major investment bank and in Economic Research for an international trade agency.


Eric Blattmann

Head Public Distribution Financial Products Bank Vontobel AG 

Eric Blattman studied economics at the University of St. Gallen. During his studies he founded in 1997, together with Eric Wasescha, the Wasescha & Blattmann Research GmbH, which operates today as Derivative Partners AG in Zurich. It is now Switzerland's leading company in research and media in structured products. After a training period in New York and a job in investment banking at Merrill Lynch, he became Head of Public Distribution Financial Products at Bank Vontobel AG, Switzerland's leading issuer of structured products.



Kees Brooimans

Managing Director at Screen Consultants

After graduating in marketing, Kees Brooimans joined van Lanschot Bank as sales trader in the beginning of the 80’s. After 3 years he joined Datastream, now part of ThomsonReuters. He occupied several positions, varying from Customer Support to Sales Manager. In 1990 Kees was one of the co-founders of Screen Consultants where he has developed himself to become a senior business executive with extensive knowledge and experience related to investments, finance, information systems and organisational change in the financial services industry. Particular strengths include market know-how, vendor solutions, project management, analytical ability and the skills to communicate effectively internally and externally.


Michel Degosciu

Founding partner LPX Group

Michel Degosciu is founding partner of LPX Group. He is responsible for LPX Group business development. He was instrumental in building the LPX Group network. Prior to joining LPX he worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, Julius Bär and Deutsche Bank. He has conducted various studies about the Listed Private Equity asset class at University of Basel, department of finance. He holds a master degree with a major in Corporate Finance from WHU Vallendar/Koblenz.


Sinikka Demaré, CFA

Managing Director Ortec Finance AG

Sinikka Demaré joined Ortec Finance in 2007 as Managing Director and Partner for Switzerland. In this role Mrs. Demaré is directly responsible for solutions for the ALM and risk management for pension funds, insurance companies as well as for asset and private wealth managers. Prior to 2007, Mrs. Demaré worked 20 years for Dow Chemical in corporate finance, business management as well as strategic and tactical management of the pension funds in Europe. Mrs. Demaré has a Master of Science in Economics from the Business School of Helsinki and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


Frank Desmond

Managing Director, Tullett Prebon Information

Frank Desmond manages Tullett Prebon Information’s global business with operations in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. He has been responsible for spearheading Tullett Prebon Information’s market leading growth over the past four years. Prior to joining Tullett Prebon Information, he spent more than a decade at Thomson Reuters in a range of legal and business roles. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and served on the executive committee of the FISD for several years. Frank began his career as a corporate lawyer where he worked for several years at international law firm, Clifford Chance LLP. He was educated at University College Dublin. Married with two children Frank lives near London. 

Dr. Alexis Eisenhofer

Founding partner and Managing Director of AG 

From 1993 to 1997 Alexis Eisenhofer studied economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich where he received a doctor's degree with a dissertation on multi-period portfolio optimization. As founding partner in 1999 and managing director of AG, an application service provider for market data, he supervises the company's finance, data and product strategy. In 2005 he co-founded the Münchner Finance Forum e.V., a network for institutional investors and academic researchers. 

Roderik Gonggrijp

Director, S&P Valuation and Risk Strategies

Roderik Gonggrijp has more than ten years of experience working in the financial market data and valuations industry. A CFA charter holder, Roderik has been at McGraw-Hill Financial since 2006 to develop out the company's fixed income valuation offering. This business provides daily evaluated market price opinions for instruments varying from Corporate and Government bonds, High Yield, Mortgage Backed Securities to CLOs. Roderik carries responsibility for daily management and product development for the European business with a major focus on improving valuation transparency and the development of new approaches to valuation.

Georg Gross

Executive Director, Head of Front Office and Data & Analytics  Deutsche Börse AG 

Georg Gross heads the Front Office Data & Analytics business as part of Market Data & Analytics at Deutsche Boerse AG, based in Frankfurt (Main), Germany. He started his career at DTB Deutsche Terminbörse in 1990 where he held various positions covering product development, strategic marketing and sales. When he joined Deutsche Börse AG in 1994, he was initially responsible for the Benchmark Products Sales activities before he was appointed Head of Front Office Data & Analytics in 1997. Georg Gross holds a degree in Business Administration acquired at University of Mannheim in 1990. He is married, has two sons and a daughter and enjoys a glass of wine, preferably grown at his own vine yard." 

Thomas Gross

CEO SIX Telekurs Division Financial Information 

Thomas Gross was appointed CEO of the Financial Information Division of SIX Group in April 2009. Before this, he held managerial positions at Credit Suisse, first as Head of the Inhouse Consulting Department, and from 2004-2009 as Head of Securities Operations. After the completion of his law studies in Neuchâtel, Thomas Gross began his career as the manager of different projects in the fields of finance and industry. He then worked for one and a half years in Sales for Hilti Germany GmbH, based in Leipzig. Having completed an MBA at the Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, USA, he continued his career at McKinsey & Company, for whom he worked for seven years on various strategic projects in Switzerland and in Brazil. 

David Hall

Senior Managing Director Wilshire Associates

David Hall, a senior managing director with Wilshire Associates, heads up Wilshire Equity Analytics. Mr. Hall, who also serves on the Wilshire Associates Board of Directors, joined Wilshire in 2005 and previously led a team of professionals responsible for all relationship management functions of Wilshire Funds Management. With more than 25 years experience, Mr. Hall is an accomplished financial services executive with an in-depth knowledge of the investment community and its array of strategies, products and services. Prior to joining Wilshire, Mr. Hall was President and CEO of Plexus Group, an investment consulting firm specializing in transaction cost analysis. He also headed institutional and international marketing for the Chicago Board Options Exchange from 1989 to 1996. He received his BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.


Thomas Heberer

Practice Lead, Trading Solutions, EMEA Thomson Reuters  

Thomas Heberer started his career in 1989 as a foreign currency bond trader at Dresdner Bank. With the change to Reuters AG 1993, he was responsible for sales support of product analysis and risk management systems. In the years 2000 - 2003 he served as a Global Business Liaison between TIBCO and Reuters with a focus on exchange systems and business process management in the financial market Palo Alto, California. Returning to Germany he was the responsible manager of financial market pre-sales and sales specialists in Europe until 2010. Among other things, he led the Thomson Reuters initiative *Structered Products Community*. Especially the marketing and e-trading channels of issuers and market makers in the ETF environment for professional investors are being redefined within the community. Since June 2010 he is responsible for the marketing strategies of e-commerce solutions.

Peter Heister

Regional Sales Director Interactive Data 

Peter Heister is Regional Sales Director at Interactive Data Corporation since 2008 and has over 20 years experience in the international financial sector. Prior joining Interactive Data, he was responsible for business development in continental Europe and for conducting business in Germany at Thomson Financial. He was also more than 15 years for Reuters and later in strategic management positions with Telerate and Oracle. Heister is IT engineer (Friedberg / Giessen) and has a master's degree in organizational and industrial psychology.


Lars Hinrichs

Founder & Executive Geek of HackFwd  

Lars Hinrichs is a German entrepreneur, the founder of the first social network to reach a large audience.  Founded in 2003, grew quickly under his leadership into a profitable company with almost EUR 40 million in revenues and an EBITDA margin of nearly 30%.  It listed finally in 2006. Lars Hinrichs sold his stake to Hubert Burda Media in early 2009, and has since been dedicated to his new company HackFwd, a network-based approach to the allocation of venture capital for Internet startups. Lars Hinrichs won the Federal Economics Ministry's German Internet Prize 2004. In 2008 he was voted "Germany's most important Web-founder" and was awarded, also in 2008, the "Young Global Leader"  by the World Economic Forum.

Ernst Huber


This Austrian expert has worked in the banking industry since 1985 and built up the division "Discount Brokerage". The AG, which he has lead since 1995 and for which he was appointed CEO in 1999 is the unchallenged market leader of this division.
Between 2007 and 2008 he was additionally a member of the board of DAB bank AG in Munich and member of the Exchange Council of the Frankfurt Stock exchange. Ernst Huber is well known as an expert in securities, a master of the finance and banking sector and a most welcome speaker for conferences and finance forums.

Peter Hutter

President SIPUG (Swiss Information Providers User Group) 

Peter Hutter has over 20 years of experience in market data. Eleven years he worked at UBS, where he served as project manager for trading platforms, the new Swiss Exchange and responsible for the development of the internal market data applications. In addition, he managed the help desk market data and market data training. At Credit Suisse he worked for 2 years in global sourcing and then he was in charge of market data in the global private banking. For 5 years, he heads the Data Management and Services, which includes the entire global administration of market data. Peter Hutter is president of SIPUG (Swiss Information Providers User Group) since 2002. 

Axel Jester

Thomson Reuters S.A.  

Axel Jester is Head of Account Management at Thomson Reuters for major accounts in Germany, Switzerland and Eastern Europe, based in Frankfurt. He began his career in 1988 at IBM in Frankfurt, where he held various management positions in the financial services sector. From 2001 to 2004, he assumed the role of TMT GlobalSpecialist Equity Sales at JP Morgan Securities, also in Frankfurt. Axel Jester has a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in data processing. He also has completed management programs at Harvard University, Boston University and University of Michigan.

Nosheen Khan

Director at Markit, Portfolio Valuations 

Nosheen Khan is a Director in Markit’s Portfolio Valuations group, responsible for fixed income, credit derivative valuations and CVA product development. Nosheen holds a MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking from the ICMA Centre, University of Reading and a BSc in Mathematics from Mumbai University. 

Matthias Kröner


Matthias Kröner is CEO of FIDOR AG, a leading specialist in Community Banking based in Munich. Prior to joining FIDOR he was CEO of the bank he founded, DAB, one of the first and leading Direct Banks in Germany. In 1997 he was the youngest bank director in Germany. In all his positions Matthias Kröner has had an unconditional focus on customer needs, established critical bank structures and through his pioneering work, actively supported the on-line banking world.

Christoph Lammersdorf

Chief Executive Officer of Boerse Stuttgart AG 

Christoph Lammersdorf (born 1950) was appointed CEO of Boerse Stuttgart AG with effect from 01 September 2008. He is also Chairman of the Management Board of Boerse Stuttgart Holding GmbH and CEO of Euwax AG.Christoph Lammersdorf graduated in physics at the Technical University of Clausthal. A proven stock market expert, he was also a co-founder of database operator Counterparty Link Ltd., London, which was sold to a private equity firm in March 2008. Prior to this, he gained six years’ experience with Deutsche Börse Group, Frankfurt, where in his last role as managing director he was responsible for the Information Services division. During his earlier career, he held a series of international management positions with Dow Jones Markets (Telerate), a provider of real-time financial information for banks, insurers and companies.

Rachid Lassoued

Global Head of Financial Engineering Group, Bloomberg

Rachid Lassoued currently heads Bloomberg's Financial Engineering Group in charge of cross asset valuation and risk services worldwide. He was formerlly heading the European Financial Engineering group for the last 7 years at Societe Generale Securities that provided cross asset independent valuation and risk services for OTC Derivatives and Structured Exotics to Sell Side and Buy Side institutions. Prior to that, he held quantitative analyst positions in various institutions working on Equity, Interest Rates and FX exotic derivatives.

Dr. Sven Ludwig

Regional Director PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers' International Association)

Dr. Sven Ludwig is the Regional Director of the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) in Germany. Dr. Ludwig studied economics at the Friedrich Wilhelm University of Bonn. Following his studies, he earned his doctorate at the University of Bielefeld and Alicante in the field of Mathematical Economics and Behavioral Finance.

Steven Meizanis

Data License Business Manager, Bloomberg

Steven is a Business Manager for Bloomberg's Data License product and is responsible for spearheading the development of new products for the Data License suite of products under the Bloomberg's Data Solutions umbrella. Prior to joining this group, Steven was the Global Head of the Fixed Income Data department managing all fixed income related asset classes such as governments, corporates, mortgages, and municipal securities. Before that role Steven managed Bloomberg customer support desks, as well as the Data Quality Assurance teams.  

Nicolas Plögert

Managing Director Sharewise GmbH

Nicolas Plögert is responsible for sales and marketing at Sharewise. In addition, he is responsible for the finance, partners and press relations. Mr. Plögert started his sales career as an IT Systems Engineer at the enterprise software vendor Candle. At first he was working in telesales. and  moved successfully into the directselling of the financial sector after two years. Between 2003 and 2005 Mr. Plögert worked in sales at MQ Software and business intelligence specialists Microstrategy. In 2005 he joined the Macro 4 GmbH, where he was responsible for sales of Business-Application-Optimization-Products in Central Europe.

Christian Reuss

Chief Executive Officer Scoach 

Since June 2009, Christian Reuss is CEO and Chairman of the Board at Scoach. He previously served as Executive Director in the Private Investor Products Group (PIPG) at Goldman Sachs International. In this role he was responsible for the public distribution of structured products in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy.

Prof. Dr. Bernd Rudolph

Chairman of the Institute for Capital Market Research and Finance LMU Munich

Prof. Dr. Bernd Rudolph is Professor of Business Administration at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, where he directs the Institute for Capital Market Research and Finance. He is also a member of numerous advisory boards and scientific committees and chairs the scientific advisory board of the German Share Institute and the Institute for Bank-Historical Research in Frankfurt.

Mark Schaedel

Senior Vice President, Global Data Products, NYSE Technologies

Mr. Schaedel oversees the Global Data Products business which is responsible for the development and management of information products and services in support of NYSE Euronext’s global markets. He joined NYSE Euronext in 1999 to lead the effort of launching and developing the Proprietary Data Products group at NYSE. He has spent his entire professional career in financial services and was previously COO of StreetServe Inc., a start-up financial services and management consulting organization he helped create. He has also held senior roles at ICI/ADP, Inc., a fixed income trading system provider and earlier junior roles in trading & operations with Cowen & co. in New York. Mr. Schaedel earned BS degrees in Marketing and Management from the University of South Carolina.

Andreas Schmidt

Member of the Managing Board Bayerische Börse AG

Andreas Schmidt is a board member of Bayerische Börse AG and Managing Director of the Munich Stock Exchange. He graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Augsburg. His career began as a consultant for banks, stock exchanges and insurance companies in the Bavarian State Ministry for Economics, Transport and Technology. After nearly four years he moved to the Bavarian stock exchange as an executive assistant and deputy head of Market Surveillance. Since 1998 he is managing director of the Munich Stock Exchangeand Commercial Association e.V.. Since 2000 he is a board member of Bayerische Börse AG, responsible for personnel, finance, law, licensing of marketparticipants and issuers, and for market management.

Evert-Jan ten Brundel

Business Development Director at Screen Consultants 

Mr. ten Brundel (1961) is Business Development Director for Screen Consultants. Before joining Screen, Mr ten Brundel was Group Managing Director and Head of Product Management, Financial Markets for IHS Global Insight, where he worked for almost 7 years. Prior to joining Global Insight, held senior positions at Morgan Stanley Capital International, Primark Corporation (now part of Thomson Financial) and Deloitte Haskins & Sells, in disciplines as diverse as Client Service, Product Management, Data Operations and Finance. Mr. ten Brundel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from Windesheim University in Zwolle, the Netherlands.


Matthew van der Weide

Portfolio Analytics Group Manager, FactSet

Matthew van der Weide oversees the Portfolio Analytics and Risk Group for Continental and Northern Europe. The group is responsible for selling and supporting analytics including performance attribution, style and risk analysis, as well as historical modelling, backtesting, portfolio construction and optimization. Previously, Matthew held positions as Senior Consultant and Quantitative Specialist in Northern Europe. Matthew holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and a BSc and MSc in International Business.


Miroslav Vanous

Head of EMEA, OTC Valuations Ltd.

Miroslav co-founded OTC Valuations in 2007 and, following its acquisition by Tullett Prebon in 2010, he is responsible for sales, marketing, and business strategy for its London operations. Prior to his current role, he was product manager of financial analytics at FINCAD for their derivative valuation products, based at the company’s North America HQ in Vancouver. There he was responsible for defining the direction of new analytics development. Miroslav holds a CFA designation, is a GARP certified Financial Risk Manager, and a PRMIA certified Professional Risk Manager.


Frank Verstraeten

Responsible for financial information at Raiffeisen Switzerland 

Frank Verstraeten, born in 1965, has been responsible for financial information for Raiffeisen Switzerland since 2003. In addition to efficient administration and distribution of data in a decentralized banking group, he deals especially with the innovative use of financial information in new media. Previous stages in his career were in aluminum trading, risk control and bookkeeping. He also completed an education in multimedia applications a few years ago.

Thomas Vogg

Head of Market Data Services at IDS GmbH - Analysis and Reporting Services 

Thomas  Vogg  is head of the Market Data Services at IDS GmbH . After completing his studies in Computer Science in 1992, he worked for Siemens AG in the fields of software design and development and the international integration of SAP systems. In 1999 he moved to Allianz AG and was responsible for the integration and processing of market data. After joining IDS GmbH (a spin-off of Allianz SE) in 2001, he designed and developed a database system for market data and significantly expanded it to become the central Market Data Services for the Allianz Group.

Eric Wasescha

CEO of Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) and Member of the Executive Board of the international roofing bond European Structured Investment Products Association (EUSIPA)

Eric Wasescha, born 1973, is the founder, principal shareholder and CEO of Derivative Partners Holding Ltd., and is additionally the Executive Director of the Swiss Structured Products Association SSPA. He began his career at Bank Sarasin, where he worked in the Funds Marketing, Private Banking and Financial Futures & Options departments. Between 1996 and 1999 he studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Basel (formerly School of Economics and Business Administration, HWV), specialising in marketing. After he obtained his diploma in Business Administration at HWV in 1999, he founded Derivative Partners and concentrated his efforts on building up the business. In 2006 he was one of the founders of the Swiss Structured Products Association. In June 2008 he became member of the board of directors of the European Structured Investment Products Assocation EUSIPA.

Andrew Waters

QuIC Financial Technologies (UK) Ltd.

Andrew Waters is a subject matter expert for European Insurance industry with experience in providing clients with intelligently designed risk and capital management software solutions. The areas in which QuIC provides solutions to insurers are internal and standard models for Solvency II, ERM, market and credit risk, risk aggregation, scenario generation, and interactive reporting.  Prior to joining QuIC, Andrew held a variety of roles at Algorithmics and Mercer with a focus on risk management for pensions, insurance and asset management.

Thorsten Weinelt

Managing Director Unicredit Research 

Thorsten Weinelt is Managing Director and Global Head of UniCredit Research in the Corporate & Investment Banking division (CIB). In addition to managing the UniCredit Research units which comprise around 200 analysts in Equity, Credit, FI/FX, Economics & Commodity as well as Cross Asset Research, he is also UniCredit Group's Chief Strategist and Chief Investment Officer of the UniCredit Bank AG Pension Fund. Since 2004, Thorsten has been Global Head of Research and Chief Strategist for HVB. Thorsten started as an economist with Vereinsbank in 1996 and subsequently worked as a Fixed Income Strategist and Credit Strategist before building up the Credit Research Team in the year 2000. Thorsten holds a MBA from the University of Chicago Both School of Business, and a Master's degree in Applied Economics from Paris-Dauphine. He also holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Kiel where he worked for several years as a research assistant at the Kiel Institute of World Economics. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA/DVFA).

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16-02-2011: IDS GmbH invites to a pre-congress  more

IDS GmbH invites to a pre-congress

The exclusive evening reception for selected guests is provided courtesy of IDS GmbH - Analysis and Reporting Services, a company of Allianz. In a relaxed setting, you have the opportunity to socialize with your peers from the financial sector and get informed about how specialized market data services for risk applications close a fundamental gap in the market data management of insurers, banks and asset managers. Refreshments and food will be served.

Date: Monday, 4th of April 2011, 19:30 – 22:30h

Location: Hotel Sofitel Bayerpost, Atrium 


Please note: only invited guests will receive admission!


04-01-2011: Social Media  more

Social Media

(AER, 04. January 2011) Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, surprised the Internet community with an impressive number: every 2 days we collect as much data as from the beginning of the digital age to 2003. This corresponds to a data volume of about 5 exabytes (5 trillion, or about 10 to the power 18 bytes). 

The dramatic increase in data volume is explained on the one hand by the increased video content, and on the other by the strong growth of user-generated content in social networks. Today, more than two thirds of all global page impressions are made with content coming from the users themselves. Traditional newsrooms lose importance and services like Google News aggregate news sources on the same subject, showing that many editors do not add value and simply repackage the same stories.

 This increases the importance of the primary news source, with news agencies like Reuters and Bloomberg having a greater say. A strong trend in the United States is in the range of peer group blogging, where people within the same profession (eg, portfolio manager) can asses primary messages, set in context. Often one can identify the pack leaders of social networks, which are followed by a large fan base of private investors. This is especially evident of portfolio sharing services such as Wealthfront, Covestor or Currensee. 


The financial industry is being changed by social networks, as is the entire Internet. Which trends are emerging, and specifically how financial institutions use these trends for better investment decisions and sustainable sales success.  These topics will be discussed at the 1. D-A-CH Congress for financial information on 5 April 2010 in Munich.


10-12-2010: Open Source  more

Open Source

(AER, 10th December 2010) In the software industry, the traditional royalty-based products are increasingly being confromted with high-quality open source solutions. Cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service encourage the use of open source, because free software components can be used which do not prevent commercial marketing. The usual business model in the market data industry of Application Service Providing, is ideal for Open Source components.

In recent years, the focus of markets and vendors has been on licensing content. Any line costs or software licenses for the delivery or the display data are largely eliminated. Because  high quality software is often freely available and royalty-free, it is increasingly becoming  commoditised. The achievable competitive advantage  through software is subsequently reduced. The reduction of production costs by using free software components is therefore, the only strategic option.

In areas where open source can be used and what areas still require individual self-development is essential for the IT strategy of vendors and financial institutions. The 1. D-A-CH Congress for Financial Information takes up this question. We are very pleased that Thomas Vogg, Head of Market Data, IDS (Alliance), is going to speak on this topic. In his presentation, "Closing the Open Source Loop" he will discuss database solutions that rely almost exclusively on free software. 


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