New York, December 16, 2013: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of market data solutions for the global energy and commodities industry, today announced a significant series of enhancements to FutureSource®, its market data management and analytics platform.
Energy and commodities traders are increasingly looking for comprehensive data sets for use in analyzing global demand pattern changes and volatility across a diverse range of products. To help address these challenges, Interactive Data has broadened its energy and commodities content within FutureSource to include:
- GFI and ICAP content: Leading Inter-Dealer Broker data covering the global physical, swaps, and options markets for the crude oil, natural gas, power, and emissions markets. The combination of data from GFI and ICAP can help traders to form a more accurate assessment of the global energy markets.
- Informa Agra global cash market grain data: Content to chart cash market prices alongside the futures markets and view them in a watch list or data table to provide a more complete picture of markets.
- OPIS Racks: Prices for the wholesale gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and ethanol markets within North America, to support enhanced price discovery in those markets.
“Traders, brokers and analysts globally are demanding the content and analytical tools to understand, model and rapidly react to changes in the energy and commodities markets,” commented Kyle Ford, Global General Manager, Desktops at Interactive Data. “Recognizing these challenges, we continue to extend the depth and breadth of content available within FutureSource to include leading Inter-Dealer Broker data, industry benchmarks and trusted news sources. We are also providing users with flexible and customizable tools that they require to chart and analyze that data to support their decision-making process.
“OPIS is excited to have Interactive Data as a vendor of our rack and spot information,” said Scott Berhang, Director, Client Relations and Education at OPIS. “Having our prices on this platform offers our customers even more flexibility in the way that they can access OPIS data for their price discovery needs.”
“The Public Ledger is recognized as a premier source of news, analysis and data in agricultural commodities,” added Ian Hart, content director at publisher Informa Agra. “We’re extremely pleased to be working with Interactive Data so that its customers can benefit from The Public Ledger price data feed, supporting their trading and investment decisions across a broad spectrum of agricultural commodities.”
Alongside the broad array of new content available in the latest iteration of FutureSource, further enhancements include new functionality in the FutureSource web application that requires no software download and minimal bandwidth to run. All symbol lists, settings and workspaces are saved on the server, so users can access them from anywhere by logging in from any browser.
The updated web application is designed to deliver new and enhanced methods for viewing and analyzing market data. This includes support for the latest Excel add-in functionality, assisting users in easily extracting historical price data and formulas from FutureSource.
Web application users can now use the FutureSource forward curve engine to chart natural gas and power curves from leading independent futures broker EOX. They can also access more than 25 additional studies for market analysis, including average directional index, bullish divergence, and a variety of crack and crush spreads.
For more information, please visit: www.futuresource.com
About Interactive Data Corporation
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.
About GFI Group Inc.
GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: “GFIG”) is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage services, clearing services, electronic execution and trading support products for global financial markets. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services, market data, trading platform and analytics software products to institutional clients in markets for a range of fixed income, financial, equity and commodity instruments.
Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 2,100 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Nyon, Hong Kong, Manila, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles and Sugar Land (TX). GFI Group Inc. provides services and products to over 2,600 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFISM, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, Trayport® and Kyte®.
ICAP is a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, FX, emerging markets and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. Through its post trade risk mitigation and information services ICAP helps customers manage and mitigate risks in their portfolios. For more information, go to www.icap.com.
About Informa Agra
Informa Agra, part of Informa PLC, is a publishing company that specialises in agricultural commodities, agriculture, fertilisers, food policy, markets and trade. Its brands include The Public Ledger, FO Licht, Fertecon, Agra Europe and Foodnews. Its core activities are producing subscription products, one-off reports and events that provide news, analysis and data to businesses in the agricultural commodity supply chain and related sectors. See www.agra-net.com for more details.
OPIS is the leading provider of wholesale gasoline and diesel fuel, biodiesel, alternative fuels, LPG and Feedstocks to the U.S. oil industry. Virtually every gallon of those fuels that is bought or sold in the United States at some point transacts off an OPIS price.
For More Information:
Brian Willinsky (North American media)
Tel: +1 781-687-8291
Geoff Whitehouse (Europe and Asia-Pacific media)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7825 8012
Data Sources: Interactive Data | Effective Date: December 19, 2013