Chi-X Australia data is now available in the Data Library. The data contains a historical archive of order book tick history for trading on the Australian Chi-X Exchange (Chi-X), which dates back to the commencement of the exchange on 25th October 2011.
The data is made available under license from Chi-X for the purposes of academic research.
Please contact us if you would like to gain access to this data.
Sirca is pleased to announce that James Cook University and Swinburne University have recently joined us to bring our membership base to 36!
James Cook University has six campuses throughout Queensland and one in Singapore, with their Business School based in Townsville and Cairns.
Swinburne University has many locations throughout Melbourne and a campus in Malaysia.
On behalf of the Sirca community we wish you a very warm welcome!
Last week Sirca launched their new headquarters and innovation centre with VIP guests and invitees including:
• The Honourable Greg Pearce MLC Minister for Finance and Services Minister for the Illawarra
• Monica Barone, CEO of the City of Sydney
• Ross Dawson Leading Author and Technology Futurist
For the full press release click here
From Left to Right: Sirca's CEO Mike Briers, Tracy Barber from UTS, The Hon. Greg Pearce MLC, Sirca Board Members Peeyush Gupta and Kevin Davis
Ross Dawson speaking at the event
The view from the Sirca rooftop
Catering at the Event
Sirca’s Chief Research Officer, Terry Walter, invites young researchers on behalf of the Membership and Research Committee (MRC) to submit a current research paper for possible inclusion in the 2nd Sirca Young Researcher Workshop. Submitted papers should be sufficiently advanced to benefit from feedback and suggestions from a seminar presentation. Please send all papers to firstname.lastname@example.org
. The deadline for submissions is 12 May 2013.
Notification of the five papers to be included will be made by 15 June 2013, at which time we will also advise the nominated MRC referee who will discuss the individual papers at the workshop. Sirca will also invite a further group of young researchers to the workshop as attendees and to participate in research presentations in the afternoon of 25 July 2013. Sirca will meet all reasonable travel and accommodation costs for the presenters and the invited attendees.
To qualify for inclusion at least one of the authors of the submitted paper must be a young researcher. We define a young researcher to be a person currently engaged in PhD research or one whose PhD thesis was completed within the last five years. It is not a requirement for submitted papers to be using Sirca data however the researcher must be from a Sirca Member university.
Sirca would also like to track the progress of papers submitted at this workshop and be kept informed of any publication outcomes.
Sirca is pleased to announce that Southern Cross University have joined the Sirca Membership Community as our 34th Member.
We are looking forward to working with SCU across their 3 locations of Lismore, Coffs Harbour, and The Gold Coast. Our Member Services team will have their work cut out for them!
Congratulations Southern Cross University and welcome to Sirca!
Sirca is working to deploy cutting edge data analysis tools to complement our data sources as part of our ongoing strategy aimed at improving research outcomes.
One initiative we have underway is working with Macquarie University, a Sirca Member, in exploring issues in Laser Physics; one strand of this research involves the development and application of methods to find non-linear and chaotic structure in streaming data. These methods will be directly applicable to the analysis of streams of financial market data.
The project has a PhD scholarship available for a suitable candidate, details of the opportunity can be found at: http://hdr.mq.edu.au/information_about/scholarships/hdr_scholarships_domestic_and_international
in the Business and Economics section.
Applications close March 14th
Chris Mendes, CTO of Sirca Limited, was invited to the British Consulate recently to join a select group of Australian IT professionals for afternoon tea with Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Later that day, Sir Tim sat on a panel with Sirca’s Paul McCarthy.
Sir Tim spoke of his views about the importance of Open Data
for government and his recent efforts in the UK and the USA. Chris and Sir Tim discussed the importance of trying to establish open standards for financial data.
Chris Mendes (Left) meets with Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Sirca’s very own Paul McCarthy
will be on stage this evening with Sir Tim Berners-Lee to discuss the future of the Internet as part of the City of Sydney’s “City Talks” program at Sydney Town Hall.
Other panelists include Alan Noble (Google), Hael Kobiashi (Animal Logic, UTS), and Rachel Botsman (Author of Collaborative Consumption) and is being moderated by the ABC’s Adam Spencer.
Tickets were snapped up fast for this event, however it will be streamed live at 6:30PM AESDT on the City Talks website
Amazon Web Services (AWS) have recently announced
Sirca as a member of the AWS Partner Network
. Sirca, one of Australia’s most experienced players in the Big Data and Data Science sector, was an early adopter of AWS technology. Sirca will be soon hosting services on the new AWS Sydney Region cloud servers to take advantage of their dynamic resource allocations and to open the door for greater interaction and development with the wider technology community.
Sirca intends to partner with a number of organisations in 2013 to deliver Big Data solutions on AWS, both in Australia and internationally.
Congratulations to Terrance C. Fung of City University Hong Kong whose paper, Media and Market Quality, has been judged as the winner of the Sirca Research Prize at the 2012 Australian Finance and Banking Conference in Sydney. Terrance collects AU$2500 for his efforts.
Eligible papers for this award had to use Sirca Data (this includes ASX intraday tick data and regulatory disclosures, and Thomson Reuters Tick History and Reuters News).