Sirca Research Prize at the Australasian Banking & Finance Conference

Sirca is delighted to once again be supporting the Australasian Banking & Finance Conference organised by the Institute of Global Finance and the Australian Business School at the University of New South Wales. We will be on site at the conference showing delegates the latest line up of Sirca resources for member and subscribing universities. We will also once again be supporting a research prize, which will be awarded to the best paper which has used Sirca data.

The 24th Australasian Banking & Finance conference, takes place in Sydney between 13th and 16th December. For further details about the conference, see:

ASX PureMatch

Continuing the theme of adding new Australian equities coverage to our Ausequities database, we confirm that the new ASX PureMatch feed will be incorporated into Ausequities. We need to complete a few tasks to get this feeding into Ausequities, we estimate that this will be achieved by end January 2012.

AusEquities will show the PureMatch instrument code with an “_APM” suffix, for example BHP_APM, which will show the PureMatch market data for that instrument. We will post again when this work is complete.

Sirca user survey – prize winner

We would like to thank all members and prospective Sirca members who completed the recent Sirca user survey. We really appreciate the feedback, and please be assured that your responses will help us focus on areas where we improve our service to you all.

The winner of the inevitable iPad prize is Dr Andrew Ainsworth of the University of Sydney, many congratulations to him.

Chi-X Australia data available to Sirca members

Sirca is pleased to announce that it has been capturing and archiving full order-book market data from Chi-X Australia from its launch date on 31st October 2011. The relationship with Chi-X marks new territory for Sirca, being the first time we have built the infrastructure to capture market data in real time from a trading venue.

It is our plan to make Chi-X market data available to members alongside ASX data in the Australian Equities service so that market data can be requested from both venues using a familiar interface. Watch for this to become available in 2012.

If you are interested in having early access to the raw Chi-X market data (which is in a format similar to NASDAQ ITCH), please contact us.