As featured in The Trade
“The most valuable commodity I know of is information,” said Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film Wall Street. This remains true today, but the way financial market participants consume data – especially on the buy-side – has changed remarkably little. We’re still spending too much time looking at all the little numbers, trying to figure out the big picture.
For most, things have moved on a lot faster in our personal than our professional lives as we rely more heavily on devices to access the information to help run our lives. How much of their monthly data allowance have our kids used up? This is shown quickly by a bar chart or a dial rather than a number of megabytes. Wouldn’t it be more impactful if, for example, a trader could identify his or her net exposure to a counterparty using visual representations rather than a series of figures?