Blog Archives | S4 Market Data


August 3, 2021

When to escalate w/ Vendors? When engaging with a market data vendor during a renewal, escalation can be a highly effective negotiation strategy. Most individuals’ tasks with managing these market data vendor renewals have no authority to approve spend.


January 13, 2021

What are soft dollars?   Soft dollars are a means of paying for market data and research services through a brokerage firm’s account rather than your own company’s account. In general, soft dollar arrangements are allowable, so long as the services purchased with client commissions are used by the investment management firm to support their investment decision making process.   


September 21, 2017

The first two articles in this series focused on the Challenges of Managing Market Data and Market Data Licensing Recommendations. Now we focus on market data vendor management.


July 11, 2017

Market data veteran Bernardo Santiago launched a new Miami-based data consultancy last week, dubbed S4 Market Data, which will focus on providing outsourced market data management services to firms in the South Florida area that lack a fully dedicated market data management function.