CMA DataVision is a same day, consensus-based price verification data service for CDS, indices and tranches sourced from 30 buy-side firms including the buy-side desks of leading global investment banks, hedge funds and asset managers. CDS spreads based on indicative observed quotes are delivered by 5pm London and 5pm New York time, giving FRONT ARENAâs customers a timely market view and helping enable accurate mark-to-market and flash P&L analysis.
âThe combination of FRONT ARENAâs trading technology and CMAâs buy-side sourced data will help enhance the quality of customer operations across sales, trading, risk management and settlement of credit derivatives,â said Laurent Paulhac, chief executive officer of CMA. âAs the credit markets continue to evolve, the need for quality data and systems to support a dynamic and complex business is fundamental. FRONT ARENA and CMA are well positioned to help market participants in these areas.â
Pontus Eriksson, product manager at SunGardâs FRONT ARENA business unit, said, âOur customers operating in the credit derivatives markets are facing increasing operational efficiency challenges. Feeding CMAâs CDS data through FRONT ARENA helps institutions to reduce risk and achieve more streamlined trade processes. The integration facilitates uploading of data and it also creates the entities needed to achieve an out-of-the box credit solution. This automates the entire process with the click of a button.â