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Datactics Extends Cloud-Based Data Matching Capability with Sanctions Match Engine

Datactics has extended its cloud-based data matching capabilities with a Sanctions Match Engine designed to support sanctions screening for Anti-Money Laundering compliance. The first release of the engine is free to use to a limited extent and includes the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and UK and EU sanctions lists. The sanctions…

MarkLogic Suggests Data-Driven Strategies for Asset And Wealth Managers

Asset and wealth managers challenged by changes in the market are beginning to take a data-driven approach to transforming products, operations and their companies. The challenges they face include a rise in investment fund flows into passive funds, making money in a changing environment, an increase in regulation following the implementation of Markets in Financial…

Tom Raptis Joins Reformis from Refinitiv

Tom Raptis, a former senior consultant at Refinitiv and previously with Thomson Reuters for seven years, has joined Reformis, a business and technology consultancy for the buy-side that specialises in data management, trading platform optimisation, and regulatory and client reporting. Raptis joined Reformis today as a senior consultant based in London. He brings data management…

IHS Markit Extends Use of OTC Derivatives Valuations to Best Execution Compliance

IHS Markit has extended the use of its OTC derivatives valuation data to financial institutions working on best execution compliance. The time-stamped valuation data can help firms monitor intraday and historic transaction costs across interest rate, equity, FX, credit, commodity and structured product OTC derivatives. Laura Misher, managing director of derivatives data and valuation services…

Fenergo Integrates Innovative Graph Technology in Rewrite of Hierarchy Manager

Fenergo has innovated its Hierarchy Manager solution to deliver an ultimate beneficial ownership and counterparty hierarchy modelling and visualisation tool designed to make it easier to manage and visualise complex entity data hierarchies and associated entity structures. Rather than updating its existing solution, Fenergo has rewritten the hierarchy manager to include Force-directed graph technology that…

Broadridge Sets 2019 Targets to Tackle the Challenges Faced by Asset Managers

Asset management will be characterised throughout 2019 by regulatory scrutiny, an ongoing squeeze on fees, and competition that has never been higher. To find out how asset managers are coping post-MiFID II and what strategies they are pursuing, we talked to Eric Bernstein, head of Broadridge Financial Solutions’ asset management business and a champion of…

RapidLEI Adds API to LEI Registration Service that Issues Identifiers in 99 Seconds

Ubisecure, a Helsinki based issuer of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) accredited by the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) and provider of the automated RapidLEI registration service that is capable of issuing an LEI in 99 seconds, is extending its capability with the addition of an application programming interface (API). Banks using LEIs in applications and business…

ESMA 2019 Supervision Work Programme Calls for Better Data Quality at Trade Repositories

Data, Brexit and cybersecurity top the agenda of ESMA’s 2019 Supervision Work Programme, with priorities for trade repositories including data quality and access by authorities, IT process and system reliability, business continuity planning, and registrations for Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) and Securitisation Regulation (SR). Priorities for credit rating agencies include portfolio risk and quality…

FCA Prepares for No Deal Brexit with UK FIRDS Testing Starting Tomorrow

As the countdown to Brexit continues with no certain outcome, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is preparing for a no deal scenario with a UK Financial Instruments Reference Data System (FIRDS) that will replace the European Securities and Markets Authorities’(ESMA) FIRDS. Testing of the FCA model starts tomorrow, February 21, 2019, with live production data…

Asset Control 2019 Roadmap Advances ACX NoSQL Platform, Adds Data Lineage and Managed Services

Asset Control is gaining traction with the ACX cloud-based data delivery, storage and analytics platform it released late last year to manage increasing data volumes, reduce infrastructure costs, and provide business and technical users access to data exploration. On the sell-side, clients are using the platform for market risk applications including compliance with Fundamental Review…