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How to Tackle the Exorbitant Cost of Sourcing and Cleansing Market Data

The financial industry spends $28.5 billion on externally sourced market data and a further $2-3 billion cleaning it up so that is can be used internally. Why is this so difficult and costly, and what can the industry and market participants do about it? Peter Moss, CEO of the SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU), will…

Legal & General Data Scientist Details How to Drive Insight, Value and Disruption out of Data

Delivering data driven disruption, innovation and business transformation across a large organisation containing numerous businesses is no mean feat, but it can be done by creating a data strategy and story that appeals to each business and taking an enabling rather than dictatorial approach. Just five months into his role as director, group data sciences,…

Seven Principles of a Data Ethics Framework

The issue of data ethics is surfacing at financial firms following the focus on data privacy required by General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance and the arrival of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in the workplace. It’s a difficult issue to manage as it can be interpreted in many ways, so how best can you address…

IHS Markit Partners Encompass to Speed Up KYC Process

IHS Markit has integrated an automated solution from London-based encompass into its KYC services in a bid to reduce manual processes and drive efficiency. Encompass automates the collection of KYC data from the public domain, including global corporate registries, regulatory listings and exchanges, and is expected to reduce time for data gathering by 30%. Other…

Workplace Diversity Makes Positive Impact on Bottom Line, Acquiring Talent, Client Service

Whatever your organisation’s commitment to diversity in the workplace, the evidence is stacking up to suggest diversity initiatives are no longer a ‘nice to have’, but an imperative for business development and growth – and the time to act is now. Research carried out recently by Broadridge Financial Solutions looked at the impact of diversity…

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…

Counting the Costs and Constraints of Building In-House Solutions

Research commissioned by Asset Control highlights the pain points of updating or replacing in-house solutions, including cost, skills and resourcing, and the difficulty of deploying solutions to the cloud. Headline statistics from the research show 94% of respondents expecting to encounter challenges of some sort when building a solution in-house, and 52% of senior decision…

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…

ECB’s Francis Gross Makes the Case for Data Standardisation and Shared Data Infrastructure

Technology has added complexity to capital markets, shifted the human-machine interface,  and will soon provide automation beyond human understanding. It could also go wrong and cause an unplanned and unwanted crisis on a scale far larger and more damaging than the 2008 crisis. Countering this criticality and ‘the data mess that is getting worse all…

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…