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Talking Reference Data with Andrew Delaney: Time to Mark to Markit?

We may have been waiting, watching for some time, and that time has now come: Markit has registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering. No date, no share price. But still a momentous occasion for our marketplace, and a significant milestone for a company that opened its doors in…

Talking Reference Data with Andrew Delaney: Putting it All Together

After several months of shoe-leather and elbow grease, the agenda for our March 6 Data Management Summit at London’s America Square conference centre is snapping into place. Our rapidly changing marketplace is yielding much food for thought, and plenty of fodder for some good debates. Helping us set the scene at the kickoff this time…

Talking Reference Data with Andrew Delaney: Getting Real About The Utility Model

There’s been a lot of air – some of it hot – expressed around the concept of a shared utility for reference data management. On my travels around the City, and on Wall Street, I get the sense of a polarisation of views, between the perhaps naively optimistic and the deeply cynical. What’s a utility…

Opinion: Dangerous Data

By Philippe Verriest, Director, Euroclear Data is a vital component of our capital markets. Ensure this data is accurate, and you have a solid basis from which to make considered business decisions. Get it wrong and you risk contaminating many parts of the transaction chain. If there is one lesson that the global financial crisis…

Talking Reference Data with Andrew Delaney: Markit Eats Asset Control – Can It Be True?

That Asset Control has been on the sales block for the better part of the 12 months isn’t a surprise to anyone. But that Markit, recent acquirer of EDM platform Cadis, would be the acquirer from current owner Fidelity Ventures? That’s something else. To be fair, we’ve been hearing that Asset Control, an early innovator…

Talking Reference Data with Andrew Delaney: Sifma Revisited

Last week I reported on how searing temperatures threatened to make the Sifma technology show in New York something of an assault course. In the end, though, dwindling punter numbers meant that the air-con actually performed as it’s supposed to, and we all remained cool – those of us who were already cool, that is…

Virginie’s Blog – Never a Dull Moment

Summer used to be a quiet month or two for news. Not so this year (or even the last few years perhaps). What with the M&A rumour mill on overdrive, restructuring and musical chairs within the vendor community, endless regulatory toing and froing, and the recent announcement that the UK is potentially opting out of…

Netik’s Management Team Focusing on Data Management Value Adds Such as Analytics and Downstream Requirements, Says New Recruit Mason

Following the management shake up that took place at the start of the year, data management outsourcing solution vendor Netik has kicked off a strategic review to better understand what the vendor has historically done well and where it can improve its solutions for the benefit of its user community, explains John Mason, who joined…

Defining the Data Agenda

Data management is certainly a hot topic of late but how is the industry to have a structured and meaningful discussion about it when there are so many issues to be covered? As I have noticed when chairing discussions on reference data topics at past events, it is very easy to get sidetracked by particular…

Another One Jumps Ship at Fiserv: Hopcroft Joins XSP as Senior Sales Exec

Following the exit of ex-Investment Services head Geoff Harries and ex-marketing head Irene Mulkeen earlier this year, Fiserv has lost yet another corporate actions focused executive in the form of former sales exec Ben Hopcroft, who has joined eVent rival XSP. Hopcroft is now senior sales executive and account relationship manager for the EMEA region…