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Thomson Reuters Opens Up RICs to Address EC Antitrust Concerns

The industry has until January 25 to offer the European Commission feedback on Thomson Reuters’ proposal to allow clients to license its Reuters Instrument Codes (RICs) in order to access third-party and internal market data. Thomson Reuters made the proposal as part of its attempt to settle an EC investigation launched in 2009 into whether...

Thomson Reuters Welcomes the European Commission’s Market Test on Market Data Feed Initiatives

Thomson Reuters welcomes the decision by the European Commission to move forward with formal market testing of its proposal to extend usage rights of its Reuters Instrument Codes (RICs). Thomson Reuters believes that the extended usage rights will provide its customers useful support in managing their real-time market data needs in what is an increasingly...

Opinion: LEI – Persistent or Unique Identity?

By Chris Pickles, Head of Industry Initiatives, BT Global Banking & Financial Markets I’ve been struggling to understand the details behind the current initiative to create a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) – particularly an LEI as an ISO standard. One of the problems that we all often face when we get deeply immersed in a...

Phatra Securities Public Company Limited Selects the Charles River IMS to Manage Private Funds in Thailand

Charles River Development, a front- and middle-office investment management solutions provider, today announced that Phatra Securities Public Company Limited, one of Thailand’s leading securities companies for institutions and high-net-worth individuals, has selected the Charles River Investment Management System to support its new project to establish a private fund department in Bangkok. Phatra’s users will benefit...

BTG Pactual Signs with Calypso Technology for OTC Derivatives and Securities Support

Calypso Technology, Inc., a global application software provider of an integrated trading, risk and processing platform to financial institutions, announced today that the firm has signed with BTG Pactual, Brazil’s leading investment bank. The Calypso system will support their full range of portfolio assets including OTC derivatives and securities. BTG Pactual was seeking a solution...

Sun Life Global Investments Selects Broadridge Canada’s Smart Fund Facts Solution

Broadridge Financial Solutions, today announced that Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) has started an initiative to use Broadridge Canada’s Smart Document Creation solution for the automated creation of regulatory Point-of-Sale (POS) Fund Facts documents. The Smart Document Creation solution will create Fund Facts documents for mutual funds through an automated document creation process. In addition...

EFAMA Publishes Briefing on the European Fund Classification (EFC)

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published the second edition of its “European Fund Classification” (EFC) Forum Briefing which updates on progress made towards the adoption and enhancement of the EFC so far this year. The EFC has been launched with a view to enhancing the integrity of European investment funds. The...

MIK Releases Enhanced SEC Master

MIK Fund Solutions, a leading provider of software solutions for hedge funds, today announced the release of a comprehensive and integrated security master solution for hedge funds and asset managers. The offering is designed as an integrated application for the tracking, reporting and processing of all security master terms and conditions and reporting attributes across...

Leading Global Custodian Banks Think Custodians Should Be More Involved In The Settlement And Account Instruction Process, According To New Survey

Despite a heightened focus on risk management and increased levels of automation within custodian banks worldwide, the settlement and account instruction (SI) process still relies heavily on manual processes, introducing risks and costs into the trade lifecycle, according to research by Omgeo, the global standard for post-trade efficiency. The survey, conducted by Omgeo in July...

CUSIP Request Volume Forecasts Slowdown in Corp and Muni Debt Issuance

In the US, domestic corporate CUSIP requests slipped to 1,614 in July from June’s total of 1,713, a (-5.8%) drop. Municipal debt CUSIP requests fell (-30%) from June’s totals with only 970 new identifiers sought. Internationally, debt and equity CUSIP activity have continued to fall for the fourth straight month, with only 228 international equity...