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DTCC and Broadridge Team Up to Automate Voluntary Corporate Action Instructions

DTCC subsidiary The Depository Trust Company (DTC) has enhanced its Reorganizations service to offer an automated process for submitting instructions for voluntary corporate actions in ISO 20022 format. The service is designed to replace manual submission processes and is expected to reduce risk associated with human error and provide cost savings for clients. Broadridge Financial…

IPOhub Extends Provision of SME IPO Data Through Partnership with EOSE and TickSmith

Market data specialist EOSE has partnered IPOhub and TickSmith to bring IPOhub data on growth company IPOs to market with the help of TickSmith. EOSE will provide IPOhub with a team of data sales and business development professionals, while TickSmith will organise and distribute the data to end users. Suzanne Lock, EOSE founder and CEO,…

Fidelity Investments Launches RegTech Business to Address Communications Compliance

US asset manager Fidelity Investments has created a new business unit focusing on helping clients manage their public communications in a fully compliant way. The new unit – Saifr – offers human augmentation tools to help financial institutions create, review, and approve public communications to mitigate brand, reputational, and regulatory risk. Saifr emerged from Fidelity…

Institutional Trading of Digital Assets to Lead the Hot Topics at A-Team’s TradingTech Summit London

Following a hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, A-Team’s TradingTech Summit is back in London this February for the 11th time, and will bring together trading technology professionals from across the industry, to discuss how firms are innovating in today’s cloud and digital based environment to create flexible and scalable trading platforms. A wide range…

Data Needs Lead Boutique Asset Manager Triodos IM to Take Hands-on Role

For a boutique asset manager, impact-focused Triodos Investment Management gets lots of air time. The recent winner of a MainStreet Partners ESG Champion of 2022 award, the Dutch manager makes no bones about putting its philosophy where its mouth is. The firm recently signed an open letter calling for reform of the European Union’s Common…

ESG Reporting Has Come a Long Way, but Has Further to Go

Huge steps have been made in recent years to bring ESG reporting standards up the level of reported financial information – but there’s a long way to go yet. A shortage of data, a lack of harmonisation on standards and the sheer number of vendors are among the key challenges facing the industry as regulators…

Kneip Accelerates Innovation of Fund Data Management and Reporting Solutions with Acquisition of Dataglide

Kneip, a Luxembourg and London-based provider of fund data management and reporting solutions for the asset management industry, has acquired Dataglide, a London-based technology company specialising in data transformation and cloud-based automation. The acquisition follows more than a year’s work by the companies to build a next generation fund data management platform for Kneip. It…

Regulatory Oversight Committee of the LEI Revises Policy on Level 2 Data Reporting

The Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) of the Global LEI System (GLEIS) has revised two elements of policy covering the reporting of LEI parent relationship data, also known as Level 2 data. To improve the usability of Level 2 data, the ROC has revised the list of opt-out reasons that can be used by an entity…

Surveillance Platform Operator Shield Raises $15 Million to Fund Sales Expansion

Tel Aviv-based surveillance system provider Shield has raised $15 million to expand its global sales teams and expand its capabilities. The series A funding round was led by Macquarie Capital and OurCrowd. Founded in 2018, Shield uses artificial intelligence (AI) and natural programming language (NPL) to identify market abuse and conduct issues. Its platform monitors…

Liontrust Implements Fundipedia Platform to Gain Golden Source Data

Liontrust Asset Management has implemented Fundipedia’s data management platform to provide golden source, validated, and trustworthy data for both the company and its downstream data vendors. The project was delivered by Fundipedia’s implementation team, which onboarded Liontrust’s data in less than 12 weeks. Vinay Abrol, chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Liontrust, says:…