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Redline Trading Solutions Adds Managed Version of RedlineFeed

Redline Trading Solutions has introduced a managed version of RedlineFeed, which offers subscribers an ultra-low latency market data feed built from straight-line aggregation of exchange feeds using Redline’s ticker plant. The data feed provides ultra-low latency normalised market data for US equities and options, but will soon be augmented with futures and foreign exchange data….

AIM Software Plans to Accelerate Growth Following Private Equity Investment

New York based private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) has taken a majority stake in AIM Software and plans to work with the company as a strategic partner to accelerate geographic expansion and drive up revenue by 40% to 50% over the next year. WCAS declines to detail the size of its…

Barry Raskin to Leave SIX Financial Information

Barry Raskin is leaving his role as president of SIX Financial Information USA at the end of this month after nearly 28 years with the company. He joined Telekurs (North America) in 1987 as chief financial officer and became managing director in 1995. In 2008, the SIX Group was formed through the merger of Telekurs,…

Opinion – Tougher Stress Tests Bring Banks to an Impasse: Revolutionise or Fail

By Peter Ku, Senior Director of Global Financial Services, Informatica Just before Christmas, the results of the first stress testing exercise for the UK banking system were revealed. The test scenarios modelled a financial doomsday, in which the housing market crashes, unemployment spikes and inflation rises. The aim of the exercise was to determine which…

Bloomberg Builds Out Use Cases of Vault Data Management Service

Bloomberg is considering additional use cases for its Vault data management solution and File Analytics software including reference data management and maintenance for regulatory reporting. File Analytics was added to Bloomberg’s cloud-based Vault service in June 2014 with a view to helping organisations locate and manage what Bloomberg calls dark data, essentially structured and unstructured…

Man Group Streamlines KYC Process with Thomson Reuters Managed Service

Man Group has selected Thomson Reuters’ KYC Managed Service to replace predominantly manual in-house customer due diligence processes. The managed service is expected to help the alternative investment manager streamline its Know Your Customer (KYC) process and improve the monitoring of client records on an ongoing basis. Man Group searched the market for a global…

Orc Sets Out Technology Integration Plans After Taking Ownership of Tbricks

Orc plans to integrate Tbricks’ technology, customers and employees into its derivatives trading technology business following an agreement by its owner Cidron Delfi Intressenter Holding, a company controlled by Nordic Capital, to acquire 100% of the shares in Tbricks. No financial details of the deal were disclosed, but it includes the transfer of ownership of…

New York Data Management Summit: Market Participants Argue the Case for LEI Hierarchy Data

Regulation, an entity-centric view of clients, and the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) are driving entity data management across capital markets, but the picture is not complete with market practitioners noting that the LEI needs hierarchy data to make it truly useful and a solution to the problem of monitoring systemic risk, for which it was…

New York Data Management Summit: Getting Ready for Basel Committee Regulation BCBS 239

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision regulation BCBS 239 is a game changer, requiring banks to review and sometimes renew their data management processes in order to strengthen risk data aggregation capabilities and push risk reporting towards near real time. The challenges of BCBS 239 were the subject of a discussion session at A-Team Group’s…

New York Data Management Summit: The Challenges and Opportunities of Client Onboarding

The data management challenges of Know Your Customer (KYC) and client onboarding have been discussed for a couple of years, but as hefty fines are imposed for non-compliance and the struggle to reduce operational costs continues, financial institutions are reconsidering their approach and beginning to implement managed and shared service solutions. The challenges and opportunities…