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Deutsche Bank Taps Cicada, DSL for Global Know Your Client Compliance Project

As part of its global reference data management initiative, Deutsche Bank has contracted with Cicada Cos. to provide advisory and cleansing services to ensure compliance with Know Your Client (KYC) regulatory requirements. The German bank has adopted a risk-based approach to KYC compliance, which it believes has yielded many operational efficiencies and benefits as a…

Bank of New York Sees Netik’s Data Capabilities As Enabler for Outsourced Investment Management

Bank of New York plans to leverage its new 51% stake in Netik, a U.K. software company that specializes in transaction and accounting data management, to add compulsion to the bank’s pitch to potential clients of its investment management outsourcing services business. Netik’s enterprise data management capabilities – including handling of multiple sources of reference…

Case Study: Henderson Global Centralizes Using DISL Integral

Henderson Global Investors, a mid-sized U.K. investment management firm, is about a third of the way through an almost three-year project to revamp its data management procedures across the board. With its back office outsourced to Cogent, Henderson’s focus was on the data used to support its front and middle offices, including the investment management,…

Case Study: Deutsche Stresses Strong Governance Approach

Deutsche Bank expects to complete its wide-ranging DB Reference Data Programme – launched in 2002 and encompassing a single model for client, instrument and organizational data – by the first quarter of next year. In developing its plans for the project, Deutsche took care to acquire management buy-in, establishing a Corporate Reference Data Governance Forum…

Soliton Links to Counterparty Data From CreditDimensions

Reference data management firm Soliton is adding links from its instrument data to legal entity data, through a new partnership with CreditDimensions. The two firms are launching the (as yet unnamed) joint product at this month’s Securties Industry Association (SIA) Technology Management Conference at the New York Hilton, which will provide clients with a consolidated…

Telekurs Financial Gears Up for ISO 15022 Corporate Actions

Telekurs Financial is gearing up for the production release next month of ISO 15022-formatted corporate actions data as part of the Swift initiative to bring third-party data vendors onto its Swiftnet network. Telekurs released test data for the ISO 15022 service to clients in January; the company confirmed its roll-out plans at a client briefing…

WG11 Drafts Model to Data Architecture Foundation

Working Group 11 (WG11) of Subcommittee 4 (SC4) of the ISO Technical Committee 68 (TC68) has released a consultation document seeking comment on it first iteration of a data model that “provides a single standard for describing a financial instrument throughout its lifecycle.” The group, formed earlier this year, is seeking comment from industry participants…

Credit Suisse First Boston Set to Make Selection of Data Management Suppliers for ODIN Project

Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) is set to decide imminently on a selection from a number of data management and workflow solutions providers for its internal ODIN global data management project. The chosen solutions (as there may be more than one), following an extensive evaluation of 17 suppliers that responded to an initial request for…

State of Wisconsin Investment Board Selects Eagle for Reference Data Normalization Platform

The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) has embarked on a major project to integrate and normalize the data used by its portfolio managers to run their investment models and to verify custodians’ reports on the performance of its external managers. SWIB is implementing Eagle Investment Systems’ Eagle Reference Manager platform at the heart of…

IBM Builds on Reference Data Initiative with Basel II Suite

Hot on the heels of its reference data deal with Dresdner Bank (Reference Data Review, January 2004), IBM this month launched a suite of data management solutions designed to cater for institutions seeking to comply with the Basel II operational risk regulations. The new suite – with the snappy name of Risk & Compliance-Basel II…