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London Stock Exchange Unveils Draft Pricing For Enhanced SMF

The London Stock Exchange has published a draft licensing and pricing policy for its enhanced Sedol Masterfile (SMF) service, to be introduced next year. The new proposals provide for a one-off enterprise licence priced at £50,000 a year, which will be cost-effective for a firm with four or more subsidiaries using greater than 10,000 Sedol…

Business As Usual In The Numbers Game

Tony Kirby may no longer work at Reuters, but he’s still secretary of the Reference Data User Group. In a month of turmoil, he spoke to Reference Data Review about the group’s activities and ongoing relations with its counterparts. Tony Kirby is in danger of becoming a professional financial technology evangelist. A few years ago,…

Big Fish Jumps from Surprisingly Large Pond

The first few months in the life of a new publication are, understandably, fraught times for the perpetrators. Like cinema or theatre, there is a balance of business and creative activity to be achieved, and you can be successful in neither, either or both. We feel optimistic about which of those Reference Data Review is…

FTI Bonds With m.a. partners

New York-based vendor Financial Technologies International (FTI) has formed a partnership with m.a partners, a London-based management consultancy, for consultancy and systems integration expertise. The partnership is intended to create a ‘best of breed’ partnership for the provision and delivery of streamlined processes and increased efficiencies for back-office operations, the pair say. They are already…

Welcome to our inaugural issue of Reference Data Review

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Reference Data Review, the first subscription publication to focus specifically on the fast-growing reference data industry. While many industry observers are examining the efforts driving the finan-cial services industry towards Straight Through Processing (STP), the crucial data element is often overlooked. But, as the industry is becoming increasingly…