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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…

FT Interactive Leads Suppliers in Interface Race, Study Finds

New research from A-Team Consulting, publisher of Reference Data Review, demonstrates market-leading reference data supplier FT Interactive Data’s dominant market position in terms of interfaces to a broad swathe of financial services software applications. The wide-ranging research – Software Providers: Working with Reference Data – offers a view of how reference data is used to…

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…

London Stock Exchange Goes Live with Sedol Master File Service

The London Stock Exchange’s widely anticipated Sedol Master File (SMF) service went live on March 15 in the hopes of exploiting what it sees as an opportunity to supply more detailed identity information particularly in the area of cross-border trading. After the first week of operation, around 50% of the LSE’s users had accessed the…

Eagle Underpins Core Businesses With Reference Data Plan

Eagle Investment Systems’ ReferenceManager platform is expected to play a strategic role in the company’s plans for 2004. In an interview with Reference Data Review, David Palten, president and chief executive officer, outlined the importance of the reference data management platform’s function in bringing together Eagle’s various application products, including those in the accounting, portfolio…

MDDL: Bearing the Reference Data Standard By James Hartley, Chief Technologist, SIIA/FISD.

Just as the World Wide Web is maturing and the capabilities of Web Services are evolving, so are the data and application standards that use these tools. The Market Data Definition Language (MDDL) is the emerging eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based standard for reference data. The financial services industry finds itself grappling with the fiscal need…

London Exchange Delays Sedol Upgrade, Citing High Demand

The London Stock Exchange has delayed the launch of its upgraded Sedol Masterfile Service, citing additional testing precautions in the face of apparently greater-than-expected demand. The delay, however, is not expected to be significant, with a new launch date scheduled for announcement on January 23. The new version of the SMF Service will change the…

UII Protagonists Heed Dessug’s Concerns About Standard

Industry groups seeking to establish a unique industry identifier (UII) for multi-listed securities that are traded cross-border have agreed to addresss calls for clarification from a German user group. The move appears to answer concerns raised by Dessug, the German Swift Securities User Group, which requested that a simpler vocabulary and an updated glossary of…