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Telekurs (U.K.)’s Fox Quits to Join FT Interactive Data

Tim Fox is leaving Telekurs Financial after 11 years working in its U.K. operation. He is leaving to join FT Interactive Data in October as the new product marketing manager for FTS, the company’s portfolio administration tool providing access to global securities data to European clients. It is not clear whom he will report to…

Xenomorph Offers Souped-Up SQL for Reference Data

Xenomorph has launched TimeScape QL+, a new query language designed specifically for filtering and analysis of reference, historic and tick-by-tick data. Based on an SQL-like syntax, TimeScape QL+ allows traders, risk managers and technologists to filter and analyze data more efficiently than is possible with pure relational database technology, Xenomorph says. The development has been…

FT Interactive Data’s Peck Steps Down to Pursue Other Interests

John Peck will be leaving FT Interactive Data at the end of this month after six years with the company. At FT Interactive Data he was director of European business, reporting to European head Roger Sargeant. Peck says he is considering other opportunities to work with partners within the financial markets. Sargeant says, “John has…

FTI Taps IntegraSP for StreetDashboard

Financial Technologies International has tapped IntegraSP’s AltioLive to offer StreetDashboard, a data management tool aimed at providing a holistic view of enterprise data for middle- and back-office data. The system allows firms to monitor key indicators like currency, country and counterparty exposure to minimize risk, by offering a window into FTI’s StreetEnterprise applications.

Accenture MRDS to Complement Corporate Actions, Market Data

Accenture’s plans to roll out a Managed Reference Data Service (MRDS), based aroundon Asset Control’s Acdex outsourced data management offering (Reference Data Review, June 2004), is one of several data management initiatives under way at the big consulting firm. MRDS, for which Accenture has been distributing a white paper discussion document, sits alongside similar ventures…

FISD to Launch XML Toolkit for Messaging Standards

The Financial Information Services Division (FISD) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) plans to release an XML toolkit – dubbed XML transmission Compaction (XTC) – to aid developers using its FISDMessage protocol and support the standardization of reference data. FISDMessage, along with MDDLService, will be the transport layer for FISD’s Market Data Definition…

Quest for Unified Entity Identifiers Gathers Pace as Plans Go to WG8

In the quest for a unified method of identifying international business and legal entities, industry protagonists are pushing forward discussions. Progress has been made by the RDUG/Redac community who have proposed a number of recommend-ations to ISO’s Working Group 8. A group of industry practitioners also gathered at a CityCompass event to discuss various options…

EDI Expands Middle Eastern Coverage of WCA, Dividend Feeds

Exchange Data International (EDI) has expanded the Middle Eastern coverage of its Worldwide Corporate Actions (WCA) and Worldwide Dividends feeds. The new service includes additional Arabic language translation capabilities as well as data from three additional Middle East stock exchanges and local data providers. Exchange information from the Algerian, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates (UAE)…

SunGard Forms Enterprise Unit To Develop Former Fame Business

Following its acquisition earlier this year of Fame Information Services, SunGard has unveiled a new corporate structure in the reference and market data area to accommodate its activities in securities administration and pricing services. The company has created a new group, SunGard Data Management Solutions, formed by the merger of Fame and SunGard Market Data…

ADP Brokerage Services Teams with Xcitek for Corporate Actions

ADP’s Brokerage Services Group (BSG) has launched an automated corporate actions processing system based on XcitekSolutionsPlus’s XSP platform. The new system is part of BPS’s back-office processing offering, and features a data-scrubbing engine for exception-handling. The engine compares announcement data from multiple sources and identifies exceptions, publishing them to BPS and offering managers an overall…