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Soliton Sees Opportunity Rise Through Collapse Of Reuters Reference Data Management Venture

Soliton plans to leverage its data acquisition technology and expertise to target the reference data management solutions space that Reuters is leaving behind. When one door closes, another one opens – an old saying but one that has real meaning behind the doors of Soliton’s offices. After a significant amount of time and effort spent…

Software Vendors Rush To Integrate Telekurs’ VDF

Telekurs Financial’s Valordata Feed has been integrated into the products and services of competing data integration specialists Asset Control and Financial Technologies International. The pair have taken different approaches to the mapping and integration, and there is divergence in the way they are promoting themselves and their respective strategies. FTI has focused on building a…

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…

Eagle Investment Systems Seals Collaborative Pacts with FT Interactive Data and Charles River Development

In a flurry of activity, Eagle Investment Systems this month beefed up its data offerings in an alliance with FT Interactive Data and linked with Charles River Development to develop links between their systems for STP implementations. The deal with FTID allows users of the browser-based Eagle Portal to access real-time pricing data. The move…

Déjà Vu As London Stock Exchange Bolsters Data Activities

Market data industry veteran Karen Young has been lured back to the London Stock Exchange where she will head a number of initiatives with implications for the exchange’s developing role in the reference data area. At the beginning of April, Young will re-join the LSE as head of business development in its Information Services division…

Telekurs Outlines Reference Data Plans To Users

Telekurs Financial unveiled plans to increase promotion of its core data products as supporting STP and back-office automation at its User Group meeting earlier this month. The company has also beefed up its staff and introduced service account managers as a new service layer for users to contact with day-to-day issues. Dominique Tanner, Telekurs (UK)…

Whittle Heads Sales, Product Management At LSE’s Market Services Division

As well as the high-profile appointments in its Information Division, the London Stock Exchange also announced that Guy Whittle has started as head of sales and product management within its Market Services division. His responsibilities include identifying new customers for products and services, such as RSP Gateway, Crest network provision, covered warrants, and ETFs, as…

Telekurs Hires Martin, Dowdall For Dublin Office

Rachel Martin and John Dowdall have been hired as of business consultants at Telekurs Financial. Both will be based in Telekurs’ recently opened Dublin Office. Martin joins from Dow Jones Newswires where she was most recently head of product management for EMEA and Asia Pacific. Dowdall joins from Investors Bank and Trust (Ireland) Ltd where…

Asset Control Links To XSP

Support for the XcitekSolutionsPlus corporate actions software has been added to Asset Control’s outsourced ACDEX reference data management service. The companies say that the linkage will add functionality to both systems. XSP automates the processing of corporate actions, while ACDEX is used to manage the full lifecycle of data capture, cleansing, consolidation, enrichment and storage…

ValueLink Signs Another Dublin Client In Custom House

Dublin-based Custom House Administration and Corporate Services has signed to take validated data from UK provider Value Link Information Services. Custom House will be using ValueLink’s validated securities pricing and corporate action data within its administration services for over 160 alternative investment hedge funds. David Blair, managing director of Custom House, which bills itself as…