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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…

Axioma Partners For Fame Data In Portfolio Software

Fame Information Services has formed a partnership with Axioma, a New York developer of portfolio construction and optimisation software to provide clients with integration between Fame’s financial database products and Axioma’s PortfolioPrecision software. At the heart of the alliance is a modular data loader that connects directly to Fame databases without any custom integration. Pre-configured…

First American Picks XSP For Corporate Actions

California investment adviser First American Trust is to use Xcitek software to automate its corporate actions processing. The Xcitek Solutions Plus (XSP) ISO 15022-compliant global corporate actions automation solution developed by New York-based data company Xcitek and Solutions Plus will be used by First American to manage corporate actions processes and monitor exceptions by automating…

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…

Euronext Steps Into Line With Adoption of ISIN-Only Coding

From the end of June, all securities traded on the Euronext Paris cash markets will be identified solely by their International Securities Identification Numbers (ISIN), bringing it into line with most other major financial markets. In France it will replace the national Sicovam codes, making it easier to identify securities, particularly in cross-border transactions. For…

Telekurs Financial Expands Sales Team

Telekurs Financial (UK) has added to its sales and marketing team in London and Dublin and hired FT Interactive Data (FTID) sales executive Caroline O’ Shaughnessy to lead its business with third-party vendors. O’ Shaughnessy joined last week as Business Channel Sales director, reporting to Beat Koch, CEO of Telekurs Financial (UK). She spent eight…

Bond market standing settlement instruction database launched

The TradeWeb fixed income network has launched AccountNet, a real-time database of standing settlement instructions that will enable institutional investors, securities dealers and custodian banks to warehouse and share settlement instructions for client accounts. The launch of AccountNet follows a six-month live test of the system by primary dealers, investment managers and global custodian banks,…

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…

Fame Targets Reference Data Management Space with referencePoint Re-Positioning

In a move intended to place it firmly in the reference data management area, Fame Information Services has introduced a new suite of products and services under the ‘referencePoint’ umbrella. Fame, typically associated with time-series data management services, has made significant investment in its product line and reorganized the company in order to position itself…