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Xcitek Promotes Price, Schachter

Charles Price and Craig Schachter have both been promoted to senior vice president at corporate actions data provider Xcitek. Price, who has been with the company for 16 years, sees his role expanded from director of client services and sales support to encompass global sales. Schachter, who has been with the firm for eight years,…

FTI Hires Celent Analyst For Competetive Research

Financial Technologies International has hired Fritz McCormick as a competitive research analyst, dealing with marketing and strategic policy. Formerly an analyst at Boston-based Celent Communications he will be working out of FTI’s Boston and New York offices.

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…

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…