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Reference Data Comes Out Of The Shadows

It’s always a good sign when the editors of a new newsletter are flooded by market participants with news to report, rather than having to hound industry contacts in search of stories. It says something about the vibrancy of the market space. And so it has been with Reference Data Review. It seems that we…

Institutions Gearing Up For The Switch To ISINs In German Market

Financial institutions in Germany are gearing up for the introduction of the International Securities Identification Number later this month, an event requiring preparation that has been compared with the scale of the euro’s introduction. Germany and Austria switch to ISIN on April 22, ahead of most other European countries. France and other countries linked to…

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…

RDUG Opens Doors To Vendors As Reuters Scales Back STP Programme

The Reference Data Users Group is opening its doors to more vendor participation, moving away from the perception that it is a Reuters-led organization. In large part this is due to Reuters abandoning its high profile STP Programme and with it the team led by RDUG figurehead Tony Kirby. Despite leaving Reuters, Kirby is still…

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…