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Xcitek’s Winning Spell Continues with U.S. Bancorp Deal

Continuing its run of contract wins, Xcitek has sealed an agreement with U.S. Bancorp, which will use the XcitekSolutionsPlus (XSP) corporate actions processing platform. The multi-year agreement also covers U.S. Bancorp’s use of eTRAN, Xcitek’s web-based module for automated notifications, and access to Xcitek’s corporate actions data. U.S. Bancorp, parent of U.S. Bank, is the…

Much to Mull Over, Little to Whine About During Festive Period

The ‘happiest time of the year’ described by the famous song will be a welcome breather for the industry as it comes to terms with the fact that things are busy again. Like a limbering athlete coming back to the track after a spell out with injury, the past three months have been akin to…

SunGard Plans Two-Pronged Reference Data Foray Based on Acquisition of Fame Information Services

SunGard’s agreement to acquire Fame Information Services, announced this month, will initiate an aggressive, two-pronged foray into the reference data management business. Not only will SunGard use Fame to standardize the handling of historical and reference data among its many operating units and product lines, but it will also promote Fame’s ReferencePoint solution as an…

Iverson Upgrades GIM Index Data Service

Iverson Financial Systems has added an index family indicator and a total return index value field to its Global Index Monitor (GIM) index data service. The index family indicator is a parent index of index categories, which can help with mapping of indices internally. The total return index value field provides a measure of the…

Telekurs Unveils New Corporate Actions Delivery Platform

Telekurs used the Swift SIBOS event in Singapore last month to debut its new ISO 15022-format MT564 corporate actions delivery platform. The new platform, developed in conjunction with Swift, will carry the same range of structure, coded basic data and corporate actions already available via the Telekurs Valordata Feed (VDF). Pilot operations using the new…

Princeton Financial Allies With DSTi for Data Integration

Portfolio management system vendor Princeton Financial has signed a strategic alliance with DST International that will partner Princeton’s PAM system with DSTi’s HiDataWarehouse offering. HDW is a hub that collects market and accounting information as an accounting repository and feeds commingled data to downstream applications.

Royal Bank of Canada Selects Vitria for Workflow Management

Royal Bank of Canada will use Vitria’s BusinessWare business process management suite as its global standard for straight-through-processing (STP) messaging. The bank’s RBC Investments wealth management unit will use BusinessWare to enable end-to-end transaction processing for broker/dealers, asset managers and custodians. Phase I of the project involves linking Royalblue’s Fidessa order management front-end to the…

Fame Teams Up with ClariFi to Enhance Back-Testing Capability

Fame Information Services has forged a marketing alliance with ClariFi, developer of the ModelStation back-testing platform. Under the arrangement, Fame will market ModelStation alongside its own reference and historical data solutions. ModelStation allows investment managers and researchers to perform ‘what-if’ scenario tests on returns and evaluate portfolios at each rebalancing to determine risk.

Asset Control Develops Entry-Level Service for Data Management of Single Feed Set-Ups

Asset Control has released AC SmartFeed, an entry-level feed-handler aimed at providing financial institutions with a quick and low-cost way of implementing a single-feed solution. The system performs all data enrichment, storage and distribution functions, allowing the user firm to link its chosen feed to risk, trading room, asset management and STP/security master applications. AC…

It’s Been an Eventful Month

It most certainly has. Busy, yes. But chock full of industry events, indeed more than we can realistically keep up with. The Mother Of All Events, though, has to be Sibos, and this year’s was a great success. We used Sibos’s handy Singapore location this year to make a trip east and make the most…