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TIAA-CREF Taps Fame for Enterprise Data Mangement

Buy-side giant Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) has chosen Fame Information Services’ ReferencePoint as the basis for a new enterprise data management platform to support its risk operation. ReferencePoint will be used to manage the flow of both real-time and historical data into its risk applications.

Checkfree Acquires Heliograph, Boosting Corporate Actions Capability

Checkfree Corp., a financial data management company based in Atlanta, has acquired Heliograph, a London-based financial messaging and corporate actions processing company. Checkfree will pay $18.3 million for all Heliograph shares outstanding. Heliograph, which has annual revenues of around $8 million, will be merged into Checkfree’s Financial and Compliance Solutions (CFCS) unit, part of its…

Reuters Renews Deal with S&P Securities Evaluations

Reuters has extended its long-standing deal with Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations. S&P will continue to redistribute 1.9 million Reuters/EJV taxable fixed income valuations, alongside fixed income evaluations and global pricing from other sources, including third-party services. According to Todd McGhee, of Reuters enterprise information products group, the S&P relationship predates Reuters’ ownership of EJV,…

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…