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Gershon Leaves Misys For City Networks In Asia

London-based financial software and services provider City Networks has hired Andy Gershon as sales manager for Asia in the company’s Hong Kong office. Gershon joins a team of 30 staff based in Hong Kong. He moves from Misys’ trading and risk management software division MKI, where he was regional sales manager for the Greater China…

Fame Delivers Reference Data Engine On IBM And Linux

Fame Information Services is to implement its historical and reference data engine on the IBM’s AIX and Linux for zSeries operating systems as a result of a partnership with the computer giant. Joan Meltzer, IBM’s director, solutions marketing enterprise servers, says that products like Fame provide real performance improvement along with overall cost savings. “Customers…

Survey Finds Perception Gap On Data Quality

Roughly 40 per cent of corporate managers expect growth in the size and budget of their internal market data groups, but data management outsourcing is under consideration at a minority of firms according to a survey commissioned by data management specialist Iverson Financial Systems. The survey also identified a difference between users’ and vendors’ perceptions….

COR Acquires STP Firm One-Ten

London-based COR Financial Solutions, a developer of banking, securities and asset management software, has acquired international STP software firm One-Ten as part of its acquisition-fuelled growth plan. One-Ten’s products include the Salerio e2e STP solution, which it says is used by 25 asset management and outsourcing firms including Capital International and Crédit Lyonnais Asset Management….

Isis Settles On DST For Data Loading And More…

ISIS Asset Management has expanding the use of DST International’s products throughout its entire fund management operation, including the HiData data management solution as well as the related HiInvest front office system, HiMessaging STP and HiPortfolio back office solution, which will be used to support its outsourcing services for Friends Provident. ISIS worked with DST…

Events Register Reference Data on The Barometer Of Industry Concerns

For many involved in the financial technology industry, the arrival of the DWT Show is like the hearing the first cuckoo, a sign that Spring is in the air. It’s been an age since the Christmas party season, and DWT is perfectly timed for getting out and meeting colleagues in both the formal parts of…

Cicada, Algorithmics Set Details of Venture to Supply Cleansed Data in Risk Solutions

Cicada and Algorithmics are working to finalise the details of a new jointly-owned company they plan to establish, that will develop and provide multi-source clean, structured data and managed risk solutions to users of Algorithmics’ Algo Suite of products. A third partner, Investors Guaranty is funding and supporting the venture. The alliance, announced during April,…

London Stock Exchange Unveils Draft Pricing For Enhanced SMF

The London Stock Exchange has published a draft licensing and pricing policy for its enhanced Sedol Masterfile (SMF) service, to be introduced next year. The new proposals provide for a one-off enterprise licence priced at £50,000 a year, which will be cost-effective for a firm with four or more subsidiaries using greater than 10,000 Sedol…

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.