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SmartStream Technologies Hires Vernon to Product Management Role

SmartStream Technologies has appointed industry specialist Neil Vernon from PaceMetrics to the role of product manager, for its TLM (Transaction Lifecycle Management) solution, a component of its STP Control Architecture. Vernon was product director at PaceMetrics where he was responsible for implementing STP solutions at HypoVereinsbank, ABN Amro, Deutsche and Lehman Brothers among others. Prior…

… Smith Moves On from Reuters

Christopher Smith, Kirby’s erstwhile colleague at Reuters and another RDUG stalwart, left the vendor at the end of June to pursue other interests. He is understood to be currently considering a number of options. His former responsibilities at Reuters are to be taken over by Rowland Jones, director, Enterprise Information Products.

Former Reuters STP Chief Kirby Reappears at Deutsche Borse …

Tony Kirby, former head of Reuters’ global straight-through-processing (STP) strategy, and driving force behind the Reference Data Users Group, has resurfaced at Deutsche Borse, as head of the STP Design unit. In his new position, Kirby will be responsible for the design, specification and implementation of the exchange’s projects concerning STP, as well as overseeing…

Soliton Promotes Mahoney to Head U.K. Sales Effort

Soliton has appointed Carole Mahoney as director of UK sales, replacing Carl Jones who left the company at the end of May. Mahoney joined Soliton in 2002 from Reuters where she spent over a decade in sales, marketing and product management.

Screen Consultants Expands Consultancy and Sales Teams

Dutch data technology vendor Screen Consultants has appointed Bart Aerssens and Denis Nohar to its market data consultancy team and has hired Fons Richter to support sales in Europe and the Middle East. Both were previously market data managers with Netherlands-based banks: Aerssens with F. van Lanschot Bankiers and Nohar with Staal Bankiers/Achmea. Screen says…

Fame Information Services Joins Migration to Linux

Fame Information Services has become the latest vendor to announce that it has ported its systems to run on the ‘open source’ Linux operating system. Industry analyst Meta Group predicted, in a December 2002 study, that by 2006 or 2007, Linux will run on 45% of new servers. Back in May, Asset Control announced that…

Asset Control Partners with Vitria for Data Dissemination

Business process integration specialist Vitria has formed a partnership with Asset Control. The two companies will develop a joint solution, the Asset Control Integration Module, to facilitate the dissemination of ‘cleansed’ and standardized reference data to multiple systems. The joint product, scheduled for availability in the third quarter of this year, will combine Vitria’s BusinessWare…

Wachovia Licenses Xcitek

Wachovia Corp. has licensed Xcitek CostBasis’s XCB solution to calculate cost allocation factors and tax opinions on corporate actions. XCB is an automated solution for supplying cost basis and tax data. Susan Lane, managing director, securities servicing, Wachovia, says the product is user-friendly and cost effective in supporting the bank’s trust account base. “It provided…

Advent Software and Netik Seal Strategic Integration Alliance

Advent Software and Netik have formed a strategic alliance to integrate Advent’s Geneva and Netik’s InterView V7 software. The combined products will provide fund administrators, prime brokers and global asset managers with an integrated system for investment accounting, data management and reporting. The Geneva software features a single unified data model that supports flexible reporting…

As More Suppliers Join the Reference Data Party, Will Commercial Issues Hijack Industry Debate?

July is upon us, and while visitors to the SIA Show in New York last month were taken aback by some unseasonable rain, everyone is settling down for a long, hot summer. Or perhaps not. Judging by the flow of announcements from vendors in the reference data space, things are not slowing down just yet….