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Progress with MiFID as First Working Group Held

The MiFID – Markets in Financial Instruments Directive – Joint Working Group efforts (Reference Data Review, April 2005) were kicked off earlier this month with the first meeting being held in London, and tasks being assigned to participants. The forward-looking objectives of the group, according to the group’s chairman Chris Pickles, are four-fold. They are,…

RDUG Joins ISITC, FPL, FISD To Forge MiFID Working Group

The Reference Data Users Group (RDUG) has thrown in its cards with three other industry lobby groups to form a joint working group to address compliance issues spurred by the European Union’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), whose implementation date of early 2007 is causing ructions within the securities industry operations community. Writing exclusively…

MiFID: Will Firms be Ready by April 30, 2007? By Dr. Anthony W. Kirby, Founder, RDUG

The European Union’s pending MiFID initiative, or the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, replaces the Investment Services Directive (ISD), which was originally adopted in 1993. The ISD defined “home” and “host” state regulators, establishing the conditions under which authorized investment firms and banks could provide specified services in other EU member states on the basis…

Strong Hire for HelioGraph Corporate Actions Team

Straight through processing and messaging specialist HelioGraph has hired Simon Strong to its corporate actions team. He now has the post of eVent programme manager and is responsible for managing the development of the company’s eVent corporate actions product. Previously at TCA Consulting, Strong has worked in financial IT development and consultancy for over 15…

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,…

Strong Addition To HelioGraph

STP and financial messaging vendor HelioGraph, has appointed Simon Strong as programme manager for its corporate actions product eVent. Previously at TCA Consulting, Strong has worked in financial IT development and consultancy for over 15 years.

Business As Usual In The Numbers Game

Tony Kirby may no longer work at Reuters, but he’s still secretary of the Reference Data User Group. In a month of turmoil, he spoke to Reference Data Review about the group’s activities and ongoing relations with its counterparts. Tony Kirby is in danger of becoming a professional financial technology evangelist. A few years ago,…