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Swift Imposes Structure on MiFID Transaction Reporting Data

Swift is close to completing an ISO 20022 formatted transaction reporting message which it plans to pilot for three months on its network prior to launching a commercially available solution by the end of October in readiness for the November 1 Markets in Financial Services Directive (MiFID) implementation deadline. As an ISO standard, the message…

Worried About IBEI and MiFID? Don’t Be… By Georg Eisel, Managing Director, WM Datenservice

As markets coalesce across systems and nations, the financial industry is faced with a new challenge. Thanks to new information technology, products and services are more integrated than ever. EU legislation, such as Basel II, the Transparency Directive and MiFID, is on the increase. It is now incumbent upon the financial industry to come to…

Swift Gears Up for CIVICs, Nears Selection of Data Partners

As it evaluates third party database solutions and prepares to select a partner or partners to bolster its data gathering and validation capabilities, bank-owned messaging services provider Swift is making progress towards the creation of a directory of collective investment vehicle identification codes (CIVICs) based on the bank identifier code (BIC). However it is resolute…

Telekurs Specifies Reference Data Changes for MiFID Compliance

Telekurs Financial has released further details of the reference data it is adding to its Valordata Feed (VDF) to help its clients comply with MiFID. These details add flesh to the bones of the announcement the vendor made late last year of its plans to address the data requirements of MiFID (Reference Data Review, November…

Firms Shy From Cost of Migration To New Ref Data Codes for MiFID

The Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) has published the responses to its public consultation on the use of reference data standard codes in transaction reporting under MiFID. By press time however CESR had not published its final decisions on the codes to be used, so it is as yet unclear whether the responses will…

A-Team Analysis: IBEI Fears Grow as MiFID Approaches

Concern among industry participants is growing about the possible operational and financial implications of the current lack of a standard International Business Entity Identifier (IBEI) for use in transaction reporting under MiFID. The issue raised its head (again) during a meeting of experts this month in London under the auspices of an ISO Working Group…

2007: A good year for EDM?

The good news to kick off the year with is that reference data is getting more important. It is a major component of the recently announced wide-ranging HSBC enterprise data and technology deal we are told. Elsewhere in this issue of Reference Data Review there are further indications of this positive trend: a rock solid…

The Impact of MiFID

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) has been described as pure cost pain for little liquidity gain by some. What might the impacts be for the financial services firms in terms of conduct of business, data management and best execution and order-handling processes? asks Dr Anthony W Kirby, Fellow of European Think Tank Promethee and…

Canadian Depository Offers Direct Access to Reference Data

The Canadian Depository for Securities (CDS) – the world’s oldest securities depository – is gearing up to begin distribution of information services beyond its membership base. The depository is introducing direct availability of its corporate actions and other relevant data it collects to non-members. CDS handles all Canadian debt and equity markets, including private issues,…