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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,…