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Deriving True Business Value from the Global LEI

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) – the free-to-use entity identifier – has established itself as a viable standard for helping financial institutions identify unique business entities that are parties to financial transactions. But it’s widely accepted to have its limitations. In particular, a lack of standardization and ability to link to associated data sets is…

Outsourced Corporate Actions Validation

Industry leading financial institutions are reaping operational benefits and avoiding significant unnecessary financial exposures by ensuring the quality and the timeliness of their corporate actions data. As well as minimising costs from operational disruption caused by incorrect or incomplete data, these firms are able to reduce the risk of litigation and compensation claims arising from…

The Waiting Game: Standards in Corporate Actions Processing

There has been some real action of late in the standards space for corporate actions. In the US, the SEC issued a requirement for corporations to report in XBRL, and the XBRL US organisation has announced a project with the DTCC and Swift to tie the standard into ISO 20022, all of which could optimistically…

The Never-ending Story? Progress in the Automation of Corporate Actions

Only a few years ago – but crucially, prior to the financial crisis – surveys which reviewed progress towards corporate actions automation highlighted the key drivers for automation as reducing costs and inefficiencies. Whilst important, these were essentially technical objectives and correspondingly the debate, and its participants, inclined heavily towards the operational parts of the…