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Decentralized Data May Cost Firms $600 Million Annually

Decentralized reference data operations and the effects of faulty data on operational risk and capital requirements could be costing financial services institutions an astonishing $600 million each annually, according to the findings of a recent research paper. The paper – titled Operational Risk and Reference Data: Exploring Costs, Capital Requirements and Risk Mitigation – claims…

J.P. Morgan Adopts Central Reference Data Hub To Support Global Credit Trading Operation

J.P. Morgan Chase is building a business-aligned reference data hub in support of the major reengineering of its credit trading operation onto a single platform. The hub – essentially a central global hub for credit reference data – will commingle corporate data, vendor data and business-specific data into a single, unified service available to all…

DSTi to Embed Xenomorph’s Time-Series Data Management Platform

DST International has signed an exclusive global agreement with Xenomorph to embed Xenomorph’s time-series data management functionality into its Investment Data Solutions platform, aimed at buy-side users. By offering this support for storage, manipulation and retrieval of largescale time-series data and providing analytic applications and plug-ins to make analytics available in other applications such as…

Wachovia Taps Teradata For Basel II Preparation

As part of a new risk management programme, U.S. bank Wachovia is implementing data warehousing technology from NCR subsidiary Teradata. It will use the technology to consolidate its existing disparate risk databases into a centralized warehousing environment. The vendor says the new risk data platform will also enable the bank to meet the data management…

Abbey Financial Markets Doubles Match Rates with SmartStream

Abbey Financial Markets (AFM) has gone live with SmartStream’s TLM Reconciliations after selecting the vendor last year. According to Steve Jennett, Head of Operations for AFM, the ROI from the project has been significant, claiming STP match rates immediately doubled when cash reconciliations went live on TLM. In a phased roll-out, migrating key reconciliations and…

Standard & Poor’s Strikes Global Deal with Soliton

Standard & Poor’s has forged a global collaboration agreement with Soliton. Under the terms of the agreement, data management systems provider Soliton will manage the acquisition and integration of Standard & Poor’s securities data and reference data for financial services industry clients. This will enable customers to automate the acquisition, integration, and management of Standard…

Survey Finds 75% of Firms Plan More Reference Data Automation

The more things change the more they stay the same. This seems to be the overriding message in the results of the second annual AIM Global Data and Risk Management Survey. As with the previous year’s findings, the 2005 survey results showed that financial institutions all over the world are undertaking considerable efforts to deepen…

Soliton Provides 24/7 Support In Outsourced Master File Deal

Soliton Inc. has signed the first round-the-clock client for its managed reference data services offering. The implementation, now live after a three-month evaluation period and three months of training, involves a dedicated Soliton staff handling data cleansing and normalization processes for the investment management division of an as-yet unidentified fund manager in the U.S. According…

Reuters Datascope’s Ken Barnes Appointed VP, Business and Planning, at Wombat

Ken Barnes, formerly of Reuters’ DataScope reference data product group, has joined Wombat Financial Software, a low-latency data delivery provider. Reporting to Danny Moore, COO, he assumes responsibility for global marketing and communications, competitor and market analysis, sales process management and channel development and management. He will also manage several Tier 1 accounts in the…

Custodian Mellon Dives Into Outsourcing Of Reference Data Management Services

Large custodian Mellon Financial Corp. has previously dipped its toe in the water of reference data manage-ment through its acquisition of Eagle Investment Systems in 2001. Now it is getting ready to dive in with a packaged reference data management outsourcing solution targeted at investment management firms. Brian Buzzelli, IMS product management, reference data, says,…