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Swift CEO Campos Favours ‘Cautious But Intelligent’ Ref Data Strategy

Reference data is a challenging business, and while it is part of Swift’s strategy, the co-operative is taking a “very cautious” but “intelligent” approach to the space. So says its chief executive officer Lázaro Campos in a wide-ranging and frank interview with Reference Data Review’s sister title A-Team IQ this month. As has been well-documented…

Siperian Partners with Capco, Integrates with Lombardi for BPM

California-based master data management (MDM) provider Siperian says its effort to penetrate the financial services space is gathering momentum, as it signs new clients applying its solution for client on-boarding, risk management, corporate actions processing and compliance. The vendor has also entered into strategic partnerships with Capco and New Jersey-based business and technology consulting firm…

Aubrey Leaves Thomson for Fitch, Plans End to End Solution for Fixed Income Derivatives Data, Analytics

In a move that has surprised some industry observers, Thomas Aubrey has joined Fitch Ratings as a managing director in its global business development team. Aubrey comes from Thomson Financial, where he had been director of investment management for more than three years. Despite having been tipped for a plum role in the new Reuters…

Citadel Rolls-Out CADIS Version 5, With Structured Products Focus

Citadel Associates, provider of data management solutions to investment managers, has begun the roll-out of version 5 of its CADIS system to clients. CADIS sits at the heart of Citadel’s Investment Solutions Layer proposition. Version 5 contains new functionality for managing data associated with complex derivatives and structured products, and to facilitate more rapid take-on…

Citisoft Says Data Management Key to Client Reporting

Investment management consulting firm Citisoft has published a white paper focusing on client reporting, and exploring the importance of data management in this context. One of its key findings is that the success of new or updated client reporting initiatives is closely related to the strength of investment managers’ data management systems. The Citisoft report…

Downstream Data Distribution a Rich Seam of Opportunity for Vendors, Aite Analyst Says

In its new report, Managing the Rapids of Downstream Data Connectivity, analyst Aite Group predicts spending on downstream connectivity around enterprise data management projects in Europe and the US will exceed $2.5 billion in 2008. The report also finds that EDM projects typically mature an average of three years before firms really start to tackle…

Broadridge and NewRiver Extend Agreement on Disclosure Doc E-Delivery

Broadridge Financial Solutions has extended its agreement with NewRiver to provide a database of disclosure documents to assist Broadridge in electronic delivery of regulatory documents to investors. For the past five years, Broadridge has worked with NewRiver and a select number of Broadridge clients for e-delivery of confirming and first-dollar prospectuses. NewRiver sources 23,000 disclosure…

EDM Evolves to Cover Workflow Orchestration, Study Finds

Enterprise data management (EDM) is entering a new phase, progressing from a goal of collating, cleansing and storing data, and evolving into a broader strategy encompassing workflow orchestration and subsequent distribution to downstream applications. This is one of the key findings in a new white paper produced by A-Team Group and sponsored by Reuters. The…

DPC DATA Adds New Location in Philippines for Securities-Related Data Outsourcing

DPC DATA has launched a new facility in metropolitan Manila to support growth in its data outsourcing business. A vendor of securities data, DPC DATA also provides offshore data management services. The new location brings greater capacity for data processing, strategic knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) and custom IT development, it reckons. The new location is…

Wiener Börse Taps Interactive Data To Support MiFID Offer

Interactive Data Corporation’s Pricing and Reference Data business is to supply reference data to Austrian securities exchange Wiener Börse to support its new MiFID OTC transaction reporting facility. Interactive Data’s MiFID related reference data identifies trade venues and their types by location codes, the most relevant market for an instrument, whether an instrument is within…