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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…

Microsoft’s MiFID Pitch Touts TAP Among Partner Solutions

Microsoft has set out its MiFID stall, and has identified reference data and client classification as two of the eight MiFID related challenges it wants to help financial institutions address through its initiative to offer “mix and match” MiFID solutions in conjunction with a range of partners. TAP Solutions, provider of the Microsoft based TAPMaster…

BoNY/Mellon Merger Brings Rivals Eagle and Netik Under One Roof

The merger of Bank of New York and Mellon Financial Corp. not only creates the world’s largest securities servicing and asset management firm globally, it also brings under one roof two fiercely rival data warehouse providers, Mellon-owned Eagle Investment Systems and Bank of New York-owned Netik, calling into question the future strategy of the firms’…

SunGard Lets Go EDM Experts Odho and Ord, Streamlines FAME

SunGard has made redundant members of the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) group within its Enterprise Solutions Group – Marc Odho and Rob Ord – as well as a small number of people from within the FAME business unit as part of a streamlining exercise. While the shedding of such high profile data experts has prompted…

S&P Upgrades Compustat Xpressfeed With New Data Items

Standard & Poor’s has completed a series of enhancements to its Compustat Xpressfeed offering. The enhancements include 1000 new company-level data items now available within Compustat data, which includes fundamental and market data on some 65,000 global securities. Among the data enhancements are: additional current and historical annual fundamental data and footnotes, including income statement…

ADP, Avox Sign Up to Sponsor EDM Council

ADP Brokerage Services Group and Deutsche Boerse-owned Avox have signed up as sponsors of the EDM Council. They join BearingPoint, Cicada, GoldenSource, IBM and SunGard. This development comes as the EDM Council undertakes its transition to a member-owned, rather than a sponsor-owned, model (Reference Data Review, September 2006). Ken Price, CEO of Avox, says this…

Spending on Legal Entity Data Management to Top $250m by 2010

By 2010, more than 10 per cent of total spending within the enterprise data management industry will be on legal entity data management, says analyst Aite Group in a new impact report. Regulatory pressure is driving a 200 per cent average annual growth rate in spending in this market, Aite says, encouraging spend on legal…

Netik Eases InterView Implementation for Asset Managers with Off-The-Shelf Adapters

Bank of New York-owned Netik has carried out two implementations of a pre-packaged set of programs, metadata and pre-configured enquiries/reports organized into role-based “Explorers”, that sits on top of its InterView data warehouse and enables the system to be installed at investment management firms in around three months instead of the usual six to nine….

ABN Amro Negotiates Challenges Of Centralised Data Distribution

Long time Asset Control customer ABN Amro is pursuing an ambitious strategy to centralise reference data delivery across the whole of the group, including wholesale, retail and asset management. The strategy is underpinned by four data “pillars”: client and counterparty data, market data, instrument pricing and corporate actions and common reference data (currency and exchange…

BondDesk to Distribute DPC’s MuniPOINTS Data Service

DPC Data and BondDesk Group have forged a strategic alliance under which BondDesk, provider of a retail fixed income trading platform, will distribute DPC’s data service MuniPOINTS. The service summarises all the key facts on any US municipal bond deal in a one page sheet. MuniPOINTS has been implemented during the past year by a…