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Mellon’s Harkins Offers Guide To Successful Team Building

People – specifically, finding the right ones, training them appropriately and hanging onto them – were key themes at this month’s ‘Reference Data Management: Challenges and Solutions’ symposium hosted by Telekurs in New York. The symposium, also featuring Dun & Bradstreet’s Keith Webster, Telekurs’ Barry Raskin and Reference Data Review’s own Andrew Delaney, offered insight…

Bank Deploys Aleri Stream-Processing Platform for Ref Data

Stream-processing technology is big news in the market data world, where the demands of algorithmic trading are driving investment in solutions to support high-volume, low-latency, fast-moving environments. To date, it has not been widely suggested that low latency was so important in the context of reference data, but an early sign that streaming technology could…

Asset Control Bags E*Trade, Calyon, Sets Sights on Asia-Pacific

As its deal with E*Trade increases its tally of U.S. customers, Netherlands-based data management platform vendor Asset Control is setting its sights on the Asia-Pacific region, as well as planning to leverage its data management platform to create vertical solutions. Asset Control has announced two sales this month. The E*Trade Securities subsidiary of E*Trade Financial…

Threadneedle Leverages Clean Data for Performance Project

Threadneedle Asset Management is implementing the Eagle Investment Systems performance measurement solution, based upon the foundation of a centralised source of consolidated reference data created using Eagle’s Pace data hub and portfolio management system. Following a project kicked off in Q1 this year, the investment manager has achieved compliance with the CFA Institute’s Global Investment…

LDV’s Richards Signs Up ReferenceDataFactory to Collaborative Network

Lakefront Data Ventures – the company founded by ex-SunGard man Dale Richards – has signed up ReferenceDataFactory to its network. ReferenceDataFactory, formerly known as Unity, is made up of ex-FTI/GoldenSource people, and provides a data abstraction layer. It boasts as clients a number of mainstream Wall Street banks, according to Richards, who as part of…

EDI Adds GlobeTax Non-Resident Tax Rates to Reference Data Product

Exchange Data International has signed up to StatRate, a new product from withholding tax specialist GlobeTax, in order to include non-resident statutory withholding tax rate data in its securities master file product. StatRate is GlobeTax’s second reference data product. EDI is already a user of its first, e-TaxData Online (Reference Data Review, June 2005), and…

DSTi Integrates Interface To Reuters DataScope Select

DST International will offer an integrated interface to Reuters DataScope Select as part of its investment accounting, performance measurement, risk management and data management solutions. Reuters DataScope Select provides access to global pricing, validated terms and conditions, historical data content and cross-reference data for a range of financial instruments.

SunGard to Leverage Managed Data Services for MiFID

SunGard is exploring opportunities to apply its managed data service capabilities to the requirements for storing pre and post-trade data under MiFID. The vendor is at the business planning stage and is consulting with customers to establish their appetite for such services. As well as offering discrete data services, SunGard intends to team its data…

S&P Finds Opportunity in Custom Linkages for Risk

Standard & Poor’s is investing significantly in the capability to support customised work with clients to meet risk and compliance requirements “at the point of intersection between risk and reference data”, according to Scott Preiss, vice president, securities classifications at the company. These customised offerings are provided in addition to the off-the-shelf products S&P has…

Daiwa Securities Completes Reference Data Project

Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe has completed the reference data phase of its ongoing project to modernise its middle and back office, resulting in a single consolidated data model for counterparty and securities data. The project has been underpinned by the extended use of the GoldenSource data management platform. During the first phase of the three-year…