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Mizuho International Implements Asset Control’s AC Plus for IPV and Broader Data Management

Mizuho International, the London-based securities and investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, has implemented Asset Control’s AC Plus data management platform to meet its needs for independent price verification (IPV) and broader data management. The Asset Control platform was selected following a rigorous selection process and replaces another third-party solution. Mark Gardner, head of…

IHS Markit Dedicates 2019 to Customer Experience, Data Science and Technology Development

IHS Markit is playing into the need for change in data management with a focus on customer experience, strength in data science, cloud hosted services, alternative data and a three-year roadmap that will enhance the technology underpinning its enterprise data management solution, IHS Markit EDM. It is also taking advantage of opportunities in the buy-side,…

Willis Towers Watson Selects SimCorp Dimension for Investments Business

Global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson has chosen SimCorp Dimension to provide a front-to-back system for its global delegated investments business. Serving a global institutional investment community, Willis Towers Watson’s investments business will use a spectrum of SimCorp Dimension elements from Asset Manager in the front office to investment accounting and SimCorp…

Derivatives Service Bureau Details Brexit Plans and Next Phase Developments

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), initially set up as a subsidiary of the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) to allocate ISINs for OTC derivatives under MiFID II, is moving on to ensure the development of its services are in line with user requirements and regulations. It is also keeping a close watch on Brexit….

A-Team Group Data Management Summit Takes Industry by Storm

This year’s London Data Management Summit was a resounding success, answering the questions of hundreds of market participants working to transform, digitalise and innovate their approach to data management and drive value out of data. It touched on technologies from knowledge graphs to data standards that can help users achieve these goals, and provided actionable…

New York Equity Manager Pzena Investment Management Selects IHS Markit EDM

Pzena Investment Management, a $37 billion equity manager based in New York, has signed up to use IHS Markit’s Enterprise Data Management (EDM) solution to master securities and issuers. In future, it also plans to use the solution as a data hub for prices, accounts and other entities. IHS Markit EDM will validate data from…

Stream Financial Releases High-Performance Data Management Platform

Stream Financial has released a data management platform designed to solve the problems of data siloes and ageing enterprise data management (EDM) solutions, and deliver efficient, high-performance data management that can reduce total cost of ownership and help firms improve margins. The platform challenges traditional data management systems, but keeps existing infrastructure in place, by…

How to Tackle the Exorbitant Cost of Sourcing and Cleansing Market Data

The financial industry spends $28.5 billion on externally sourced market data and a further $2-3 billion cleaning it up so that is can be used internally. Why is this so difficult and costly, and what can the industry and market participants do about it? Peter Moss, CEO of the SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU), will…

Counting the Costs and Constraints of Building In-House Solutions

Research commissioned by Asset Control highlights the pain points of updating or replacing in-house solutions, including cost, skills and resourcing, and the difficulty of deploying solutions to the cloud. Headline statistics from the research show 94% of respondents expecting to encounter challenges of some sort when building a solution in-house, and 52% of senior decision…

Danske Bank Implements AIM Data Portal to Centralise and Optimise Reference Data

Danske Bank is implementing AIM Software’s GAIN Data Portal to centrally source, monitor and optimise the bank’s reference data and snapped prices from a leading data provider. Subject to requirements, the bank will broaden data coverage with additional vendors. Danske Bank was looking for a solution that would help it stage and distribute its data…