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Broadridge Makes Major Strategy Shift with Transition to IBM Financial Services Cloud

Broadridge Financial Solutions has made a major move to accelerate its cloud strategy through an agreement with IBM Services. Broadridge will use what IBM calls the ‘first financial services-ready public cloud’ to create the The Broadridge Private Cloud powered by IBM and transition a large portion of its global infrastructure to the cloud provider. The…

Open:FactSet Marketplace Adds Sanctions Screening Service from SIX

Meeting financial institutions’ increasing interest in, and commercial need for, a ‘pick and mix’ approach to data sourcing, FactSet continues to extend its Open:FactSet Marketplace with the addition of SIX’s Sanctioned Securities Monitoring Service (SSMS). The SIX data feed adds to 114 feeds and 22 solutions already on the platform and allows Open:FactSet users to…

FactSet Adds Proprietary Data to Snowflake Cloud Built SQL Data Warehouse

FactSet’s deployment of its proprietary datasets on the Snowflake cloud data platform is designed to provide investment professionals with immediate and scalable access to content in a cloud-built SQL data warehouse. By offering its data through Snowflake, FactSet expects to reduce the time and effort it takes for clients to integrate and use new datasets….

Rimes Technologies: Will They or Won’t They Sell?

Rimes Technologies won’t comment on a media report that it’s for sale. But a recent news item – published, surprisingly, by Dow Jones’ Barron’s investor newspaper – has sparked speculation on possible acquirers of this benchmark and reference data services provider. Industry executives contacted by Data Management Insight suggest that Rimes could garner interest from…

FCA Renews Data Strategy

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has renewed its data strategy published in 2013, taking into account the evolution of technology and aiming to transform how it works. The new strategy will be delivered over five years and is designed to make the FCA smarter in the way it uses data and advanced analytics so that…

2020 – the Year of Artificial Intelligence

The critical need to improve data quality and data management across capital markets will continue to escalate through 2020 as firms delve deeper into digital transformation, regulators demand more granular and ad hoc compliance data, and businesses look for much needed new business opportunities. These use cases of data management are high on the agenda…

SimCorp Secures Dimension Licence Agreement with Pennsylvania Pension Scheme

SimCorp has extended its North American client base through a licence agreement with Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS), which will use the vendor’s cloud-based Dimension as-a-service solution to deliver multi-asset class investment management support and transparency. Also key to the agreement is SimCorp Dimension’s Investment Book of Record (IBOR), which will help the…

Data Visualisation – the Challenges and Opportunities

Data visualisation is a highly desirable tool for many participants in capital markets. It has the potential to aid decision making and add value, signpost new products and business opportunities, and provide the insight necessary to mitigate risk. It also presents challenges, particularly around data quality and legacy technology, although developments over the past couple…

BNY Mellon Adds SimCorp Dimension to Buy-side Open Architecture Platform

BNY Mellon’s recent partnership with SimCorp to connect the bank’s custody capabilities with SimCorp’s Dimension investment management solution plays well into the bank’s goal of offering an open architecture that will transform investment management models by easing integration, increasing transparency and streamlining data delivery across the investment lifecycle. The bank started to build an open…

Managed Data Services Take Data Management to the Next Level

Adoption of managed data services – or data-as-a-service – is picking up pace as financial services firms face increasing business complexity and the need to be more agile, yet have frozen or reduced data management budgets. With pressure on data management teams to deliver data hungry initiatives, manage new rules and regulations, and integrate innovative…