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Firms Should Review Data Management in Light of Increasing Volumes, Says JWG-IT

Originally appeared in MiFID Monitor A new white paper published by London-based think tank, JWG-IT, calls on firms to change the way they look at data management in light of ever-increasing equity order volumes and execution venues. It includes findings from recent surveys in London and Frankfurt where 78% of firms rated overcoming the cost…

Taking the Risk Out of Mutual Fund Compliance By Jeff Levering, Vice President, NewRiver

Selling a mutual fund requires complex mutual fund information to be summarised down into data that sellers can understand, which is most often driven by a technology or data warehouse infrastructure. Missing and/or bad mutual fund data is nothing new, but it has recently garnered the attention of regulators as it was directly responsible for…

Markit Hires Ex-Morgan Stanley Man Gooch to Head Valuations

An outsourced portfolio valuations service could save the industry significant amounts of money by eliminating duplication of effort by investment banks, custodians and trustees. So believes Jeff Gooch, recently appointed to head Markit Group’s portfolio valuations and trade processing businesses. Gooch joins the Markit executive management team following an 11-year stint at Morgan Stanley, where…

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…

MiFID: Will Firms be Ready by April 30, 2007? By Dr. Anthony W. Kirby, Founder, RDUG

The European Union’s pending MiFID initiative, or the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, replaces the Investment Services Directive (ISD), which was originally adopted in 1993. The ISD defined “home” and “host” state regulators, establishing the conditions under which authorized investment firms and banks could provide specified services in other EU member states on the basis…

Brewin Consulting, Infoshare Develop Single Client View

Brewin Consulting has teamed up with Infoshare to develop and market Single Client View, a data quality solution aimed at providing a single view across all client and reference data within the financial institution. The solution features a set of rules and meta data used to create a consistent view of data, yielding benefits in…