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JWG’s Di Giammarino Elaborates on Data Shortcomings of Industry’s Attempt to “Know Your Exposure”

Industry think tank JWG has just completed a research project into the industry’s level of preparation for the risk management challenges involved in the incoming tsunami of regulatory requirements that indicates a lot still needs to be done to get the right level of risk data consistency and accuracy. Conducted over the summer months and…

IMF Publishes Possible Revisions to its Data Quality Assessment Framework

Given the regulatory community’s crackdown on data quality across the financial services industry, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) recently published paper on the improvement of its data quality assessment framework indicators is judiciously timed. In the paper, the IMF’s statistics department suggests improvements to its current set of metrics against which to measure the quality,…

Princeton Financial Systems Offers Clients Unparalleled Speed of Integration with New MIG21 7.0

Princeton Financial Systems (PFS), the market leader in investment compliance today announced the launch of MIG21 7.0, the latest version of PFS’ award winning investment compliance solution. MIG21 7.0 will reach an unparalleled speed of integration without compromising quality. New technology and substantial functional refinements enable MIG21 7.0 to deliver superior configuration management and will…

DST Global Solutions Launches OTC Lifecycle Manager to Enhance Control of OTC Derivatives

In response to new market conditions and the changing regulatory landscape, challenges of operational risk and proliferation of OTC contracts faced by its clients, DST Global Solutions Investment Management Solutions (IMS) business has announced the launch of OTC Lifecycle Manager. The solution is focussed on facilitating the critical transition from deal negotiation to contract capture…

Confluence’s Botula and Powell Elaborate on Data Implications of Money Market Fund Reforms

Data management solution vendor Confluence is busy readying itself to be able to provide its US-based customers with a solution that will allow them to meet the requirements of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) incoming Money Market Fund Reform Rule. Kirk Botula, executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Scott Powell, product…

UK FSA Reveals More About Plans for Soft Launch of Gabriel Liquidity Reporting, Pushes Back Data Quality Testing

During its most recent firms forum on the subject of liquidity reporting, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) confirmed that it is planning a soft launch for liquidity risk reporting on its online regulatory reporting system, Gathering Better Regulatory Information Electronically (Gabriel). As noted by the FSA in January (see here), firms are being required…

Data Vendor Selection is Key to Bringing Down Costs But Also Improving Quality, Says SGSS’s Rose

In the current cost conscious environment, financial institutions need to push back on their vendors and make sure they have conducted a thorough evaluation of the data they are receiving from them, says Olivier Rose, head of projects and international market data management at French bank Société Générale Securities Services (SGSS). Rose, who has been…

OECD Talks up Data Quality Issues Within Regulatory Databases

At the end of 2009, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) added to the long list of regulatory papers highlighting the importance of data quality in the oversight function with a paper on regulatory systems. The regulatory policy committee report, Indicators of Regulatory Management Systems, highlights the need for greater consistency in terms…

Princeton Financial Systems Launches New Compliance Focused Data Management Module

In line with the current trend towards new vendor launches around targeted data management solutions related to compliance and regulatory reporting, Princeton Financial Systems (PFS) has added a new compliance data checking module to its MIG21 solution. The new module, MIG21 Data Manager, is aimed at reducing data related errors before the compliance checking process,…

JWG-IT Pokes Data Sized Holes in UK’s Response to Europe’s Omnibus Directive

Industry think tank JWG-IT has this week sent a letter to the UK’s House of Commons Treasury Committee warning it of the dangers of overlooking the data infrastructure challenges inherent in the European Commission’s financial services “Omnibus” Directive. The UK government committee has just published its response to the Commission’s proposed directive but PJ Di…