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Data Management Summit: Regulation and Cost Drive Adoption of Data Utilities

The potential of reference data utilities to cut data management costs and improve data quality was a hot topic at last week’s A-Team Group Data Management Summit in New York. Most speakers and delegates agreed that data utilities will become part of the capital markets landscape, but exactly how they will operate and how the…

Markit Teams with Genpact to Deliver Shared Service for Client On Boarding

Markit has teamed up with business process specialist Genpact to develop a shared service dedicated to the management of client on-boarding and other know-your-customer (KYC) requirements. To ensure the service meets the on boarding needs of large financial institutions, the companies will be joined by HSBC and Morgan Stanley in an initial six-month design and…

Swedbank Robur Extends use of SimCorp Dimension to Cover Solvency II

Swedbank Robur has extended its use of SimCorp Dimension to include the software provider’s Solvency II solution. The asset manager was already using Dimension as its core investment management platform and its choice of the software for Solvency II was a natural move as the platform already includes most of the functionality required to meet…

GoldenSource Responds to Market Interest in Financial Industry Business Ontology

The decision by GoldenSource to map its enterprise data management (EDM) solution to the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) signals initial industry take up of the semantic standard, which GoldenSource suggests could go as far as becoming a regulatory requirement for reporting. FIBO is an initiative of the EDM Council and describes in business terms…

Talking Reference Data with Andrew Delaney: The Birth of a New Standard

The UK National Childbirth Trust – the NCT – is a venerable organisation that helps first time parents prepare for the arrival of their little bundle of joy. For mothers, it helps reduce the obvious stress of anticipation of the big day and creates a network of like-minded mums who swap tips and tales of…

Trillium Targets Data Management Solution at Fatca Compliance

Trillium Software aims to ease the data management burden on financial institutions that must comply with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca) with data assessment and management services that will help them identify, gather and manage the data needed to meet the Act’s requirements. For many, compliance will be neither easy nor low…

MoneyMate’s Smyth Elaborates Further on the M&G Investments’ Implementation

M&G Investments first looked at establishing a new product master data solution for its 50-odd retail funds back in the summer of 2009 and, after a detailed and in-depth couple of years of background research and planning, it has finally rolled out the first phase of buy side data management specialist vendor MoneyMate’s DataManager solution….

A Blueprint for a European Consolidated Tape – Data Consolidation is a Top Priority for EFAMA under MiFID II

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) published today a Blueprint for a European Consolidated Tape intended to permit greater certainty amongst investors as to prices, best execution, valuation and performance measurement, leading to further reductions in direct and indirect costs of trading for investors. The liberalisation of trading venue regulation under MiFID has…

DataFlux Gains Solvency II Momentum with New European Insurance Customers

DataFlux, a leading provider of data management solutions, today announced that nine European insurance firms have selected its technology over the past few quarters to underpin their Solvency II data management initiatives. The DataFlux Solvency II data governance framework is being used by firms to take practical steps to adhere to a wide range of…

Talend Closes First Half of 2011 with Significant Growth and Increased Industry Recognition

Talend, a global open source software leader, today announced the results of its first half of 2011. Within the first six months of the year, the company experienced significant success with record growth as a result of new customer deals and expansion within the existing customer base. “When we entered 2011 we had identified specific…