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Alvarez Moves from Asset Control to Interactive Data Reference Data Role

Interactive Data has brought on board Marc Alvarez to oversee reference data infrastructure for its Pricing and Reference Data business. Alvarez joins after a stint at Asset Control, which he joined when that company bought Tap Solutions in April 2007. In his new role as senior director Alvarez will be responsible for the utilization and…

Swift Shifts Reference Data Strategy Personnel

Swift has made some changes to the personnel handling its reference data strategy. The co-operative has appointed Paolo Bernini head of information products of which reference data is an important component, it says. Peter O’Keefe meanwhile has moved from product management to markets, with responsibility for defining Swift’s reference data strategy – with a particular…

Tim Lind Leaves GoldenSource for Strategy Role at Omgeo, Sees Opportunities to Partner Swift on SSIs

Tim Lind has parted ways with enterprise data management specialist GoldenSource for pastures new at Thomson Financial/DTCC-owned post-trade, pre-settlement solutions provider Omgeo. As Omgeo’s new managing director, strategic planning, Lind reports directly to president and CEO Marianne Brown, and is also a member of Omgeo’s executive team. Lind’s move must be viewed as something of…

Peter O’Keefe to Execute Swift’s Securities Reference Data Strategy

Peter O’Keefe, formerly of Nomura, has been appointed manager of Swift’s Security Reference Data Group, with a brief to execute on the co-operative’s strategy for securities reference data.

IBM Loses Glasser from Data Management Team

In a surprise departure, Dessa Glasser has left her role as director within IBM’s Global Services division, where she was a key player in its reference data strategy. It is not clear where she has moved to or who will replace her.

Deutsche Börse Plans Propris Reference Data Product Launch

Deutsche Börse is gearing up to launch a new reference data product from its recently formed Back Office Services division. The new Propris – Process Proven Information Services – range of data services will provide reference data for financial events and new issues in the German, Luxembourg and the Eurobond market. On target for a…

WG11 Drafts Model to Data Architecture Foundation

Working Group 11 (WG11) of Subcommittee 4 (SC4) of the ISO Technical Committee 68 (TC68) has released a consultation document seeking comment on it first iteration of a data model that “provides a single standard for describing a financial instrument throughout its lifecycle.” The group, formed earlier this year, is seeking comment from industry participants…

Kirby Quits Deutsche Borse for Smartstream

Tony Kirby, the Reference Data Coalition (Redac) secretary and former leader of Reuters’ reference data strategy, has resigned from latest employers Deutsche Borse to take a job at Smartstream Technologies. Smartstream, a provider of transaction lifecycle management and corporate actions processing systems, last week announced that Kirby will join February 2 as director of market…