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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…