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Applications of Reference Data to the Middle Office

Increasing volumes and the complexity of reference data in the post-crisis environment have left the middle office struggling to meet the requirements of the current market order. Middle office functions must therefore be robust enough to be able to deal with the spectre of globalisation, an increase in the use of esoteric security types and…

New York Federal Reserve Poaches Citi’s Bottega as Chief Data Officer for its Markets Division

John Bottega’s no show at last year’s FIMA London event was noted by many and there was much speculation at the event that he was soon to leave his post as chief data officer for Citi’s Institutional Client Group. Reference Data Review can now indeed confirm that Bottega has moved onto pastures new: he has…

GoldenSource’s Kennedy Replaces Sey at Interactive Data as Ref Data Business Manager

Interactive Data has appointed ex-GoldenSource EDM head Paul Kennedy as reference data business manager for its European arm. He will be charged with developing the vendor’s European reference data offerings, working with customers and prospects, building relationships with industry trade bodies, working groups and software vendors. Kennedy will also work with Interactive Data’s reference data…

Enterprise Data Management

The current financial crisis has highlighted that financial institutions do not have a sufficient handle on their data and has prompted many of these institutions to re-evaluate their approaches to data management. Moreover, the increased regulatory scrutiny of the financial services community during the past year has meant that data management has become a key…

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…