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Asset Control Sets Up Practices Group to Provide Consultancy to Customers

Asset Control has set up a practices group that will provide expert consultancy to new and existing customers with a view to helping them optimise their use of data mastering and data exploration to solve specific business challenges. The group will be led by Gil Leon, a business, technology and strategy expert with a 30-year…

Data Management Summit New York City

Now in its 8th year, the Data Management Summit (DMS) in NYC explores the shift to the new world where data is redefining the operating model and firms are seeking to unlock value via data transformation projects for enterprise gain and competitive edge.

LIBOR Change Requirements Mean Major Data Challenges for Financial Firms – Are You Ready?

With the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) ceasing to exist at midnight January 1, 2022, financial services firms around the world are faced with an enormous data management challenge. LIBOR, and the interest rate curves built off of it, are used within a wide variety of financial instruments and products, including derivatives, loans, and bonds….

Funds Distribution Platform MFEX Selects NeoXam DataHub

Global funds distribution platform MFEX is expanding its partnership with data management provider NeoXam with the implementation of the latter’s DataHub solution, which will support the platform’s changing data needs as it grows its business. MFEX, a leading funds distributors platform in Europe and Asia, is focusing on growing its capabilities by securing partnerships with…

Hong Kong Exchange $37 Billion Bid for London Stock Exchange Scuppers Latter’s Merger Plan with Refinitiv

The Hong Kong Exchange’s $37 bid for the London Stock Exchange (LSE) came out of the blue this morning, but has since rattled cages and raised questions about the LSE’s proposed $27 billion merger with Refinitiv, whether a deal of this sort would be acceptable to regulators, and how LSE shareholders will react to the…

Knowledge Graph Technology – The Holy Grail of Data Management?

Data siloes are proliferating, data lakes are overflowing, regulators are asking for access to more granular data, and data management teams are looking at how to deal with enormous data volumes in capital markets, understand both structured and unstructured data, make data accessible and contextual for business users, and turn it into a strategic asset….

Data Management – Why is it all so Difficult and Costly?

The financial industry spends $28.5 billion on externally sourced market data and a further $2-3 billion cleaning it up so that is can be used internally. Why is this so difficult and costly, and what can the industry and market participants do about it? Peter Moss, CEO of the SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU), will…

How Data Services Sourcing Options are Changing for Financial Institutions

By Mark Hepsworth, CEO at Asset Control. Financial institutions are facing a perfect storm of pressure on revenues and increasing costs driven by regulatory mandates and the need for overdue investment in infrastructure. At the same time, they are funding projects to improve their competitive differentiation and support revenue growth. Against this backdrop, many firms…

Kingland Increases Accuracy of Text Analytics for Unstructured Data

Kingland continues to push the technology envelope with enhancements to its Text Analytics Platform Suite, which we touched on in last week’s catch up on the company with president Tony Brownlee. The enhanced solution includes new administration menu options with deeper analysis and metrics for unstructured data sources and events, and improvements to Named Entity…

SimCorp Completes AIM Software Acquisition, Details Data Management Strategy

At the beginning of August, SimCorp completed its acquisition of AIM Software. The integration of AIM’s data management capabilities is a strategic focus for SimCorp as it addresses an investment industry trend towards closer alignment of data management with other technology solutions. AIM’s data management solution, GAIN, will be renamed SimCorp Gain, and SimCorp says…