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Axioma Partners OpenFin to Optimise User Experience, Workflows and App Deployment

Axioma, a provider of services including multi-asset enterprise risk management, portfolio construction, performance attribution, regulatory reporting and custom index design to portfolio managers, has partnered OpenFin to integrate its axiomaBlue technology layer with the OpenFin operating system for desktop interoperability. The result is designed to be a combined technology stack that provides front and back-end…

Refinitiv Shareholders Agree Merger Deal with LSE, David Craig Remains CEO of Refinitiv

Following our review of the London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) proposed acquisition of Refinitiv through a transaction valued at $27 billion, Refinitiv today announced that its shareholders have agreed definitive terms with LSEG on the acquisition. The approval of LSEG shareholders will be sought at a general meeting to be held before the end of…

Entity Data Management Handbook – Fifth Edition

Welcome to the fifth edition of A-Team Group’s Entity Data Management Handbook, sponsored for the fourth year running by entity data specialist Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company. The past year has seen a crackdown on corporate responsibility for financial crime – with financial firms facing draconian fines for non-compliance and the very real…

How to Avoid a Data Management Headache Post M&A

By Devendra Bhudia, Solutions Director for Enterprise Data Management at IHS Markit. Earlier this year, Invesco’s chief executive, Martin Flanagan, was quoted as saying that “a third of the asset management industry could disappear over the next five years”. This followed Invesco’s acquisition of OppenheimerFunds and supports Flanagan’s comment that “scale matters more than ever”….

A Strategic Approach to FRTB Compliance and Broader Risk Data Management

Data management for compliance with Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulation has been acknowledged as a significant challenge, but it is not without hope as banks within scope consider how much data they have in-house and what must be sourced externally, build data management platforms to meet FRTB requirements for data consistency across…

3di Releases Profiler Version 6 with Enriched Catalogue of Alt Data Vendors

3d innovations (3di) has launched version 6 of its vendor analysis tool Profiler, a web-based tool that provides comparative and benchmarking information on market and reference data services, and associated technologies. Version 6 provides an enriched catalogue of alternative data vendors covering multiple industries beyond financial services and delivering unique datasets from non-traditional sources that…

UK Regulators Eye Up Digital Regulatory Reporting

UK regulators are stepping up their efforts to digitise regulatory reporting over the next few years. The changes the Bank of England (BoE) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) propose – and which are being developed jointly with the industry – promise a transformation in the way data flows between supervisors and financial services firms….

Eagle Responds to Asset Management Challenges with Move into Public Cloud and Plans to Extend Product Portfolio

Eagle Investment Systems is responding to the challenges of asset management by investing in public cloud technology, working with clients on outsourcing, and adding value to legacy systems. It is also planning to extend its product portfolio through vendor partnerships and offer an open ecosystem of solutions. Eagle CEO Mal Cullen identifies some of the…

Embracing the Known in FRTB: Why Banks Need to Step Away from the Data Pool and Start with the Familiar

By: Charlie Browne, Head of Market & Risk Data Solutions, GoldenSource. The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) is coming and it has sent firms into a spin around how to get the data required to prove risk factor modellability. It is the first time banks will be obligated to do this, a mammoth…

The Essence of Digital Transformation is Data and the Message – Don’t Give Up

Digital transformation is all the rage among financial institutions, but it comes with significant data management challenges and can hit the wall if it is not underpinned with a strong data foundation and the right skills. That said, an audience poll on the status of digital transformation projects run during an A-Team Group webinar this…