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Demand Derivatives Partners GMEX to Deliver Innovative Futures Exchange and Clearing House

Demand Derivatives, a creator of novel derivative instruments, and GMEX Group, a provider of exchange and post-trade technology solutions, are partnering to produce a US regulated futures exchange, RealDemand Board of Trade (RealBOT), and clearing house, RealDemand Clearing (RealClear). The partnership includes GMEX taking a minority equity stake in Demand Derivatives. RealBOT and RealClear are…

Blackstone Closes Deal to Take 55% Stake in Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk Business

Nearly nine months after Thomson Reuters signed a definitive agreement with Blackstone that would give the private equity firm a 55% stake and Thomson Reuters a 45% stake in the company’s financial and risk business, the deal is closed and the business rebranded as Refinitiv. With backing from Blackstone, Refinitiv plans to invest in a…

Data Management Summit Discusses Digitalisation, Technology, Diversity and More!

A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit hit an all-time high in New York City last week with a packed auditorium, buzzing exhibition hall, great line-up of speakers, market leading sponsors and interactive discussion throughout the day on how to deliver the next level of data management and business success. Keynote presentations Suvrat Bansal, head of innovation,…

FactSet Sets Out Development Plans for Data Exploration Platform

FactSet plans to roll out additional elements of its cloud-based FactSet Data Exploration platform that will deliver a fully hosted application production environment over the next six months. The company introduced the platform on Microsoft Azure this summer offering content from the Open:FactSet Marketplace as well as programming tools including Microsoft SQL, RStudio and Python….

Bloomberg Eases Data Access and Reduces Costs with Enterprise Access Point

Bloomberg has responded to customer calls for easier access to data with Enterprise Access Point, an online platform that provides normalised reference, pricing, regulatory and historical datasets to Bloomberg data license holders. Following the launch of the platform last week, we caught up with Gerard Francis, global head of enterprise data at Bloomberg, to find…

Asset Control Adds ACX Cloud-Based Data Exploration and Distribution Platform

Asset Control has released ACX, a cloud-deployed delivery, storage and analytics platform designed to manage increasing data volumes, reduce infrastructure costs and provide business and technical users with easy access to data exploration. The platform is an additional module in the company’s AC Plus product family and includes open source technologies, although it is not…

AIM Software, West Highland Partner to Target Front-, Middle-Office EDM

EDM platform provider AIM Software has partnered with New York-based West Highland Support Services to forge a combined offering aimed at addressing the data management challenges faced by front- and middle-office operations managers. The move expands AIM’s activities in the US, home to its financial backers Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and where most recently…

AxiomSL to Assist Bank of China with French AnaCredit Reporting Needs

Bank of China, which first started using AxiomSL’s regulatory capabilities back in 2015 to meet liquidity reporting requirements in Singapore, has extended its use of the platform to implement AnaCredit reporting requirements in France. AnaCredit is a project set up by the European Central Bank (ECB) to collect detailed information on individual bank loans in…

Quilter Investments Opts For Managed EDM Service From IHS Markit

Quilter Investments (formerly Old Mutual Investment Management), a London-based fund manager with over £17 billion in assets under management, has selected IHS Markit to provide it with a new Enterprise Data Management (EDM) system for security and account master management. Quiler Investments will also utilise IHS Markit’s investment management solution, thinkFolio, to distribute the data…

Kingland Cognitive Engine Turns Unstructured Data into Actionable Information

Have you ever considered how much value is tied up in unstructured data that is difficult to access? What nuggets of useful information could be buried in documents such as company reports? And how you could turn masses of unstructured data into actionable information? If the answer to these questions is yes, and it probably…