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Baseline Capital Expands Mortgage Data for Basel II Credit Risk

Baseline Capital has expanded its data pool of mortgage data, which it is using to build models required for an Advanced-IRB approach to Basel II credit risk. The additional data comes from eight U.K. mortgage lenders that have agreed to contribute their data.

… While Asset Control Adds CB.Net SSIs; S&P Ratings

Asset Control has added new content sets in deals with CB.Net and Standard & Poors. It follows Omicronn and ACE (Reference Data Review, November 2004) in integrating CB.Net’s BankSearchPlus international payments directory into its AC Plus data management system. Ken Payne, director of sales and marketing at Asset Control, says, “Our customers have expressed strong…

CB.Net Enters Raft of Partnerships With Omicronn, ACE, Azdex, iMeta

CB.Net has entered partnerships with a number of software providers in the past month including Omicronn, ACE Software Solutions, Azdex and iMeta Technologies. Omicronn will be integrating CB.Net’s international payments directory service BankSearchPlus into its Trax STP Enrichment Software for use within its corporate and banking clients. ACE Software Solutions will be integrating the data…

Azimuth Financial’s Azdex Offers Counterparty Benchmarking Data

Azimuth Financial has lifted the lid on its Azimuth Data Exchange (Azdex) initiative to offer financial institutions analysis of the quality of their counterparty data, based on comparisons with that of their peers. Azdex recently signed up Dresdner Bank and Standard Bank of South Africa to participate in the benchmarking project. According to Ken Price,…

Distribution Spat Between FTSE, Barra Remains Unsolved

While risk data and technology firm Barra has instructed clients that it will discontinue distribution of data from index firm FTSE Group from the end of next month, FTSE says that no such decision had been communicated to them. It appears that discussions have been ongoing between the two parties, but FTSE insists that no…

Quest for Unified Entity Identifiers Gathers Pace as Plans Go to WG8

In the quest for a unified method of identifying international business and legal entities, industry protagonists are pushing forward discussions. Progress has been made by the RDUG/Redac community who have proposed a number of recommend-ations to ISO’s Working Group 8. A group of industry practitioners also gathered at a CityCompass event to discuss various options…

Soliton Links to Counterparty Data From CreditDimensions

Reference data management firm Soliton is adding links from its instrument data to legal entity data, through a new partnership with CreditDimensions. The two firms are launching the (as yet unnamed) joint product at this month’s Securties Industry Association (SIA) Technology Management Conference at the New York Hilton, which will provide clients with a consolidated…

ADP Partners with RemitPro to Offer Client Verification

ADP Brokerage Services Group has introduced a customer identity verification system, integrated with the company’s Brokerage Processing Services (BPS) securities processing system. The client validation system is aimed at helping broker-dealers’ compliance and new accounts departments to verify their customers’ identities in accordance with the USA Patriot Act. The system was built using RemitPro’s Risk…

Deutsche Borse Mulls Offering Reference Data Services

Fresh from its acquisition of Clearstream International, Deutsche Borse is considering launching a reference data service to complement its planned corporate actions and new-issue data services. These latter two services will be offered to vendor redistributors, some of which are currently testing the service for German and Luxembourg equities and fixed-income instruments. Deutsche Borse hopes…

SSI Database ‘Last Big Challenge,’ Industry Participants Believe

The audience at a recent industry conference hosted by bond trading platform Tradeweb, heard that the adoption of a standard settlement instructions (SSI) database represented that “last big challenge” facing those seeking to realize straight-through-processing. Tradeweb has an interest in SSI through its AccountNet service, which helps firms using its electronic bond trading system to…