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Benchmarking Reference Data Highlighted at Azdex Event

Azdex has risen to prominence in the past year or so, given its activities in the hot space of business entity data. The vendor is in the process of securing financial backing from the Deutsche Borse, and recently held a well-attended event in London focused on ‘benchmarking business entity reference data quality’. The event featured…

Changes at Cicada; Schachne, Bhimani Leaves; Redfern, Stacey Transfer to CPL

There have been changes at Cicada as Bruce Schachne has left his role as vice president of global sales to join Standard & Poor’s as vice president of marketing in the global market development division of its ratings group. Hubert Holmes will now resume the global sales management role in addition to his business development…

Markit Hires Meldrum for Acquisitions & Strategic Direction

Markit Group has hired Will Meldrum as director of acquisitions and strategic development, pointing to further acquisitive activity by the credit markets pricing vendor. Meldrum previously worked at Deutsche Bank for four years as director and head of global markets strategic investments. In this role, he was involved in the original sale of the collaborating…

Credit Suisse First Boston’s Data Group Define Processes For Global Entity Data Client

Credit Suisse First Boston’s (CSFB) reference data group has been working to define processes for managing client entity data globally. The project was driven by a decision within CSFB to centralise the client account opening process three years ago, which highlighted the need for a consistent approach to managing the data attributes related to each…

IBEI Suppliers Tout Their Wares At London Gathering

A number of suppliers of business entity identifiers got together to tout their wares to a small assembled crowd of practitioner firms in London earlier this month under the ISITC banner. Although there is an ISO process underway for a naming convention related to International Business Entity Identifiers (IBEI), this is a slow process and…

Standard & Poor’s Releases Crosswalk Web; Ratings IQuery

Standard & Poor’s is making its Crosswalk product – a joint venture with Dun & Bradstreet and Telekurs Financial – available via the web. Crosswalk, backed by sizeable players in the business entity identifier space, identifies the link between securities, issuers and their corporate entity hierarchy. Meanwhile, the company has also launched Ratings IQuery for…

IBEI and the Ten-Year Rush Towards Implementation By Gary Wright MSI, CityCompass Research

The planned International Business Entity Identifier (IBEI) – a unique identification system for investing and trading parties in the securities market – has been a long-standing objective since Swift allowed non-banking entities onto their network and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) lost control of central market trading. It’s not that long ago that to execute…

Paris Moves On From Deutsche Bank

David Paris has left Deutsche Bank where he was global head of information management services within the bank’s global technology and operations group, based in London. In this role he had worked on the data management initiatives focused on meeting regulatory requirements of KYC and Anti-Money Laundering. No word yet on where he plans to…

Cicada Packages KYC Solution…

Cicada is packaging its data management software and data cleansing team to offer a purpose-built Know Your Customer (KYC) solution. The framework will provide configurable, rules-based workflow schema to help financial institutions manage their client data review process, as well as keep an audit trail and source attribution details. The solution can manage both internal…

…While Subsidiary CounterpartyLink Signs Up Capco As Early Distributor

Cicada’s new CounterpartyLink subsidiary (Reference Data Review, February 2005) is beginning to establish itself among other service providers, signing up Capco Reference Data Services as a distributor for the issuer, client, counterparty and hierarchy data service. As well as becoming a distributor, CRDS, which offers outsourced business process and technology services, intends to incorporate the…