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WorkFusion Hires Former Markit Exec Gautam Moorjani

WorkFusion, a specialist in machine learning and process automation, has hired Gautam Moorjani, former global head of reference data at Markit, as senior vice president of financial information. Moorjani joined WorkFusion in April after a stint of more than six years as a managing director with various roles at Markit. Moorjani joined Markit in 2008…

Talking Reference Data with Andrew Delaney: That Was the Week that Was

I’m sure I’ve used that headline before but it seems apt: two conferences in one week, plus a data management training session in conjunction with our friends at EDM Works and JWG. Yes, last week was quite a week. For those of you that attended, I’m sure you’ll agree that Thursday’s Data Management Summit was…

A-Team Data Management Summit: Grid, Big Data and Hadoop Lead March of Emerging Technologies

A round-up of emerging technologies at this week’s A-Team Data Management Summit found industry experts favouring grid and big data technologies as they strive to architect the data management platforms of the future. A panel discussion moderated by A-Team Group editor-in-chief Andrew Delaney looked first at big data, how it is perceived and managed, and…

Andrew’s Blog – Big Blue Data

IBM’s announcement this week of plans to acquire Platform Computing vindicates our decision to include some Big Data discussion topics in our Data Management for Risk, Analytics & Valuations conference in London on October 17 – that’s next week. Big Data has been dismissed in some quarters as just another buzzword. If another such one-time…

Kinetic Partners Hire Pierre Bourlatchka

Pierre Bourlatchka has been appointed a Director at Kinetic Partners and will join the risk management consulting and monitoring team in London. This new appointment will further enhance Kinetic Partners’ comprehensive service offering across the risk spectrum. Pierre joins Kinetic Partners from F&C Asset Management, where he worked for the Alternative Investment Market Risk team,…

What the Industry Wants the Regulators to Know About Reference Data…

As noted in my previous blog, a regulatory driven reference data utility is on its way for the US market, but it seems that not many of you out there are convinced this is the right step to be taking. My fellow panellists at a recent corporate actions focused event in London indicated that they…

Welcome to our inaugural issue of Reference Data Review

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Reference Data Review, the first subscription publication to focus specifically on the fast-growing reference data industry. While many industry observers are examining the efforts driving the finan-cial services industry towards Straight Through Processing (STP), the crucial data element is often overlooked. But, as the industry is becoming increasingly…