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Talking Reference Data with Andrew Delaney: Spreadsheet Wars Reprised

In an interview with the excellent Robert Elms on BBC Radio London the other day, author and autistic savant Daniel Tammet said something along the lines of: “Mathematics is more about how you came up with the answer than the answer itself.” Tammet was promoting his forthcoming new book, Thinking in Numbers: How Maths Illuminates…

BT’s Pickles on a Cloud Technology Approach to Dealing with Post-Trade Infrastructure Change

Reference Data Review speaks with BT Global Banking & Financial Markets’ head of industry initiatives Chris Pickles about the changing dynamics in market infrastructure that have happened over the last few years and how they have affected the post-trade messaging space. Pickles explains the benefits of a cloud approach to this space such as the…

Opinion: The Correct Exposure for a Crisis

By Michel Lempicki, corporate development director at StatPro Group “Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.” So said Colin Powell, Vietnam veteran, when he was chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War. In today’s investment climate, as in military circles, that maxim still holds true. It has become…

Talend Appoints Peter Gyenes to its Board of Directors

Talend, a global open source software leader, today announced that Peter Gyenes has joined its Board of Directors. With more than four decades of enterprise software and systems experience, Gyenes brings to Talend much relevant experience in scaling technology companies successfully. “Peter brings deep expertise in data integration and a distinguished career in operational leadership,…

BlueBay Asset Management Goes Live with Vermilion KIID Solution

BlueBay Asset Management Ltd (‘BlueBay’), a market leading asset management company, went live with Vermilion Software’s outsourced Key Investor Information Document (‘KIID’) reporting service, VRS KIID, in July 2011. This followed an extensive selection process, including the review of the other KIID reporting offerings in the market place. BlueBay selected Vermilion in April of this…

Talend Closes First Half of 2011 with Significant Growth and Increased Industry Recognition

Talend, a global open source software leader, today announced the results of its first half of 2011. Within the first six months of the year, the company experienced significant success with record growth as a result of new customer deals and expansion within the existing customer base. “When we entered 2011 we had identified specific…

Cleartrade Exchange Helps Clients Meet Dodd Frank Regulations with Trade Repository

Cleartrade Exchange, the global electronic marketplace for freight and commodity derivatives, announced today that its Trade Repository, an integral part of its trading platform, has now been released to clients. Unlike most “old tech” solutions which are intra-day at best, the Cleartrade real-time Trade Repository automates the production of trade confirmations, in the form of…

Former EMC and Tieto Executive Willem Hendrickx Joins Miradore as Advisor

Miradore, an innovative provider of automated IT asset management services, today announced the appointment of Willem Hendrickx as Advisor. He will have a key role in challenging and supporting Miradore’s executive team through an aggressive phase of international growth. The recently introduced Miradore 3.0 provides IT management with a single dashboard view and remote access…

Full Backing for European Commission Consultation on Cloud Computing

The Cloud Industry Forum has warmly welcomed the news that the European Commission has launched a public consultation on the benefits that cloud computing can deliver. Launched by Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda, the consultation is seeking views from citizens, businesses, public administrations and other interested parties on how to…

Hudson Bay Capital’s Black Discusses Bloomberg Vault Implementation, Cost Saving Benefits of Cloud-Based Data Storage

The expanded registration requirements under Dodd Frank for firms that once fell under exemptions have resulted in many more firms being compelled to invest in data storage solutions in order to ease the data retrieval process and keep costs down. One such firm is buy side firm Hudson Bay Capital Management, which has recently rolled out…