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Western Asset Management Replaces In-house Built Apps with IHS Markit EDM

Western Asset Management Company, a $450 billion global fixed income asset manager based in Pasadena, California, has selected IHS Markit’s Enterprise Data Management (EDM) solution delivered as a managed service. Western Asset will use EDM to master core datasets including securities, prices, benchmarks and counterparties. Kevin Brennan, head of investment operations at Western Asset, says:…

AFME Proposes 14 Recommendations to Advance Adoption of Public Cloud Computing in Capital Markets

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has published a paper setting out 14 recommendations to help realise the full potential of public cloud computing across the capital markets industry. The recommendations for banks, cloud providers, regulators, and the industry as a whole aim to increase the transparency and collaboration required to build further…

SimCorp Partners deltaconX to Deliver SFTR Reporting Solution

SimCorp is seeking to solve the data management issues of Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) reporting with a cloud-based solution developed in partnership with regulatory compliance specialist deltaconX. The SFTR offering is included in SimCorp’s latest software release and provides transaction reporting through the deltaconX regulatory platform. With the first wave of SFTR reporting requirements…

NeoXam Eases CACEIS Reporting Burden with Regulatory Edition of Impress Digital Reporting Solution

NeoXam has signed up the asset servicing banking group of Crédit Agricole, CACEIS, as the first user of the third edition of its Impress investment reporting solution, Regulatory Edition. The solution supports digital production of quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports. It is based on NeoXam’s buy-side DataHub and uses the functionality of the data repository…

Confluence Technologies Acquires StatPro Group in £161m Deal

US-based ConfluenceTechnologies, a provider of investment data management automation for regulatory, financial and investor reporting, has acquired the UK’s StatPro Group (StatPro), a specialist in cloud-based portfolio analytic software, asset data services and data management tools for the global asset management industry and asset management service providers. The all-cash transaction, amounting to around £161.1 million…

Asset Control Adds PaSSPort, a Low-cost, Managed Data Service for Specific Use Cases

Asset Control has extended its managed services capability with the release of PaSSPort, a managed data service designed to augment infrastructure with specific use cases quickly and at a relatively low price point. PaSSPort builds on the company’s AC PaSS managed services that were introduced as enterprise solutions early this year and have gained traction…

ASG Technologies Accelerates Automation Processes with Zenith Platform

ASG Technologies has released ASG-Zenith, a digital automation platform designed to increase competitiveness by accelerating and simplifying automation processes using technologies and services that are integrated through the company’s visual design environment, ASG-Studio. The platform’s low-code/no-code approach means business users and IT can work together using their knowledge to accelerate delivery of automated processes. ASG-Zenith…

CUNA Mutual Group Implements IHS Markit Solutions as a Cloud-based Managed Service

CUNA Mutual Group, an insurance and financial services company working with cooperatives, credit unions, their members, and other customers worldwide, is following the industry trend of decreasing supplier numbers, moving to the cloud, and consolidating end-to-end solutions as it replaces its front-office trade management system. The company has selected IHS Markit to fulfil its need…

Refinitiv Releases MarketPsych Indices for Wealth Managers

Refinitiv has expanded its MarketPsych Indices (RMI) to meet the needs of wealth managers. The indices are developed with MarketPsych Data, a developer of quantitative behavioural economics tools, and provide the ability to visualise media perceptions – buzz, themes, emotions – and make assessments in correlation to asset prices. The data is delivered from the…

SS&C Expands Risk Analytics with Agreement to Buy Algorithmics’ Assets from IBM

SS&C Technologies has reached a definitive agreement to acquire certain Algorithmics’ and related assets from IBM. The addition of Algorithmics, a provider of risk analytics products and capital management solutions, will extend SS&C’s risk analytics and regulatory offering by adding over 200 clients, 350 employees and offices in 25 countries. Client types include banks, broker…