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GLEIF Deploys Workiva Platform, Expands into North America

The GLEIF Foundation partnered with XBRL International and Workiva in June 2020 to publish its annual report in both human and machine-readable Inline XBRL and HTML format, with GLEIF’s LEI embedded into the financial information. It constitutes only the second official business report globally to automatically link the filing entity to its verified LEI reference…

SmartStream RDU Launches API to Get Firms Over the SFTR Finish Line

Transaction Lifecycle Management specialist SmartStream has extended its Reference Data Utility (RDU) SFTR service to include a new API targeting firms who need fast access to the technology and data needed need to meet ESMA’s delayed SFTR reporting deadline of July 13. The API gives access to new tools to validate reference data content during…

SIX Extends ANNA Contract, Announces Cloud Upgrade

SIX has renewed its contract with the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) to serve as a co-operator of the ANNA Service Bureau (ASB) through to December 2024, along with CUSIP Global Services. SIX and CUSIP Global Services will jointly facilitate an extensive enhancement to ASB’s existing Portal Tech Infrastructure, resulting in improved communication and…

Index Data Figures Highly in EU Probe of LSE’s Refinitiv Acquisition

The European Commission has launched an investigation into Refinitiv’s proposed acquisition by the London Stock Exchange under the EU Merger Regulation. High among the EU’s main preliminary concerns are fears that Refinitiv’s strengths in providing data feeds and other inputs into index providers’ calculations could put competitors at a disadvantage have emerged as a key…

SimCorp Merges European Market Units

SimCorp, a provider of integrated investment management solutions and services including SimCorp Datacare (a data management solution for buyside pricing and reference data), is merging its Central Europe, Southern Europe and UK/Northern Europe/Middle East (UNM) market units, into one integrated EMEA unit. The move is designed to support SimCorp’s growth ambition, by developing closer client…

How to leverage the LIBOR transition to improve your data management game

The final goodbye to Libor has been described as the Y2K moment for data managers in financial services – and with the phase-out slated for the end of 2021, firms need to act now to ensure a smooth transition. The replacement of Libor with alternative benchmarks presents an immense challenge for financial institutions, especially given…

GLEIF and Evernym Partner on Game-changing ‘Organization Wallets’

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) and self-sovereign identity specialist Evernym this month piloted a new solution allowing organizations to create and manage ‘organization wallets’ containing digital portable credentials to confirm an organization’s identity and verify the authority of employees and other company representatives. ‘Self-sovereign’ means that the individual identity holder controls their credentials, using them whenever and…

FMSB Urges Strengthening of Data Standards to Balance Tech Evolution

The FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) in its latest Spotlight Review warns that if markets are to remain stable and trusted, fair and effective, then the rapid growth of new technology and of data science must be balanced with more effective governance and control. The report, which examines the crucial role of data management in…

New Managed Data Service from Bloomberg Opens up Enterprise-Wide Access

Bloomberg has launched a new managed service, Data License Plus (DL+), to aggregate a client’s Bloomberg data into a single dataset, enabling users to explore and interact with it through a web-based user interface. The new service aims to make DL data easier to access throughout the enterprise, while reducing the need for data processing….

FCA Warns Firms on LIBOR Transition

The FCA has doubled down on its plans to phase out LIBOR by the end of 2021, warning in a 29 April statement that “it remains the central assumption that firms cannot rely on LIBOR being published after the end of 2021.” Although the regulator recognises the challenges presented by the current operating environment under…