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Upcoming Webinar: Entity identification and client lifecycle management – How financial institutions can drive $4 billion in cost savings

Date: 21 January 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes A new model in Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) issuance has created significant opportunities for financial institutions to capitalise on their KYC and AML due diligence. By becoming Validation Agents and obtaining LEIs on behalf of their clients, financial institutions…

A-Team Group Introduces 2021 Innovation Awards

Here at A-Team Group we have been working hard on plans to celebrate innovative projects and teams with the launch of our A-Team Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to reward teams that have found innovative ways to make use of new and emerging technologies to solve challenges at financial institutions in capital markets. The…

Time for Financial Institutions to Take Back Control of Market Data Costs

By Yann Bloch, Vice President of Product Management at NeoXam. Brexit may be just around the corner, but it is market data spending that financial institutions are more interested in taking back control of right now. In fact, other than regulatory equivalence post the transition period, it is hard to think of a more prominent…

FTSE Russell Adds Reference Price Files for Digital Asset Market

FTSE Russell, a multi-asset index, analytics and data provider, has released reference price files for the digital asset market in partnership with Digital Asset Research (DAR). The so-called FTSE DAR Reference Price – Benchmark Assets are designed to meet investor needs for accurate price discovery, transparency and consistency in the digital asset market, as well…

J.P. Morgan Steps Forward as First Validation Agent in Global LEI System

J.P. Morgan has become the first validation agent in the Global LEI System, signalling early interest in the scheme as a means of improving client onboarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) . The validation agent framework was introduced by GLEIF in September 2020 and is designed to help financial institutions improve customer experience, accelerate client…

Reference Data Usage Management for Financial Institutions

The ongoing struggle to track reference data usage and implement controls to manage and permission access to the data means many financial institutions lack visibility and understanding of how data services are being used by staff, teams, business units and IT applications. This can have expensive and potentially damaging consequences in terms of unexpected invoices…

DSB Expands Regional Expertise of Technology Advisory Committee Working on UPI

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has fulfilled plans to expand regional representation of its Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) working on the development of the Unique Product Identifier (UPI). A new two-year term of the TAC begins today, under the auspices of new chair Chris Pulsifer, a software development manager from Bloomberg, and including six members…

FINOS and Goldman Sachs Release Legend Open Source Data Management Platform

In pursuit of data collaboration and standardisation across capital markets, the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS) and Goldman Sachs have released Legend, the bank’s flagship data management and data governance platform. The source code for five of the platform’s modules is available from FINOS. Goldman Sachs contributed its PURE logical modelling language and Alloy platform…

Deadlines and Data Management By-Products of LIBOR Transition

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a global transition roadmap for LIBOR that sets out a timetable of actions financial firms should take to ensure a smooth transition from LIBOR to other risk-free rates by the end of 2021. The data management task of transition remains a huge challenge for many firms, but it…

Live at Data Management Summit USA Virtual – Day Two Keynote and Q&As

A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit USA Virtual Day Two was based on the theme of best practices for data driven strategies in today’s new normal. The day started with an informative live keynote from Arvind Joshi, director of data management at Scotiabank, on how to establish data quality for analytics. This was followed by three…