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Can Data Management Solve Fund Managers’ Pricing Predicaments in Fixed Income?

With ‘transparency’ becoming a buzzword for investors, Joseph Cordahi, Product Strategy Director at NeoXam, explains why smarter data management holds the key to EU based fund managers solving the fixed income pricing and valuations dilemma. Few topics spark dialogue in the world of finance more regularly than the struggle to secure accurate fixed income valuations…

Mizuho International Implements Asset Control’s AC Plus for IPV and Broader Data Management

Mizuho International, the London-based securities and investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, has implemented Asset Control’s AC Plus data management platform to meet its needs for independent price verification (IPV) and broader data management. The Asset Control platform was selected following a rigorous selection process and replaces another third-party solution. Mark Gardner, head of…

IHS Markit Dedicates 2019 to Customer Experience, Data Science and Technology Development

IHS Markit is playing into the need for change in data management with a focus on customer experience, strength in data science, cloud hosted services, alternative data and a three-year roadmap that will enhance the technology underpinning its enterprise data management solution, IHS Markit EDM. It is also taking advantage of opportunities in the buy-side,…

Derivatives Service Bureau Details Brexit Plans and Next Phase Developments

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), initially set up as a subsidiary of the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) to allocate ISINs for OTC derivatives under MiFID II, is moving on to ensure the development of its services are in line with user requirements and regulations. It is also keeping a close watch on Brexit….

New York Equity Manager Pzena Investment Management Selects IHS Markit EDM

Pzena Investment Management, a $37 billion equity manager based in New York, has signed up to use IHS Markit’s Enterprise Data Management (EDM) solution to master securities and issuers. In future, it also plans to use the solution as a data hub for prices, accounts and other entities. IHS Markit EDM will validate data from…

Stream Financial Releases High-Performance Data Management Platform

Stream Financial has released a data management platform designed to solve the problems of data siloes and ageing enterprise data management (EDM) solutions, and deliver efficient, high-performance data management that can reduce total cost of ownership and help firms improve margins. The platform challenges traditional data management systems, but keeps existing infrastructure in place, by…

How to Tackle the Exorbitant Cost of Sourcing and Cleansing Market Data

The financial industry spends $28.5 billion on externally sourced market data and a further $2-3 billion cleaning it up so that is can be used internally. Why is this so difficult and costly, and what can the industry and market participants do about it? Peter Moss, CEO of the SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU), will…

IHS Markit Extends Use of OTC Derivatives Valuations to Best Execution Compliance

IHS Markit has extended the use of its OTC derivatives valuation data to financial institutions working on best execution compliance. The time-stamped valuation data can help firms monitor intraday and historic transaction costs across interest rate, equity, FX, credit, commodity and structured product OTC derivatives. Laura Misher, managing director of derivatives data and valuation services…

Derivatives Service Bureau Conducts User Survey on Fee Model

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), which issues International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs), Classification of Financial Instrument codes (CFIs) and Financial Instrument Short Names (FISNs) for OTC derivatives, is conducting a user survey,  and establishing an Agreement Forum as part of its 2019 industry consultation milestones. The initiatives have been set up to ensure continued industry…

Danske Bank Implements AIM Data Portal to Centralise and Optimise Reference Data

Danske Bank is implementing AIM Software’s GAIN Data Portal to centrally source, monitor and optimise the bank’s reference data and snapped prices from a leading data provider. Subject to requirements, the bank will broaden data coverage with additional vendors. Danske Bank was looking for a solution that would help it stage and distribute its data…