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IHS Markit and MSCI Team Up on Yet Another ESG Initiative

In the latest signal that ESG (environmental, social and governance) data is becoming big news, last week saw yet another initiative in the sustainable investment space as MSCI joined forces with information and analytics giant IHS Markit to broaden the reach of its ESG data and research services via collaboration on a range of fixed…

Goldman Sachs Integrates Bloomberg Pricing and Reference Data for Digital Clients

Goldman Sachs will integrate Bloomberg’s Data License content with its own client-facing Marquee platform, making it the first global investment bank to use Bloomberg data for in-house applications offered to clients. In 2018 Bloomberg expanded its Data License content (which sits within its Enterprise Data business) from 12,000 data fields to over 40,000 – building…

Can EQT Partners Repeat $3 Billion BvD Flip with Rimes Investment?

Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners has emerged as the mystery suitor behind talk that managed data management specialist Rimes Technologies was up for sale. EQT is best known in the data management space as the investor that in 2014 acquired entity data specialist Bureau van Dijk (BvD) and flipped it three years later to…

Peter Moss Departs SmartStream RDU, Coffman to Replace

Transaction Lifecycle Management specialist SmartStream lost a leading light in December with the departure of data guru Peter Moss as CEO of SmartStream RDU, a reference data specialist co-founded back in 2016 with buy-in from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley. Now a wholly-owned subsidiary of SmartStream, the reference data utility (RDU) was created…

Last Call for SFTR Phase 1: Have You Got Your Reference Data House in Order?

At first glance, the EU’s SFTR regulation clearly focuses on the securities lending space. But a further look reveals that the regulation – like other data-heavy regulations with a major reporting element – has a significant reference data and data management requirement. With the April 14 implementation date for the first phase in sight, those…

Are We Nearly There Yet? Gearing Up for DMS London 2020

With less than two months to go until the A-Team Group Data Management Summit 2020 in London, anticipation is mounting and preparations are finalising for what looks to be our biggest and best event yet. Join us as we take a sneak peek at the hot topics, key trends, big names and new innovations that…

ICE Data Services Partners BofA to Provide ESG Reference Data Service

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Data Services has joined the growing ranks of providers offering environmental, social and governance (ESG) data services. The company is working with Bank of America (BofA) Global Research as a development partner for an ESG reference data service, which it plans to bring to market in the second half of 2020. ICE…

Open:FactSet Marketplace Adds Sanctions Screening Service from SIX

Meeting financial institutions’ increasing interest in, and commercial need for, a ‘pick and mix’ approach to data sourcing, FactSet continues to extend its Open:FactSet Marketplace with the addition of SIX’s Sanctioned Securities Monitoring Service (SSMS). The SIX data feed adds to 114 feeds and 22 solutions already on the platform and allows Open:FactSet users to…

GLEIF Acknowledges ESMA Decision to Delay Requirement for Third-Country Issuer LEIs in SFTR Reporting

The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) decision to provide a grace period of 12 months for the inclusion of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) in Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) reporting in the case of third-country issuers has been acknowledged by the the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) and welcomed by industry participants. ESMA stated in…

FactSet Adds Proprietary Data to Snowflake Cloud Built SQL Data Warehouse

FactSet’s deployment of its proprietary datasets on the Snowflake cloud data platform is designed to provide investment professionals with immediate and scalable access to content in a cloud-built SQL data warehouse. By offering its data through Snowflake, FactSet expects to reduce the time and effort it takes for clients to integrate and use new datasets….