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FISD Ousts Atkin, Installs Nasdaq’s Davin

The Financial Information Services Division (FISD) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has named Tom Davin, formerly of Nasdaq, as acting head, following the dismissal of long-time director Mike Atkin, who left last month after a bust-up with SIIA chief Ken Wasch. Davin left Nasdaq after his role was taken by an incoming…

A-Team Survey Revealing Approaches To Data Management Made Freely Available

A-Team’s survey, commissioned by Reuters, which explored the approaches to reference data management of 100 reference data managers, has now been made available free of charge. We’d like to extend a big thanks to all the managers who spared their time to take part. To get your copy and understand how your peers handle the…

Deutsche Börse Plans Propris Reference Data Product Launch

Deutsche Börse is gearing up to launch a new reference data product from its recently formed Back Office Services division. The new Propris – Process Proven Information Services – range of data services will provide reference data for financial events and new issues in the German, Luxembourg and the Eurobond market. On target for a…

Capco Sets Four-Pronged Strategy For Reference Data Offerings

Capco has spent the months since its acquisition late last year of Iverson Financial Services developing a services-based business offering that uses key elements of the former Iverson to complement existing and new Capco capabilities (Reference Data Review, February 2004). The company is positioning itself as a full-service reference data management provider, which it hopes…

Hedge Fund Advisor Polygon Licenses XSP for Corporate Actions

U.K.-based hedge fund advisor Polygon Investment Partners has licensed the XcitekSolutionsPlus’s XSP corporate actions processing platform. Polygon plans to interface XSP with the FundManager portfolio management system from Beauchamp Financial Technology. The global hedge fund is seeking to streamline its corporate actions process for optimal operational efficiency across its London and New York offices. According…

Standard Chartered Opts for Asset Control’s PriceMaster

Standard Chartered has selected Asset Control’s AC PriceMaster to manage multi-sourced price data and generate risk factors for financial markets globally. The first phase of the implementation is projected for completion at the end of the year. According to Rajesh Bhatia, group head of market risk at Standard Chartered, the bank “is (active) in more…

Telekurs (USA) Teams with XcitekSolutionsPlus to Offer ISO 15022 Data

Telekurs (USA) Inc. and XcitekSolutionsPlus have extended their five-year relationship through the integration of the Telekurs Valordata Feed (VDF) service through the XSP corporate actions platform. While Telekurs-provided corporate actions data has long been available via XSP, the new deal means that ISO 15022-formatted messages will be offered to users of the platform for the…

The Arrival of Autumn, and Change Is in the Air

Getting this issue of Reference Data Review written, edited, printed and shipped to Atlanta for Swift’s massive Sibos event was always going to be a challenge. Getting this issue to Sibos and conducting a sweeping survey of industry attitudes has been a gargantuan task – but what a fun one. As you can see from…

Swift’s Early Adoption Programme Paves Way for Distribution of More Data Types Over Swiftnet

A year after Reference Data Review broke the news that Swift was to open up its network to third-party vendors corporate actions data, six vendors are now in early adopter status, with a number of others in discussions to make a commitment to the project. The initiative is now on track for additional data types…

What do you think of the reference data services out there?

After a refreshing couple of weeks on a European break, we’re back in the full swing of things. And boy, are things swinging! As well as producing our fine publications, A-Team has embarked on a commissioned survey to understand what reference data managers really think about the information services out there, and how various firms…