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First American Picks XSP For Corporate Actions

California investment adviser First American Trust is to use Xcitek software to automate its corporate actions processing. The Xcitek Solutions Plus (XSP) ISO 15022-compliant global corporate actions automation solution developed by New York-based data company Xcitek and Solutions Plus will be used by First American to manage corporate actions processes and monitor exceptions by automating…

RDUG Opens Doors To Vendors As Reuters Scales Back STP Programme

The Reference Data Users Group is opening its doors to more vendor participation, moving away from the perception that it is a Reuters-led organization. In large part this is due to Reuters abandoning its high profile STP Programme and with it the team led by RDUG figurehead Tony Kirby. Despite leaving Reuters, Kirby is still…

Welcome to our inaugural issue of Reference Data Review

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Reference Data Review, the first subscription publication to focus specifically on the fast-growing reference data industry. While many industry observers are examining the efforts driving the finan-cial services industry towards Straight Through Processing (STP), the crucial data element is often overlooked. But, as the industry is becoming increasingly…

Fame Targets Reference Data Management Space with referencePoint Re-Positioning

In a move intended to place it firmly in the reference data management area, Fame Information Services has introduced a new suite of products and services under the ‘referencePoint’ umbrella. Fame, typically associated with time-series data management services, has made significant investment in its product line and reorganized the company in order to position itself…

Targetting Standards

FT Interactive Data has spent much of the recent past consolidating its datasets to address the needs of its customers internationally. Reference Data Review spoke to Tom Aubrey, European markets director, about the company’s view of the market. “If you explain to people outside the securities industry that in effect the industry can’t agree on…

Reference Data User Groups Move Closer as Regulators Tighten Controls

The European Reference Data Users Group is moving to forge closer alliances with its counterparts in the US, including the Reference Data Coalition (Redac), as financial industry regulators impose tighter global controls. Reuters’ Anthony Kirby, chairman of RDUG, told a conference at the recent FinExpo event that financial services firms need to examine reference data…

Access International Accesses Buckner For CEO Role

Access International Financial Services, a provider of reference data management tools and services, has appointed John Buckner as president and chief executive officer. “I am very pleased and excited to join Access International and look forward to leading this highly talented team,” says Buckner. “The company is well positioned to become the industry’s leading products…

Fidelity Gets Into Action With Rebranding

Corporate actions service provider Fidelity Enterprise Data Systems has re-branded itself as Fidelity ActionsXchange. Linda Stewart, president of the company said that the move “marks our arrival at a new stage in the development of the organisation”. At the same time, the company, originally set up to service Fidelity Investments, said that it has formed…