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RDUG’s Legal Identity Identifier Proposal in Review Process

The draft definition for a proposed Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) code has this month been passed to Swift as the next stage in its development towards becoming an industry standard. It is also being considered for adoption into the next release of the FIX protocol, and the U.K. Financial Services Authority is considering endorsing it….

Daiwa Builds Pan-European Data System on FTI’s StreetReference

Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe, has selected the StreetReference product from Financial Technologies International (FTI) as the basis for re-engineering its reference data management environment in Europe. The investment bank will use StreetReference to centralise all European data, including client and securities reference data on a multi-lingual, multi-currency platform. In particular, it will build a common…

Soliton Lays Off London Sales Head Jones

Toronto-based software developer Soliton has made the head of its UK sales operation redundant after just over a year in the job. Carl Jones, a former sales manager with Reuters, was hired to run the Soliton in March last year. The departure comes less than two months after the company announced equity financing from Covington…

FT Interactive Data Hires Nadler in Development

FT Interactive Data, has appointed David Nadler to the newly created position of vice president, global development. In the new role he will be responsible for the company’s technology and business processes. Nadler first worked with FT Interactive Data in the 1980s. For the past 18 years, he has run his own software consulting company,…

Strong Hire for HelioGraph Corporate Actions Team

Straight through processing and messaging specialist HelioGraph has hired Simon Strong to its corporate actions team. He now has the post of eVent programme manager and is responsible for managing the development of the company’s eVent corporate actions product. Previously at TCA Consulting, Strong has worked in financial IT development and consultancy for over 15…

Fame Targets Asset Management with Digital Partnership

As part of Fame Information Services’ drive in the asset management client space, the firm has teamed up with U.K. company Digital Innovation Systems, which specialises in enterprise data repository designs. Both companies will market the Fame ReferencePoint for Asset Management, which is aimed at retail, institutional, and private client asset managers. According to Fame,…

COR Acquires STP Firm One-Ten

London-based COR Financial Solutions, a developer of banking, securities and asset management software, has acquired international STP software firm One-Ten as part of its acquisition-fuelled growth plan. One-Ten’s products include the Salerio e2e STP solution, which it says is used by 25 asset management and outsourcing firms including Capital International and Crédit Lyonnais Asset Management….

Events Register Reference Data on The Barometer Of Industry Concerns

For many involved in the financial technology industry, the arrival of the DWT Show is like the hearing the first cuckoo, a sign that Spring is in the air. It’s been an age since the Christmas party season, and DWT is perfectly timed for getting out and meeting colleagues in both the formal parts of…

Asset Control Analyses Data With Analytics Suite

Netherlands-based data management specialist Asset Control has released AC Contour, an analytics tool, as part of its AC Business Suite of tools and applications. AC Contour is a tool for analysing data to create and visualize curves and surfaces including volatilities, correlation and variance covariance matrices, zero curves and bond curves. It was designed in…

Industry Groups RDUG, Redac Talk Of Merger

The two reference data industry groups – the US-based Reference Data Coalition (Redac) and the European Reference Data Users Group (RDUG) – are close to finalising details of how to merge their activities”. With the focus of both groups in the same area, it would seem a logical step to merge the efforts, providing the…