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Déjà Vu As London Stock Exchange Bolsters Data Activities

Market data industry veteran Karen Young has been lured back to the London Stock Exchange where she will head a number of initiatives with implications for the exchange’s developing role in the reference data area. At the beginning of April, Young will re-join the LSE as head of business development in its Information Services division…

Telekurs Outlines Reference Data Plans To Users

Telekurs Financial unveiled plans to increase promotion of its core data products as supporting STP and back-office automation at its User Group meeting earlier this month. The company has also beefed up its staff and introduced service account managers as a new service layer for users to contact with day-to-day issues. Dominique Tanner, Telekurs (UK)…

Asset Control Links To XSP

Support for the XcitekSolutionsPlus corporate actions software has been added to Asset Control’s outsourced ACDEX reference data management service. The companies say that the linkage will add functionality to both systems. XSP automates the processing of corporate actions, while ACDEX is used to manage the full lifecycle of data capture, cleansing, consolidation, enrichment and storage…

ValueLink Signs Another Dublin Client In Custom House

Dublin-based Custom House Administration and Corporate Services has signed to take validated data from UK provider Value Link Information Services. Custom House will be using ValueLink’s validated securities pricing and corporate action data within its administration services for over 160 alternative investment hedge funds. David Blair, managing director of Custom House, which bills itself as…

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…

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…