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Is the Cloud Always on the Horizon?

By Gavin Carey, Head of Enterprise, EMEA, Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk We recently shared the findings of a global survey of 250 senior decision makers at financial firms across the buy- and sell-side. The results were much more bullish than you might expect about how quickly the financial community is planning to adopt cloud when it…

Thomson Reuters Offers Counterparty Reference Datasets for AnaCredit Compliance

Thomson Reuters has added a module to its Verified Entity Data as a Service platform to help financial institutions comply with the counterparty reference dataset requirements of AnaCredit, a European lending regulation that comes into force in September. The European Central Bank (ECB) introduced the Analytical Credit Datasets (AnaCredit) project in 2011 to obtain detailed…

Stephan Wolf Discusses this Week’s MiFID II LEI Mandate and Emerging Digital Certificates

The MiFID II mandate requiring the use of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) to identify parties to financial transactions came into play on Monday, causing barely a ripple in trading markets, but still posing problems in terms of lapsed LEIs – a problem that Stephan Wolf, CEO of the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF), suggests could be…

Act Now to Be Ready for Fundamental New Capital Rules

By Tim Lind, Managing Director at DTCC Data Services A decade on since the global financial crisis, large swathes of financial regulation aimed at addressing the weaknesses exposed during that time have come into force. Among many lessons learned in terms of market risk, there were two specific gaps that regulators wanted to address: ensure…

Global Merces Selects SS&C Solutions to Support Growth

Australian alternative asset manager, Global Merces, has selected SS&C’s investment accounting, asset servicing and mutual fund platforms to support growth both locally and globally. The deal marks SS&C’s first Australian client win since it closed the acquisition of DST Systems earlier this year. Global Merces selected SS&C’s HiTrust unit registry and pricing solution because it…

Broadridge Adds StatPro Portfolio Analytics to Performance Reporting Platform

Broadridge Financial Solutions has extended its performance reporting platform through a strategic partnership with StatPro Group, a provider of cloud-based portfolio analytics and asset pricing services for the global asset management industry. The inclusion of StatPro analytics is in progress for Broadridge performance clients and is expected to be completed by the end of 2018….

Datactics LEI Match Engine Provides Free LEI Health Check Service

Datactics is offering a free LEI health check service that helps banks and asset managers ascertain the data quality of company information they hold in a legal entity master. The release of the service could not be better timed, with the MiFID II requirement for all counterparties to transactions to have a valid LEI coming…

How to Maximise Datasets Created by MiFID II

MiFID II generates about three trillion new data points, begging the question of how financial institutions will maximise their use of new data sources created by the regulation. But how useful is the data six months into MiFID II, what challenges does it present, and will there be winners and losers among firms that can…

Derivatives Service Bureau Names Members of Technology Advisory Committee

The Association of National Numbering Agencies’ (ANNA) Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has named members of its newly formed Technology Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC has been set up to provide guidance and recommendations to the DSB Board on technology implementation and investment to support the DSB role as a critical market infrastructure providing International Securities…

Sheena Clark Extends Remit with Role of Managing Director at BCC Group

Sheena Clark, founder of Financial Machineries, has extended her remit by partnering BCC Group and becoming UK managing director of the company. At BCC, Clark is responsible for all global client activities around the group’s ONE Solution financial data enterprise platform and its market data cloud solutions. She will use her extensive market knowledge and…