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ESMA Announces Last-Minute SFTR LEI Repreive

This week ESMA released the long-awaited final guidelines for the upcoming SFTR regulation, due to come into force for most firms in April. Included in the final draft is a grace period of 12 months for the reporting of LEI codes – a reprieve that has been met with a collective sigh of relief from…

Rimes Technologies: Will They or Won’t They Sell?

Rimes Technologies won’t comment on a media report that it’s for sale. But a recent news item – published, surprisingly, by Dow Jones’ Barron’s investor newspaper – has sparked speculation on possible acquirers of this benchmark and reference data services provider. Industry executives contacted by Data Management Insight suggest that Rimes could garner interest from…

A-Team Group Names Winners of 2019 Data Management Insight Awards

A-Team Group has announced the winners of its 2019 Data Management Insight Awards. The annual awards, now in their seventh year, are designed to recognise leading providers of data management solutions, services and consultancy to capital markets participants. See the full list of winners here. The awards were hosted by Andrew Delaney, chief content officer…

The Potential of Privacy-Enhancing Technology to Improve Data Quality

Privacy-enhancing technology (PET) is emerging as a way for financial services firms to share and compare confidential data without compromising competitiveness or data privacy compliance. An early example is an industry initiative that uses advanced information security techniques and looks set to enable European and US financial services firms to improve the quality of their…

Broadridge Partners Tookitaki to Deliver AI Based Data Reconciliation Platform

Responding to the ongoing industry challenge of data reconciliation, Broadridge Financial Solutions has released Data Control Intelligent Automation, an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) platform built for deployment across reconciliation, matching and exception management applications. The solution has been developed with Singapore-based Tookitaki, a provider of AI and ML technology. The platform will…

ANNA Updates on ISIN-to-LEI Service Noting Opt In of US NNA CUSIP Global Services

The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) has provided an update on the service it provides with the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) to link International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) with Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs). ISIN-to-LEI relationship files were initially released on the GLEIF website in April 2019. They received a positive industry response,…

EDI Partners Columba to Deliver Company Future Event Data Service

Exchange Data International (EDI), a provider of global security corporate actions, pricing and reference data has partnered Columba Systems, a provider of international future financial events data to sell-side and buy-side institutions. The partnership offers clients access to the dates and release times of company results and company meetings, and the dates of upcoming trade…

CAIXA Asset Management Selects Bloomberg AIM Solutions

CAIXA Asset Management, one of the largest asset managers in Brazil and Latin America, is planning to implement Bloomberg’s Asset and Investment Manager (AIM) solutions, including portfolio analytics and risk management, trade execution and compliance tools. The solutions are expected to increase efficiency and lower costs by optimising operations that ensure compliance with regional rules…

Broadridge Extends Asset Management Platform with Acquisition of ClearStructure

Broadridge Financial Solutions’ acquisition of ClearStructure Financial Technology, a global provider of portfolio management solutions for private debt markets, will extend the company’s cross-asset asset management platform and is expected to attract new clients. Broadridge’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology already supports more than 550 hedge funds, traditional asset managers and fund administrators with a front-to-back, multi-asset…

DTCC Solves FRTB Risk Factor Modellability Problems with Pooled Data Solution

DTCC’s release of a beta version of its FRTB Real Price Observations Data Service provides a pooled data solution designed to help banks within the scope of Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) analyse risk factors in line with the regulation’s Risk Factor Eligibility Test (RFET), and review price observation data to understand whether…