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Open:FactSet Marketplace Adds Sanctions Screening Service from SIX

Meeting financial institutions’ increasing interest in, and commercial need for, a ‘pick and mix’ approach to data sourcing, FactSet continues to extend its Open:FactSet Marketplace with the addition of SIX’s Sanctioned Securities Monitoring Service (SSMS). The SIX data feed adds to 114 feeds and 22 solutions already on the platform and allows Open:FactSet users to…

GLEIF Acknowledges ESMA Decision to Delay Requirement for Third-Country Issuer LEIs in SFTR Reporting

The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) decision to provide a grace period of 12 months for the inclusion of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) in Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) reporting in the case of third-country issuers has been acknowledged by the the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) and welcomed by industry participants. ESMA stated in…

FactSet Adds Proprietary Data to Snowflake Cloud Built SQL Data Warehouse

FactSet’s deployment of its proprietary datasets on the Snowflake cloud data platform is designed to provide investment professionals with immediate and scalable access to content in a cloud-built SQL data warehouse. By offering its data through Snowflake, FactSet expects to reduce the time and effort it takes for clients to integrate and use new datasets….

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…