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Contractual Rights Management: It’s Time to Take Control of Data Usage

Contractual rights management has become a hot topic in financial information and market data circles following a number of public instances involving high-profile financial institutions breaching licensing agreements with data vendors – and paying the price with both significant financial penalties and damaged reputations. Also known as digital rights management, contractual rights management refers to…

Western Asset Management Replaces In-house Built Apps with IHS Markit EDM

Western Asset Management Company, a $450 billion global fixed income asset manager based in Pasadena, California, has selected IHS Markit’s Enterprise Data Management (EDM) solution delivered as a managed service. Western Asset will use EDM to master core datasets including securities, prices, benchmarks and counterparties. Kevin Brennan, head of investment operations at Western Asset, says:…

Contractual Rights Management: It’s Time to Take Control of Data Usage

Contractual rights management has become a hot topic in financial information and market data circles following a number of public instances involving high-profile financial institutions breaching licensing agreements with data vendors – and paying the price with both significant financial penalties and damaged reputations. A potential solution for contractual rights management is the emerging Open…

GAM Implements Indus Valley Partners Solutions to Create Digital-First Data Management Model

GAM, an independent asset manager managing over $136 billion in assets for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors, has implemented Indus Valley Partners (IVP) solutions to simplify its data architecture through automation and set up a digital-first data management model designed to give the firm enhanced operational flexibility coupled to greater control. The firm selected…

New ISIN/LEI Data Connection from GoldenSource

Enterprise data management specialist GoldenSource has today revealed a new data connection to support the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) initiative to link International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) and Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs). The combined ANNA/GLEIF initiative was created to increase the transparency of trading exposure by…

Widespread Adoption of LEIs Could Save $2-4 bn per Year, Finds GLEIF/McKinsey

New research conducted by McKinsey on behalf of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has found that wider use of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) across the global banking sector could save the industry around $2-4 billion annually in client onboarding costs alone. With estimated total industry spend on client onboarding equal to $40 billion…

Asset Control Adds PaSSPort, a Low-cost, Managed Data Service for Specific Use Cases

Asset Control has extended its managed services capability with the release of PaSSPort, a managed data service designed to augment infrastructure with specific use cases quickly and at a relatively low price point. PaSSPort builds on the company’s AC PaSS managed services that were introduced as enterprise solutions early this year and have gained traction…

ANNA Forms Technology Taskforce to Look at Standard Identifiers for Digital Assets

The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) has formed a Technology Taskforce (TF-22) on digital assets to look at how standard International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) could be used to identify assets such as tokens and cryptocurrencies. This push for standards harmonisation reflects ANNA’s aim to support a transparent, compliant and efficient financial markets structure,…

A Dive Into the Detail of Sourcing and Managing Data for FRTB

There is no silver bullet for compliance with the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB). The data sourcing and management requirements of the regulation are among the most difficult that capital markets participants have ever faced, the cost of implementation can be crippling, and the January 2022 compliance deadline has been finalised. So, how…

BIS Publishes New Guidance on CDE Governance

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), parent of the Basel Committee, has published new guidance on global governance arrangements to harmonise the usage and reporting of critical OTC derivatives data elements (CDE). The new guidelines follow the decision taken by the G20 back in 2009 requiring all OTC derivatives transactions to be reported to trade…