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Can Data Management Solve Fund Managers’ Pricing Predicaments in Fixed Income?

With ‘transparency’ becoming a buzzword for investors, Joseph Cordahi, Product Strategy Director at NeoXam, explains why smarter data management holds the key to EU based fund managers solving the fixed income pricing and valuations dilemma. Few topics spark dialogue in the world of finance more regularly than the struggle to secure accurate fixed income valuations…

Release of ISIN-to-LEI Relationship Files on GLEIF Website Meets Mixed Response

The release of mapping between International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) and Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) by the Association of National Numbering Agencies’ (ANNA) and the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) has received a positive industry response, but also raised questions about why a significant number of National Numbering Agencies within ANNA have not yet opted into…

How to Get Data Lineage Right – Key Challenges

Rolling out data lineage remains a challenge for financial institutions. How should data management teams approach lineage and put a framework in place to ensure it is complete and crosses business lines to meet the goals of data value? A panel discussion during A-Team Group’s recent Data Management Summit held in the City of London…

Mizuho International Implements Asset Control’s AC Plus for IPV and Broader Data Management

Mizuho International, the London-based securities and investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, has implemented Asset Control’s AC Plus data management platform to meet its needs for independent price verification (IPV) and broader data management. The Asset Control platform was selected following a rigorous selection process and replaces another third-party solution. Mark Gardner, head of…

Data Lineage is One of the Most Opportunistic Solutions for Financial Firms

Data lineage is a hot topic, but just how hot and what should you be doing to ensure you get it right at your organisation? How can you ensure it delivers return on investment and is, indeed, an opportunistic solution? A recent A-Team Group webinar answered these questions and more, underlining the importance of data…

Willis Towers Watson Selects SimCorp Dimension for Investments Business

Global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson has chosen SimCorp Dimension to provide a front-to-back system for its global delegated investments business. Serving a global institutional investment community, Willis Towers Watson’s investments business will use a spectrum of SimCorp Dimension elements from Asset Manager in the front office to investment accounting and SimCorp…

Derivatives Service Bureau Details Brexit Plans and Next Phase Developments

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), initially set up as a subsidiary of the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) to allocate ISINs for OTC derivatives under MiFID II, is moving on to ensure the development of its services are in line with user requirements and regulations. It is also keeping a close watch on Brexit….

A-Team Group Data Management Summit Takes Industry by Storm

This year’s London Data Management Summit was a resounding success, answering the questions of hundreds of market participants working to transform, digitalise and innovate their approach to data management and drive value out of data. It touched on technologies from knowledge graphs to data standards that can help users achieve these goals, and provided actionable…

Datactics Extends Cloud-Based Data Matching Capability with Sanctions Match Engine

Datactics has extended its cloud-based data matching capabilities with a Sanctions Match Engine designed to support sanctions screening for Anti-Money Laundering compliance. The first release of the engine is free to use to a limited extent and includes the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and UK and EU sanctions lists. The sanctions…

MarkLogic Suggests Data-Driven Strategies for Asset And Wealth Managers

Asset and wealth managers challenged by changes in the market are beginning to take a data-driven approach to transforming products, operations and their companies. The challenges they face include a rise in investment fund flows into passive funds, making money in a changing environment, an increase in regulation following the implementation of Markets in Financial…