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BNP Paribas Securities Services Live on ValueLink OTC Data

BNP Paribas Securities Services has gone live with an outsourced OTC derivatives data service from ValueLink. The service became operational in December, and since then ValueLink has been working with BNP Paribas to fine-tune reporting based on the requirements of the fund administrator’s own clients, according to the vendor’s operations director Trevor Beach. ValueLink’s outsourced…

CUSIP Service Bureau Launches CUSIP-Based ISIN Look-up Service

The CUSIP Service Bureau (CSB) has launched a web-based CSB-ISIN Look-up Service, which provides unique CUSIP-based International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) identifiers for more than 3.6 million securities and their issuers. This new web-based capability makes it easier for institutions to identify securities issued by the CSB and efficiently trade, settle and clear securities by…

Telekurs Specifies Reference Data Changes for MiFID Compliance

Telekurs Financial has released further details of the reference data it is adding to its Valordata Feed (VDF) to help its clients comply with MiFID. These details add flesh to the bones of the announcement the vendor made late last year of its plans to address the data requirements of MiFID (Reference Data Review, November…

ISIDPlus Reaches Coverage of One Million Issues

ISIDPlus, a cross-reference securities identifier service targeted at asset managers, now covers one million issues globally. Established in 1989, ISIDPlus is a strategic alliance between Standard & Poor’s and Telekurs Financial designed to bring clarity to financial information, including securities identification, pricing and corporate action information. “ISIDPlus allows customers to view substantial information from various…

Euroclear NIEC to Serve as New Dutch National Numbering Agent

Euroclear NIEC (Nederlands Interprofessioneel Effectencentrum NIEC) is to serve as the national numbering agent for newly issued securities in the Netherlands. The transfer of this service from Euronext Amsterdam will take place in accordance with the rules of the Association of National Numbering Agencies for role transfers. More than 70 per cent of newly created…

Goal Acquires Securities Class Actions Specialist Magenta One

Global Operations and Administration Limited (GOAL), a provider of tax reclamation services, has completed the acquisition of Magenta One, a securities class actions specialist. As a wholly owned subsidiary of GOAL, the business will trade under the new name of Magenta One Global Limited, operating out of GOAL’s headquarters in the City of London. David…

A-Team Analysis: IBEI Fears Grow as MiFID Approaches

Concern among industry participants is growing about the possible operational and financial implications of the current lack of a standard International Business Entity Identifier (IBEI) for use in transaction reporting under MiFID. The issue raised its head (again) during a meeting of experts this month in London under the auspices of an ISO Working Group…

Lack of Standard IDs Constrains OTC Equity Derivatives Growth

Where do we go from here? This is the question posed in a recent paper from analyst Aite Group, exploring trends in OTC equity derivatives. OTC equity derivative growth has been steadily increasing – the market grew by a year over year rate of 32 per cent as of June 2006, according to the International…

New Cusip Now Service Delivers Free 15 Minute Updates

The Standard & Poor’s Cusip Service Bureau has unveiled Cusip Now, an issue alert service available free to all licensed Cusip customers from December. Cusip Now uses push technology to deliver new Cusip issues and reference data to market participants every 15 minutes. The service delivers Cusip data via FTP downloads to client databases and…

ADP Securities Database Tops 8 Million Instruments

The securities master database ADP Brokerage Services maintains and provides to users of its bureau based Global Processing Solution now contains more than 8 million securities. While 14 GPS clients take advantage of the service ADP also provides it to two non-GPS clients, and has recently secured a contract for its provision to a non-bureau…