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ICE Builds Valuations Business with Acquisition of S&P’s Securities Evaluations and CMA

Intercontinental Exchange Group (ICE) is back on the acquisition trail and building its valuations business with a definitive agreement to acquire Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations and Credit Market Analysis (CMA) from McGraw Hill Financial. The agreement follows the group’s December 2015 acquisition of Interactive Data, which holds a significant stake in the evaluated pricing…

Markit Partners WorkFusion to Automate Manual Processes and Deliver Greater Value to Customers

Markit has teamed up with WorkFusion to automate some of the high volume manual processes that support its Information, Processing and Solutions business divisions. Automation is expected to increase the efficiency and accuracy of the processes, improve operational performance, reduce costs, and enable the company to deliver greater value to its customers. Markit considered building…

Publishing Reference Data in a Post-MiFIR World

By Chris Pickles, Co-Chair of FIX Trading Community’s Reference Data Subgroup and Member of the Bloomberg Open Symbology Team One area where a delay in implementing MiFIR would allow market participants and regulators much needed time to sort out vital details is the area of reference data publication. ESMA has made it clear that, in…

Choosing an Approach to Analytics: Is a Single Technology Platform the Right Investment?

By Abhishek Bhattacharya, technology practice lead at Sapient Global Markets Effective analytics provide insight into what happened, why it happened and what is likely to happen in the future, and include the factors that could help shape different outcomes. But when it comes to the ‘how’ of analytics – including which technology platform or platforms…

Recorded Webinar: Risk Data Analytics

How is data being managed and fed into analytics to improve risk management today? In this webinar we explore: During this session we will discover how; Incoming regulations, from BCBS 239 to the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book and Solvency II, are putting new emphasis on the importance of accurate, timely and consistent risk…

Thomson Reuters Valuation Navigator Increases Transparency of Evaluated Pricing

Thomson Reuters has partnered with data analytics specialist Trovo to produce Thomson Reuters Valuation Navigator, a software solution that automates reference data and pricing workflows, and allows users to search and analyse data from a wide range of data sources, compare multiple pricing options and optimise valuation and risk activities. The solution is data vendor…

Hitting the Reset Button On Investment Analytics

Investment managers are rethinking their approach to managing portfolio data and analytics in order to stay competitive. The operational and technological limitations of their legacy systems and platforms are making it difficult for many to differentiate their offerings and deploy new operational models. Moreover, the continued stress on cost reduction means they are under persistent…

WorkFusion Hires Former Markit Exec Gautam Moorjani

WorkFusion, a specialist in machine learning and process automation, has hired Gautam Moorjani, former global head of reference data at Markit, as senior vice president of financial information. Moorjani joined WorkFusion in April after a stint of more than six years as a managing director with various roles at Markit. Moorjani joined Markit in 2008…

CounterpartyLink Takes Top-Down View of Entity Hierarchies with CPL Hierarchy Profile

CounterpartyLink has reversed the process of building legal entity data hierarchies from the bottom up to deliver CPL Hierarchy Profile, a product designed to provide a top-down, single view of a legal entity including its entire group structure and links between entities in the structure. The company has been researching and validating entity data from…

Global LEI System Makes Progress with Regulatory Commitment to Implement LEI Data Hierarchies

The Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) System is moving towards completion following a statement from the Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) on the introduction of LEI hierarchy data and the opening of a website by the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) that will provide access to a centralised database of all issued LEIs. Work is also being…