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Next-Generation Network and Vendor Management: mitigating operational risk in relationship networks

The complex network of relationships that financial institutions have built with multiple partners has created a huge operational burden, resulting in significant operational risk as well as financial and compliance risk. Dating back decades, many of these relationships are now managed as a separate business function, costing organisations millions of dollars. Add in regulatory obligations,…

Practical Data Strategies for meeting ESG Obligations in Financial Services

The ESG investing landscape is poised to become more defined, as competing definitions, standards and regulatory initiatives start to converge. The impact of ESG will be felt far and wide across the financial services community, which will face practical challenges in developing and implementing an ESG strategy that is both effective and avoids box-ticking –…

Embracing Automation and Collaboration Tools to Inject Reference Data into the Trade Lifecycle

Digital transformation in the financial services sector has raised many questions around data, including the cost and volume of reference data required by each financial institution. Firms need flexible access to the reference data required to ensure workflows can proceed without interruption. ‘One-size-fits-all’ bulk data licensing models are increasingly less fit for purpose. Emerging solutions…

Reference Data Usage Management for Financial Institutions

The ongoing struggle to track reference data usage and implement controls to manage and permission access to the data means many financial institutions lack visibility and understanding of how data services are being used by staff, teams, business units and IT applications. This can have expensive and potentially damaging consequences in terms of unexpected invoices…

Optimising Market Data Subscriptions with Usage Monitoring

As lines of business demand access to more market data and firms seek to cut the overall cost of data services, the need to understand what market data services are being accessed and used becomes imperative to optimising data subscriptions. This is a challenge, but is made more difficult in an environment where new data…

Managing Enterprise Data and Subscriptions Spend

Financial institutions consume a broad range of services on a subscription basis to meet their business needs. These include market data and electronic information services, subscriptions for print and web-based publications, and increasingly, consultancy, software, hardware and telecommunications services. As consumption rises, so too can costs, calling on firms to take a proactive approach to…

Entity Data Quality: New Approaches and the Four Categories of Data Quality Management

Legal entity data is critical to data strategy, business decisions and regulatory compliance, but it can be a challenge to ensure the data is accurate and reliable as the entity universe is large, millions of attributes change every year and inconsistent codes and symbologies identifying  entities, corporate hierarchies and ultimate beneficial owners must be managed….

8-Step Guide to Choosing the Right Market Data Inventory Platform

Market data inventory platforms have been used by financial institutions to track, manage and control market data for decades, but as technology has developed, so too have inventory platforms, raising questions about the capabilities of current solutions and pointing to the possibilities of migrating to more modern platforms. This White Paper, sponsored by TRG, considers…

Industrialising Investment Banking Technology

What does an industrialised bank look like? We are embarking on a journey already undertaken by many other industries as they matured. Using the automotive industry as an example, we see: Use of technology and lean processes to drive down costs Reduction in end-product complexity Increased regulation for a safer industry Extensive technology cross-licensing and…

Getting a Grip on Fragmented Risk Data – A Holistic Approach to Risk Information

This white paper is based on primary research by A-Team interviewing senior IT and Data Strategy managers at tier 1 and tier 2 banks. Risk management has been accepted as the new imperative for financial institutions of all types and sizes. But for Tier 1 and Tier 2 banks and brokerages, the complexity of their…