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Cantor Fitzgerald and German-Based Asset Manager Opt for Xcitek XSP

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe and an unnamed German-based asset manager have selected XSP from Xcitek to automate their corporate actions processing. XSP will be implemented within Cantor Fitzgerald’s wholesale brokerage services group, BGC Partners. Meanwhile, the German-based asset manager has licensed both eTRAN and the ISO 15022-compliant messaging module for the automated notification and response capture…

Goldensource Integrates CDS Corporate Actions into Platform

Goldensource has teamed up with the CDS, a subsidiary of The Canadian Depository for Securities, to integrate CDS’s corporate actions and entitlements data into the GoldenSource Securities & Products software. For Goldensource, the deal extends its offering to financial institutions with Canadian operations or interests, while offering the CDS another route to market. The corporate…

Standard & Poor’s Expands Valuations Via Exclusive Arrangement with CSV

Hot on the heels of its new evaluated pricing service for the European structured finance marketplace, Standard & Poor’s has struck an exclusive alliance with New York-based Complex Security Valuations Inc. (CSV) to provide valuations for complex, illiquid and hard-to-value securities. The deal will expand both companies’ offerings in the space, and establish a combined…

Smith Leaves Bloomberg Data License Team

Oliver Smith has left Bloomberg, where he was account manager for the company’s Data License reference data product. No word on his new residence yet.

Bloomberg Adopts Stealth Approach to Add Evaluated Pricing Service to Data Arsenal

Acknowledging its lack of reliable pricing data for illiquid securities, Bloomberg is quietly building a team of analysts in preparation for a product launch in the pricing evaluations business. The move follows the lead of long-time evaluations provider Interactive Data Corp. (FT Interactive Data) and recent moves by Reuters, Standard & Poor’s and others, and…

’Tis the season for evaluations…

Spring is in the air – well it certainly is down in the South West of France where this issue comes to you from. And ’tis the season to be excited about pricing evaluations it seems. Just a quick glance at this month’s table of contents will show how this space is really hotting up….

Exchange Data and CounterpartyLink Join Forces with New Service

Exchange Data International (EDI) and CounterpartyLink (CPL) have joined forces to provide an integrated data service providing EDI’s corporate actions and reference data linked to and supplemented by legal entity data from CounterpartyLink. The new service is designed to help financial institutions comply with anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) regulations, and puts…

Loan Market Association Selects Markit to Deliver European Data

The Loan Market Association (LMA) has selected Markit Group to provide its members with European loan prices. The new pricing service, freely available to LMA members via a dedicated page on Markit’s website, will provide close to 6,000 loan prices daily, drawn from price contributions from over 40 leading market-makers in Europe, North America and…

Reuters Launches DataScope Select in the Asia Pacific Region

Reuters has launched DataScope Select in the Asia Pacific region. The service, already available in Europe and North America, provides a cross-asset view of Reuters pricing and reference data on an intraday, real-time, delayed and/or end-of-day basis via a single data source, and allows customers to select and pay for only the data they need.

FT Interactive Data, Xcitek Complete Testing on ISO 15022 Data Feed

Further expanding their long-standing relationship, FT Interactive Data Europe and Xcitek have announced the completion of testing of FT Interactive Data’s latest ISO 15022-formatted corporate action files via Xcitek’s XSP. The testing, aimed at improving implementation cycles at customer sites, was undertaken by FT Interactive Data and Xcitek throughout January prior to the latest release…