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Markit Credit Pricing and Reference Data Integrates with Charles River

Markit has teamed up with Charles River Development to integrate its credit pricing and reference entity data into the Charles River Investment Management System (IMS) for fixed income. Markit’s data will be consistently mapped and readily accessible throughout Charles River IMS for mutual customers. For Charles River’s clients, the deal will offer a “completely integrated…

Mark to Market Launches Derivatives Valuations Service

A newly formed company, Mark to Market, is introducing an independent real-time valuation service for financial products from cash loans and deposits through to complex derivatives. The m2m online service has been launched in response to the recent developments in accounting and reporting requirements, in particular the International Accounting Standard 39 (IAS39) and U.S. Financial…

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.

The Proof is in the Pudding

Lunch – London, so curry, of course – with a disillusioned reference data friend the other day leads us to take stock a bit of where this reference data marketplace has arrived, and from whence it came. Reference Data Review will be four years old this year. Looking back over the archive – as we…

TAP Solutions, HP Expand Existing Sales and Marketing Partnership

TAP Solutions has expanded its joint sales and marketing partnership with Hewlett Packard. Under the deal, TAP will make its TAPMaster software suite available to HP’s financial markets offerings in the form of the HP Open Reference Data solution. The joint solution offers a full Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to resolve data integrity issues and…

CheckFree to Incorporate eVent Technology in New EPL System

CheckFree Corp. is to embed CheckFree eVent into its next-generation Enhanced Portfolio Lifecycle platform to aid corporate actions processing. CheckFree EPL is an advancement of its existing asset management system that will deliver a global multi-transaction/ multi-currency portfolio accounting solution. The inclusion of eVent will allow clients to automatically receive, validate and process corporate actions,…

Thomson Financial’s Datafeed Now Available via ValueLink

Thomson Financial has signed an agreement with ValueLink to provide its Datafeed solutions as a primary source via ValueLink’s validated data service in Europe. As a result, ValueLink’s clients will now be able to commingle Thomson’s financial content with their own proprietary content and that of other third-party sources of data, which are integrated in…

FT Interactive Data, Xcitek Complete Testing of ISO 15022 Service

FT Interactive Data Europe has successfully completed testing of its latest ISO 15022-formatted corporate action files in partnership with Xcitek’s XSP. Testing of the available ISO 15022 event types was undertaken between FT Interactive and Xcitek throughout January prior to the latest release of FT Interactive Data’s ISO 15022 service, with the aim of enabling…

FT Interactive Data Adds Markit’s Swaps, CMS BondEdge’s Analytics

The strategic relationship between Interactive Data Corp.’s FT Interactive Data unit and credit data specialist Markit has borne its first fruits. As expected (Reference Data Review, January 2006), FT Interactive Data has released a valuations service for credit default swaps that draws on Markit’s access to around 50 CDS dealers in the marketplace. The launch…