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Reuters Sets DataScope Select as Cornerstone Of Strategy for Reference Data Delivery

The launch on January 18 of Reuters’ DataScope Select platform is the culmination of three years of planning and development, and sets in place Reuters’ strategic delivery vehicle for reference data services through 2010. The release of the new service – effectively creating a portal-based ‘shopping mall’ that clients can browse for the reference data…

JWG Takes MiFID Impact on Reference Data to High Granularity

The MiFID Joint Working Group has taken the bull by the horns with respect to entity identifiers and their role in the forthcoming EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, much hullabaloo about which continues to bubble in the London marketplace if nowhere else. The latest JWG white paper – described on Page 4 and available…

MiFID JWG Releases White Paper to Encourage Discussion of Reference Data

The MiFID Joint Working Group last month issued a discussion paper to look at the impact of the EU’s upcoming Markets in Financial Instruments Directive on reference data. The paper – The Implications for Reference Data under the Markets in Financial Instrument Directive – suggests that MiFID may have significant impact on several areas of…

Citadel Adds EDI’s Corporate Actions Feed to Cadis Platform …

Citadel Associates has developed an interface to Exchange Data International’s Worldwide Corporate Actions (WCA) data feed that will allow its Cadis Data Management Platform to access corporate actions announce-ments from the London-based supplier.

Barclays Global Investors Sets Asset Control At Centre of Global Reference Data Repository

Barclays Global Investors’ selection of Asset Control’s AC Plus for a planned central data repository marks the fruition of a year of research and evaluations to create a global platform for reference data and time-series data management. BGI will kick off its global implementation in January, with the platform – covering both equities and fixed-income…

NRW, Bankgesellschaft Berlin Adopt Actis. BSP’s ProDB Platform

NRW.Bank, the largest of Germany’s regional development banks in terms of assets, and Bankgesellschaft Berlin, a regional corporate bank, have gone live with BSP ProDB from Actis.BSP, a German provider of core banking and capital markets systems. Both banks will use the BSP platform to handle securities descriptive data and corporate actions information. BSP ProDB…

Data Management Steps Up a Gear

We can’t help but feel that the reference data marketplace has, over the past few months, stepped into another plane. When we launched Reference Data Review almost three years ago (yes, three years!), the market was full of talk and devoid of action. Looking back at our coverage in 2005, we’re proud to see RDR…

Mergent’s BondViewer Offers Evaluated Pricing for U.S. Fixed Income

New York-based Mergent Inc., a subsidiary of Xinhua Finance, has released BondViewer, an on-demand web-based system for accessing the company’s database of U.S. taxable and municipal bonds, retail notes, U.S. agency issues and Treasury notes. Features include previous-day evaluated pricing for each bond provided by Mergent’s independent end-of-day evaluation service, and performance tracking. Terms and…

Columba, Telekurs Team Up To Supply CA Data to LCH.Clearnet

LCH.Clearnet has implemented a corporate actions data platform using a consolidated source of international corporate actions content from Telekurs Financial combined with Columba’s web-based, knowledge management platform. This customizable platform allows Telekurs Financial’s data and LCH.Clearnet’s in-house future events data to be aggregated, manipulated and distributed internally.

CheckFree Adds EDI CA Data Feed; Automates ISO 20022 Data Dictionaries

CheckFree Corp.’s CheckFree eVent corporate actions automation platform has created an interface to the ISO 15022-compliant corporate actions data feed from Exchange Data International (EDI). EDI’s corporate actions data is already integrated into a number of vendor systems, including, most recently, Mergent’s EventsData.com and BvDEP’s Osiris. Meanwhile, CheckFree is automating the way Message Broker, the…