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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…

J.P. Morgan Securities Upgrades CA System

J.P. Morgan Securities has gone live with the latest release of Xcitek’s XSP corporate actions automation and processing system. J.P. Morgan Securities has been using XSP for five years now and says the new version will be used to expand its use of ISO functionality, eliminating the need for manual diary entries. The firm will…

Capco Expands Global ETF Coverage To, Erm, North America and Europe

Capco Reference Data Services (CRDS), a managed reference and market data services provider, has announced it has significantly expanded its coverage of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in its Global ETF Monitor (GEM) product. An ETF is a basket of stocks designed to track an index, yet it trades like a single stock and GEM provides ETF-constituent…

S&P Teams with Markit to Offer Entity-Issue Link for Credit Swaps

Following a custom implementation at Rabobank International, Standard & Poor’s has launched Reference Entity Link, aimed at the credit default swaps marketplace. The service, which draws upon Markit’s Reference Entity Database (RED) provides full issuer and issue coverage behind each CLIP code. CLIP codes – named for Cusip-Linked Entity Markit Code (Reference Data Review, March…

FIMA Delivers Reference Data Messages

As promised, the Financial Information Management (FIMA) conference in London earlier this month offered a very useful forum for the reference data community to trade ideas and network. We spent both days there and found catching up with old friends, making new ones, and listening and learning about real-life implementa-tions a valuable use of our…

Markit Launches European ABS Pricing Service

Markit has launched an independent pricing service for European asset-backed securities (ABS), providing same day bid/offer prices and the spreads and average life assumptions on more than 3,500 European ABSs. The service receives daily mark-to-market pricing inputs from all the major dealers, which Markit cleans and validates prior to price dissemination. Dealers have the ability…

Mondas Adds Fidelity ActionsXchange Data to Radica CAPS

A new alliance between Mondas, a corporate actions processing software provider, and Fidelity ActionsXchange, will allow clients working with both companies to receive cleansed corporate actions data feeds from Fidelity ActionsXchange’s ActionService product directly through Mondas’ Radica CAPS platform. The interface will allow Mondas’s Radica CAPS clients to automate the capture of global corporate actions…

EDM Council Swells Ranks at Second Meeting

The Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Council attracted a number of new members at its second meeting, held earlier this month. New members include ABN Amro, Barclays Capital, HSBC, M&G and Nomura, and bring the total membership to 39, representing 25 user firms and 12 members from the five founding vendor sponsors: Cicada, BearingPoint, GoldenSource, IBM…