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A-Team Group Adds Key Team Member

Andrew and Angela are delighted to announce the arrival of Nathan, 6lb 6oz, on March 11. Mum and baby are doing fine. After missing his first deadline by almost two weeks, Nate should be ready for active reporting duty in about 20 years. As Reference Data Review went to press, Nate was making great use…

Temenos Appoints Popple, Christodoulou for European Operations

Steve Popple, previously sales director at reference data management platform supplier GoldenSource (formerly Financial Technologies International), has joined Swiss core banking systems vendor Temenos as director of business development, Central and Eastern Europe. Popple, an industry veteran of 23 years, will report to Noah Krahenmann, and will be based in the U.K. Another new arrival…

Reference Data Spending to Continue at Highs for Two Years

Rest assured. The boom years aren’t over yet. Financial institutions will continue their high rate of spending on reference data projects for the next two years as drivers such as operational risk and regulation continue to force firms to clean up their data acts. That’s the conclusion of a new survey from TowerGroup, which said…

CheckFree eVent to Support LSE’s ISO 15022 CAs Feed

CheckFree Corp. has released an enhanced version of CheckFree eVent, which now supports the London Stock Exchange’s ISO 15022 corporate actions data feed. The data covering UK-based corporations is delivered in near real-time over the Swift network using the MT564 notifications messages.

Reuters Plugs Corporate Actions into Xcitek XSP

Reuters has entered a deal to make its corporate actions data, from the DataScope Pricing & Reference Data service, available via Xcitek’s XSP. This data is now available from Reuters in the ISO 15022 format. According to Caroline O’Shaughnessy, head of third party alliances for Reuters DataScope, Reuters “has made a priority of, and is…

Telekurs Financial Launches Pricing Service for French Market

Telekurs (France) SAS has launched a new pricing service, French Fiscal Prices – in French, Impôt de Solidarité sur le Fortune (ISF) – aimed at helping banks produce an accurate valuation of their customers’ holdings prior to declaration to the tax authorities. The ISF pricing service consists of a file of data for more than…

Brewin Dolphin Deploys Telekurs’ Valordata, Mondas’ Radica Caps for Corporate Actions

Brewin Dolphin Securities, a U.K.-based private client portfolio manager and stockbroker, went live last month with an integrated STP solution using Telekurs Financial’s corporate actions data delivered via the ISO 15022-based Valordata feed delivered to Mondas’ Radica Caps corporate actions processing software. With this web-based solution, Brewin Dolphin can select securities on a daily basis…

Asset Control Enlarges On Standard Chartered Project

Asset Control has released details of its implementation of the AC PriceMaster platform at Standard Bank last year. The Hong Kong- and London-based bank announced last spring that it was live at four main offices with AC PriceMaster for management of market rates in support of its risk analysis activities (Reference Data Review, May 2005)….

ValueLink and Reuters Extend Relationship

ValueLink Information Services and Reuters have extended their relationship by increasing the amount of Reuters data carried by ValueLink as well as increasing Reuters’ status to a key provider. ValueLink provides financial data collection, consolidation and cleansing, and offers tailored solutions, which can be delivered in the format the customer desires. Reuters first forged its…

Atkin Quits Outsell for Staff Director Role at Enterprise Data Management Council

Well, we called it (Reference Data Review, June 2005). After just a few months with legal, scientific and B2B market research firm Outsell, Mike Atkin has moved on to become the staff director of the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Council The move was hardly unexpected; Atkin’s long experience with Financial Information Services Division (FISD) of…