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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…

AIM Software Secures ODL Securities as Client

Austrian reference data management provider AIM Software has secured London-based ODL Securities Ltd. as a client for its Gain platform. ODL Securities will be using the platform for integration of price, static and corporate actions data provided by FT Interactive Data’s FTS ExShare product into its Oracle-based infrastructure. The integration, which took four weeks, has…

FT Interactive Data Joins Linedata’s Partner Programme

Linedata Services has made reference data from Interactive Data Corp.’s FT Interactive Data Europe unit available through its Accredited Data Vendor Partner Programme for its Icon portfolio management platform. Icon users already have access to prices, evaluations, FX rates and indices data from FT Interactive Data’s FTS portfolio administration service.

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.

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,…