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Barra, Reuters’ Lipper Team Up To Offer Risk Factor Data

Barra and Lipper, a Reuters subsidiary, have released the Lipper-Barra Mutual Fund Risk Factor service, which ranks the relative riskiness of mutual funds. The service is aimed at allowing investors and their advisors to compare competitive or complementary funds on the basis of the risks that they incur. The measure is based on Barra’s risk…

Australia’s QIC Fund Manager Implements Eagle’s Pace

QIC, an Australian wholesale fund manager, has implemented Eagle Investment Systems’ Pace portfolio management system. The system will allow the fund manager to extract, scrub, enrich and store investment data from multiple sources into a single repository, enabling it to make use of Pace’s performance measurement, attribution, reporting and data monitoring features.

Loomis Sayles to Use Heliograph’s TradeFlow Platform

Loomis Sayles, a U.S. investment management firm, has installed Heliograph’s TradeFlow platform to help manage the settlement process, and is now directing 70% of its transactions through the system. TradeFlow additionally is allowing Loomis Sayles to offer its clients’ custodians the choice between receiving Swift messages or electronic faxes, an important capability since many smaller…

Access International Enters Final Phase of Sale of GPS Security Master Database

As Reference Data Review went to press, Access International Financial Services was entering the final phase of the process of selling its Global Trade Processing System (GTPS). A key element of GTPS is the Global Product Suite (GPS) security master database. At press time, it wasn’t clear how many – if any – bids or…

FT Interactive to Offer Access to Luxembourg UCITS Data

FT Interactive Data has formed a strategic alliance with CCLux, a Luxembourg specialist in UCITS data, through which it will be the first vendor to provide international access to CCLux’s UCITS data and related documentation UCITS – Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities – have been harmonised by EC legislation since 1985. The legislation…

Bank of Ireland Treasury Goes Live with PaceMetrics STP Kit

Bank of Ireland Treasury & International Banking Dublin has gone live with PaceMetrics’ PaceMaker and PaceManager products, as part of a broad straight-through-processing initiative. The PaceMetrics systems will help provide the bank with transaction data that can be used to increase operational efficiency and to manage operational risk. The rollout of the live product follows…

Fame Information Services Joins Migration to Linux

Fame Information Services has become the latest vendor to announce that it has ported its systems to run on the ‘open source’ Linux operating system. Industry analyst Meta Group predicted, in a December 2002 study, that by 2006 or 2007, Linux will run on 45% of new servers. Back in May, Asset Control announced that…

Asset Control Partners with Vitria for Data Dissemination

Business process integration specialist Vitria has formed a partnership with Asset Control. The two companies will develop a joint solution, the Asset Control Integration Module, to facilitate the dissemination of ‘cleansed’ and standardized reference data to multiple systems. The joint product, scheduled for availability in the third quarter of this year, will combine Vitria’s BusinessWare…

Advent Software and Netik Seal Strategic Integration Alliance

Advent Software and Netik have formed a strategic alliance to integrate Advent’s Geneva and Netik’s InterView V7 software. The combined products will provide fund administrators, prime brokers and global asset managers with an integrated system for investment accounting, data management and reporting. The Geneva software features a single unified data model that supports flexible reporting…

KBC Bank Selects Fame’s ReferencePoint for European Risk Management Project

KBC Bank & Insurance Group has begun to implement a major reference data project using Fame Information Services’ ReferencePoint system. Fame has also been contracted to customise and implement the system under a fixed-price, fixed-delivery-date contract. As part of its risk management strategy KBC, headquartered in Brussels, will be using ReferencePoint to integrate multiple data…