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EDM Council’s Atkin Discusses OFR Developments, Plans for DMM and Data Quality ISIN Proof of Concept

Mike Atkin, managing director of data management industry group the EDM Council, has long been a proponent of the idea of a global reference data utility and he noted in his recent update to members that the process of drawing up the requirements for a legal entity identification as part of the US Office of…

Knock on Effect

The close link between data quality and better risk management has come under the spotlight in recent years as a result of the financial crisis and the ensuing regulatory crackdown on financial markets. Regulators such as the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have even been making noises…

Cadis on Course to Sign Seven New Clients This Quarter, Says Simpson

Business has picked up for the EDM vendor community at large over the last six or so months (just look at GoldenSource’s recently reported figures for example) and Simpson indicates that from November onwards Cadis has also witnessed a significant uptick in business. In fact, the vendor is on course to sign up seven new…

OMG and Enterprise Data Management Council to Collaboratively Develop a Sustainable Framework and Data Standards for Financial Reform

OMG and the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDM Council), a not for profit business forum created by the financial industry to address the issues and challenges associated with managing data content as a business and operational priority, have agreed to address high impact business challenges such as regulatory pressures emerging from financial reform with the…

Federated Approach to Data Management is Impractical, Say UBS’ Lux and Bachra

It is hard to develop good data governance practices with a federated approach to data management, according to Hans Lux, head of data architecture, and Jagtar Bachra, lead data analyst, both from UBS Global Asset Management. Speaking at this week’s TSAM in London, Lux and Bachra argued that a more traditional, centralised EDM approach would…

UPDATED: A-Team’s Comprehensive Guide to the Legal Entity ID Feedback to the OFR

The start of this week saw the passing of deadline for feedback to the Office of Financial Research on the subject of legal entity identification and it appears that a number of recurring themes crop up in the 30 different responses (updated entries included) submitted by various industry associations, including concerns about the tight timelines impacting…

ISO Standards for Legal Entity Data are More Important Than Those for Corporate Actions, Says PaceMetrics’ Giblin

The development of ISO standards for legal entity data should be prioritised over the push to get the industry to adopt ISO 20022 within the corporate actions world, according to Gerry Giblin, CEO of EDM vendor PaceMetrics. In the fifth in our series of talking heads on the challenges surrounding entity data management in the…

Bloomberg Launches Real-Time Compliance with Bloomberg Vault

Bloomberg today announced a new real-time search and analytics console for Bloomberg Vault, the first compliance solution to integrate real-time monitoring, search analytics, and archiving of Bloomberg messaging and corporate email. Bloomberg Vault capitalises on Bloomberg’s long track record in messaging and compliance to help financial firms and corporations meet increasing compliance, regulatory and eDiscovery…

Regulatory Pressure is Compelling Investment in Data Quality, Says Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Dalglish

Regulatory pressure is compelling firms to plough investment into their data infrastructures in order to be able to ensure the consistency of the basic reference data underlying their businesses, according to Tom Dalglish, director and chief information architect at Bank Of America Merrill Lynch. Developments such as the Office of Financial Research also represent the…

AccountAbility Welcomes Two Senior Leaders to its Global Management Team

AccountAbility is pleased to announce that two internationally-renowned experts in accounting, financial reporting, governance, and standards development have joined the senior management team. Kurt Ramin assumes the role of director, and global head of standards, while Liv Watson takes over as director and global head of research and development. Sunny Misser, CEO of AccountAbility commented:…