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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:…

Steven Maijoor is Selected as ESMA’s First Chair

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announces today the selection of Steven Maijoor, as the proposed first chair of ESMA. This follows a vote by ESMA’s Board of Supervisors. Before taking up his duties, the selected chairperson will be heard by the European Parliament who has up to one month to object to his…

T2S Meeting Highlights Ongoing Corporate Actions and Shareholder Transparency Concerns

Last month’s Target2-Securities (T2S) meeting at the European Central Bank (ECB) highlighted the progress that has been made by the Corporate Actions Sub-group (CASG) and the Shareholders Transparency Sub-group in attempting to sort out the data standardisation challenges in their respective areas of connecting to the pan-European settlement system, which is due to be launched…

SEI Expands Middle Office Services with Enhanced Pricing and Valuation Capabilities

SEI today announced that it has extended its array of middle office services by enhancing its asset pricing and valuation validation solution for investment managers. The solution, which leverages the independent valuation and pricing models of industry leading third party pricing providers, is designed to provide managers with more accurate and independent pricing verification. The…

Senior Supervisors Group Report Highlights Need for Better Management of Risk Data

The aggregation of risk data remains a challenge within most financial institutions, according to a report released last month by the Senior Supervisors Group (SSG), which is comprised of 13 regulatory bodies from 10 countries. The report, Observations on Developments in Risk Appetite Frameworks and IT Infrastructure, indicates that although many firms have kicked off…

Opinion: Closing the Control Loop

By David Sherriff, chief operating officer of Microgen Despite some dramatic events in 2010, the global banking system was able to hold steady. Since the economic crisis took hold, the majority of banks have invested heavily in back office systems in order to tighten their financial control, yet the spotlight remains firmly on the City….

UK FSA Fines Scottish Equitable £2.8m for Customer Data Management Failures

The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) has fined Scottish Equitable Plc £2.8 million for failures related to the management of its customer data that the regulator says caused “significant consumer detriment”. In the vein of other fines meted out by the FSA over the course of this year, the action against Scottish Equitable, which will…