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A-Team Group Releases Regulatory Data Handbook 2020/2021

A-Team Group releases the eighth edition of its ‘best read’ publication, the Regulatory Data Handbook, today. The handbook is a ‘must have’ for capital markets participants, is free of charge, and profiles every regulation that impacts capital markets’ data management practices. Linda Coffman, executive vice president at The SmartStream Reference Data Utility, leads the handbook…

Regulatory Data Handbook 2020/2021 – Eighth Edition

This eighth edition of A-Team Group’s Regulatory Data Handbook is a ‘must-have’ for capital markets participants during this period of unprecedented change. Available free of charge, it profiles every regulation that impacts capital markets data management practices giving you: A detailed overview of each regulation with key dates, data and data management implications, links to…

The Reconciliations Revolution: How COVID-19 is Shining a Light on Outdated Technology

By Mark Bolton, Head of Sales, International, Gresham Technologies. Automation was once embraced wholeheartedly by reconciliation departments as companies leaped at the opportunity to integrate the latest efficiency driving technology to bring about change and improvement. However, in more recent times this has been replaced by a mood of complacency and stagnation, characterised by a…

The Perils of Inaccurate Data Capture

By Russell Jones, CEO, Fetchify (specialising in SaaS address lookup and data validation solutions). Inaccurate data can be damaging to all aspects of a business. In a 2018 survey, Gartner reported that organisations are negatively impacted by poor quality data, resulting in wasted resources and unnecessary costs to the tune of $15 million annually. Poorly…

The Changing Role of Data Management in the Post-Pandemic Age

By Boyke Baboelal, Strategic Solutions Director, Asset Control. Continuous, and often rapid, change has been a given for organisations across multiple economic sectors since the COVID-19 virus took hold and it looks set to be a key feature of the post-pandemic age, whose key trends are already taking shape. Across the financial services industry, change…

ASG Technologies Pushes into Australia with Ascention Partnership

Systems management provider ASG Technologies has partnered with Sydney-based data analytics and enterprise performance management specialist Ascention to develop data governance and data lineage solutions for the Australian market. A recent survey of IT professionals by ASG found that two of the top barriers to realizing the full value of data in the enterprise are finding and…

ASG Technologies Partners with ibi on Integrated Data Intelligence

ASG Technologies has teamed up with New York-based Information Builders Inc (ibi), an end-to-end data and analytics provider, in a bid to boost confidence in data to meet regulatory requirements and support informed business decisions. “Organizations need to be agile enough to quickly and effectively access and analyse data from inside and outside the organization…

Alternative Asset Managers Struggling with Data Consistency Issues During COVID-19

Although asset managers are looking to leverage digital-first outsourcing providers, native cloud platforms and data management core competencies to continue moving forward amid the global pandemic, data consistency issues are holding up progress. Indus Valley Partners, a provider of tech solutions & services to the buy-side, surveyed over 60 asset management CXOs at its virtual…

Volker’s Rules: What’s the Current Deal with Exchange Data Fees?

By Volker Lainer, VP Product Management, GoldenSource. Last week, the SEC and the US Justice department dotted the i’s and cross the t’s on an agreement that will lead to greater scrutiny of the fees charged by stock exchanges for market data. The move represents the latest attempt to try and resolve a long running…

Santander Selects ThetaRay’s AML Solution to Boost Data Lineage Capabilities

Banco Santander has joined forces with ThetaRay, a provider of AI-based big data analytics, to utilise its AML solution for correspondent banking. The rules-free solution uses machine learning algorithms to identify anomalies in SWIFT and KYC data that point to money laundering, enabling early resolution. The system will analyse the bank’s SWIFT traffic, risk indicators…