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Engineering Approach to Data Management Challenges of New Regulation is Best, Says HSBC’s Johnson

The deluge of regulatory change that is facing the data management community is best tackled by adopting an engineering approach, according to Chris Johnson, head of product management, market data services at HSBC Securities Services. Speaking at a recent Thomson Reuters pricing event as a data management representative rather than on behalf of HSBC, Johnson…

FRSGlobal’s Brammertz Propounds Risk Management Benefits of the US Office of Financial Research

The plans for the establishment of a US-based reference data utility in the guise of the Office of Financial Research continues to make its way through the US political system and it seems that many of those from the risk management world feel it will make a difference for the better. The Professional Risk Managers’…

US FCIC Criticises State of Goldman’s Slow Production of Incomplete and Inaccurate CDO and Customer Data

Following the damning evidence provided by the Lehman examiner report earlier this year, proof yet again of the poor state of the industry’s data management systems comes this month from the US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission’s (FCIC) recent dealings with Goldman Sachs. The regulatory body, which was established in May last year to examine the…

Confluence’s Botula and Powell Elaborate on Data Implications of Money Market Fund Reforms

Data management solution vendor Confluence is busy readying itself to be able to provide its US-based customers with a solution that will allow them to meet the requirements of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) incoming Money Market Fund Reform Rule. Kirk Botula, executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Scott Powell, product…

Financial Service Firms Able to Significantly Improve Trade Lifecycle Management Through Partnership Between Misys and SmartStream

Misys, a global application software and services company, today announces that it has partnered with SmartStream Technologies to deliver improved risk control and greater efficiency across the entire trade transaction lifecycle. The partnership brings together two leading software providers to deliver a range of solutions that provide broad connectivity to market participants and exchanges, improve…

BIS Working Paper Highlights the Challenges in Data Aggregation for Systemic Risk Monitoring

The current regulatory focus on improving the monitoring of systemic risk at a global level is certainly a laudable aim, but the practical reality of drawing together a unified database that provides risk exposure data at an industry wide level is easier said than done. A recent Bank for International Settlements (BIS) working paper, written…

BNY Mellon’s Ingle Discusses the Data Challenges Inherent in the Derivatives Market Reform Process

The regulatory community is hell bent on increasing transparency into the derivatives market by any means necessary, including forcing OTC instruments to be cleared via central counterparties (CCPs) and requiring firms to report more data to new trade repositories. Reference Data Review speaks to Steve Ingle, derivatives product manager at BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, to find out…

LSE Adds Yet More to its UnaVista Platform by Adding Support for FIX and XML

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is certainly keen to add all the bells and whistles necessary to attract the maximum number of customers to its flagship post-trade platform UnaVista. Following the move of its transaction reporting service onto the platform earlier this month, the exchange operator has now added support for FIX and XML standards…

Dans Le Port d’Amsterdam

Earlier this month, Swift released its programme for the conference behemoth that is Sibos, this year to be held between 25 and 29 October in Amsterdam. The industry owned financial network operator has indicated that it will be focusing on the three Rs it believes to be the most important to the market at the…

Interactive Data Delivers Faster Corporate Actions

Interactive Data Corporation, a provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, today announced new enhancements to its global Corporate Actions Service. Interactive Data has introduced new technology and internal workflow to deliver comprehensive global corporate actions and related information throughout the day that can help firms with their trading strategies and more effectively…