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Middle Office Cinderella Finally Getting its Day in the Spotlight Due to New Transparency Requirements, Says Op Risk Panel

The new transparency requirements that are being mooted as part of the MiFID review process by the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) have resulted in a surge of interest and investment in the middle office, according to panellists discussing operational risk at last week’s Xtrakter user conference. Godfried De Vidts, director of European Affairs…

Consensus is the Hardest Word

If nothing else, the reference data utility panel at last week’s Xtrakter conference again proved how difficult it is to agree on the best way to proceed with data standardisation, even if the conversation about the subject has been ongoing for several years. Francis Gross, head of the external statistics division at the European Central…

PaceMetrics’ Giblin and Boon Talk up the Benefits of a Lean EDM Model

It may have been a quiet start for PaceMetrics in the enterprise data management (EDM) space when it bagged its first EDM client back in 2004, but the vendor is hoping to raise its profile in the space over the course of this year, according to CEO Gerry Giblin and director of global sales and…

Amplifying the Data Issue

If there was one main message to be gleaned from our counterparty data and risk management seminar this week, it was that the current regulatory and risk management focus on entity data is proving to be of benefit to the data management community as a whole. The scrutiny of firms’ counterparty data management as a…

SAS Focuses on Risk Data Integration, GRC and High Performance Risk in 2010, Says Rogers

Following the signing of a partnership agreement with derivatives analytics vendor Fincad at the start of this year, SAS has been steadily investing in its overall risk solution set over the course of the last five months, including adding more credit scoring capabilities to its SAS Risk Management for Banking. David Rogers, SAS global product…

LSE’s Husler Explains Decision Behind the Move of its Transaction Reporting Service onto UnaVista

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has offered a transaction reporting service, dubbed the Exchange Reporting Service (ERS), since 2002, but has recently moved the service onto its web-hosted platform UnaVista. According to Mark Husler, head of information services business development at the LSE, the exchange operator decided to move the service onto the platform in…

Confluence Helps Fund Administrators Manage New Complex Money Market Fund Reporting Mandates

Confluence, a global leader in investment management data automation, today announced new software to help fund administrators manage complex Money Market Fund Reform Rule reporting recently mandated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Unity Regulatory Reporting delivers an automated solution to the complex challenge of preparing and filing the SEC’s required Form N-MFP,…

FRSGlobal Fine Tuning Fair Value Pricing Models for Emission Linked Derivatives, Says Brammertz

Risk and regulatory reporting solution vendor FRSGlobal is currently endeavouring to develop new valuation models in order to gauge the fair value prices of emission linked derivatives contracts, according to Willi Brammertz, senior risk advisor at the vendor. Although political concerns are holding back some degree of progress with regards to these new instruments, Brammertz…

UnaVista to Offer Transaction Reporting Service

The London Stock Exchange announced today that the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has given UnaVista Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM) status for transaction reporting. In addition to providing the basic validation services required under MiFID, UnaVista will offer firms validation tools to monitor the quality of their transaction reports, significantly reducing the risk of providing incorrect…

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing Enhances Reporting Capabilities for Derivatives and Fair Value Requirements

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, the global leader in securities servicing, has enhanced its Workbench reporting platform to assist institutional clients comply with recent rule changes related to derivatives accounting and disclosure in international markets. These changes are being driven by updates to Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 53, Accounting and Financial Reporting for…