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CEBS’ Carosio Discusses 2010 Focus on Risk and EBA’s Role in Regulatory Data Infrastructure

The Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) was originally established as a forum to lead the charge towards a new Basel framework but in recent years it has become increasingly focused on the practical realities of risk management. Giovanni Carosio, deputy director general of the Bank of Italy who took over the reins as chairman…

SEC’s Proposed Revisions to Money Market NAV Reporting Could Pose Significant Data Challenge

This week the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has added another set of proposals to its regulatory to do list, this time in the form of new reporting requirements for money market funds. The rules, should they be passed, would require these funds to regularly report their net asset value (NAV) to the regulator,…

Markit Confirms Details of General Atlantic Acquisition of 7.5% Stake

US-based private equity firm General Atlantic has acquired a 7.5% stake in pricing and valuations supplier Markit, which is currently majority owned by a consortium of sell side and buy side firms, in return for a US$250 million investment in the company. A spokesperson from Markit confirms the details of the deal, which values the…

UPDATE: Private Equity Firm General Atlantic Acquires 7.5% Stake in Markit

US-based private equity firm General Atlantic has acquired a 7.5% stake in bank owned pricing and valuations supplier Markit in return for a US$250 million investment in the company. The stake values the rapidly expanding data and post-trade services provider at around US$3.3 billion and has meant General Atlantic CEO Bill Ford has bagged a…

UK FSA Grants Approval to Xtrakter for the Regulatory Reporting of Derivatives Using AII Codes

The UK Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) February deadline for the introduction of the Alternative Instrument Identifiers (AII) is fast approaching and this week the regulator has granted Trax platform operator Xtrakter approval to regulatory report exchange traded derivatives (ETD) using the new identifiers. Jason Waight, Xtrakter’s recently appointed director of product management, explains to Reference Data…

Advent Software Announces Release of Axys 3.8

Advent Software, a provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced the release of Axys 3.8, an important update to Advent’s turnkey portfolio accounting and reporting solution. The latest release of Axys marks Advent’s continued commitment to keeping the platform current as technology and regulatory changes impact its client base….

Let’s Focus on Inter-Party Latency

Latency – and keeping it low – remains a concern for the financial markets. We at A-Team know, because our latest poll at low-latency.com found that 80% of respondents reckoned it will be more of a concern in the future. With all this algo and high frequency trading going on, events in the world would…

Pricing Transparency and Liquidity Risk are Top of Investors’ List of Concerns, Says SEI Survey

Institutional investors investing in the hedge fund market are more concerned about issues around pricing transparency and liquidity risk than ever before, according to a recent survey conducted by investment management solution vendor SEI and consultancy firm Greenwich Associates. These issues have even surpassed concerns over poor performance of these funds, says Phil Masterson, managing…

NewRiver Partners with Miningham & Oellerich

In an ongoing effort to extend the company’s compliance grade mutual fund data to all broker-dealers, NewRiver today announced a new partnership with Miningham & Oellerich (M&O), a provider of front and back office solutions for broker dealers. NewRiver – creators of the leading central repository of mutual fund documents and data for financial services…

Logicscope Connects to Ice for Real-Time Post-Trade STP

Logicscope, a provider of post-trade STP between trading venues and their customers, has added IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) to its prestigious community of execution venues. By connecting to TradeSTP, Logicscope’s post-trade platform, clients can receive real-time post trade notifications for any asset traded on the market leading ICE electronic trading platform, transformed and delivered seamlessly into any…