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Refinitiv Highlights Data Governance, Cloud and Operational Resilience as Key Components of Connected Data and Revenue Generation

Connecting data across a financial services organisation from the back office, through the middle-office and on to the front-office can deliver operational resilience, business agility, and opportunities to generate revenue – it can also be difficult to achieve in a market characterised by fragmented systems, a lack of data consistency, and resistance to change. A…

SIX Acquires ULTUMUS to Strengthen ETF and Managed Data Service Offering

SIX has acquired ULTUMUS, a global index and exchange-traded funds (ETF) data specialist, to strengthen its ETF and managed data service offering. The companies have been partners for some time, with SIX acquiring ULTUMUS from investment firm ETFS Capital. ULTUMUS will initially operate separately to SIX and will carry on delivering index data from SIX…

Financial Stability Board Calls for Action on LIBOR Transition

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a progress report to the G20 on LIBOR transition and remaining issues, noting that with timelines for cessation of LIBOR panels confirmed at the end of 2021 and mid-2023 ‘there should be no remaining doubts as to the urgency of the need to transition away from LIBOR by…

Alveo Integrates ULTUMUS Index and ETF Managed Data Service with Prime

Alveo and ULTUMUS, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) specialist, have partnered to bring together Alveo’s data mastering solution, Prime, and ULTUMUS’s global ETF and index managed data service. The partnership aims to enable Alveo customers to integrate index and ETF information more quickly, and allow ULTUMUS’s clients to enhance their data mastering and data integration capabilities….

LGT Capital Partners Selects SimCorp to Advance Digitisation and Support Global Scale and Growth

LGT Capital Partners, a global specialist in alternative investing with US$75 billion assets under management, has signed an agreement with SimCorp to advance digitisation of its investment operations and support global scale and growth. The contract has a committed average annual value of €2 million and covers the use of SimCorp’s cloud-based investment management platform,…

AxiomSL Integrates ESG and Financial Reference Data to Automate Sustainability Reporting

AxiomSL has released an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) solution designed to automate compliance with sustainability and social impact reporting requirements being developed by the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and other regulatory bodies. The solution standardises the process of integrating ESG data attributes, such as counterparty exposures, climate…

SimCorp Extends Partnership with SIX as it Builds Out Open Platform for the Buy-Side

SimCorp has extended its partnership with SIX to provide clients with global reference, pricing and regulatory data directly into SimCorp Dimension. The move responds to buy-side demand for greater flexibility and choice in investment operations, and continues SimCorp’s drive to create Open Platform, an open and value driven ecosystem to support the buy-side with greater…

Architas Selects NeoXam DataHub for IT and Operational Transformation Programme

Architas, a London headquartered global asset manager, has selected NeoXam’s DataHub platform to support an IT and operational transformation programme that includes updating front and middle office systems across the firm’s global multi-fund business. With a comprehensive range of diversified offerings across multiple asset classes, the asset manager says efficient data distribution is essential. NeoXam’s…

Blackmore Capital’s Collaboration with OTCfin Completes Integration of ESG Factors into Investment Process

Blackmore Capital, a Melbourne-based asset manager set up in 2018, and New York-based OTCfin have completed the integration of ESG factors with financial data for all Blackmore portfolios. By incorporating ESG factors into Blackmore’s investment process, OTCfin’s risk and regulatory reporting solution will help the asset manager’s team improve portfolio monitoring from both a financial…

Alveo and AquaQ Partner to Integrate Alveo Prime with AquaQ kdb+

Alveo and AquaQ Analytics have partnered to offer advanced data management and analytics for financial services firms. An early deliverable is the integration of Alveo’s Prime data mastering and data quality management solution with AquaQ’s kdb+ data capture solution. The bi-directional integration allows users to take mastered pricing and reference data from Prime into kdb+…