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Meeting the Complex Data Management Challenges of Shareholding Disclosures

Getting shareholder disclosure right has become a priority for financial institutions that are already required to monitor breaches of ownership thresholds that are used to protect sensitive industries, but must also comply with the EU Transparency Directive Amending Directive (TDAD). The directive came into effect in November 2015 and requires firms to analyse holdings of…

Building the Business Case for Joining the Reference Data Utility

The benefits of joining a reference data management utility include the ability to improve data quality, simplify complex data management infrastructures, meet constantly expanding and changing regulatory requirements, and realise significant reductions in operating costs. This White Paper, sponsored by SmartStream, describes four business cases that can be addressed by adopting a utility-based approach to…

The Reference Data Utility: How Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Morgan Stanley are breaking the reference data mold

The Reference Data Utility (RDU) built by SmartStream and backed by Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and Morgan Stanley is up and running and ready to deliver reference data management services to the banks. The concept of multi-tenant data utilities is not new, but none have achieved buy-in at the level of the RDU,…

Solvency II How Insurers, Asset Managers and Asset Servicers are Meeting the Data Challenge

The EU’s Solvency II regulation is due to come into effect in January 2016. Aimed at ensuring the insurance industry fully understands the risks associated with its investments, the regulation places great emphasis on access to highly granular valuations and risk information. For most insurers, this is the first time they have been required to…

Do You Know How Regulation Is Impacting Structured Notes?

Deconstructing Structured Notes Valuation, Risk Management & Compliance Best Practices Sweeping new global financial regulations are changing the way financial firms perform valuations. Regulations call for robust and transparent asset and liability assessments, and for detailed insight into the real value and risk exposures in portfolios. In this report, Jayme Fagas, global head of valuations…

Practical Considerations for Shifting to a Shared-Services Model for Reference Data Management

After years of discussion and little action, are we now seeing a shift in attitudes and a gain in traction for the idea of a shared services model for reference data management? A-Team Group surveyed a dozen market practitioners at financial institutions to understand the benefits and concerns and realities of shared services for data…

IFRS & AIFMD – Managing the Pricing and Transparency Paradigm

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) present the market with a broad and complex range of obligations. In many cases these are the first set of common obligations that will impact Fund Managers, Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Fund Administrators & Custodians all at the same time! Going…

The Case for a Reference Data Management Utility

Money, time, accuracy and quality have all been casualties of the extensive duplication of effort that has characterised the management of reference data management in the financial industry for as long as anyone can remember. The issue has become all the more acute in recent years by the growing complexity of financial markets and the…

Getting Ahead in Fund Pricing

Faced with greater regulatory scrutiny, increasing workloads, more sophisticated client requirements and continued pressure on costs, fund administrators are heavily challenged to improve their operational efficiency across alternative and traditional funds to keep service quality levels high. With fund managers looking again to create new products, fund administrators are in a unique position to act…

Valuing High-Yield Corporate Credit in the New Regulatory Environment

The 2013 regulatory environment is putting increased pressure on valuations for speculative-grade corporate credit, namely high-yield bonds, leveraged loans and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). Not only is the final price under greater scrutiny, financial firms will now be required to defend their methodologies on harder-to-price securities. With transparency having become the new regulatory buzzword, pricing…