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Reuters DataScope Adds Convertible Bond Terms and Conditions

Reuters has enhanced the convertible bond data it makes available through its Reuters DataScope reference data product line and other platforms. The enhancements, made in conjunction with convertible bond market specialist Mace Advisers, add the latest terms and conditions for a broad range of convertible bonds globally. The terms and conditions, which are complex and…

Singapore Exchange Adopts Swift Network for Corporate Actions

The Singapore Exchange next month will begin distributing its corporate actions data over the Swift network using the ISO 15022 standard format. The exchange will use Swift for delivery of Singapore corporate actions, mostly dividends and payment announcements, but will add other corporate action data types such as rights issues later. The exchange joins the…

Johannesburg Exchange Awards Reference Data Deal to Accenture

The Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE) has awarded Accenture a two-year contract to consolidate its reference data architecture onto a new platform. The project will also involve the South African exchange’s information reporting, clearing, accounting and administration systems. The new platform will be built using available technology products and custom applications. The deal comes as the…

Tenfore Offers Historical Tick Data for Equities, Derivatives and FX

U.K.-based data feed provider Tenfore Systems has unveiled a new historical tick data service, provides intraday pricing for equities, derivatives and foreign exchange going back to the beginning of December 2003. Tenfore says the data is free of any judgemental cleansing and so closely represents the original source. Tenfore has sourced and stored data from…

U.K. Broker Williams de Broe to Use Mondas for Corporate Actions

Williams de Broe will use Mondas’ Radica CAPS corporate actions automation platform and its Election Management Portal under a five-year licensing, services and support deal valued at around £350,000. The U.K. stock broker’s decision followed a lengthy evaluations process involving several vendors. The deal makes Williams de Broe the second client to adopt the new…

Watch out for MiFID, the industry’s greatest challenge since Y2K By Gary Wright, managing director, CityCompass Research

In case you are not aware, the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, or MiFID, has been under discussion and review for a number of years. It is not an understatement to say that MiFID will entail fundamental change to all securities markets within the European Union. The changes in both business practice and the…

Standard & Poor’s Signs Reciprocal Accord With CIBC World Markets for Bond Data

McGraw-Hill’s Standard & Poor’s Corp. has tapped CIBC World Markets as the source for bond evaluations in Canada. As part of the reciprocal arrangement, CIBC will add Standard & Poor’s bond evaluations to its own PriceBase market data platform. Standard & Poor’s says the move is in response to growing demand for comprehensive cross-border bond…

MiFID: Will Firms be Ready by April 30, 2007? By Dr. Anthony W. Kirby, Founder, RDUG

The European Union’s pending MiFID initiative, or the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, replaces the Investment Services Directive (ISD), which was originally adopted in 1993. The ISD defined “home” and “host” state regulators, establishing the conditions under which authorized investment firms and banks could provide specified services in other EU member states on the basis…

Telekurs’ Pricing Deal with Exchange Systems Technology

Telekurs (U.K.) is making its delayed prices on equities, bonds and deriva-tives available via Exchange Systems Technology, an IT service provider for clearing and settlement operations. The deal will provide EST’s clients with intra-day valuations in their back office environment, including for valuing collateral holdings for risk management. The data will be made available to…

IDC’s Revenues Grow, Supported by New Evaluated, Descriptive Services

Interactive Data Corp. (IDC) saw annual revenues grow 9.5% to $484.6 million for 2004, with net income rising 11.2% to $80.3 million. For the fourth quarter, revenue grew 4% to $125.2 million, while net income grew 15.7% to $21.1 million. Growth was attributed in part to “continued strength … in FT Interactive Data’s North American…