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Standard Chartered Opts for Asset Control’s PriceMaster

Standard Chartered has selected Asset Control’s AC PriceMaster to manage multi-sourced price data and generate risk factors for financial markets globally. The first phase of the implementation is projected for completion at the end of the year. According to Rajesh Bhatia, group head of market risk at Standard Chartered, the bank “is (active) in more…

Telekurs (USA) Teams with XcitekSolutionsPlus to Offer ISO 15022 Data

Telekurs (USA) Inc. and XcitekSolutionsPlus have extended their five-year relationship through the integration of the Telekurs Valordata Feed (VDF) service through the XSP corporate actions platform. While Telekurs-provided corporate actions data has long been available via XSP, the new deal means that ISO 15022-formatted messages will be offered to users of the platform for the…

The Arrival of Autumn, and Change Is in the Air

Getting this issue of Reference Data Review written, edited, printed and shipped to Atlanta for Swift’s massive Sibos event was always going to be a challenge. Getting this issue to Sibos and conducting a sweeping survey of industry attitudes has been a gargantuan task – but what a fun one. As you can see from…

Swift’s Early Adoption Programme Paves Way for Distribution of More Data Types Over Swiftnet

A year after Reference Data Review broke the news that Swift was to open up its network to third-party vendors corporate actions data, six vendors are now in early adopter status, with a number of others in discussions to make a commitment to the project. The initiative is now on track for additional data types…

Corporate Actions Systems Benchmarked by CityCompass

Think your corporate actions service is good enough? Try putting it through the paces of the CityCompass benchmarking process. Those systems and information service providers brave enough to do so and that passed the tough criteria were rewarded for their efforts with the new B.I.S.S. Gold Label accreditation. The benchmarking process, now in its second…

Vermeg Secures SEI Investments For Corporate Actions System

Corporate actions processing firm Vermeg has secured a new client in the form of wealth services provider SEI Investments. SEI is in the process of implementing Vermeg’s Megacor system to provide the corporate actions module within its own Global Wealth Management Platform aimed at private clients. While being touted as the first U.S. deal for…

Thomson Hints At Reference Data Activities with Portia News

Thomson Financial, while owner of many valuable data properties, has not to date jumped into marketing its services in the reference data space. News from its Portia portfolio management and accounting system’s division, however, made mention of new modules and enhancements in the works that hint at increased activity in this space. Modules being planned…

S&P Becomes Preferred Data Supplier To GIS’s Fund Accounting Software

Standard & Poor’s has secured a deal as the preferred data provider for Global Investment Systems’ MFACT fund accounting and administration system aimed at the mutual fund processing market. This is an expansion of an existing deal which adds S&P’s taxable corporate bond pricing for all asset types, including mortgage-backed securities CMO’s and asset backed…

Telekurs Financial Links VDF with CSK’s X-Gen Software

Telekurs Financial has added to its list of applications software partners in a new deal with existing partner CSK Software. The latest deal provides integration between Telekurs Financial’s Valordata Feed (VDF), offering master and event data, as well as international securities pricing, and CSK’s X-Gen business automation and integration software. Says Telekurs U.K. chief Beat…

What do you think of the reference data services out there?

After a refreshing couple of weeks on a European break, we’re back in the full swing of things. And boy, are things swinging! As well as producing our fine publications, A-Team has embarked on a commissioned survey to understand what reference data managers really think about the information services out there, and how various firms…