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U.K. Asset Manager Insight Set to Go Live with Citadel’s Data Management Platform

U.K. asset management firm Insight Investment is about to go live with a reference data management infrastructure from Citadel Associates. The implementation will make Citadel’s Cadis the data management infrastructure underpinning Insight’s growing derivatives operations. Insight – formed through a merger of Halifax and Bank of Scotland, and the subsequent acquisition of Rothschild Asset Management…

ADP Brokerage Services Teams with Xcitek for Corporate Actions

ADP’s Brokerage Services Group (BSG) has launched an automated corporate actions processing system based on XcitekSolutionsPlus’s XSP platform. The new system is part of BPS’s back-office processing offering, and features a data-scrubbing engine for exception-handling. The engine compares announcement data from multiple sources and identifies exceptions, publishing them to BPS and offering managers an overall…

Nicholas-Applegate Opts for XSP Platform

Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management has licensed XcitekSolutionsPlus’s XSP platform for corporate actions processing, its corporate actions data, its Swift messaging functionality and the Electronic Tracking Response and Notifications system for notification and response capture. “After evaluating the software vendors in the marketplace,” Christopher P. Siriani, director of operations at Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management, “we found that XcitekSolutionsPlus…

Cicada Upgrades Rules Management on Composer

Cicada has upgraded the validation rules management capabilities of its reference data management platform, adding a graphical user interface allowing users to create, modify, delete or add business rules to data sources, both internal and external. The upgrade also adds a rights system for security, permissioning and modifying existing business rules. Finally, a new rules…

In Search of the King of Holy Grails: ROI

Return on investment is a recurring theme in reference data management. And the reason seems to be that no one can figure out how to measure it. Recent issues of Reference Data Review have been littered with references – excuse the pun – to the importance of managing expectations with respect to ROI on enterprise-wide…

Accenture MRDS to Complement Corporate Actions, Market Data

Accenture’s plans to roll out a Managed Reference Data Service (MRDS), based aroundon Asset Control’s Acdex outsourced data management offering (Reference Data Review, June 2004), is one of several data management initiatives under way at the big consulting firm. MRDS, for which Accenture has been distributing a white paper discussion document, sits alongside similar ventures…

SunGard Forms Enterprise Unit To Develop Former Fame Business

Following its acquisition earlier this year of Fame Information Services, SunGard has unveiled a new corporate structure in the reference and market data area to accommodate its activities in securities administration and pricing services. The company has created a new group, SunGard Data Management Solutions, formed by the merger of Fame and SunGard Market Data…

Clarification: Asset Control/Crosswalk

In the June issue of Reference Data Review, we incorrectly stated that Asset Control has entered a deal to carry data from Telekurs’, Standard & Poor’s and Dun & Bradstreet’s joint Crosswalk initiative. Asset Control has stated an interest in this data but a deal has not yet been secured.

Asset Control Wins Citadel Hedge Fund Contract

Alternative investments hedge fund Citadel Investment Group has selected AC Plus from Dutch reference data management specialist Asset Control to centralize management of its securities data. The deal is an important one for Asset Control since Citadel has agreed to work with the company on further enhancements to its product suite, with Citadel’s hedge fund…

Bureau van Dijk Picks EDI for Corporate Actions Data

Dutch electronic publisher Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing (BvDEP) has selected Exchange Data International to supply corporate actions data for the latest version of its Osiris company database. The deal brings EDI’s Worldwide Corporate Actions (WCA) feed to a new audience of front-office corporate finance users; its traditional marketplace is in the back-office corporate finance…