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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…

Deutsche Bank Taps Cicada, DSL for Global Know Your Client Compliance Project

As part of its global reference data management initiative, Deutsche Bank has contracted with Cicada Cos. to provide advisory and cleansing services to ensure compliance with Know Your Client (KYC) regulatory requirements. The German bank has adopted a risk-based approach to KYC compliance, which it believes has yielded many operational efficiencies and benefits as a…

NFS Unveils Data Interface for Pricing Services

Nordic Financial Systems (NFS), a provider of technical and business integration services to the treasury industry, has launched Market Information Interface, which allows users of its Finance KIT to receive end-of-day pricing data from vendors including Reuters and Bloomberg for portfolio valuation and risk measurement purposes. According to NFS, MII – developed in conjunction with…

Pool-Side Reading for Reference Data Ravers

Your publisher and editor are honoured this issue to be carrying contributions from two of the leading lights of the reference data community. In what will become a regular feature, Tony Kirby, founder of the Reference Data User Group (RDUG) brings us completely up to date with the workings of the various standards working groups….

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…

LSE, FT Interactive Data Go Live With Corporate Actions via Swift

With the opening up of the Swift network to vendors for delivery of their corporate actions data, several data vendors have grabbed the opportunity and are in the process of launching ISO 15022-compliant data services. These developments are helping move the industry towards standardization and greater automation of corporate actions. FT Interactive Data last week…

FTI StreetEnterprise Release 6.3 Upgrades StreetReference, Actions

Financial Technologies International’s release last month of the latest edition of its StreetEnterprise securities processing solution features substantial upgrades to both its StreetReference reference data module and StreetActions corporate actions automation platform. According to FTI, the new release – version 6.3 – refines the StreetReference module “to improve the quality of data received from vendors.”…