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… While Asset Control Adds CB.Net SSIs; S&P Ratings

Asset Control has added new content sets in deals with CB.Net and Standard & Poors. It follows Omicronn and ACE (Reference Data Review, November 2004) in integrating CB.Net’s BankSearchPlus international payments directory into its AC Plus data management system. Ken Payne, director of sales and marketing at Asset Control, says, “Our customers have expressed strong…

Standard & Poor’s Streamlines Sales, Data As Part of New Reference Data Strategy

Standard & Poor’s European group is streamlining its sales organization for reference and securities pricing services in a bid to provide clients with a single point of contact for many of its products. It is also working to integrate its data sets with the ultimate long-term aim of providing modular options on a common platform….

Focus on: Basel II and Data Management

Basel II and its requirements for measuring operational and credit risk is one of the key drivers behind the need to accurate and timely reference data. The following is an edited extract of an article written by Dr Urs Bischof, head of VDF engineering at Telekurs Financial and featured in Telekurs’ realtime customer magazine The…

IBM Builds on Reference Data Initiative with Basel II Suite

Hot on the heels of its reference data deal with Dresdner Bank (Reference Data Review, January 2004), IBM this month launched a suite of data management solutions designed to cater for institutions seeking to comply with the Basel II operational risk regulations. The new suite – with the snappy name of Risk & Compliance-Basel II…

Misys Names Executive To Bolster Basel II Capabilities

Misys Risk Management Systems has named Savita Verma to lead its product management, financial engineering and research operations. Verma was previously vice president of Scotiabank. The company has also appointed David Welton Basel II specialist, reporting to Verma. Meanwhile, chief operating officer Michel Van Leeuwen has added Frank Weyns to his team. Weyns was previously…

Basel II Plan Under Attack for Impact on Costs, Funding

The draft Basel II proposals on risk regulation have been attacked by two industry bodies in the past month. First, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) expressed concern about the potential costs to industry participants of accommodating what it called the complexity of the proposed new framework, and said there was a lack of coordination…