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Talking Reference Data with Sarah Underwood: Solutions to Solve the Data Management Conundrum

As in-house reference data management models near breaking point, talk is turning to hosted solutions, managed services and data utilities. These solutions could provide some of the cost reductions that firms must find, but they do not come without their own problems of data quality, responsibility for data, timely collection and distribution of data and,…

EDMworks Debates the Data Management Demands of Regulatory and Business Change

As numerous regulations come into force this year and financial firms pursue product innovation, client retention and cost reduction, the pressure is on to deliver data management programmes that can absorb change and meet both regulatory and business requirements. The EDMworks Data Practitioner Network gathered recently to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by regulatory…

SIX Financial Information Adds Bloomberg Global Identifiers to Data Feeds

SIX Financial Information has incorporated Bloomberg Global Identifiers (BBGIDs) into its Valordata Feed and plans to do the same for its Market Data Feed, a development that adds Bloomberg Open Symbology to more than 30 security identification schemes already supported by the company. BBGIDs are available immediately and at no extra cost within the Valordata…

Pivotal Taps NYSE for Data Dispatch Middleware

Pivotal – the EMC/VMware analytics spinout – has released Pivotal Data Dispatch (PDD), a platform for discovery of and analytical processing on data stored in disparate repositories. The product was developed at NYSE Euronext for its internal surveillance and regulatory purposes and has been in use there since 2007. According to product documentation, PDD provides…

A-Team’s DMS Awards Reward Best and Brightest in the Industry

A-Team Group hosted its inaugural DMS Data Management awards ceremony at last week’s DMS event in London, with the awards presented to the great and the good of the data management community by our own president and editor-in-chief Andrew Delaney, in a bow tie no less. The awards were devised to give recognition to those…

DMS Review: Regulation, Data Complexity Seen as Key Drivers in Coming 18 Months

Regulation will be the main challenge for data managers over the next two years, but it won’t be the only challenge as data complexity and volumes increase, business users demand better data, and unstructured data becomes part of the big picture. Still more, these challenges must be tackled in an environment of cost constraint. That…

Wolters Kluwer Expands Portfolio of Regulatory Reporting Solutions

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is expanding its portfolio of national regulatory reporting solutions through an agreement to acquire Svenson, a software suite dedicated to the Austrian market, from SmartStream. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but the acquisition is expected to close this summer and will include the transfer of Svenson’s 15 employees…

Talking Reference Data With Sarah Underwood: Getting to Grips with Data Management Development

Enterprise data management has become central to conversations at financial institutions about strategy setting, business development, profitability, risk management, regulatory compliance, technology innovation and more. Yet it remains difficult to itemise and successful solutions are elusive. Some of the conversations concentrate on long-term data standardisation and centralisation, others on data management outsourcing, and many on…

Talking Reference Data with Andrew Delaney: Doing the DMS Rounds

Such was the success of our Data Management Summit last month that I have had my arm severely twisted and – under duress – have agreed to host another event in the autumn. We’ll be holding DMS – same time, same place – on October 3, so if you missed us last time around you’ll…

Mizuho International Builds on Relationship with Wolters Kluwer for Basel III Reporting

Mizuho International, the London-based securities and investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, is building on an existing regulatory data management relationship with Wolters Kluwer Financial Services to meet the needs of Basel III reporting. The bank has licensed Wolters Kluwer’s Basel III compliant common reporting (CoRep), financial reporting (FinRep) and liquidity coverage ratio modules…