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CEBS’ Carosio Discusses 2010 Focus on Risk and EBA’s Role in Regulatory Data Infrastructure

The Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) was originally established as a forum to lead the charge towards a new Basel framework but in recent years it has become increasingly focused on the practical realities of risk management. Giovanni Carosio, deputy director general of the Bank of Italy who took over the reins as chairman…

Italian Central Bank Director Stresses Importance of Regulatory Data Consistency Across Europe

In light of the increase in cross border activity and foreign financial institution entry into European domestic markets over recent years, Anna Maria Tarantola, deputy director general of the Bank of Italy, has been talking up the need for common information sharing methodologies and central databases across Europe. Last year, Tarantola discussed these issues with…

OECD Talks up Data Quality Issues Within Regulatory Databases

At the end of 2009, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) added to the long list of regulatory papers highlighting the importance of data quality in the oversight function with a paper on regulatory systems. The regulatory policy committee report, Indicators of Regulatory Management Systems, highlights the need for greater consistency in terms…

EDM Council Publishes its Naughty and Nice List for 2010: Some Possible Points of Contention?

There can be no doubt that systemic risk is ‘in’ for 2010; regulators will make sure it’s a key focus for financial institutions via key legislation such as that around concentration risk. But has the concept of a reference data utility really replaced the idea of managed data services? A few vendors may disagree with…

FT Interactive Leads Suppliers in Interface Race, Study Finds

New research from A-Team Consulting, publisher of Reference Data Review, demonstrates market-leading reference data supplier FT Interactive Data’s dominant market position in terms of interfaces to a broad swathe of financial services software applications. The wide-ranging research – Software Providers: Working with Reference Data – offers a view of how reference data is used to…