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Virginie’s Blog – The Coming of the Regulatory Data Empire?

Not only has the Swift/Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) alliance been backed this week by a Sifma led industry coalition group to act as the issuer and registration authority for the new legal entity identification standard, but the partners have also received the support of a number of these same associations to establish a…

Latest JWG Risk Research Finds Industry Unlikely to be Ready for 2012 Regulatory Environment

JWG, the independent financial regulatory think-tank, today released their latest research entitled ‘Clearing the risk MI bar?’ The report is based on a survey of 20 risk, data and finance professionals in 16 global financial institutions which was released in March 2011 as well as discussions with international trade associations, regulators and technology vendors. The…

Regulators Should Begin Work With the Data and Formats Already Being Reported, Says ICFR’s Ridpath

A lot has been said on the subject of systemic risk monitoring and the collection of macroprudential data over the last year or so (just look at the developments in the US around the Office of Financial Research for proof) and the International Centre for Financial Regulation (ICFR) is aiming to play its part in…

DTCC’s Not So Subtle Positioning

Last year, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) kicked off its bid to set itself up as an industry data utility with the acquisition of UK-based counterparty and entity data vendor Avox, but at that point, it was rather cautious about publically declaring its intentions in the regulatory data space. Not so this year,…

Swift’s Recently Promoted Vandenreydt Calls for Global Coordination of Legal Entity ID Standards

Following its recent submission to the US Office of Financial Research (OFR) on the subject of legal entity identification, Swift’s Fabian Vandenreydt speaks to Reference Data Review about why he feels Europe and the US are on the same page with regards to standardisation of this space. Vandenreydt, who was recently promoted to head of Securities and…

DTCC Names Ronald Jordan Chief Data Officer

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has named Ronald Jordan, a 26-year industry veteran, to the new position of chief data officer, effective immediately. As chief data officer, Jordan will be responsible for guiding DTCC’s strategy on matters related to DTCC’s commercial and regulatory data business activities. In the current re-regulatory environment, financial firms…

What to Expect in 2011

What a year it has been for reference data management. Data quality has been such a high profile topic that it was discussed during one of the US House-Senate conference committees and, across the pond, was also championed by the European Central Bank’s (ECB) president Jean-Claude Trichet during a number of speeches over the course…

RBS’ Davies Highlights the Need for Reliable Reference Data to Support the Risk Function

Following on from its implementation of EDM vendor SmartCo’s DataHub platform earlier this year to support the reference data requirements of its Global Banking and Markets division, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is continuing to build up its data management capabilities with a view to better supporting its risk management function. Speaking at last week’s…

Prioritise Your Projects in Light of the Regulations Coming Down the Pipe, Says Nomura International’s Bannocks

Firms need to get a good handle on the regulations coming down the pipe and how they will impact the data management function, as well as prioritising them in order of timeframes, said Chris Bannocks, managing director and global head of reference data, Operations, Nomura International. Speaking at this week’s JWG organised event on next…

JWG’s Di Giammarino Highlights the Potential Cost of the OFR for Individual Systemically Important Firms

The Office of Financial Research represents a “game of chicken” between the regulatory community and the industry, said PJ Di Giammarino, CEO of think tank JWG, at this week’s event on the regulatory data radar in 2011. “If you don’t provide feedback and get your act together by 15 July deadline, it could get pretty…