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Risk Management and Error Reduction are Key Drivers for Investment in Data Management, Says Aim and Interactive Data

Improving reference data quality in order to reduce errors is the primary reason why financial institutions have recently been engaging in reference data management projects, according to the results of Aim Software’s annual survey for 2008. Of the 340 respondents to the survey, 70% highlighted cited data quality as a key focus for these projects,…

Regulatory Oversight and Independent Verification Needed for Valuations, Says Bank for International Settlements

Internal and regulatory oversight of the valuation process is essential to ensure that sources of prices are diverse and reliable, according to a recent report by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). The BIS report suggests ways for financial institutions to assess the fair value of their assets, including promoting the need for independent verification…

SolveXia Integrates Fincad’s Derivative Pricing Libraries into SolvenSeerF+

Risk modelling solution provider SolveXia has joined the Fincad Alliance Program to integrate Fincad’s derivative pricing libraries into its SolvenSeerF+ application. Via this partnership, users of SolvenSeer F+ will have access to Fincad’s cross asset risk analytics and are able to leverage the Fincad software for robust derivative valuations by next year, says the vendor….

Know Your Counterparty: The Importance of Centralised, Quality Counterparty Data

By Rick Enfield, product business owner at Asset Control The rise of alternative investment classes and derivative products corresponds with an increase in the number of counterparties financial institutions are dealing with today. While financial institutions have kept a close watch on systemic and operational risk factors, additional levels of investment complexity, coupled with a…

FactSet Continues the Hunt for Partner Organisations and Focuses on Promoting IBEI

FactSet Research Systems, a provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community, has indicated that it is on the hunt for other third party vendor partners to extend its content coverage. The vendor is also contemplating joining the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Council in the near future to help promote…

Surviving the Liquidity Crisis with Enterprise Data Management (EDM)

Written by: Neil Edelstein, Senior Director, Product Development, GoldenSource Corporation. Throughout the boom in complex leveraged and collateralized debt instruments, high yields have all but blinded investors to the significant risk. Now that the market has turned sour, and lenders are calling in the debts, investors are learning the hard way exactly how CDOs and…

Patent Pending Ref Data Utility Offers Risk Mitigation, Seeks Backers

The inventors of an ambitious plan to create a risk mitigating Reference Data Utility for the securities industry are entering a new phase of marketing for their business venture in the belief that financial institutions can be galvanised by the lure of reduced capital and collateral requirements into solving once and for all the age-old…

CounterpartyLink Provides Legal Entity Data to Alacra, Joins Money Transfer Networks Association

Alacra, a provider of online business information solutions, has signed an alliance agreement with CounterpartyLink, supplier of global client, counterparty and issuer legal entity reference data. Through this alliance agreement, Alacra’s Concordance and Compliance customers will have access to CounterpartyLink’s full list of maintained reference data. This data is collected from sources, and maintained to…

Counterparty Data: Finding its Rightful Place in the Sun at Last, As Revenue Generation Gains Hit Home

Progress with industry-level efforts to create a universal standard for entity identification may be going nowhere fast, but this is not preventing financial institutions from undertaking projects to get their counterparty data in order. As a result, counterparty data is fast losing its reputation as the poor relation of the reference data family. As Mike…

Reuters’ New JRisk On Demand Offering Packages Broad Coverage of Evaluations, Terms and Conditions

Reuters’ new JRisk On Demand, a tailored risk management solution for hedge funds developed by the Applied Networks unit that it acquired last year, not only delivers real-time risk management tools directly to individual managers’ desktops, but aims to provide “enormous” cost benefits to clients through access to Reuters reference and terms and conditions data. …