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Upcoming Webinar: Best practices for metadata management

Date: 5 October 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Metadata has become central to financial firms as a means of enriching, discovering and effectively using both business and technical data. Its management is equally important, particularly in capital markets applications such as data lineage and data governance, which…

Upcoming Webinar: Sanctions – The new pre-trade challenge for the buy-side

Date: 22 September 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Sanctions screening at the security level is a relatively recent requirement for the buy-side. It dives deeper than traditional KYC and AML screening and is immensely challenging as firms must monitor frequently changing sanctions lists, source up-to-date sanctions data…

Upcoming Webinar: Strategies, technologies and services for successful corporate actions automation

Date: 15 September 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Rising volumes and increasing complexity of corporate actions are challenging market participants’ efforts to reconcile data, automate corporate actions processing, and contain costs. The culprits causing these challenges include legacy systems, missing skills, manual processes, data quality issues, and…

Unifying Client Data to Accelerate Insights and Deliver Better Experiences

As they switch focus from addressing regulatory imperatives to producing superior client outcomes, buy-side firms have an opportunity to leverage internal and external data sets to deliver unique and timely investment research and analysis in support of rapid innovation and compelling new product offerings. But faced with ongoing business challenges in the form of margin…

Financial Stability Board Calls for Action on LIBOR Transition

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a progress report to the G20 on LIBOR transition and remaining issues, noting that with timelines for cessation of LIBOR panels confirmed at the end of 2021 and mid-2023 ‘there should be no remaining doubts as to the urgency of the need to transition away from LIBOR by…

Exchange Data International Partners XTAL Strategies

Exchange Data International (EDI) has partnered XTAL Strategies with the aim to support XTAL’s regulated private market benchmark initiative. The initiative comes ahead of EU Benchmark Regulation (BMR), which comes into force in 2022 and will require EU supervised users of indices to only use benchmarks that comply with the regulation. XTAL predicts the adoption…

A-Team Group ESG Handbook 2021 Details Environmental, Social and Governance Investing and Disclosure

A-Team Group has expanded its portfolio of industry-leading publications with the release of ESG Handbook 2021, a guide to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing, disclosure, and product development. The handbook offers capital markets participants, data vendors and solutions providers extensive coverage of all elements of ESG, from an initial definition and note on why…

Trustworthy AI in Capital Markets

By Shameek Kundu, head of Financial Services at TruEra. The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing in capital markets. But the sector has work to do to capitalise on investment made, and this starts with making AI and machine learning (ML) models robust, transparent and fully accountable. Ensuring AI quality will be critical to…

LGT Capital Partners Selects SimCorp to Advance Digitisation and Support Global Scale and Growth

LGT Capital Partners, a global specialist in alternative investing with US$75 billion assets under management, has signed an agreement with SimCorp to advance digitisation of its investment operations and support global scale and growth. The contract has a committed average annual value of €2 million and covers the use of SimCorp’s cloud-based investment management platform,…

ESG Handbook 2021

A-Team Group’s ESG Handbook 2021 is a ‘must read’ for all capital markets participants, data vendors and solutions providers involved in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing and product development. It includes extensive coverage of all elements of ESG, from an initial definition and why ESG is important, to existing and emerging regulations, data challenges…