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DTCC Files SDR Applications with CFTC

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) announced that it had filed a registration application with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to operate a swaps data repository (SDR), DTCC Data Repository (U.S.), across multiple OTC derivatives asset classes. “DTCC is committed to working with financial authorities and the industry to promote a transparent…

Major Australian Superannuation Fund selects StatPro Seven

StatPro Group, a leading provider of portfolio analytics and data solutions for the global asset management industry, today announces that Brisbane-based superannuation fund QSuper, has completed the implementation of StatPro Seven’s performance and attribution SaaS platform. This is part of QSuper’s three-year strategic plan to improve its in-house investment capability and performance analytics solutions, in…

Accuity Issues Critical UN and EU Sanctions Data Enhancements for AML Regulatory Compliance

Accuity, the leading provider of payment routing data, AML screening data and software and professional services, announced today the expansion of its industry-leading sanctions data coverage. Companies will now have access to critical information not found on the standard United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) sanctions lists to help banks and corporations reduce regulatory…

Compliance Specialist co-comply Signs Three New Contracts

co-comply, the compliance and governance software supplier to the institutional and hedge fund industries, announces that it has signed three new contracts in the hedge fund, wealth and institutional asset management markets. Esemplia Emerging Markets, the active emerging markets equity asset manager, has agreed an initial three-year license for all modules of co-comply – the…

SOFGEN’s REG-Reporter Selected By One of the Largest Banks in the World

SOFGEN Holdings (SOFGEN), an international banking IT consulting firm, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, SOFGEN Americas, has signed NY Branch of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), as a REG-Reporter client. SMFG offers a broad range of financial services centered on banking as well as…

ISDA Comments on EC’S MiFID Proposals

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) welcomes the publication by the European Commission of legislative proposals relating to its review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). The overarching objective of the original MiFID framework was to further the integration, competitiveness and efficiency of European financial markets, and ISDA supports changes that…

RBC Dexia Extends Mandate with Comgest to Provide KIID Services

RBC Dexia Investor Services today announced that it has won a new mandate from Comgest, the independent international asset management group, to provide Key Investor Information Document (KIID) services to the Dublin domiciled umbrella, Comgest Growth Fund. RBC Dexia provides a variety of services to Comgest, including fund accounting, custody and financial reporting. The KIID…

Virginie’s Blog – Regulatory Change and LEI Discussions Dominate at DMRAV (Not to Mention the G20 Meeting)

As I previously predicted, the spectre of incoming regulation and the standards developments around a new legal entity identifier (LEI) were popular topics for discussion at yesterday’s Data Management for Risk, Analytics and Valuations (DMRAV) conference in London. Panellists and delegates alike discussed the changing dynamics within the data management universe that have meant much…

Interactive Data and FINRA Provide Transparency into Structured Securities Market

Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics, and related solutions, today announced that Interactive Data and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have developed a set of reports designed to provide transparency into market activity related to U.S. structured securities on a daily basis. The reports consist of the U.S. Structured…

Omgeo’s Freeman on the Changing Dynamics of the SSI Space

Reference Data Review speaks with Omgeo’s executive director of industry relations Tony Freeman about the vendor’s recent research into the settlement and account instruction (SSI) space, which highlights the high number of trade fails caused by problems with SSI data. Freeman also elaborates on the changing dynamics in the SSI space caused by increased competition…