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Modernizing Data and Technology for Institutional Client Services

Institutional client services providers are being expected to recalibrate their operations as their clients’ business models evolve. Higher costs, new geopolitical risks and a move towards more complex automated services has prompted their customers to seize technological opportunities that enable them to take greater control of their assets and operations. They want more agile service…

EU Parliament Approves Landmark Artificial Intelligence Act

The EU Parliament has approved the Artificial Intelligence Act, marking the world’s first regulation of AI. The regulation establishes obligations for AI based on its potential risks and level of impact and is designed to ensure safety and compliance with fundamental rights, democracy, the rule of law and environmental sustainability, while boosting innovation. The act…

Alexandre Kech Steps Up to Role of GLEIF CEO as Stephan Wolf Steps Down

Following the decision by Stephan Wolf, CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), to step down from the role on 24 June 2024 after a decade of leading the foundation from its start-up phase to the growing organisation it is today, the GLEIF board of directors has appointed Alexandre Kech to the position….

Transforming Investment Management: The Urgency to Modernize Platforms

Institutional asset managers are searching for solutions to help them navigate an investment environment that’s been reshaped by novel pressures on their business models, renewed economic uncertainty and intensifying geopolitical tensions. As they seek to address the resultant erosion of investment performance, squeezed fees and rising operating costs, they have turned to the opportunities offered…

SmartStream Reference Data Services Provides Derivatives Data for EMIR Refit

SmartStream Reference Data Services (RDS) has released an enhanced derivatives data service providing in-depth insights into futures related transactions and playing into EMIR Refit reporting requirements. EMIR Refit is geared towards enhancing transparency and stability in the OTC derivatives trading market and is set to take effect in April for Europe and September for the…

DTCC Pilot Aims to Further Automate Corporate Actions

DTCC is running a pilot scheme to further automate the corporate actions process. The pilot includes two phases and aims to streamline interactions across the agent and issuer community by standardising and automating the sourcing of corporate actions announcements. This should eliminate manual processes, provide cost savings, reduce processing lead time and mitigate risks. The…

CCData Partners ANNA and DTIF to Ease Adoption of Digital Token Identifier

CCData, an FCA authorised benchmark administrator and provider of digital asset data and index solutions, has made a strategic partnership with the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and the Digital Token Identifier Foundation (DTIF) to introduce Digital Token Identifiers (DTIs) and International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) into its Asset Metadata product. The integration of…

Northern Trust Integrates FINBOURNE Technology with Data Mesh Digital Backbone

Northern Trust, a large asset servicer, has selected FINBOURNE Technology to provide enhanced valuations and reporting capabilities for its enterprise global technology. The Chicago-headquartered firm ran a thorough technology partner selection process before deciding to implement FINBOURNE’s cloud-native financial data management solution LUSID and data virtualisation engine Luminesce to modernise its valuations and reporting functions…

ICE Benchmark Administration Offers Update on Cessation of Final LIBOR Settings

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has confirmed that ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA), the FCA authorised and regulated administrator of LIBOR, has provided an update on the cessation of sterling LIBOR. In line with feedback from its June 2022 consultation and previous statements, the FCA has used its powers under UK Benchmarks Regulation (UK BMR) to require IBA…

A-Team Group Data Management Summit London – Don’t Miss It!

With A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit London just two weeks away on 14 March 2024 at Hilton Canary Wharf, here is a taster of some of the keynotes, panels and practitioner journeys that will be presented by leaders and innovators in the data management field. The overall theme of the day is the evolution of…