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GLEIF Calls Global Industries to Join Development of Cryptographically Verifiable LEI

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has set out grand plans to create a digitised LEI service based on a digitally verifiable credential containing the LEI – the vLEI – and able to provide automated identity verification between counterparties. The ambition is for all industry sectors globally, including financial services, to embed new and…

To Buy or Build: Four Considerations for CIOs

By: Niall Twomey, CTO, Fenergo. Before embarking on a CLM (Client Lifecycle Management) digital transformation program, most financial institutions (FI) are faced with the ‘buy versus build’ conundrum; to buy something from a third-party vendor or completely build something internally. There are several factors that need to be considered in this decision making process including…

How to use the LEI to Solve your Onboarding Problems and Cut Costs

Client onboarding and lifecycle management are an ongoing problem at many financial institutions, with inefficiencies often caused by layers of technologies and processes added to capture required data and avoid fines when new rules and regulations are introduced. A solution to the problem, which could save the global banking industry billions of dollars a year…

DSB Calls on Market Participants to Join Consultation Covering UPI Fee Model

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) is pushing on with development of the Unique Product Identifier (UPI) ahead of implementation in 2022 with consultations designed to understand market participants’ views on how the principles underlying the fee model for the identifier should be established. All firms reporting to trade repositories will need to include the UPI…

Recorded Webinar: Managing unstructured data and extracting value

Unstructured data offers untapped potential but the platforms, tools and technologies to support it are nascent, often deployed for a specific problem with little reuse of common technologies from application to application. What are the challenges of managing and analysing this data and what are the considerations when making investments in this area? Data quality, consistency…

A-Team Group Names Winners of Data Management Insight Awards 2020

A-Team Group has announced the winners of its prestigious Data Management Insight Awards 2020. The annual awards, now in their eighth year, recognise leading providers of data management solutions, services and consultancy to capital markets participants. The award winners were announced online across categories ranging from best sell-side and buy-side data management platforms to best…

DSB Calls for Product Committee Members from the Middle East and Asia

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) is calling for new members for its Product Committee. Applications close on 13th January 2021. Existing membership includes representatives from the buy-side, sell-side, custodians, data vendors, trading venues and trade associations, and has been chosen based on asset class and workflow expertise, as well as geographical representation. The committee is…

A-Team Group Introduces 2021 Innovation Awards

Here at A-Team Group we have been working hard on plans to celebrate innovative projects and teams with the launch of our A-Team Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to reward teams that have found innovative ways to make use of new and emerging technologies to solve challenges at financial institutions in capital markets. The…

Time for Financial Institutions to Take Back Control of Market Data Costs

By Yann Bloch, Vice President of Product Management at NeoXam. Brexit may be just around the corner, but it is market data spending that financial institutions are more interested in taking back control of right now. In fact, other than regulatory equivalence post the transition period, it is hard to think of a more prominent…

FTSE Russell Adds Reference Price Files for Digital Asset Market

FTSE Russell, a multi-asset index, analytics and data provider, has released reference price files for the digital asset market in partnership with Digital Asset Research (DAR). The so-called FTSE DAR Reference Price – Benchmark Assets are designed to meet investor needs for accurate price discovery, transparency and consistency in the digital asset market, as well…