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ICE Releases Data Solution for EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has released a data service designed to help clients comply with the Principal Adverse Impacts (PAIs) element of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). The ICE SFDR PAI solution offers users event-triggered updates for all the mandatory adverse sustainability indicators applicable to investments in companies, sovereigns and supranationals. The EU’s PAI…

LSEG Expands Digital Identity Capability with Acquisition of Global Data Consortium

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Global Data Consortium, a provider of high-quality identity verification data to support clients Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements. LSEG says the acquisition is aligned to the group’s vision of becoming a market leading global digital identity and fraud solutions provider. GDC, combined with…

Recorded Webinar: Tackling digital transformation challenges for operations teams

Digital transformation is a hot topic in capital markets, promising modernisation, better decisions, and faster time to market. It can deliver innovative front-office customer-facing applications and cloud solutions – but what is often forgotten is the role, and importance, of the back office in these transformative programs. Digitisation can only be as effective as the…

SIX Financial Information Sets Out Expansion Plans

SIX Financial Information will focus on expanding its sanctions, regulatory compliance, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG), exchange traded funds (ETFs), and digital assets capabilities over the coming year, the whole based on the company’s foundation of reference, pricing, corporate actions and index data. To find out more about the company’s plans, Data Management Insight caught…

Many Firms Are Not Data-Ready for SFDR Level 2

Many financial institutions have yet to grasp the data implications of the European Union’s ESG reporting regulations, while others are scrambling to put in place processes to comply with the developing set of disclosure rules. Read the full story on ESG Insight here.

Biodiversity: The Next Hurdle in the ESG Data Marathon

By Thomas McHugh, CEO, FINBOURNE Technology. With ESG firmly on the global investment agenda, investors are increasingly expecting asset managers to generate sustainable returns across multi-asset portfolios. In developed markets, many are expecting not just a portion of these investments, but a majority of their portfolio, to positively impact on the community and the environment….

Deutsche Börse Acquires Kneip Fund Data Manager

Deutsche Börse is close to acquiring 100% of Luxembourg-based fund data manager Kneip, expanding its offering in the asset management service space. Established in 1993, Kneip manages investor disclosure and data publication for more than 10,000 funds in over 40 countries, servicing over 30% of EU-based fund ISINS. Kneip will be integrated with the German…

Recorded Webinar: Key steps in adopting cloud and SaaS delivery for enterprise data

Following in the footsteps of market data migration to the cloud, enterprise data is finding its place in the cloud alongside Software-as-a-Service apps and data delivery mechanisms. The initial aim is to achieve greater efficiency and reduced costs by moving non-core processes off premise, while retaining mission critical apps and data in-house. Moving forward, the…

SmartSearch Releases High-Risk Country Report Service in Response to Sanctions Against Russia

SmartSearch, an anti-money laundering (AML) specialist, has released a high-risk country report service in response to the introduction of sanctions against Russia. The service enables regulated businesses to scan existing clients and check for residency or citizenship in Russia, Belarus, or any other high-risk countries. The reporting tool instantly checks all clients that the regulated business has…

Bloomberg Wins A-Team Group Award for Most Innovative ESG Data Solution

Bloomberg has won the award for Most Innovative ESG Data Solution in A-Team Group’s Innovation Awards 2022. The awards celebrate innovative projects and teams across vendor and practitioner communities that make use of new and emerging technologies to deliver high-value solutions for financial institutions in capital markets. Bloomberg’s ESG data solution was selected as a…