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SEI Extends Operational Outsourcing Relationships with Multiple Mutual Fund Clients

SEI today announced that it has secured long term contract extensions with several existing mutual fund clients to provide full-service operational outsourcing through the company’s Advisors’ Inner Circle Fund (AIC) series trust offering. These multiple contract extensions, along with the two new series trust clients SEI signed recently, reflect a strong, continuing industry movement towards…

BVI’s Koop Talks up the Potential of FundsXML Standard in Europe, ISO Compatibility, Data Dictionary

Since its initial release in 2001, the FundsXML open standard has gained traction in a number of markets including Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and France for the electronic exchange of funds data. However, Thomas Koop, associate in research and market analysis for German investment fund and asset management industry association BVI, reckons it has the…

Asset Management Division of Leading Canadian Bank Chooses Broadridge Canada’s Smart Fund Facts Solution

Broadridge Financial Solutions today announced that a leading Canadian bank has started a multi-year initiative to use Broadridge Canada’s Smart Fund Facts solution for the automated creation of regulatory point of sale (POS) fund facts documents. Donna Bristow, vice president, client management and strategic product development, Broadridge, Canada, commented, “The decision by this major Canadian…

JWG’s Di Giammarino Promotes European Input into US OFR Developments Via New GRIS Group

European firms need to collaborate with each other if they are to provide practical input to important regulatory driven standardisation efforts such as the development of a new legal entity identifier by the US Office of Financial Research (OFR), according to JWG’s CEO PJ Di Giammarino. In order to facilitate this transatlantic feedback process, JWG’s…

Broadridge Achieves a Record Year in 2010 for Fixed Income Processing Platform Implementations

Broadridge Financial Solutions today announced that 2010 was a record year for client implementations of its fixed income securities processing platform. Eleven new banks and brokerage firms chose Broadridge because of the expansiveness of its fixed income processing platform, the speed and efficiency with which Broadridge brings clients onto the system, and its enhanced data…

SEC Deals Another Blow to the Ratings Agencies with Further Proposed Legislative Amendments

As part of its overall crackdown on the credit ratings agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has this week proposed a series of amendments to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 that will remove the requirements for mandatory credit ratings. The proposals are in accordance with the provisions…

ICFR Meeting Calls for Increased Consistency of Supervisory Data Collection, Global Coordination

The International Centre for Financial Regulation’s (ICFR) recent meeting on macroprudential data scoping highlighted a number of concerns related to the collection of data for the monitoring of systemic risk, not least of which was the need for global coordination among regulators. Attendees to the meeting, which took place earlier this month in London under…

JWG Risk Report Finds Penalties Will Drive Firms to Improve Their Risk Information

JWG, the independent financial regulatory analysts, today released their latest research entitled ‘The new business of risk management’. The report is based on interviews with over 120 professionals from more than 45 financial institutions, as well as suppliers, supervisors and other industry professionals. Their extensive research has found that the new, intrusive style of supervision…

CQ Roll Call Takes Access to Unstructured Information to a New Level with MarkLogic

Following the bills that matter to you or simply gathering more information on the new US Congress that convened in Washington, DC earlier this year can now be accomplished more quickly and accurately than ever before. MarkLogic Corporation, the company revolutionising the way organisations leverage unstructured information, today announced that MarkLogic is powering a new…

DTCC Launches Portal Providing Regulators Globally Direct, Online Access to CDS Data

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) announced today, that it has launched an automated portal to provide regulators worldwide with direct, online access to global credit default swap (CDS) data registered in DTCC’s Warehouse Trust Company LLC (Warehouse Trust) global repository. Currently 19 regulators around the world are already live on the portal. This…