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Virginie’s Blog – FSB Zeros in on G-SIFI Data

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has finally issued its first list of globally systemically important financial institutions (G-SIFIs) – a practice that it will reprise on an annual basis every November from now on – but what can these 29 firms expect in terms of new data requirements and when? The Cannes summit of G20…

S&P Capital IQ Risk Solutions Signs Standard Bank South Africa

S&P Capital IQ Risk Solutions today signed an agreement to provide its default recovery data and Loss Given Default (LGD) model to the South African operations of Standard Bank. The agreement includes access to the LossStats recovery database and S&P Capital IQ Risk Solutions’ market-leading LGD modeling framework. S&P Capital IQ’s recovery data and modelling…

Nine Out of 10 Bankers Not Confident Over Stress Testing – According to New Sybase Survey

Sybase, an SAP company and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today announced results of a survey showing that more than nine out of 10 capital markets executives lack confidence in bank stress testing, while more than 75 percent are struggling to capture trading system data. These key findings, among others, came from a…

S&P Capital IQ Signs UBRD to CreditPro

S&P Capital IQ Risk Solutions today announced a deal to provide CreditPro to Russian bank, Ural Bank for Reconstruction and Development (UBRD). The agreement allows UBRD to access S&P ratings, rating migrations, defaults and recovery database on more than 15,000 issuers, 130,000 securities, 150,000 structured finance tranches, and 140 sovereigns. CreditPro enables credit professionals to…

Fiserv’s Hanselman Discusses its Basel III Education Programme

Risk management solution vendor Fiserv has been engaging in an educational outreach programme with the financial services community regarding incoming regulatory developments such as Basel III. Reference Data Review speaks to Orlando Hanselman, education programmes director for risk and compliance solutions at Fiserv, about some of this work with board level execs “There is a great degree…

The RiskBusiness Regulator Survey Shows Some Cause for Concern

In July and August 2011, RiskBusiness International undertook an electronic survey amongst risk management professionals working in the global financial services industry to rate their regulator, anonymously, on its performance in several categories relating to operational risk supervision and oversight: Clarity and completeness of regulations; conformance of regulations to Basel II and Solvency II; approachability;…

Surge of Regulations Prompt Fund and Asset Managers to Leverage Technology

With increasing demands for operational transparency, improving risk management and staying abreast of regulatory developments, the technology used to manage these functions has become a key focus for fund and asset managers. Managers are recognising the necessity to update or employ new management systems to increase efficiency of their operations and compete for client assets….

S&P’s Jones Talks up its Bond Pricing and Valuation Offering, First in a New Line of Offerings

Following its recent (and long anticipated) official rebrand, S&P Capital IQ has released the first in a series of upgrades to its valuations biz in the form of a new bond pricing and valuation offering, which purports to provide an “independent and transparent view of multiple pricing and valuation approaches across a single issue.” Peter…

Post-Trade Technology – Reactive or Progressive?

Post-trade technology enables brokers and investors to confirm and report trades, and is essential to the effective operation of these firms. However, the technology at the heart of many of these systems was designed for a simpler trading environment. As the environment has evolved, for example through new regulations and the growth of alternative asset…

Financial Institutions Should Focus on Unstructured Financial Data in the Rush for Effective Risk Management, Warns ClusterSeven

Financial institutions will continue to report high profile instances of data mismanagement and fraud unless they take 100% control of the vulnerable financial data files that move and manipulate information between their business systems. These include files known as CSVs* (comma separated variable), plus spreadsheets and Microsoft Access Databases. Systemic failings in the way these…