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A-Team Group Names Winners of Data Management Insight Awards – Europe 2022

Congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s Data Management Insight Awards – Europe 2022. These awards recognise both established solution vendors and innovative newcomers providing leading data management solutions, services and consultancy to capital markets participants across Europe. This year’s Data Management Insight Awards – Europe were presented by Olympic Athlete, Derek Redmond after a…

GLEIF continues LEI push with mapping of S&P Global Company ID to the identifier

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) continues to promote use of the LEI through a collaboration with S&P Global Market Intelligence that certifies the mapping of the S&P Global Company ID to the LEI. GLEIF says links like this increase the value of the LEI by extending its connectivity to the world’s entity identifier…

GLEIF and Swift Reduce Cost of Reconciling Counterparty Data with Certified Mapping of MIC to LEI

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has expanded its collaboration with Swift by providing certification for the mapping of Swift’s Market Identifier Code (MIC) to the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). The resulting open source file will enable market participants that use GLEIF and/or Swift data to link and cross-reference key entity identifiers free of…

GLEIF Extends LEI Validation Agent Scheme with Sparkasse Bank Malta and Diligencia

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has added two validation agents to the Global Legal Entity Identifier System, bringing the global total of agents able to provide their clients with LEIs to 10. The additions are Sparkasse Bank Malta, a European bank offering corporate and private banking, investment, and custody services; and Diligencia, a…

EU Publishes Mandate for Use of UPI Alongside LEI in OTC Derivatives Transaction Reporting

The Official Journal of the European Union has published the requirement for the Unique Product Identifier (UPI), created and distributed by the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), to be part of EU law. The mandate is included in the EMIR Refit publication and makes the EU the first jurisdiction among the G20 to enforce use of…

Optimism Marks ESG Data Sector but Challenges Remain

Clean and accurate ESG data is core to financial institutions meeting their sustainability ambitions and obligations, but ensuring they have enough data in a useable form is proving a stumbling block. This, and other shortcomings of ESG data, was the subject of a fascinating conversation at last week’s A-Team Group Data Management Summit New York….

A-Team Group Names Winners of Data Management Insight Awards – USA 2022

A-Team Group announced the winners of its inaugural Data Management Insight Awards – USA 2022 today. The awards were presented by highly respected capital markets participant Predrag Dizdarevic, partner at data management consulting and solutions provider Element22, after the close of A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit New York and during a lively drinks reception. These…

Encompass Joins GLEIF Vendor Relationship Group

Encompass, a provider of automated KYC solutions, has become a member of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation’s (GLEIF’s) vendor relationship group. The group was set up to help the GLEIF understand market and product requirements for Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) data. Stephan Wolf, CEO at GLEIF and co-chair of the vendor relationship group, says:…

Universal Key: Unlocking the Potential of Legal Entity Identifiers – What’s Left to Do?

By Eugene Ing, Executive Director, GMEI Product Management, DTCC. The 2008 financial crisis highlighted the significance of counterparty risk to the safety of the global financial system. In particular, it demonstrated the importance of identifying ownership structures of legal entities engaged in financial transactions. To create greater transparency in the global financial system, in 2009,…

Business Identity in the Digital Economy: A Global Problem Needs a Global Solution

By Stephan Wolf, CEO of the Global LEI Foundation. Businesses today face significant pressure to go digital. Government and private sector organisations around the world are racing to digitise processes, products, and services – even national currencies – to remove friction, save money, streamline operations, and improve user experiences. Despite the tremendous benefits it delivers,…