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Expanding Global Identifiers in Complex Assets and Other Areas

In the post-credit crisis financial services industry, risk management, compliance and transparency have emerged as focus points for review with provision of accurate and timely data recognised as a critical element of success. Fundamental to data provision is the accurate identification of both financial instruments and counterparties – without which you cannot truly measure your…

FOW TRADEdata in Dialogue with Bloomberg to Incorporate Identifiers into Xymbology, Says IPUG

Following its letter to petition Bloomberg to allow its symbology to be included in FOW TRADEdata’s service Xymbology, the Information Providers User Group (IPUG) indicates that a dialogue has begun between the two vendors to incorporate both the BUID and the new Bloomberg Global ID (BBGID), which is at the heart of its open symbology…

IPUG Ramps up Lobbying Activities, Targets Bloomberg as First on a Long List of Vendors Under the Spotlight

The Information Providers User Group’s (IPUG) last annual general meeting saw the confirmation of the main deliverables for the group over the next year, including the highlighting of a number of vendor solutions to come under the group’s scrutiny. One of IPUG’s key activities of late has been the lobbying of the vendor community and…

End is in Sight for Swift’s Lean Programme, But is it Fighting Fit?

Ahead of this year’s Sibos in Amsterdam and following the approval of the 2015 strategy, I have been asking people what they think of Swift and its new five year plan. The most obvious concern for most of the market seems to boil down to one thing: cost. Whatever you think of its new, more…

Wandering Off Course?

Back in the summer of 2008 I wrote a feature for ATiQ on the grand plans for an “investment roadmap” for standards that was launched by three of the main players in the financial messaging standards world – FIX Protocol (FPL), the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and Swift. However, despite the fanfare at…

Cusip Global Services Plans Q4 Launch for Hedge Fund Identifiers, Focuses on Building up New Offerings

Following the announcement back in June last year that it would be teaming up with HedgeFund.net to develop entity identifiers for the hedge fund community, Cusip Global Services (CGS) has said that it is planning the launch of its Cusip for hedge funds service for the fourth quarter of this year. Darren Purcell, director of…

Omgeo Adds CLS FX Instructions to Omgeo Alert

Omgeo, the global standard for post-trade efficiency, announced today that it has added CLS FX instructions to Omgeo Alert, to improve the way FX settlement instructions are published, stored and exchanged. Additional fields have been added to Omgeo Alert, the industry’s largest and most compliant web-based standard settlement instruction (SSI) database across multiple asset classes,…

Acquisition of SunGard’s Messaging Hub Represents More Commercial Approach to the Market of Swift’s New 2015 Strategy

Swift’s planned acquisition of SunGard’s Ambit Messaging Hub is all part of the financial network operator’s new and recently approved 2015 strategy, which aims to strengthen Swift’s overall commercial approach to the market. The new strategy will see Swift making further “targeted acquisitions” over the course of the next five years, according to Mike Fish,…

SWIFT to Acquire Ambit Messaging Hub Assets from SunGard in a Move that Strengthens the Relationship Between Both Entities

SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) and SunGard announced the planned acquisition by SWIFT of the assets of SunGard’s Ambit Messaging Hub (AMH) solution for high-volume financial messaging. The transaction, which is subject to a number of closing conditions that are expected to be fulfilled by the end of the quarter, strengthens the relationship…

ICAP Chooses UnaVista for Transaction Reporting

The London Stock Exchange announced today that ICAP has selected the UnaVista platform as its transaction reporting ARM. The inter-deal broker will use UnaVista to report transactions to the FSA across all reportable asset classes, benefiting from the rich feature set UnaVista provides almost immediately, as the product is securely hosted at the London Stock…