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LSE Migrates Sedol Masterfile onto UnaVista, Adds Broker Matching Utility

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has revealed plans to migrate its centralised reference and financial data management solution, Sedol Masterfile, onto UnaVista, its global matching, reconciliation, data integration and validation service. The exchange operator has also launched a new service for the central matching of post-trade data across prime brokers, executing brokers and hedge funds…

Counterparty Risk Should be Monitored Daily to Contain Systemic Shocks, Recommends CRMPG

As part of the industry’s drive to contain systemic risk, financial institutions should receive daily end of day counterparty risk reports, according to the Counterparty Risk Management Policy Group’s (CRMPG) recent report. The group was formed in April this year to examine the steps that must be taken by the private sector to reduce the…

Talk of the town

I never thought I’d be saying this, given the glacial pace of change in this particular sector of the market, but it seems that corporate actions has been the talk of the town recently. Not only has the DTCC been forging ahead with its plans for XBRL and ISO, reported in last month’s issue, but…

Counterparty Risk Should be Monitored Daily, Recommends CRMPG

As part of the industry’s drive to contain systemic risk, financial institutions should receive daily end of day counterparty risk reports, according to the Counterparty Risk Management Policy Group’s (CRMPG) recent report. The group was formed in April this year to examine the steps that must be taken by the private sector to reduce the…

FOW Tradedata Launches MiFID Compliant Futures and Options Symbology

Originally appeared in MiFID Monitor Futures and options reference data vendor FOW Tradedata has added symbology for prescribed European futures and options markets under MiFID’s mandatory transaction reporting requirements to its Xymbology service of Alternative Instrument Identification (AII). Gregg Whitbread, product manager for Xymbology, explains: “It was a natural extension of FOW Tradedata’s service offering…

Cusip Launches Premium Level Cusip Access Modules and New Service for European Syndicated Loans

Cusip Global Services has launched two new services: a premium level version of Cusip Access for clients that require more advanced options for managing reference data and a new platform through which European agent banks can request Cusip or ISIN identifiers. Cusip Access is now available as a “premium level service” with additional functionality and…

IBM Data Governance Council Discusses Industry Best Practices for Management of Critical Financial Data

The IBM Data Governance Council, which was set up three years ago by IBM and comprises 50 financial market firms, is currently discussing establishing best practices for the industry on how to manage critical financial data. The council plans to build what it calls an “information governance framework”, which will be based on their existing…

IBM Data Governance Council Ponders the Future of Data and Plans to Establish Best Practices

The IBM Data Governance Council, which was set up three years ago by IBM and comprises 50 financial market firms, is currently discussing establishing best practices for the industry on how to manage critical financial data. The council plans to build what it calls an “information governance framework”, which will be based on their existing…

Cusip Global Services Launches Premium Level Cusip Access Modules and New Service for European Syndicated Loans

Cusip Global Services has launched two new services: a premium level version of Cusip Access for clients that require more advanced options for managing reference data and a new platform through which European agent banks can request Cusip or ISIN identifiers. Cusip Access is now available as a “premium level service” with additional functionality and…

Agile Master Data Management: A Better Approach than Trial and Error? By Kelle O’Neal, managing partner at First San Francisco Partners

Market leading corporations are embracing master data management (MDM) to help make use of their information assets and strengthen their competitive position. Others are either in early stage planning or at risk of lagging behind those who already dominate their markets. Although still an emerging technology, MDM is quickly becoming a mainstream tool in light…