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Bloomberg Wins A-Team Group Award for Most Innovative Data Standards Initiative

Bloomberg has won the award for Most Innovative Data Standards Initiative in A-Team Group’s Innovation Awards 2023. The awards celebrate innovative solutions, projects and teams across vendor and practitioner communities that make use of new and emerging technologies to deliver high-value solutions for financial institutions in capital markets. Bloomberg’s data standards initiative, the Financial Instrument…

Optimising ISO 20022 for Cross-Border Payments

Why the LEI and BIC are a Perfect Fit for a Truly Global Identification Scheme By Clare Rowley, Head of Business Operations, GLEIF. Challenges in the cross-border payments market include high costs, low speed, limited access, and insufficient transparency. In October 2020, the G20 endorsed a roadmap to enhance cross-border payments. The roadmap was developed…

FCA Requires IBA to Continue Publication of US Dollar LIBOR Settings Using Synthetic Methodology

Further to a November 2022 consultation, the FCA has decided to use its powers under UK Benchmarks Regulation (UK BMR) to require ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) to continue publication of 1-, 3- and 6-month US dollar LIBOR settings using an unrepresentative synthetic methodology. The FCA will require IBA to publish these synthetic US dollar LIBOR…

Derivatives Service Bureau Sets Timeline for 2023 Consultation on ISIN and CFI

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has set out the timeline for 2023 industry consultation related to 2024 service provision of the OTC International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) and Classification Financial Instrument code (CFI). The consultation paper will be published on 28 April 2023, and the industry will have until 31 May 2023 to respond. The…

The March of MX Messaging

By Phil Flood, Global Business Development Director – Regulatory and STP Services, Gresham Technologies. When Genghis Khan marched his Mongol armies on the great cities of the Jin empire over 800 years ago, he would ensure that there were rows upon rows of drummers. They would be beating out a steady rhythm, signalling their impending…

ESMA Goes Live with Pilot of DLT Regulatory Regime

The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA’s) pilot of a Digital Ledger Technology (DLT) regulatory regime, which includes the standard Digital Token Identifier (DRI), is up and running. The pilot will operate for six years, during which regulated investment firms, market operators and central securities depositories operating DLT market infrastructure will be able to apply…

A-Team Group Names Winners of Innovation Awards 2023

A-Team Group has named the winners of its prestigious Innovation Awards 2023. The awards, now in their third year, celebrate innovative projects and teams across vendor and practitioner communities that make use of new and emerging technologies to deliver high-value solutions for financial institutions in capital markets. This year’s platinum award winners include Moody’s Analytics…

GLEIF Notes Growth in LEI Numbers, Identifies New Use Cases Including Payments

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is alive and well, with numbers of active LEIs growing through 2022 despite no additional regulatory mandates, and new use cases of the identifier including cross-border payments expected to further expand not only numbers, but also acceptance and adoption of the standard. Data Management Insight recently talked to Stephan Wolf,…

A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit is Back in London on 30 March 2023 – Don’t Miss It!

A-Team Group’s industry-leading Data Management Summit is back in London for its 13th year on 30 March 2023 at the America Square Conference Centre – and you are invited! The Summit will bring together leading data management practitioners, innovators and providers to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the sector. Topics will include…

ANNA Implementation of Revised ISO 6166 ISIN Standard Spotlights LEI, CFI and FISN

The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) has completed technical implementation of the revised ISO 6166 International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) with a view to bringing further clarity and transparency to the identification and reporting of financial instruments. Following implementation of the technical changes, National Numbering Agencies (NNAs) within ANNA must formally report Legal Entity…