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SimCorp’s Schröter Elaborates on Decision to Partner with Aim Software for Data Heavy Lifting

SimCorp’s recently announced decision to partner with data management solution provider Aim Software was based on the desire to better support its clients’ requirements around golden copy record production, explains Marc Schröter, SimCorp’s senior vice president and head of strategic research. Up until now, the vendor has left its clients to deal with the process of…

Logicscope Connects to Ice for Real-Time Post-Trade STP

Logicscope, a provider of post-trade STP between trading venues and their customers, has added IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) to its prestigious community of execution venues. By connecting to TradeSTP, Logicscope’s post-trade platform, clients can receive real-time post trade notifications for any asset traded on the market leading ICE electronic trading platform, transformed and delivered seamlessly into any…

Financial Information Forum Highlights the US$250m Cost of New Options Symbology, Finds Industry Dissatisfaction with Lack of Agreed Standards

The majority of industry participants are disappointed and frustrated that an agreement has not been reached on an alternative standard to the Options Price Reporting Authority (Opra) code, according to a recent study by the Financial Information Forum (FIF). Mary Lou Von Kaenel, managing director, management consulting at New York-based consultancy Jordan & Jordan, which…

Brewin Dolphin Opts for Zoomix Accelerator for Instrument, Client Data Management

UK private client investment manager Brewin Dolphin has implemented Zoomix’s Accelerator enterprise data management platform to automate the matching, standardization and classification of hundreds of thousands of customer and financial data records. Accelerator is a so-called ‘self-learning’ data management platform that analyzes the relationships and meanings relevant to any data domain by observing decisions made…

Standing Settlement Instructions: Bringing the Poor Relation of Reference Data into the Fold

Awareness of the fact that missing or inaccurate standing settlement instructions (SSIs) are a major inhibitor to true straight-through processing (STP) is as long-standing as the industry’s focus on STP itself. Problems with SSIs are still the biggest single cause of reference data-related trade fails, which themselves are the second biggest cause of fails behind…

AIM Software and Italian Partner Implement GAIN at Arner Bank

Lugano, Switzerland-based Arner Bank is implementing AIM Software’s data management environment GAIN for the integration of price, static and corporate actions data provided by Bloomberg and Telekurs Financial. The project is slated for completion in September, with go-live planned for October. Arner Bank is implementing GAIN in conjunction with Galileo – the Security Master File,…

Bank Deploys Aleri Stream-Processing Platform for Ref Data

Stream-processing technology is big news in the market data world, where the demands of algorithmic trading are driving investment in solutions to support high-volume, low-latency, fast-moving environments. To date, it has not been widely suggested that low latency was so important in the context of reference data, but an early sign that streaming technology could…

The Impact of MiFID

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) has been described as pure cost pain for little liquidity gain by some. What might the impacts be for the financial services firms in terms of conduct of business, data management and best execution and order-handling processes? asks Dr Anthony W Kirby, Fellow of European Think Tank Promethee and…

MiFID: Will Firms be Ready by April 30, 2007? By Dr. Anthony W. Kirby, Founder, RDUG

The European Union’s pending MiFID initiative, or the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, replaces the Investment Services Directive (ISD), which was originally adopted in 1993. The ISD defined “home” and “host” state regulators, establishing the conditions under which authorized investment firms and banks could provide specified services in other EU member states on the basis…