New research estimates that incomplete or incorrect corporate actions information poses a front-office trading risk of between EUR1.6 billion and EUR8 billion annually, while firms individually may face back-office processing risks amounting to tens of millions of euros from mishandling a single, complex corporate action event. The research was conducted by U.K. analysts Oxera, and was sponsored by DTCC. The report found two primary areas of risk facing all market participants. First, errors in the downstream flow of information. This is due to the lack of a standard way for issuers to announce events, the lack of a single securities identification system, the fact that different sources of information are often inconsistent, and that processing details and terminology are often highly specific to a particular market or instrument. Second, errors in the upstream flow of instructions. Here, the report said, “the sheer number of different financial intermediaries (custodians, fund managers, broker/dealers, and depositories) involved in any one event requires a complex chain of communications (with many instructions delivered via phone, fax, telex or unformatted e-mail, and processed manually).”
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Corporate Actions Represent Major Risk to Global Marketplace
Demand for timely and accurate corporate actions data is growing as volumes and complexity rise, and financial institutions acknowledge the increasingly costly gap between accurate corporate actions processing in real, or near-real, time and faulty processing caused by poor data and resulting in missed opportunities to optimise revenue. While many firms currently process parts of...
KIM Vietnam Fund Management (KIM Vietnam) has selected SS&C Technologies’ Eze order management system to support its operations. The fund manager was established in October 2020 and manages eight investment funds from Korea, Japan and Europe. Most recently, it expanded with the launch of new funds in Vietnam. “We were looking for an experienced investment...
This summit will explore challenges around assembling and evaluating ESG data for reporting and the impact of regulatory measures and industry collaboration on transparency and standardisation efforts. Expert speakers will address how the evolving market infrastructure is developing and the role of new technologies and alternative data in improving insight and filling data gaps.
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