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A Dive Into the Detail of Sourcing and Managing Data for FRTB

There is no silver bullet for compliance with the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB). The data sourcing and management requirements of the regulation are among the most difficult that capital markets participants have ever faced, the cost of implementation can be crippling, and the January 2022 compliance deadline has been finalised. So, how…

BIS Publishes New Guidance on CDE Governance

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), parent of the Basel Committee, has published new guidance on global governance arrangements to harmonise the usage and reporting of critical OTC derivatives data elements (CDE). The new guidelines follow the decision taken by the G20 back in 2009 requiring all OTC derivatives transactions to be reported to trade…



S&P Global Market Intelligence Adds Textual Data Analytics to Xpressfeed

S&P Global Market Intelligence has added Textual Data Analytics (TDA), which applies natural language processing (NLP) to unstructured data and generates sentiment scores and behavioural metrics based on company transcripts, to Xpressfeed. The textual data analytics provide alternative datasets to support investment decisions and add to machine readable transcripts already available through Xpressfeed. The TDA…

CUNA Mutual Group Implements IHS Markit Solutions as a Cloud-based Managed Service

CUNA Mutual Group, an insurance and financial services company working with cooperatives, credit unions, their members, and other customers worldwide, is following the industry trend of decreasing supplier numbers, moving to the cloud, and consolidating end-to-end solutions as it replaces its front-office trade management system. The company has selected IHS Markit to fulfil its need…

Developing Smart Analytics – Firms Seek a New Approach to Business Partnership

Enhanced analytics – or better decision-making information – are one of the key goals of data transformation. However, it is a goal that financial services firms continue to struggle to achieve. Panellists at the recent A-Team Group Data Management Summit in New York City discussed challenges the industry faces and potential approaches to getting analytics…

Knowledge Graphs – the Future of Data Management?

Knowledge graphs are becoming an increasingly popular way of thinking about and organising data within financial services firms. The industry is turning to knowledge graphs as a methodology for making data more accessible, and for use in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, for example. Edgar Zalite, global head of metadata management within the chief data and…

How to Extract Value from Unstructured Data

Unstructured data offers untapped potential but the platforms, tools and technologies to support it are nascent and are often deployed for a specific problem with little reuse of common technologies from application to application. The challenges of managing and analysing unstructured data, and considerations when making investments in the data, were discussed during a panel…

Developing Smart Analytics – Firms Seek a New Approach to Business Partnership

Enhanced analytics – or better decision-making information – are one of the key goals of data transformation. However, it is a goal that financial services firms continue to struggle to achieve. Panellists at the recent A-Team Group Data Management Summit in New York City discussed challenges the industry faces and potential approaches to getting analytics…

Refinitiv Releases MarketPsych Indices for Wealth Managers

Refinitiv has expanded its MarketPsych Indices (RMI) to meet the needs of wealth managers. The indices are developed with MarketPsych Data, a developer of quantitative behavioural economics tools, and provide the ability to visualise media perceptions – buzz, themes, emotions – and make assessments in correlation to asset prices. The data is delivered from the…

SS&C Expands Risk Analytics with Agreement to Buy Algorithmics’ Assets from IBM

SS&C Technologies has reached a definitive agreement to acquire certain Algorithmics’ and related assets from IBM. The addition of Algorithmics, a provider of risk analytics products and capital management solutions, will extend SS&C’s risk analytics and regulatory offering by adding over 200 clients, 350 employees and offices in 25 countries. Client types include banks, broker…