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FCA Prepares for No Deal Brexit with UK FIRDS Testing Starting Tomorrow

As the countdown to Brexit continues with no certain outcome, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is preparing for a no deal scenario with a UK Financial Instruments Reference Data System (FIRDS) that will replace the European Securities and Markets Authorities’(ESMA) FIRDS. Testing of the FCA model starts tomorrow, February 21, 2019, with live production data…

Asset Control 2019 Roadmap Advances ACX NoSQL Platform, Adds Data Lineage and Managed Services

Asset Control is gaining traction with the ACX cloud-based data delivery, storage and analytics platform it released late last year to manage increasing data volumes, reduce infrastructure costs, and provide business and technical users access to data exploration. On the sell-side, clients are using the platform for market risk applications including compliance with Fundamental Review…

Datactics Matches 2019 Product Plans with Geographical Expansion and New Chairman

Datactics is on a roll, with strong business growth expected through 2019 leading to the opening of additional offices in New York City and Milan, and the appointment of a new chairman, Edinburgh-based Graham Paterson, a non-executive director at Bailie Gifford US Growth Trust. The business expansion is matched by Datactics’ 2019 product plans, which…

How to Digitalise Client Onboarding and Improve Customer Experience

Financial institutions are improving the client onboarding and the customer experience, but could do better by developing enterprise rather than point solutions, gaining a 360 view of each customer, and working towards digitalising the client lifecycle. During a recent webinar hosted by A-Team’s Data Management Insight and sponsored by Fenergo, a poll question revealed that…

Refinitiv’s John Mason Talks to DMI About Transitioning to the Cloud

Refinitiv, formerly Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk business, is off the runway and heading for the cloud with a view to transitioning its data and clients to the cloud, bringing processes to data rather than data to processes, and helping clients gain value from data and tackle the thorny issue of total cost of ownership…

153 Reasons to Worry About SFTR Reporting

Adding to our conversation on SFTR and with thanks to a Data Management Insight reader and SFTR expert, here is more information on the four phases of SFTR go live, and matching data fields required across the four phases: These are the four phases in terms of institutions that are due to go live: Phase…

Capgemini Marches on with IDMS Reference Data Utility Despite Talk of Pullback

Whatever happened to the Capgemini (nee iGate) Integrated Data Management Services (IDMS) utility? With little or no market visibility in the past 12-18 months, many in the industry surmised that new owners Capgemini had developed cold feet in the face of slow expansion. When the utility’s sales group in London and New York was folded…

Data Management Insight – All the News, Insight and Information You Need

Welcome to Data Management Insight (DMI), a dedicated section of A-Team Group’s exciting new website that will keep you up to date with all that’s new in data management across capital markets, give you exclusive insights into hot topics, and provide you with information that will add value to your work. Over the coming weeks…

MarkLogic CTO Giles Nelson Sets the 2019 Agenda

A year on from MiFID II go live and the fall out is still being felt with investment firms adjusting to research unbundling, trading organisations struggling to achieve complete communications surveillance, and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) requiring ad hoc reports. It is also time to move on, set a data first strategy, industrialise the…

Deficient Data Management Contributes to Poor Customer Experience Costing FIs $10 Billion a Year

Deficient data management lengthens client onboarding and contributes to a poor customer experience that costs financial institutions $10 billion a year and impacts the lifetime value of each client. Other headline statistics in a report from client lifecycle management specialist Fenergo show that improving data and document capture is ranked the highest critical business issue…