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Data Governance a Top 2019 Priority, Says Syncsort

According to a new survey from Syncsort, a US-based provider of Big Iron (aka mainframes) to Big Data software, many firms are still struggling to make data accessible and get value from it, with 68% of respondents reporting that siloed data negatively impacts their organization. The 2019 Data Trends survey found that most IT departments…

RapidLEI Reports Robust Q1 Results, Plans New Partnerships

RapidLEI from Ubisecure, the GLEIF accredited Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) issuer specialising in the automation of the LEI provision process, has reported an LEI growth rate exceeding 135% for the first quarter of 2019. The issuance data, as published by the GLEIF, represents a strong beginning to 2019 for the firm; as well as a…

Limited In-House Skills Drive Financial Services Firms to Focus on Outsourcing

Financial services firms continue to play into the move to outsource technology services, citing their reasons as a preference to use qualified experts with industry knowledge, limited skills in the market, and cost efficiency. According to research commissioned by Asset Control, 49% of senior decision makers in financial services organisations listed ‘we prefer to use…

Can Data Management Solve Fund Managers’ Pricing Predicaments in Fixed Income?

With ‘transparency’ becoming a buzzword for investors, Joseph Cordahi, Product Strategy Director at NeoXam, explains why smarter data management holds the key to EU based fund managers solving the fixed income pricing and valuations dilemma. Few topics spark dialogue in the world of finance more regularly than the struggle to secure accurate fixed income valuations…

Refinitiv Reviews Potential of Machine Learning and Problems of Data Quality

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have moved beyond the experimental stage to become core components of business strategy and investment. Key use cases include risk management, performance analysis and trading idea generation, ahead of automation and cutting costs. The whole is driven by growing numbers of data scientists employed by financial organisations. The barriers…

Data Management Innovation Delivers Significant Benefits, But it’s Not Easy

Innovation in data management can improve analytics, generate revenue potential, reduce costs, help companies monetise data and support digital transformation – but there are caveats, including the challenges of legacy systems, lack of budget and skilled resources, and cultural resistance. A recent A-Team Group webinar discussing how to leverage innovation in data management covered these…

Release of ISIN-to-LEI Relationship Files on GLEIF Website Meets Mixed Response

The release of mapping between International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) and Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) by the Association of National Numbering Agencies’ (ANNA) and the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) has received a positive industry response, but also raised questions about why a significant number of National Numbering Agencies within ANNA have not yet opted into…

Managing Data to Deliver Quality, Meaningful Analytics and Business Benefits

Data quality is critical to meaningful data analytics, and data analytics are key to business strategy – but with increased volumes and complexity of data coming into organisations, how can they ensure data is of the required quality and analytics are adding value to the business? A panel at A-Team Group’s recent Data Management Summit…

How to Get Data Lineage Right – Key Challenges

Rolling out data lineage remains a challenge for financial institutions. How should data management teams approach lineage and put a framework in place to ensure it is complete and crosses business lines to meet the goals of data value? A panel discussion during A-Team Group’s recent Data Management Summit held in the City of London…

Mizuho International Implements Asset Control’s AC Plus for IPV and Broader Data Management

Mizuho International, the London-based securities and investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, has implemented Asset Control’s AC Plus data management platform to meet its needs for independent price verification (IPV) and broader data management. The Asset Control platform was selected following a rigorous selection process and replaces another third-party solution. Mark Gardner, head of…