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LEI Readiness – Instant Integration with Alacra Concordance

The idea of an LEI pre-dates the 2008 financial crisis by several decades. The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) had advocated an LEI (at one time called the IBEI – International Business Entity Identifier) for many years, but was unable to pinpoint an organization ready to build and maintain such a directory. For many securities...

Outsourced Corporate Actions Validation

Industry leading financial institutions are reaping operational benefits and avoiding significant unnecessary financial exposures by ensuring the quality and the timeliness of their corporate actions data. As well as minimising costs from operational disruption caused by incorrect or incomplete data, these firms are able to reduce the risk of litigation and compensation claims arising from...

A Model for Data Governance – Does Your Organization Really Have One?

The current focus on new regulations, and their impact on risk management practices, has turned the attention of financial institutions to data. It is increasingly evident that accurate and consistent data is key both to compliance with incoming regulations and to reaping the benefits of a robust risk management strategy. Business managers have come to...

Post-Trade Technology – Reactive or Progressive?

Post-trade technology enables brokers and investors to confirm and report trades, and is essential to the effective operation of these firms. However, the technology at the heart of many of these systems was designed for a simpler trading environment. As the environment has evolved, for example through new regulations and the growth of alternative asset...

Expanding Global Identifiers in Complex Assets and Other Areas

In the post-credit crisis financial services industry, risk management, compliance and transparency have emerged as focus points for review with provision of accurate and timely data recognised as a critical element of success. Fundamental to data provision is the accurate identification of both financial instruments and counterparties – without which you cannot truly measure your...

The Never-ending Story? Progress in the Automation of Corporate Actions

Only a few years ago – but crucially, prior to the financial crisis – surveys which reviewed progress towards corporate actions automation highlighted the key drivers for automation as reducing costs and inefficiencies. Whilst important, these were essentially technical objectives and correspondingly the debate, and its participants, inclined heavily towards the operational parts of the...

Harnessing Data for Better Valuations

A-Team Group, a publishing and research company specialising in financial information technology, was commissioned by enterprise data management specialist GoldenSource to conduct research into the challenges of managing pricing and valuations data. Throughout the course of October 2009, A-Team Group researchers interviewed senior-level specialists closely aligned to market data or valuations. Several spanned multiple responsibilities...

Market and Reference Data Converge: A United Front for Data Management

A new industry briefing paper prepared by A-Team Group for GoldenSource looks at the inevitable convergence of market and reference data. There has been, to date, a real disconnect between the management of market data in all its forms and reference data used in post-trade support functions. But this is changing as banks scramble to...

Issue 7: Low Latency – Are You Performing?

Low latency technologies continue to be deployed by the financial markets – driven by the need to adopt them simply to stay in the trading game, and hopefully win at it. But low latency covers a wide range of components – from networks, to server hardware, to operating systems and middleware, to middleware, and to...

Business Entity Identifiers – The Crucial Foundation for Accurate Risk Management (Japanese Version)

As the financial world continues to grapple with the fallout of the credit crisis, one thing is clear: managing risk is now paramount to the surviving financial institutions. But you can’t manage what you don’t know. Many financial institutions have been caught in the current environment through a lack of awareness of their true exposure...