Inside Reference Data - 2008-06-01

Data Quality: The Forgotten Risk

While investment in efficient risk management systems is rocketing, the data feeding the systems is often overlooked. Firms simply forget that best-of-breed risk management systems rely on good quality data. Carla Mangado examines the impact of faulty…

Emerging Standards

The focus on corporate actions in Latin America is increasing. But the region faces the inevitable challenges of international standards. Carla Mangado explores the regional concerns and what is next to come in the standards space

Chief Thinking

There are two types of CDOs. One is currently being met with scepticism in certain investor communities. But the other - the chief data officer - is growing in popularity. As data management matures as a discipline, management structures and people…

Mastering Master Data Governance

Ravi Shankar highlights the seven critical questions financial institutions should ask when looking to achieve successful master data governance

Getting Meta All the Time

Metadata may not be the best word to use to try to get senior management excited about reference data projects. But metadata management is a vital part of enterprise data management (EDM), and as EDM projects are now maturing, metadata is swiftly moving…

The Small Print

Market data contracts are often up for discussion at industry forums, while reference data contracts have received less attention. This may soon change as reference data contracts are starting to be seen as more critical. Tine Thoresen reports on why…

Targeting Transparency

The credit crunch has led to a rapidly growing awareness of independent valuations. But market conditions have not been the only driver. New accounting standards are putting pressure on firms to take control of the process. Tine Thoresen explores why the…