Inside Reference Data - 2008-09-01

Risky Payments

Decreasing risk is still a top priority in the payments reference data market, but industry complexities and slow development in the standards field are still barriers to overcome. Carla Mangado explores how the adoption of a business entity identifier…

The Governance Plot

Only the combined efforts of IT and business can lead to true data governance, says Cadis Software's Stuart Plane

Tackling Taxes

Tax is becoming a growing concern for corporate actions processing teams. Complex notifications often mean even more complex tax instructions, and many firms are investing in more resources. Tine Thoresen explores how the corporate actions market is…

High Expectations

While the market has seen rapidly growing demand for independent valuations in the past year, third-party vendors have focused on expanding offerings and helping clients meet new requirements. The vendors providing these services have become vital for…

Gearing up for Sibos

When Sibos hits Vienna in September, thousands of operations professionals will get together to discuss issues that keep their CEO awake at night. IRD talks to Gottfried Leibbrandt, head of markets at Swift

Crying Out for Co-Operation

Standards remain one of the major headaches for the data industry, and with several groups dealing with the same issues individually, is progress in this field possible? Carla Mangado explores to what extent co-operation within the industry could make a…

Practice Makes Perfect

Ten years after the creation of the Securities Market Practice Group (SMPG) data specialist Karla McKenna talks to Carla Mangado about the group's ongoing efforts to facilitate market practice industry-wide and the key achievements of the corporate…