The Data ABC

Data Attribution

Reference data can sometimes just seem like a huge battle about definitions. Even conference presentations start with defining the term. So would it be possible for the industry to agree on all data definitions? Some enthusiasts think this is exactly what the industry needs.

"We've been asking for this for the past 15 years through industry associations such as FISD," says John White, vice-president, investment management data services at Boston-based State Street. Another veteran says data defin