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Inside Reference Data editor Michael Shashoua gives his take on last week's Sifma event and all the talk surrounding Legal Entity Identification, ISITC's focus on SSIs (standing settlement instructions) and the EDM Council's efforts in the standardization...
Inside Reference Data editor Michael Shashoua speaks with Jan Snitzer, first vice chair of ISITC and a vice president at Loomis Sayles, about ISITC's recently updated market practice for standing settlement instructions.
The European Consolidated Tape Group of industry association The MiFID Forum is seeking to appoint a program manager this summer to lead the group’s efforts, after securing satisfactory commitment and funding from participants, according to sources...
The US market has been forced to adapt operational processes to prepare for changing tax regulation related to cost-basis reporting and foreign accounts. As these types of projects have become key activities in corporate actions departments, changing...
The US chapter of industry association ISITC has for the first time created a separate corporate actions tax sub-working group, reflecting the increased focus on tax-related corporate actions challenges. The US market has seen the introduction of new...
Collaborative efforts have helped facilitate much needed change in corporate actions processing, but there are still a number of challenges that need to be addressed, says corporate actions expert David Hands
In April 2010, the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) issued a new set of consultation papers intended to re-shape 2007’s pan-European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid), and incorporate lessons learned from the financial...
New York-based David Hands has left the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. (DTCC) after more than nine years at the company, and is now an independent corporate actions consultant. Hands led the DTCC’s initiative to improve the data quality of corporate...
As the push for collaboration grows, industry associations are increasingly in the spotlight to bring market participants together and improve interoperability between standards. Carla Mangado speaks to ISITC’s US Gary Probert on how 2010 may have seen...
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Complex, dated and unwieldy data infrastructure is not uncommon among even the most progressive companies in the world of finance. As financial regulations...
With the launch of a new legal entity identifier (LEI) looming, the financial services industry needs to get ready to ensure efficient and timely implementation...