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IRD's Editor on Data Personnel Resources

Inside Reference Data editor Michael Shashoua advocates a break from the traditional methods of personnel management, to meet current data management needs....

Inside Reference Data | Opinion | Data Management | 25 Jun 2014 | video


Personnel Choices

Managing resources is increasingly being seen as an important part of efforts to improve data quality and consistency. This will require unorthodox and creative approaches to organizing and deploying data staff

Inside Reference Data | Opinion | Data Management | 20 Jun 2014


Exchanges, FINRA Inch Closer to CAT Plan

US self-regulatory organizations including the US exchanges and regulator FINRA are preparing to narrow down the list of candidates for the role of processor of the US consolidated audit trail (CAT), which will capture all trades, quotes, cancellations...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 19 Jun 2014


Opening Cross: Make the Right Entrance and You Won’t Need a Graceful Exit

The ability to make a graceful exit is a talent I don’t have: ask anyone who’s participated in a fire drill with me. Nor, it seems, does the annual SIFMA technology exhibition, which straggles doggedly on this week, despite a much smaller exhibitor...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 15 Jun 2014


Who’s Who at SIFMA Tech 2014

This year a varied range of new faces from Big Data players to communications and cloud services providers will exhibit at the annual SIFMA Technology exhibition, along with some of the more familiar names in the industry. So if you’re unsure how to...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 13 Jun 2014


Securing LEI Success

From more regulatory mandates to standardized data quality checks, there was no shortage of suggestions of ways to ensure the success of the LEI project at the North American Financial Information Summit, writes Nicholas Hamilton

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 06 Jun 2014


Inside Market Data Hall of Fame: Bill Lee - 'The Statesman'

With his infectious chuckle and statesmanlike demeanor, Bill Lee could have been a diplomat. Instead, he has devoted his career to the market data industry, where he found an abundance of opportunities to put his negotiating skills to good use.

Inside Market Data | Profile | People | 23 May 2014


European Parliament Adopts CSD Reg

The European Parliament has agreed a range of rules designed to govern the operation of central securities depositories (CSDs) and settlement cycles in the continent's financial markets, known as CSD Reg in industry shorthand.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Clearing & Settlement | 17 Apr 2014

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Sifma tells FSOC Chair: More Regulators Must Require LEI

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association has highlighted the fact that only one US regulation requires the legal entity identifier and more than twice as many entities in Europe have registered for the identifier than in the US

Inside Reference Data | News | Regulation & Standards | 15 Apr 2014


CUSIP Numbers Created for MAC IRS Contracts

SIFMA AMG and ISDA have worked with CUSIP Global Services to create CUSIP numbers for Market Agreed Coupons, a type of interest rate swap contract launched in April

Inside Reference Data | News | Regulation & Standards | 17 Dec 2013

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