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ISITC Groups Drafting MBS, Portfolio Value Guidelines

ISITC working groups plan to collaborate with Sifma to meet a June deadline on mortgage-backed securities margin requirements, and to revisit total portfolio value standards. ISITC as a whole will continue work begun last year on the legal entity identifier...

Inside Reference Data | News | Regulation & Standards | 28 Mar 2013


Exchanges, FINRA Issue RFP for SEC-Mandated Audit Trail Operator

US exchanges and regulator FINRA -- collectively known as self-regulatory organizations (SROs) -- published a request-for-proposal on Feb. 26, to solicit proposals from parties interested in building and operated the Consolidated Audit Trail, as mandated...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 28 Feb 2013


Sifma Taps Cullen for Corporate Actions Group

Kevin Cullen, communications and marketing director at Information Mosaic, will serve on the Industry Leadership Committee for Sifma's Corporate Actions Section

Inside Reference Data | News | People | 14 Feb 2013


Sifma Chief Leaves for JPMorgan Post

T Timothy Ryan, the president and CEO of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Sifma), has resigned from his post at the lobbying group in order to take up a regulatory affairs role at JPMorgan Chase.

Sell-Side Technology | News | People | 09 Jan 2013


Sifma's Strongin on Global LEI Implementation

Sifma's David Strongin tells IRD editor Michael Shashoua about the industry organization's work on securities identifier standards

Inside Reference Data | Interview | Regulation & Standards | 14 Dec 2012 | video

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Sifma LEI Live: Regulatory Adoption

Inside Reference Data editor Michael Shashoua tweeted live from Sifma's Legal Entity Identifier seminar on December 11 in New York

Inside Reference Data | Official Record | Regulation & Standards | 11 Dec 2012

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Sifma: Questions Remain About Implementation Of FSB's LEI Proposals

Sifma has expressed its support for the Financial Stability Board's legal entity identifier proposals, but says questions remain about how they will be implemented

Inside Reference Data | News | Regulation & Standards | 14 Jun 2012

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FSB Takes Another Step on LEI, But Administration Questions Linger

The approval of the ISO standard for the LEI moved much faster than most ISO standards, say industry observers. The FSB issued its LEI report to the G-20, setting a structure for the global LEI system, but the report leaves unanswered questions about...

Inside Reference Data | News | Regulation & Standards | 08 Jun 2012

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LEI Makes Progress, But Administration Questions Linger

The approval of the ISO standard for the LEI moved much faster than most ISO standards, say industry observers, but the FSB still has to issue some decisions on who will administer the LEI

Inside Reference Data | News | Regulation & Standards | 06 Jun 2012


Max Bowie: Speed Is Nothing Without Control

With the Sifma technology show upon us, vendors are showcasing their wares—often with a focus on speed and throughput. But in a regulatory environment placing greater emphasis on risk checks and compliance, firms are also expecting these solutions to...

Waters | Opinion | Regulation & Standards | 06 Jun 2012

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