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New guidance from US regulators on what is permitted for communicating via social media could create a new source for securities reference data for data managers to consider. Michael Shashoua reports on the significance of the SEC and Finra moves, as...
During an Inside Reference Data webcast, panelists discussed the steps that have been taken to improve confidence in evaluated prices and what pricing vendors can do to ease the regulatory burden on their customers, writes Nicholas Hamilton
Accurate start-of-day positions are essential for the successful operation of the front office, but are not always immediately available. Nicholas Hamilton discovers how an investment book of record can be used to ensure portfolio managers and traders...
Suresh Kumar moved to the US at 24 to find a job in technology. Along the way to becoming CIO at BNY Mellon, he directed the first online brokerage, built a laudable technology stack at Pershing, and installed a software company back home in southern...
In part one of his two-part feature, Anthony Malakian examines the state of risk management at the portfolio/trade-book level among buy-side firms. Part two will look at the middle- and back-office functions of risk across the buy side.
Leveraged loans are touted as an alternative to uneven bond yields, while collateralized loan obligations are scratching at pre-crisis levels. Yet despite years of collective pushes toward straight-through processing, loan products remain the “last...
The SEC has shown global regulators the way with its adoption of Tradeworx’s Midas market data feed and plans for software testing and a consolidated audit trail. But is it too little, too late? By Steve Dew-Jones
Data management and aggregation are perennial challenges for all market participants. But for buy-side firms, elements of these disciplines have crystallized into an Investment Book of Record—an overview combining position-level data, cash flows, maturities...
Cloud computing has caught on as a buzzword, but it still has trouble gaining acceptance for use in financial industry operations. Michael Shashoua reports on the difficulties reference data managers have with deploying the cloud to save costs while maintaining...
Decisions by France and Italy to introduce taxes on financial transactions have created new challenges for data managers who must identify all instruments that are affected. As more European countries plan to roll out similar taxes, firms will have to...
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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...