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Data quality, timeliness and standardization have become the most important traits for corporate actions processing. Michael Shashoua hears from industry experts on the challenges these represent

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Corporate Actions | 11 Jun 2014


Fatca Drives Data Operations Changes

As a July 1 deadline approaches, it's become evident that the US Fatca tax withholding regulation has driven big changes in data collection and reporting, as the industry works to comply with the new tax withholding rules. Michael Shashoua reports on...

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 06 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


The Art and the Science of SSgA

SSgA weathered the financial crisis thanks in part to its passive investment strategies. With good times returning, though, it has had to evolve with the market and is now looking at advanced beta, while at the same time growing its active investment...

Waters | Feature | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 04 Jun 2014


Rising Demand For Enterprise Data Management

As firms look for the most efficient way to get an EDM project up and running, managed services are becoming an attractive option. However, some practitioners are reluctant to adopt the model due to concerns about data security. Nicholas Hamilton reports...

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Data Management | 03 Jun 2014


FX Tech Moves Forward Amid Scandals

Rocked by rate-rigging scandals and questions over manipulation of benchmarks, foreign exchange as an asset class has lost its luster for some. Partly as a result of these events, though, technology innovation is still growing for this unique market....

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 03 Jun 2014


Texas-Sized Technology: Utimco CTO Uche Abalogu

Like many of its endowment brethren, $32.6 billion University of Texas Investment Management Company (Utimco), one of the more unique institutional investors in the US, has seen its data requirements and the need for seasoned in-house technical expertise...

Waters | Feature | People | 02 Jun 2014


Stress Tests, Data Aggregation Get Bigger Parts in Risk Management

Risk data aggregation efforts are pulling in more sources of data and more functions and tasks, such as stress testing. Michael Shashoua reports

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Data Management | 30 May 2014


European Firms Grapple with Algo-Tagging Rules

Although the flagging and tagging of algorithms is only currently required in Germany, under the German HFT Act, it is slowly making its way into Pan-European law. Marina Daras looks at the German rule to see how the algo labeling requirement under Mifir...

Waters | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 30 May 2014


SROs Deploy Advanced Tech to Keep Up with Members

Self-regulatory organizations can’t tap into company profits like banks, nor can they rely on taxpayer funding like government regulators. Still, using only membership dues, they must carry out their registration and surveillance functions of national...

Waters | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 29 May 2014

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