Defendants in Cusip suit make their case for dismissal
Cusip Global Services and its affiliates have filed a joint motion to dismiss the anti-trust class-action lawsuit.
Waters Wrap: The DTCC, Cusip and questions of a monopoly
While the companies that oversee Cusips find themselves embroiled in a lawsuit, Anthony questions where the DTCC stands in this unfolding drama.
Industry participants: ‘Digital Token Identifier’ aims to increase interop, usage
While some trading firms are welcoming the use of a new non-proprietary code for identifying digital tokens, the onus will be on local regulators to enforce its adoption.
The year identifiers wanted some attention too
Cusip! Figi! Isin! BTC! LEI! Taylor Swift? How did we get here and where do we go now?
Industry mulls identifier schema for digital assets
As crypto markets face a reckoning in the wake of the FTX scandal, standard-setters and industry participants say identifiers for tokens are key for the industry’s stability.
Four years on, S&P's Kensho buy yields new automation tools, saving decades of manual data analysis
S&P-owned AI tool Kensho is leveraging its parent's massive datasets with its own machine learning to release a series of tools for analysts.
Waters Wrap: The buy side, the changing nature of buy v. build, and how fintech has evolved
Neal Pawar, the former CTO of AQR and current COO of Qontigo, chats with Anthony about some of the major trends that are changing how asset managers interact with the vendor community, and how this shift mirrors the most significant evolutions in capital…
Will there ever be one TR to rule them all? No chance…
A wave of regulatory reviews is renewing interest in unified data repositories. But Josephine says a centralized utility for trade reporting is never going to happen.
Finos will host common domain model for Isda, Isla and Icma
The non-profit will provide a neutral, open-source repository to help the trade associations govern and maintain the CDM.
Firms challenging Cusip file new lawsuit alleging antitrust violations, breach of contract
A broker-dealer and two investment managers have filed a new, joint complaint against the quartet of companies associated with management of the Cusip numbering system.
Federal court denies motion for early judgement on Cusip numbers’ copyrightability
A judge for the Southern District of New York has also ordered that two class-action suits brought against Cusip Global Services and its affiliates earlier this year be consolidated.
Plaintiffs in Cusips lawsuit argue the codes aren’t copyrightable
Firms file “aggressive” motion to have legal case resolved early, saying Cusip’s operators and owners have no basis to charge for the codes.
Second class-action lawsuit targets Cusip’s ‘monopoly’ on identifiers
Days after a first class-action suit took aim at Cusip, S&P Global, the American Bankers Association, and FactSet, another plaintiff has filed a complaint alleging that the quartet of companies violated the Sherman Antitrust Act, as well as certain…
Waters Wrap: Questions raised by Cusip lawsuit
An investment bank and an asset manager have filed a class-action lawsuit against Cusip Global Services, S&P Global, the ABA and FactSet. Anthony explores some of the questions that such a suit raises.
Class-action lawsuit takes aim at Cusip, S&P, FactSet & ABA
A complaint filed March 4 seeks judgement on whether Cusip Global Services, S&P Global, the American Bankers Association, and (now) FactSet have violated copyright laws as well as the Sherman Antitrust Act by charging hefty licensing fees to use the…
One view to rule them all: Buy side firms seek to unify their data
Asset management firms still struggle to consolidate their data so that it speaks the same language across different business lines. Some new SaaS-based investment management vendors are aiming to solve this.
Cusip finds new home at FactSet as industry watches warily
Though the standard has always been operated by a private entity, industry sources say its new operator could create a perception issue for FactSet. For its part, the vendor says the purchase (for a “stunning” total of nearly $2 billion) is meant to…
EC ends S&P’s 53-year era as Cusip’s "cash-cow" operator
Sources ID Ice and DTCC as suitors, but new owners may not bring relief to users paying millions.
This Week: Trading Technologies, Goldman Sachs/Digital Asset, SimCorp/Citi and more
A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.
This Week: Deutsche Borse; State Street; IHS Markit; MSCI; & more
A summary of the week's financial technology news.
Waters Wrap: The expanding battle over reference data identifiers
Bloomberg, Broadridge, and Finra have all recently made news in the world of standards and identifiers. Anthony looks at some of the questions the reporters at WatersTechnology will be asking going forward.
After lengthy fight, Bloomberg’s Figi recognized as official US data standard
The Figi is free to use, and becomes the second reference data standard alongside Cusip, authorized for financial instrument identification by the American National Standards Institute.
Putting the ‘green’ in green data: Rise of impact investing drives ESG M&A
Socially responsible investors are putting their money where their mouth is—in ever-increasing amounts. With insatiable demand for new datasets and analytics to support these strategies, it’s not surprising that every data vendor wants a slice of the ESG…
Esma: Firms struggled with trade data porting after CME wind-down
The EU regulator had to coordinate efforts with local NCAs to clamp down on failures made by counterparties to meet Emir guidelines for porting data.