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RiskFirst, a UK-based risk analytics provider, is building out its business in the US with the support of partner Winklevoss Technologies and early client wins with its PFaroe real-time, web-based valuation, analytics and reporting platform at Rocaton Investment Advisors and Nuveen Asset Management.

Interactive Data has introduced a compliance solution for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) that came into force this week, but compliance may not be plain sailing with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) warning that implementation of the regulation is incomplete.

By Melvin Jayawardana, European Market Manager, Confluence

As the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) comes into effect today, 22 July, 2014, European fund administrators and fund managers face big challenges getting up to speed on the full ramifications of the directive and the scope of work it will require in their middle- and back-office operations.

Interactive Data has confirmed that Mark Hepsworth has returned to London to lead the company’s EMEA business as president. His responsibilities include the company’ pricing and reference data, trading solutions, managed solutions and desktops businesses in the region. Hepsworth remains a member of the company’s global executive committee.

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To accompany our recent webinar on the Putting the LEI into Practice, we asked participants to give us their thoughts on the key discussion themes. Here is Marty Williams, Vice President, Reference Data Development, Interactive Data.

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The wave of LIBOR-inspired compliance requirements has particular implications for capital market participants. Proactive management of a firm’s risk and compliance environments is desperately needed to stay ahead of this wave.
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The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) present the market with a broad and complex range of obligations. In many cases these are the first set of common obligations that will impact Fund Managers, Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Fund Administrators & Custodians all at the same time! Going forward any entity that values fund or portfolios and must report these valuations to regulators or other third parties must adhere to these globally impacting regulations.

Data managers are tackling the issues of managing and distributing accurate and timely data across their organisations with the assistance of highly automated technology solutions. While technology plays a leading role in data management, there are other issues to consider, including product selection, procurement, project management and ongoing business development.

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