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Áine Hall

Some industry people moves, courtesy of Áine Hall at Hawk Search

Alacra announced three new additions to its management team, with the appointments of Alan Samuels, Kelvin Dickenson and Kevin Kollar. (Alacra press release.)

Sarah Underwood

Goldman Sachs’ deployment of Kensho’s big data analytics and its investment in the company reflect growing commercial availability of big data analytics solutions and their use in financial services firms to automate analysts’ tasks and support better and faster decision making based on structured and unstructured big data.

Sarah Underwood

Solvency II presents major data management challenges for insurance firms, asset managers, their custodians and fund administrators, but compliance can provide opportunities to optimise portfolios, reduce capital holdings and build data architectures that can satisfy not only Solvency II, but also other incoming regulations.

Sarah Underwood

Silverfinch, a business within the MoneyMate Group, has tied up with Fundsquare to push its Solvency II look-through data utility further into the European market.

Latest Q&A

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 past 12 to 18 months has seen the appointment of many chief data officers, in an apparent acknowledgment of the strategic importance of data to the financial institution. But what is the CDO’s role? Is it that of an evangelist or enforcer of internal data policies and procedures? Or something else entirely?

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Client onboarding is painful. And the ongoing regulatory onslaught is creating ever more complexity. Many financial institutions are frustrated by the cost, the impact on customer service and sheer...

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When an international business has to satisfy compliance across the globe, it must pay careful attention to both the rules and the cultures in which it is operating. The financial crisis has increased regulatory scrutiny globally, with each country developing their own set of intense and sophisticated strategies and protocols for monitoring and policing economic activities.

A-Team Group recently held a webinar on the popular topic of The Data Management Implications of Solvency II, discussing the data implications for asset managers and their custodians and asset servicers.

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