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Golden Copy Protagonists Insist There’s More to the Concept than Just Hype

Our editorial last month about the cynical use of the term Golden Copy by the ever-growing number of newcomers to the business of reference data drew a crisp rejoinder from Kathleen Hawk of...
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Loomis Sayles to Use Heliograph’s TradeFlow Platform

Loomis Sayles, a U.S. investment management firm, has installed Heliograph’s TradeFlow platform to help manage the settlement process, and is now directing 70% of its transactions through the system...
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Australia’s QIC Fund Manager Implements Eagle’s Pace

QIC, an Australian wholesale fund manager, has implemented Eagle Investment Systems’ Pace portfolio management system. The system will allow the fund manager to extract, scrub, enrich and store...
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ADP Wilco Upgrades Its Gloss Securities Processing System

Automatic Data Processing’s Wilco unit has upgraded its Gloss international securities processing system. The latest version – Version 5 – includes extended instrument coverage and broader market...
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Barra, Reuters’ Lipper Team Up To Offer Risk Factor Data

Barra and Lipper, a Reuters subsidiary, have released the Lipper-Barra Mutual Fund Risk Factor service, which ranks the relative riskiness of mutual funds. The service is aimed at allowing investors...
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Fame Partners with CSFB for Bond Pricing, Analytics

Fame Information Services has signed a strategic agreement to market Credit Suisse First Boston’s fixed-income and convertible data/analytics offerings. CSFB’s services, powered by descriptive data...
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Basel II Plan Under Attack for Impact on Costs, Funding

The draft Basel II proposals on risk regulation have been attacked by two industry bodies in the past month. First, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) expressed concern about the potential...
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Wall Street Systems Hires Longden as European Head

Wall Street Systems has hired Chris Longden as regional managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, with responsibility for the company’s sales and delivery operations. Longden was...
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Ex-Reuters STP Executive Smith Emerges at TradeWeb

TradeWeb, the institutional transaction portal for fixed income securities, has named Chris Smith to lead its European straight-through-processing initiative. In the face of continuing competition in...
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IFDS Names Carpenter to Lead U.K. Sales

International Financial Data Services (IFDS) has hired Daniel Carpenter as head of U.K. sales, reporting to managing director Paul Roberts. IFDS is a transfer agency joint venture between DST Systems...

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