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Barra Broadens Coverage of Cosmos Bond Portfolio System

Barra has expanded the coverage of its Cosmos bond portfolio management system to include a wider range of securities and benchmarks. The new version – Cosmos 3.1 – has broader U.S. fixed-income...
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Iverson Pitches ‘Vertical Utility’ For Reference, Index Data

Encouraged by a commissioned survey that indicated firms’ growing interest in outsourcing data management, Iverson Financial Systems is pitching its concept of operating so-called vertical...
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Eagle, FTID, RDR Preach Reference Data Message

Eagle Investment Systems last week embarked on a mini-tour of Europe, hosting a series of reference data breakfast seminars. While specializing in portfolio management and accounting systems, Eagle...
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Access International Enters Final Phase of Sale of GPS Security Master Database

As Reference Data Review went to press, Access International Financial Services was entering the final phase of the process of selling its Global Trade Processing System (GTPS). A key element 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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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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Firms Fear Data Quality Issues Could Disrupt STP Initiatives

Industry participants are concerned about the availability of the quality data they require to achieve straight-through-processing, according to a survey published last month by the U.S. Securities...

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