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Martin Currie to Use ValueLink Pricing Service

Fund manager Martin Currie Investment Management, based in Edinburgh, has signed up to use daily pricing from ValueLink Information Services. The ValueLink data will be used to provide clients with...
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Tata Consultancy to Join Corporate Actions Benchmarking Event

India’s Tata Consultancy Services will join a selection of corporate actions vendors at a London benchmarking event in June organized by City Compass. The event – pitched as an opportunity to...
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Morgan Stanley Buys Barra for $820 Million

Morgan Stanley plans to acquire Berkeley, Calif.-based risk modeling vendor Barra Inc. and merge it into its Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) index business. Morgan Stanley will pay $41...
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FISD Relishes Role in WG11 to Develop Financial Data Model

Delegates at the FISD’s general meeting in Paris late last month heard about the industry group’s significant involvement in International Standards Organization’s Working Group 11, which released...
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Reuters Identifies Enterprise Data Fastest-Growing Segment in 2003

In a wide-ranging product briefing to analysts in London earlier this month, Reuters identified enterprise data as its fastest-growing product segment in 2003. The segment, which falls under its...
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EDI Names Two to Reinforce London Sales Team

Reference data supplier Exchange Data International (EDI) has named two business development managers to its London sales team, both reporting to director Kevin Brady. Rickie Glasgow joins from...
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London Stock Exchange Goes Live with Sedol Master File Service

The London Stock Exchange’s widely anticipated Sedol Master File (SMF) service went live on March 15 in the hopes of exploiting what it sees as an opportunity to supply more detailed identity...
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Reference Data’s Role in the Centralization of Operations

It’s always fun to hear TowerGroup’s Tim Lind expound on any aspect of the securities operations business. Tim has an uncanny knack for making what’s mundane to many, well, fun. This month’s...
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IBM Builds on Reference Data Initiative with Basel II Suite

Hot on the heels of its reference data deal with Dresdner Bank (Reference Data Review, January 2004), IBM this month launched a suite of data management solutions designed to cater for institutions...
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Dow Jones Indexes-iBoxx Talks Hit Rocks over Name

Talks about a collaboration between Dow Jones Indexes and iBoxx hit the rocks earlier this month when the two sides failed to agree over the name of the new index they were planning to create. Dow...

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