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Kirby Quits Deutsche Borse for Smartstream

Tony Kirby, the Reference Data Coalition (Redac) secretary and former leader of Reuters’ reference data strategy, has resigned from latest employers Deutsche Borse to take a job at Smartstream...
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Telekurs Financial Expands Management Team in the U.K.

Swiss data vendor Telekurs Financial has added executives to its U.K. management team. Dominique Tanner, head of business development, becomes deputy to Telekurs (U.K.) CEO Beat Koch. Olga Bobrova,...
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UII Protagonists Heed Dessug’s Concerns About Standard

Industry groups seeking to establish a unique industry identifier (UII) for multi-listed securities that are traded cross-border have agreed to addresss calls for clarification from a German user...
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London Exchange Delays Sedol Upgrade, Citing High Demand

The London Stock Exchange has delayed the launch of its upgraded Sedol Masterfile Service, citing additional testing precautions in the face of apparently greater-than-expected demand. The delay,...
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Xcitek Reshuffles, Seeing Demand For Corporate Actions Solutions

Xcitek, a provider of corporate actions data and management software, is reshuffling its sales, client services and marketing groups, and has plans to hire several new sales and sales support staff....
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MDDL: Bearing the Reference Data Standard By James Hartley, Chief Technologist, SIIA/FISD.

Just as the World Wide Web is maturing and the capabilities of Web Services are evolving, so are the data and application standards that use these tools. The Market Data Definition Language (MDDL) is...
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SunGard Plans Two-Pronged Reference Data Foray Based on Acquisition of Fame Information Services

SunGard’s agreement to acquire Fame Information Services, announced this month, will initiate an aggressive, two-pronged foray into the reference data management business. Not only will SunGard use...
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Much to Mull Over, Little to Whine About During Festive Period

The ‘happiest time of the year’ described by the famous song will be a welcome breather for the industry as it comes to terms with the fact that things are busy again. Like a limbering athlete...
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Xcitek’s Winning Spell Continues with U.S. Bancorp Deal

Continuing its run of contract wins, Xcitek has sealed an agreement with U.S. Bancorp, which will use the XcitekSolutionsPlus (XSP) corporate actions processing platform. The multi-year agreement...
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Mark-It Partners to Acquire LoanX Credit Price Supplier

U.K.-based Mark-It Partners, a provider of credit pricing information, plans to acquire LoanX, a U.S. supplier of syndicated loan data. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mark-It says it...

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