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Data service providers: Why big doesn’t always mean best

Big isn’t necessarily always best when it comes to data services delivery and it’s important for financial firms to weigh up the relative pros and cons when considering what makes the most sense for them to support their data management needs.
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Big isn’t necessarily always best when it comes to data services delivery and it’s important for financial firms to weigh up the relative pros and cons when considering what makes the most sense for them to support their data management needs.
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While perhaps regarded as being at the less glamorous end of the transaction data spectrum, reference data in fact accounts for some 70% of all of the data required to be captured in every financial market transaction.
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Wrongly ‘labelled’ products and the wrong information in the wrong reporting fields will cause EMIR Refit reporting failures, with associated tedious and costly remediation and re-reporting and potential for regulatory penalties and sanctions.
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More than half of tier 2 & 3 banks have an inefficient derivatives reference data management workflow, a study by FOW and Acuiti.io has found.
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A record number of trade and transaction reporting ‘rewrites’ are required to be implemented before the year end: EMIR Refit in the UK in September, ASIC (Australian rules) Rewrite in October, along with MAS (Singapore) Update and proposed JFSA (Japan), CFTC Rewrite Phase 2 and SEC 10C-1 (both US) rule changes all have a direct impact on reporting of derivatives trades.
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In the continuing absence of single, global identification and transaction messaging standards, the challenges of managing reference data are many and varied, since every data point may be subject to multiple interpretations - and indeed uses - in different contexts.
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that faulty reference data is, today, one of the key contributors to regulatory reporting failures.
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Reference data plays an increasingly critical role in the smooth running of global financial markets, touching on every part of the transaction lifecycle.
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The use of reference data is not always an ‘after the event’ activity for reporting purposes. Futures and options reference data in particular is not only instrumental but also mission critical in price discovery for forward-priced transactions. As such, any problem with this data, whether at source , in its delivery to an end user application, or because of a ‘glitch in the matrix’ on the end user side , can cause major headaches.
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UK regulatory authorities have launched a consultation on changes to technical standards that govern margin requirements for uncleared derivatives.