Deutsche Bank will centralize its management of securities pricing, reference and corporate actions data with Asset Control software. The system will initially be implemented in Deutsche International for the fund administration and custodian operations in Europe, Asia and North America. The system is in pre-production in the Dublin location and is scheduled to go into production at the end of June. Four vendor data feeds will initially be integrated under the Asset Control platform, with more added over the next year. The Asset Control system replaces a number of proprietary systems.
Standard & Poor's has entered into an agreement with GFI, a provider of brokerage and market data services and software to deliver GFI's real-time market data across S&P's Comstock feed. The data will include FX options, credit derivatives, energy derivatives, repo and cash bonds. GFI will also outsource the operational and support of its new GFI real-time data feed to S&P Comstock. Market participants will be able to receive GFI's real-time data in record-based format through satellite or leased lines.
London-based StatPro will offer its 136 asset management clients access to a range of indices from FT Interactive Data as an integrated-index data service within its portfolio performance management systems. Indices available to clients include MSCI, FTSE, Standard & Poor's, Russell, STOXX and JPMorgan Government Bond Indices.
The beta version 2.0 of the FISD's Market Data Definition Language, which covers information to set up municipal, corporate, government and agency bonds is scheduled for release on July 1st. The FISD is working to deliver a functional MDDL specification to meet the application requests of the Bond Market Association's Security Master Database Project. Version 2.1 will be released shortly after version 2.0 and will cover information required to disseminate price, yield and accrued interest data.