Pay Attention to Proprietary DataPress Coverage

In an article for Inside Reference Data, Xenomorph’s Brian Sentance raises awareness about how to use derived data. FRTB and capital adequacy issues can be addressed with better understanding of proprietary or derived data. Financial institutions rely heavily on information sourced from vendors, whether that’s market or reference data. Yet their most valuable data sets tend to be those they create themselves. Proprietary or “derived” data gives these institutions an edge by providing the ability to spot mispricing of risk, capture alpha and outperform the market. Given the importance of proprietary data and analytics…

Institutional Investor 2015 Tech 50: Racers to the EdgePress Coverage

Xenomorph CEO Brian Sentance is delighted to have been included in this year’s Institutional Investor Tech 50. A bellwether for the best new developments in the industry, the Institutional Investor Tech 50 recognises leaders amongst financial technology professionals and their contribution to bring about technology-driven change. Read more about Brian’s inclusion among the pace-setters of financial technology on the Institutional Investor website.

If You Don’t Have a Chief Data Officer, Get One FastPress Coverage

by Brian Sentance, CEO, Xenomorph. This article appeared in: Money Management Executive, March 19, 2015.

Both the SEC and the Financial Stability Oversight Council have indicated their intent to extend regulatory reporting requirements within the asset management industry. These announcements follow a clear focus from regulators to make financial services firms — from banks to hedge funds to now traditional asset managers — to make the collection, analysis and reporting of data central to their operations.

BCBS 239, Dodd-Frank and Basel III all dictate some form of data governance that enables a higher level of transparency to the regulators about the risks being managed, and require reports based on ever more granular levels of detail. And if clients know that this information is being provided to the regulators, you can bet that they will expect and demand more in a parallel response. So what’s an asset management firm to do in preparation for these new regulations, and the further requirements that inevitably will follow?


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