With high-quality reference data on over 10 million financial instruments covering more than 180 markets, you’re able to improve risk management, maintain compliance with regulatory mandates and maximize operational efficiency across the enterprise. As a leading provider of this data, our researchers are based across the world, specializing in local markets in most languages. Building on decades of experience, we continue to strengthen our programs to help measure the quality, accuracy and timeliness of reference data.
Our team of researchers compiles information across an extensive range of sources, including: exchanges, underwriters, government agencies, issuers and other authoritative sources. We generate value-add attributes to meet the ever-changing demands of the market, including complex instrument indicators, liquidity indicators, industry classifications and taxonomy. We additionally partner with a host of other leading data and software providers to offer targeted propositions for specific regulations, such as: FATCA, Solvency II and AIFMD.
AUTOMATION & QUALITY CONTROL
With an emphasis on automation, our collection team seeks to eliminate manual entry errors and timing delays, resulting in higher quality data and increased delivery speed. Currently there are several hundred automated processes in place. A robust array of measurement tools and procedures help ensure quality data across the process. Tolerance checks and exception handling are included in our pre-product validation, which encompasses thousands of rules on entry and numerous daily management reports. Our post-product validation routines include: system generated error reports, source versus entry comparison and random samplings.
Our Reference Data Production team is independent from our Reference Data Quality team; these teams interact to provide a series of checks and balances designed to sustain the high quality of the data. Data visualization tools are utilized to support their efforts by providing a real-time view into error trends and facilitating root cause analysis.
We are committed to maintaining high standards in data collection methodology utilizing performance metrics, trend analysis and monitoring external data sources.
This service includes detailed terms and conditions data for debt (corporate, government, agency, municipal) and preferred and convertible stock, including call, put and sinking fund schedules, conversion details, coupon reset terms, payment-in-kind and step-up data, and default and credit enhancement data for municipal bonds.
Our Corporate Actions service provides comprehensive and timely global content with exceptional depth of data, uses flexible delivery channels and can help with risk management activities including features to show the audit trail.
Providing comprehensive business entity information alongside security-level reference data, this service uses industry standard security identifiers (CUSIP®, SEDOL®, and ISIN) and covers U.S. and international equities and bonds, including corporate, government, agency, municipal, and structured securities.