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2014 Corporate Actions Benchmarking Project Launched

There are corporate action system vendors that for years has been designing technology solutions and data vendors providing improving quality and breadth of data but to the Wealth Manager and other investing institutions this looks a confusing array of solution providers all purporting to do similar things. 

This year’s Corporate Actions Accreditation will concentrate on systems that can fulfil the processing requirements of three main operational areas:  Data quality, Notifications and Tax. 

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FATCA Accreditation Launched

B.I.S.S. Research announced today a joint venture with Globe Tax Services, Inc. (GlobeTax), the world's leading tax reclaim and FATCA implementation experts, for the launch of a new B.I.S.S. FATCA Accreditation. The FATCA Accreditation has been produced to assist financial services firms to achieve FATCA compliance across an enterprise by identifying strengths and weaknesses in their systems and procedures and establishing a corporate standard

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GlobeTax Powers the B.I.S.S. FATCA Accreditation Program

GlobeTax, the world’s largest provider of withholding tax research, relief, recovery and information reporting today announced a joint venture with UK based B.I.S.S. Research to provide the new FATCA Accreditation to the financial services industry.

Under the agreement GlobeTax will provide subject matter and operational expertise to develop and maintain the benchmark standard for FATCA Compliance, which is marketed and administered by B.I.S.S.

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B.I.S.S. Research & Diliger agree operating model to provide independent analysis on systems and services

Helping institutions comply with tougher regulations and oversight on technology and operational process.  

London, UK 4th March 2014 – B.I.S.S. Research, the exclusive research company, offering the elite industry benchmarking and accreditation of systems & services for the financial services sector, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Diliger, the e-sourcing portal for search and selection of suppliers to the global financial market place, to add B.I.S.S. Accreditations® into its search and selection directory. 

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Health Check for T+2 Readiness Launched

B.I.S.S. Research has joined with Elkhorn Consulting to produce a T+2 industry benchmarking and certification/accreditation for financial services firms, software system suppliers and back office outsourcing firms. Increasingly, the FCA is expecting financial services firms to take full responsibility for their system suppliers and asking senior management to attest to the efficiency of their firm’s controls and BISS and Elkhorn believe that this independent benchmarking assessment will play a key role in aiding this requirement. 

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Industry Insights

  • Tom Morrison a man of the people

    Gary Wright CEO

    To measure the stature of a man look at his friends and family and the love they for him. Measure his achievements in business and play, but most of all measure the loss that is felt when they depart. Tom Morrison was a big man of great stature by any measurement and last Thursday he left this world leaving everyone feeling so sad at his loss, but happy in the joy and friendship that he brought to all who knew him...

  • Investment Managers 'behind the curve' on FATCA preparations as deadlines loom

    Roger Aitken Associate Analyst

    Although the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which was enacted in 2010 by Congress to target non-compliance by U.S. taxpayers using foreign accounts, has received much attention within the ...

  • FIX Trading Community Celebrates Twenty Year Anniversary of FIX

    Tim Healy Global Marketing and Communications Manager, FIX Trading Community

    This year FIX celebrates its 20 year anniversary. The changes in the world have been immense since then.  In 1994, Apple launched its first Macintosh Computer and the People’s Republic of China got its ...

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Target2-Securities (T2S)

 Get ready for the message implications

Financial Services is undergoing some of the most far-reaching and wide-ranging regulatory changes in the form of new initiatives such as T2S, bringing new message, formats and protocols into the transaction lifecycle.

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Increasing Profitability In The Wealth Management Sector

This report features the outcome of a recorded round-table discussion, organised by B.I.S.S. Research in association with the Wealth Management Association. It was attended by twelve WMA members represented by senior board executives. 

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B.I.S.S. Research 2013 Corporate Actions Industry Report

This annual report on the status and issues around corporate actions, in the international securities markets has been produced from research undertaken over the past 10 years. The opinions in this report have been derived from a detailed analysis of the market from an analyst who has been in the industry for over 30 years.

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Print Magazine

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  • Gary Wright interviews Richard Chmiel of OneMarketData

    Gary Wright, B.I.S.S. Research talks to Richard Chmiel, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing of OneMarketData at Trade Tech Europe 2013. Richard comments on the controversy issues surrounding trading strategies as well as the pros and cons of HFT.

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Featured Case Study

  • Case Study: Asset Arena Pricing Services


    Sharefunds provides fund accounting and pricing services to Fund Managers across the UK as well as comprehensive support for Open Ended Investment Companies (OEICs) and Unit Trusts.

    The Business Challenge
    Strengthen security price validation process, Increase security price accuracy, Eliminate manual intervention, Transition ShareFunds' clients seamlessly, Leverage efficiencies in data collection and validation.

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