NEW YORK and LONDON, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Data Solutions and Information Mosaic executives today announced a strategic partnership to provide a new service that will streamline corporate actions processing and reduce operational risks and costs.
For the first time, financial institutions will be able to use the same Bloomberg corporate actions data for investment decisions in the front-office, as well as in the middle- and back-office. Under the partnership, Bloomberg's Corporate Actions Data License will be fully integrated with Information Mosaic's enterprise solution IMActions, giving financial institutions an automated and streamlined system for straight-through-processing (STP) of corporate actions. The new solution includes Bloomberg data feeds and is the first that will integrate the new ISO 15022 messaging format, removing the need for bespoke integration work. By automatically feeding Bloomberg data into Information Mosaic's down-stream processing solution IMActions, the joint-service reduces operational risks and inefficiencies in post-trade processing.
"Corporate action processing is becoming increasingly complex, but this solution will reduce errors and enable a more accurate and simplified post-trade processing," said Andrea Danese, Bloomberg's Global Head of Data Solutions. "Bloomberg has the highest quality and most timely data and is available in 126 countries, providing access to more international markets than anyone else. Bloomberg's data combined with Information Mosaic's software creates the best possible solution available in the industry today."
John Byrne, CEO at Information Mosaic, said, "Lower fees, heightened risk sensitivity and re-invigorated regulatory scrutiny have meant buy and sell-side firms want to dramatically improve operational efficiency and mitigate risk, with corporate actions processing as a key priority. We are committed to partnering with the leading providers of corporate actions data."
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About Information Mosaic
Information Mosaic is a trusted global provider of advanced post-trade automation solutions to the securities and investment services industry, including custody, asset servicing, private wealth management, asset management and investment banking. The company is a recognized market leader for corporate actions automation, winning multiple awards for best corporate actions solution and achieving record scores in independent benchmark tests.
Founded in 1997, Information Mosaic currently supports the post-trade operations of over 60 financial institutions worldwide. The company has a proven track record of helping financial institutions transform post-trade operations, enabling them to enter new markets, improve customer service and reduce the risk and cost associated with volume and complex processing. Information Mosaic's breakless post-trade automation platform removes reconciliation points and therefore reduces risk and cost for all core post-trade services including corporate actions, securities settlement, trade, portfolio and cash management.
The company supports its global customer base from offices in Dublin, London, Luxembourg, New Delhi, Singapore, Melbourne and New York.
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