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Centralized Reference Entity Database and Patent DB


Finextra, DTCC partners banks on global utility for client reference data, here. I think you want your Prime Broker to give you this.

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has teamed up with a group of major global banks in a bid to develop a global service to collect and manage the client entity reference data necessary to meet regulatory requirements.

Barclays, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase are among the banks to have signed the memorandum of understanding committing to a new client data and documentation platform.

The DTCC says that while interim releases will be rolled out to address specific regulatory needs, “over time” the service will cover everything from legal entity hierarchies, standing settlement instructions, regulatory compliance data for things like Dodd-Frank and Emir, client on-boarding, and tax and Fatca.

Deutsche Bourse puts market data in the cloud, here.

The new service, dubbed ‘Data on Demand’ grants clients direct access via the Internet to a database of historical trade data from trading venues Xetra and Eurex, as well as Deutsche Börse index data.

Sascha Rangoonwala, head of back office data and services, at the German exchange, says the service makes it possible for users to access data at a low-price entry point without the need for heavy infrastructure investment.

Google, Inside Search, Broadening Google Patents, here. Cool, I can see the lapsed fee status of all my ptown patents.

Last year, we launched two improvements to Google Patents: the Prior Art Finder and European Patent Office (EPO) patents. Today we’re happy to announce the addition of documents from four new patent agencies: China, Germany, Canada, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Many of these documents may provide prior art for future patent applications, and we hope their increased discoverability will improve the quality of patents in the U.S. and worldwide.


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