Managing Financial Information in the Trade Lifecycle

1st Edition

A Concise Atlas of Financial Instruments and Processes

Authors: Martijn Groot
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123742896
eBook ISBN: 9780080559933
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd May 2008
Page Count: 288
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Table of Contents

  1. The changing financial services landscape 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Historical perspective and current industry landscape 1.3 The instrument lifecycle 1.4 The transaction lifecycle 1.5 The information supply chain 1.6 Flow and bespoke business models 1.7 The typical information architecture 1.8 Consequences and costs 1.9 Conclusion

  2. The instrument lifecycle: the life and times of financial instruments. 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Enter the protagonist: the financial instrument 2.3 Types of financial products 2.4 Financial markets 2.5 A birth of a financial instrument – the process 2.6 Describing a financial instrument 2.7 Active life of financial instruments – corporate actions 2.8 Dependencies between instruments 2.9 Ups and downs throughout an instrument’s life. 2.10 The demise of a financial instrument 2.11 Conclusions

  1. The information supply chain: overview of the financial content market 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Overview of the content market and its changing dynamics 3.3 Who are the data sellers? 3.4 The Information Supply Chain 3.5 Different types of content 3.6 Licensing and contract management. 3.7 Sourcing and dissemination information internally: technical perspective 3.8 Conclusions

4 Information needs in the transaction lifecycle 4.1 Introduction 4.2 The information manufacturing business: basic versus derived data 4.3 The transaction Lifecycle 4.4 Processes under scrutiny: regulation and audit 4.5 Use cases 4.6 Conclusions<BR id="CRLF


Information is the oxygen supply of the financial markets. Financial information, or data, is so important that companies such as Barclays and Citigroup now have executive positions of Chief Data Officer or Head of Data Acquisition. This book, by a long-time industry insider at one of the leading data management vendors, discusses the present and future of financial data management by focusing on the lifecycle of the financial instruments (stocks, bonds, options, derivatives) that generate and require data to keep the markets moving. This book is a concise reference manual of the financial information supply chain and how to maximize effectiveness and minimize cost.

Key Features

First book fully dedicated to financial information supply chain and how to manage it effectively Addresses hot topics that readers need to know: regulatory reporting regulations, data pooling, hubs, and data exchanges *Draws from actual lessons learned and presents many real-life scenarios of the business


Financial Operations and Information Executives in banks and investment houses, such as CIO, Head of Operations, Head of Market Data, Market Data Manager/Director


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"In providing a comprehensive and rigorous survey of the processes around the financial instrument lifecycle and how it is currently served by content providers, this book covers virgin territory" --From the preface by Herbie Skeete, series editor "His approach is based on a combination of viewpoints, intersecting instrument and transaction lifecycles, and tying them together within a Supply Chain model borrowed (at least originally) from advances in Manufacturing and Operations Management. While not the only industry expert attracted to the Supply Chain approach, Martijn has done a masterful job of adapting it to the realities of Market Data practices. Here, for the first time, is a coherent descriptive framework to describe how the pieces fit together, why they need to be handled the way they are and what metrics and aspects of information quality can be used. It doesn’t go into the mechanics of pricing and valuation for various instruments – that’s not the point here, and there are plenty of sources for information on that. There are other places where Martijn neatly draws the line, and stays focused – if you need a concise overview of information management and the products and processes in the operations of the securities industry, including practical discussions related to trade-offs and legacy overhang, you now have it." --From the Foreword by Bill Nichols,Program Director of Securities Processing Automation, FISD/SIIA “Managing Financial Information in the Trade Lifecycle: A Concise Atlas of Financial Instruments and Processes by Martijn Groot hits at the heart of a key industry challenge. The importance of the kind of data management processes it describes cannot be understated. It’s a wonder it’s taken so long for institutions to finally begin to get a grip on this crucial operational issue.” --Andrew Delaney, Editor-in-Chief, A-Team Group, Publisher of Refer

About the Authors

Martijn Groot Author

Martijn Groot is Director of Product Marketing at Asset Control, the market leading provider of Centralized Data Management (CDM) solutions to buy- and sell-side firms and market infrastructure companies around the globe. Previously, Martijn held Head of Product Management and Product Manager positions at Asset Control. Before Asset Control, Martijn worked at ABN AMRO where he held positions within technology and risk management in the investment banking division. Martijn holds an MBA from INSEAD, a MSc in Mathematics from VU University, Amsterdam and is a certified Financial Risk Manager from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Product Marketing Director, Asset Control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands