Archiv: November 2007


Telekurs Financial enhances MSCI Index Coverage with New GIMI Family

Telekurs Financial, one of the leading global providers of finan-cial information has significantly extended its offering of MSCI index data. Effective immediately this data has been integrated into Telekurs Financial’s sophisticated market and reference data products.

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The news magazine of Telekurs Financial covers many aspects of a changing technological and financial environment.

Find the latest issue 03/07 (download 2.4 MB) and…

…don’t miss the following articles:

- Time for a MiFID for corporate actions?
- Ticino-based asset manager opts for Telekurs iD
- Data Management: getting it right with vision

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Telekurs Financial adds earning estimates from Zacks

Telekurs Financial, one of the leading global providers of financial information, features a wealth of new analysis and fundamental data from the renowned supplier Zacks Investment Research. Effective immediately data from this leading global information provider has been integrated into Telekurs Financial’s sophisticated market and reference data products.
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Telekurs Financial supports implementation of MiFID with comprehensive range of reference data

On 1 November 2007, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) came into force in the 30 member states of the European Economic Area (EEA). With its broad range of MiFID reference data Telekurs Financial is proving to be a reliable global partner to the financial services industry.

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Change in the Management Committee of Fininfo SA

Farzaneh Deravi has been named as the Managing Director of Fininfo SA by the Fininfo SA Board of Directors with immediate effect. She is replacing Dominique Leblanc in this function, who will continue to support the integration process with Telekurs Financial for a period of six months as the Senior Vice President of Fininfo SA.

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Telekurs Financial enters into partnership with Infinancials

Telekurs Financial has gained the internationally active company Infinancials as a partner and supplier of business valuation analytics. This information is harnessed for company analyses and comparative valuations of some 50,000 companies. By integrating the data offering of Infinancials, Telekurs Financial is pursuing its aim of positioning itself as an all-round supplier of global financial information.

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Transat 6.50: first and last stop Madeira

The 16th Transat 6.50 single-handed regatta from Charente-Maritime to Bahia 2007 started from the French port of La Rochelle on 18 September 2007. Of the 130-plus skippers who registered for the race, 89 started out on the transatlantic crossing. With maximum wind speeds of 30 knots, Jacques Valente, skippering “Telekurs Twing”, successfully reached Madeira, the first leg of the regatta. For temporary health reasons, however, this experienced sailor decided in accordance with the official regatta physician to drop out of the competition. In the Transat 6.50 four years ago, Valente had completed the crossing to Brazil.


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This article is extracted from the current issue of Telekurs Financial's corporate magazine realtime. If you wish to subscribe or learn more about the realtime magazine, visit www.telekurs-realtime.com


Transat 6.50 readers quiz

Many realtime readers have tested their knowledge of Transat 6.50. The editorial board have chosen the following winners from among the numerous correct answers:

Francisco Lucar from Royal Bank of Canada (Suisse), Geneva
Jürg Mühlethaler from Centrum Bank AG, Vaduz
Nadia Hauf from Telekurs Financial

So congratulations once again on behalf of Jacques Valente and the realtime editorial team!

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This article is extracted from the current issue of Telekurs Financial's corporate magazine realtime. If you wish to subscribe or learn more about the realtime magazine, visit www.telekurs-realtime.com


Standardisation driven by MiFID

The standardisation of financial data is becoming a highly topical issue as a result of the implementation of MiFID and Basel II. Industry standards are promoting the realisation of automation projects in the financial sector and are creating transparency as the volume and complexity of financial data grows. For example, MiFID regulations stipulate that a unique code must be used to identify issuers, banks, funds and brokers at a European level. The CFI code is becoming established as an appropriate solution for the classification of financial instruments, while the MIC code is used for the identification of markets and trading platforms. Finally, the finance industry this year implemented key measures to facilitate the pan-European introduction of International Business Entity Identifiers (IBEI / ISO 16372).

At the end of June 2007, the National Numbering Agencies (NNAs), Telekurs Financial, the London Stock Exchange and WM Datenservice began strengthening their cooperation in order to promote the use of the IBEI code within Europe. Nourredine Yous, the Telekurs Financial representative at ANNA and Chairman of an ISO Subcommittee, confirmed: “Italy, Spain and the UK are participating in the implementation of the IBEI code. Germany is the second
European country after Switzerland to introduce the IBEI code for its domestic companies.” November 1, 2007 has been set as the target date by which to achieve the broadest possible coverage and implementation of the standard.

Telekurs Financial already introduced the IBEI codes for companies domiciled in Switzerland and Liechtenstein in its Valordata Feed (VDF) at the start of 2007. They complement the existing company codes (e.g. D-U-N-S Numbers, Danish CVR numbers, Moody’s Institution Identifiers, Fitch Issuer IDs and British and French registered company codes) and represent another key data component for the identification of companies in VDF.

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This article is extracted from the current issue of Telekurs Financial's corporate magazine realtime. If you wish to subscribe or learn more about the realtime magazine, visit www.telekurs-realtime.com


Stock market experience for students

In spring 2007, the Stock Exchange Game of the Swiss Universities (Börsenspiel der Schweizer Universitäten; BSU) once again provided large numbers of students with an insight into the intricacies of the global markets. The BSU Association which organises the Stock Exchange Game gives students throughout Switzerland an opportunity to gain their first experience of the financial markets, thus bridging the gap between theory and practice. The students assume the role of an asset manager and manage 1 000 000 Swiss francs, of fictional capital, which they aim to multiply during the Game. Prizes worth over 40 000 Swiss francs including work placements, await the best players.

This year – for the first time – students were able to base their investment decisions on first-hand financial information. Throughout the game, any interested participants were given the option of using the Telekurs iD financial display system free of charge when managing their virtual portfolio. As a result, Telekurs iD recorded an increase in its number of academic users one week before the start of the game, as 21% of the participants signed up to use the system. Winners in different categories and almost all of the weekly winners gained a clear lead in the information stakes thanks to Telekurs iD.


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This article is extracted from the current issue of Telekurs Financial's corporate magazine realtime. If you wish to subscribe or learn more about the realtime magazine, visit www.telekurs-realtime.com


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