Category: Corporate News


SIX Telekurs and Handelsbanken light up the Nordic market with an investor service based on Nordic Light

Stockholm: At the beginning of this year, Handelsbanken launched an improved investor service based on Nordic Light, the Nordic standard for consolidated stock market data. The solution is delivered by SIX Telekurs as a fully managed service and is seamlessly integrated into Handelsbanken’s comprehensive on-line investor offering.

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SIX Telekurs & Eagle Investment Systems deliver enhanced data management solutions

Stamford, Connecticut: To showcase its newly enhanced interface with Eagle Investment Systems, SIX Telekurs is pleased to be a “Gold” sponsor of the 2011 Eagle Client Conference.

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SIX Telekurs devising effective solutions for implementing InvRBV for Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba)

Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Helaba relies on the innovative TPS-InvRBV solution from SIX Telekurs Deutschland and its sister company Cetrel Securities for the fulfillment of all regulatory requirements contained in the InvRBV Directive (the German Investment Fund Accounting and Valuation Directive).

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SIX Telekurs and B+S Banksysteme extend and enhance database systems partnership

Munich / Frankfurt, Germany: SIX Telekurs, a leading provider of financial information, and B+S Banksysteme have announced an extension of their partnership. For many years now, SIX Telekurs has collaborated with B+S Treasury Solutions to deliver high-quality market data and valuations for trading and settlement in the cash and derivatives business. These are mainly required for deal-entry, settlement, and of course for the evaluation of commercial transactions.

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SIX Telekurs hosts event series on transparency in risk management

Zurich, Switzerland: SIX Telekurs tomorrow will launch its event series on managing risk with greater transparency with guest speakers from its prominent partners Dun & Bradstreet and Morningstar.

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SIX Telekurs launches new on-demand services for the rapid delivery of high quality data

Zurich, Switzerland: SIX Telekurs has released new delivery services for the most up-to-date financial information from its comprehensive securities database, Valordata Feed. These innovations meet growing market needs for on-demand prices, reference data and corporate actions.

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Dow Jones & Company Live with Global Data from SIX Telekurs

Zurich, Switzerland: Global news and business information leader Dow Jones & Company has selected
SIX Telekurs as a preferred provider of market data and other financial information. Dow Jones’ key financial publications and websites, including The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and Barron’s, will carry market data delivered by SIX Telekurs.

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SIX Telekurs completes new expansion round of global real-time market data services

Zurich, Switzerland: SIX Telekurs has added 35 sources of real-time market data from global exchanges, institutional contributors and financial news providers since the beginning of 2011. This expansion of services brings better access to market information in the Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Northern Europe.

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SIX Telekurs significantly increases input performance in the Market Data Feed real-time delivery service

Zurich, Switzerland – SIX Telekurs has successfully upgraded its real-time delivery service in the market data domain and can now deliver 400% more input through a single server instance. The system update marks an important achievement in SIX Telekurs’ strategy to continuously invest in global infrastructure, and provides the basis for future developments and innovation.

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SIX Telekurs and TNS intensify collaboration to target growth in Asia

Singapore: Financial information provider SIX Telekurs and Transaction Network Services (NYSE:TNS), a global data connectivity provider, are intensifying their collaboration to source real-time market data from high growth financial centres in Asia.

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HSBC Trinkaus takes delivery of new Produktinformationsblatt (PIB) Service from SIX Telekurs

Frankfurt/Düsseldorf, Germany: SIX Telekurs has successfully launched a new investor information service called Produktinformationsblätter (PIB) for leading German financial services company HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt. The service satisfies a newly enacted EU mandate requiring that investors have access to comprehensive information about financial products including risks, costs and earnings potential. The new service covers more than 5 million financial instruments offered on over 400 exchanges worldwide.

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Produktinformationsblätter (PIB) werden von SIX Telekurs und CleverSoft angeboten

Frankfurt am Main / München, Deutschland: SIX Telekurs und CleverSoft, führend in der Bereitstellung von individuellen Lösungen, haben das Angebot des Produktinformationsblatt-Services (PIB) am 1. Juli 2011 erfolgreich gestartet. Mit der Bereitstellung der PIB-Informationen stellen sie ein Standardprodukt sowie individuelle Lösungen zur Verfügung. Mit rund fünf Millionen Finanzinstrumenten von über 400 Börsen ist dies der umfänglichste PIB-Service am Markt.

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SIX Telekurs provides French taxation and regulation information

Zurich, Switzerland: SIX Telekurs has expanded its compliance-related services with French tax and regulatory information for investors and companies with tax liabilities in France.

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SIX Telekurs launch real time market data service from Qatar

Zurich / Doha: SIX Telekurs, a leading global financial information provider, has announced today that live trading data from Qatar Exchange is available to investors across the globe via its platform. The real time service, featuring last trade for Equities, is sourced via the Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI) network, a connectivity solution that provides direct access to this rapidly growing Middle East market.

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SIX Telekurs and FinancialCAD extend data and analytics partnership

Zurich, Switzerland: SIX Telekurs, a leading financial information provider, and FINCAD, a provider of industry standard financial analytics, are pleased to announce that they have signed agreements to extend their long-standing partnership.

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SIX Telekurs wins awards for corporate actions and a reference data initiative

Zurich, Switzerland: SIX Telekurs, a leading financial information provider, is proud to report its wins for Best Corporate Actions Data Provider and Best Reference Data Initiative – Vendor at this year’s Inside Market Data and Inside Reference Data Awards. The annual awards ceremony, held in New York, recognizes industry excellence in market data, reference data and enterprise data management.

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25 Jahre SIX Telekurs Deutschland

Frankfurt, Deutschland − SIX Telekurs Deutschland feierte gestern ihr 25-jähriges Firmenbestehen. Mit der laufenden Erweiterung des deutschlandspezifischen Angebots unterstreicht das Unternehmen sein Bekenntnis zu den Kunden in diesem wichtigen Wachstumsmarkt.

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SIX Telekurs continues to expand its Evaluated Pricing team

Zurich, Switzerland − SIX Telekurs continues to build up its core team of experts to further expand its Evaluated Pricing. The business unit has brought five new members on board in the last few months to both develop the service further, and to respond to its popularity amongst customers.

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SIX Telekurs wins Best Data Innovation Award 2011 from Systems in the City

London, United Kingdom − SIX Telekurs, a leading provider of financial information, is proud to announce that the FundsFast module of its Intraday Pricing Service has won the 2011 Systems in the City award for “Best Data Innovation”.

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Xtrakter and SIX Telekurs agree to expand pricing data

London and Zurich, 17 May 2011 – Xtrakter, a leading provider of capital market data, trade matching and regulatory reporting services, welcomes SIX Telekurs as the first data vendor to access Xtrakter’s Mark-to-Market valuation service, known as XM2M. SIX Telekurs clients now have pricing data on over 45,000 domestic and international fixed-income instruments, including illiquid instruments such as asset-backed securities. Bid and offer, as well as high, low and median traded prices, captured and calculated via TRAX – Xtrakter’s trade matching service – significantly expands the quality of fixed-income data available to market participants.

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SIX Telekurs bolsters regional expertise in Tokyo office

Zurich, Switzerland – Financial information provider SIX Telekurs is proud to announce that Hidehiro Kanehara and Shigeo Katsuno have joined SIX Telekurs Japan Ltd at the company's Tokyo office. The two new members of the team bring with them years of financial expertise and arrive at a time when SIX Telekurs faces growing demand for its services in Japan.

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SIX Telekurs White Paper. Transparency in Evaluated Pricing.

Zurich, Switzerland – In an effort to help bring clarity and understanding about transparency in evaluated pricing, SIX Telekurs is pleased to announce the release of a new white paper that describes our thoughts and practices. The paper will be discussed publicly for the first time in a workshop at the upcoming A-Team “Data Management for Risk, Analytics and Valuations” conference in New York on May 17th.

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SIX Telekurs USA Names Cort Williams EVP, Sales & Business Development

Stamford, CT/USA – Continuing to build senior management depth,
SIX Telekurs USA announces the appointment of Cort J. Williams as Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Americas.

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SIX Telekurs Offers Evaluated Pricing for Distressed Securities

Zurich, Switzerland – SIX Telekurs has expanded its Evaluated Pricing with a unique solution for valuing securities that are distressed due to credit events.

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SIX Telekurs opens two computer centers at Equinix Inc. in Singapore.

Zurich, Switzerland – The global data centre service provider Equinix Inc. will now host SIX Telekurs Singapore’s IT infrastructure, replacing SIX Telekurs` existing Singapore-based computer resources. This will substantially enhance SIX Telekurs` IT resources in Singapore. The infrastructure is hosted at two separate locations, thereby offering the benefits of redundancy and the very latest security standards.

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SIX Telekurs redefines its products and services categories.

Zurich, Switzerland – In response to client demand for a varied range of both standardised and customised data solutions, SIX Telekurs has redefined its products and services categories, to include SIX Telekurs Solutions. This new product category includes wide-reaching and varied solutions, offering customers a one-stop shop for their data and data solutions requirements.

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SIX Telekurs in partnership with TFG Systems.

London, United Kingdom – SIX Telekurs is partnering with TFG Systems, a leading provider of real time risk and portfolio management software, to deliver real-time and historical financial data to their trading and risk management platform TFG Complete.

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SIX Telekurs partners with Inforex S.A. to increase its market presence in Greece.

Zurich, Switzerland − The leading financial information provider, SIX Telekurs, and Inforex S.A., a regional market leader and an official data vendor of the Athens Stock Exchange, have signed an agreement to pursue a common growth strategy in the Greek market. The agreement enables Inforex to offer international financial market data drawn from the products and the unique database of SIX Telekurs.

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ProFinance chooses SIX Telekurs data for their Bond Solutions software

Zurich, Switzerland – SIX Telekurs Ltd, a leading financial information provider is pleased to announce a partnership with ProFinance Services SA, a financial advisory firm providing financial research and investment solutions, that will bring together their experience in data collection and investment solution tools. Banks and non-banks will be offered innovative solutions for the analysis and selection of financial assets.

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JSM Wireless chooses SIX Telekurs data for BlueTM mobile device.

London, United Kingdom – JSM Wireless have chosen SIX Telekurs as a primary data source to deliver real-time financial data to their mobile application BlueTM.

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SIX Telekurs USA Positions For Growth With Senior Hires

Stamford, CT/USA – Preparing for expected growth in the Americas,
SIX Telekurs USA announces three executive appointments.

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thewealthworks chooses SIX Telekurs data for their Troika software

London, United Kingdom – thewealthworks have chosen SIX Telekurs as a data source to compliment their Troika system, a wealth management software solution for family offices, financial institutions and private client service providers. SIX Telekurs is supplying pricing and corporate actions data via its leading market data services IPS (Intraday Pricing Service) and VDF (Valordata Feed).

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New Head for SIX Telekurs in Vienna

Vienna, Austria – Andreas Steiner (34) took over as head of the Austrian branch of SIX Telekurs in Vienna on January 1, 2011. He succeeds Josef Krall (59), who retired from the post after almost 11 years.

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Looking back at the SIX Telekurs Securities Valuations Roadshow.

Zurich, Switzerland – On the 7th October 2010, SIX Telekurs opened its series of Securities Valuations Roadshow events in New York. SIX Telekurs hosted events in 15 different cities, in 12 countries worldwide throughout the autumn. The series closed in Casablanca on the 16th December 2010 with just under 100 guests attending that particular event. The Roadshow was very successful this year, especially in bringing together various leaders from the industry, in addressing topical issues, and in discussing important regulatory points.

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SIX Telekurs and Expersoft Systems announce strategic partnership.

Zurich, Switzerland – SIX Telekurs Ltd, a leading provider of financial information, is delighted to announce its strategic partnership with Expersoft Systems AG, a global vendor of portfolio and wealth management platform solutions. The agreement allows the two companies to combine their cutting-edge solutions, thereby offering small and medium-sized independent providers of wealth management services for high net-worth individuals (HNWI) and institutional clients a unique product range.

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ING-DiBa opts for quality and performance of SIX Telekurs market data.

Zurich, Switzerland – SIX Telekurs has implemented two major projects at ING-DiBa, Germany's biggest direct bank. The financial information provider, which supplies market data for the bank's online brokerage tool, has received praise for the user-friendliness of the market information site. Thanks to the enhancements, ING-DiBa is the German market leader in online brokerage.

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SIX Telekurs enhances fund transparency with Morningstar holdings data.

Zurich, Switzerland – SIX Telekurs recently announced the availability of fund constituent data on over 70,000 global funds from Morningstar, giving customers another channel through which to leverage Morningstar’s long-standing expertise in the procurement, analysis and management of fund information. The fund holdings data is a significant enhancement to SIX Telekurs’ Valordata Feed (VDF), which offers reference data and pricing information on over 6.2 million securities.

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SRL Global chooses SIX Telekurs for pricing and index data

London, United Kingdom – SRL Global, originally established as a trading and technology joint venture with Man Group Plc in 2007, now an independent specialist technology boutique offering its services to financial buy-side institutions, recently signed an agreement with SIX Telekurs U.K. Ltd to take end of day pricing and index benchmark data for its NEXUS Enterprise Solution. SIX Telekurs’ apiD solution provided a comprehensive interface to their existing technology.

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SIX Telekurs expands its Evaluated Pricing business.

Zurich, Switzerland – Responding to the more stringent demands of the latest International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and the increasing client need for transparency, SIX Telekurs has re-structured and expanded its Evaluated Pricing business.

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SIX Telekurs now offers new risk product bundles through its collaboration with RepRisk.

Zurich, Switzerland – SIX Telekurs, a leading provider of international financial information, has partnered with Zurich-based RepRisk AG to offer data on environmental and social risks in its flagship display product Telekurs iD.

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The SIX Telekurs Securities Valuations Roadshow

Zurich, Switzerland – Governments and regulators continue to impose ever more complex valuation rules and regulations on the financial industry. SIX Telekurs has worked with auditors, research analysts and practitioners to create The SIX Telekurs Securities Valuations Roadshow this autumn to present and explain the background of new asset valuations regulations and guidelines and the impact that they will have on business. An overview of the locations, dates and programs of the 17 events being held throughout the world can be found at www.six-telekurs-roadshow.com.

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SIX Telekurs and NASDAQ OMX collaborate to disseminate Index and ETF Data

Stamford, CT / USA – SIX Telekurs has announced its collaboration with The NASDAQ OMX Group to globally disseminate index and exchange-traded fund (ETF) data.

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SIX Telekurs and Sage announce collaboration agreement and unveil integrated service

Zurich, Switzerland – SAGE and SIX Telekurs have announced their collaboration agreement having completed the integration of SIX Telekurs’ real-time quotes into SAGE’s banking system, Prospero. Prospero is a real-time desktop terminal targeted at Relationship Managers and traders. Prospero’s trading platform provides traders, relationship managers and clients with an accurate view of market fluctuations in real-time. SIX Telekurs is hereby extending its comprehensive global data offering by teaming up with expert partners to offer clients value-added solutions.

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SIX Telekurs and Teleinvest International intensify collaboration for front office applications

Zurich, Switzerland – SIX Telekurs and Teleinvest International AG have signed an agreement to intensify joint sales and marketing efforts, particularly by combining their respective offers in front office applications. Teleinvest International is a well known provider of electronic trading systems. SIX Telekurs extends its comprehensive global data offering by teaming up with expert partners to offer clients value-added solutions.

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Leading Asset Manager in Japan relies on SIX Telekurs for NAV calculation

Zurich, Switzerland − Finselect, the evaluation price service for the daily evaluation of securities which comply with the former Japanese Pension Fund Association’s guidelines, now has an additional module Finselect MF, which specifically targets the pricing needs of the Japanese investment trust industry. With Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd., SIX Telekurs has gained one of the largest Japanese asset management companies as its pilot customer.

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SIX Telekurs wins award for Best Corporate Actions Data Provider

Zurich, Switzerland – SIX Telekurs is delighted to announce that it has won the award for the best corporate actions data provider at the Inside Reference Data Awards 2010.

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Automated Outsourcing Services (AOS) signs up to SIX Telekurs Pricing & Corporate Actions Services

Zurich, Switzerland – Automated Outsourcing Services (AOS), a Johannesburg-based independent third party fund administration company, has signed an agreement to use SIX Telekurs’ Intraday Pricing Service (IPS) and Corporate Actions Reports Service (CARS) in order to price their clients’ instruments and to support the servicing of their client’s assets: a mixture of equity and forex positions.

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Taxation of structured products. SIX Telekurs offers updated service.

Zurich, Switzerland. SIX Telekurs’ Bond Floor Pricing Service is now available via an automated FTP download. This means that the data delivered, enabling structured products to be taxed correctly, can be accessed even more rapidly.

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SIX Telekurs bolsters its market position by acquiring the evaluated pricing business of CSV, Incorporated

Stamford, CT/USA – In a major step toward fulfilling the company’s strategic objectives in the area of evaluated pricing services, SIX Telekurs has entered into an agreement with CSV, Incorporated to purchase its evaluated pricing business.

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SIX Telekurs adds more data and functions to its Telekurs iD display product

Zurich, Switzerland – SIX Telekurs is launching a new version of its Telekurs iD display product. Version 8.3 includes an optimized data offering and additional functions. The updated product focuses on the various needs of specialists in the financial industry even more than before. The user can now choose one of the four information packages, depending on his or her needs.

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Nordic financial news services are now available within SIX Telekurs global products

Zurich, Switzerland – SIX Telekurs enriches the news services available in its global display and market data feed products to include eleven financial news sources focusing on the Nordic countries.

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Callable and Putable Bonds added to SIX Telekurs Fair Value Pricing Service

Zurich, Switzerland – SIX Telekurs has enhanced its Fair Value Pricing Service by adding a new asset class and hence increasing the number of instruments covered to over 110,000 investment grade fixed income securities.

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Reference and corporate events data now available in XML format

Zurich, Switzerland − Valordata Feed (VDF) supplies reference and corporate events data on more than five million financial instruments. Supplied up to now in EDIFACT, this VDF data is now also available in XML format – thanks to the software solution VDF2XML Converter.

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SIX Telekurs and ZoomVision Mamato inaugurate international TV studio in Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden − In cooperation with the IR media company ZoomVision Mamato, SIX Telekurs has built a TV studio in its Swedish office on Sveavägen in Stockholm. The studio offers global television channels such as CNBC and Bloomberg TV the opportunity to interview CEOs and other senior executives in business and politics live on air. The studio has a permanent connection to the Kaknäs Tower and has been in full swing delivering interviews to the international financial television channels since mid-October.

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SIX Telekurs wins Scottish Financial Enterprise's Innovators award 2009

SIX Telekurs is delighted to announce that the FundsFast module of its Intraday Pricing Service (IPS) has won The Scottish Financial Enterprise Award for innovation in new products.


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SIX Telekurs is one of the finalists in the Scottish Financial Enterprise awards The Innovators 2009

Zurich, Switzerland − SIX Telekurs, Europe’s third largest provider of financial information, is proud to announce that the FundsFast module of our Intraday Pricing Service has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Scottish Financial Enterprise awards «The Innovators 2009».

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SIX Telekurs expands in North America, Opens offices in Toronto

Stamford, CT/USA: In keeping with the company’s long standing policy of maintaining a local presence in the markets it serves, SIX Telekurs is pleased to announce the opening of its newest offices in Toronto, Canada.

“The Toronto operation allows SIX Telekurs to better serve our growing Canadian customer base”, said Barry Raskin, Managing Director of SIX Telekurs in the Americas. “We recognize the fact that the best way to fully understand and service the needs of a particular market is to have a direct presence there.”

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SIX Telekurs kicks off Regulatory Roadshow series in New York and Toronto

Stamford, CT/USA: SIX Telekurs kicked off a series of 18 events with successful meetings in New York and Toronto on September 22nd and 24th, respectively.

With presentations from a variety of industry leaders, these events provide a neutral forum for discussion, and are intended to help institutions stay abreast of the current global regulatory environment and to prepare for compliance challenges to come.
Guests from all segments of the financial services industry gathered to hear industry experts talk about existing regulations and about how the global regulatory landscape is evolving in the shadow of the current global crisis.

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Rolotec AG cooperates with AIM Software in the field of Reference Data Management

Biel, Pfäffikon - The Swiss Rolotec AG, an international specialist for tailor made financial software solutions, has announced to enter into a strategic partnership with AIM Software, a leading provider of golden copy solutions for the finance industry. With this partnership, Rolotec extends the offering for its clients in the field of reference data integration.

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UCITSCheck: The new compliance solution from SIX Telekurs and CETRELSecurities

Zurich, Switzerland − UCITSCheck handles the pre-trading securities checks required by the UCITS Directive. On the basis of VDF data from SIX Telekurs, the new compliance solution can provide a unique eligibility evaluation for over 85 percent of all requested financial instruments.

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Bo Nordlander to take over as head of SIX Telekurs in the Nordic countries

Zurich, Switzerland – Bringing a proven leadership track record, Bo Nordlander is to take over as head of the Nordic subsidiaries of SIX Telekurs with effect from January 1, 2010. Interim Chief Executive Officer Bo Strandberg will continue his duties on the Board of Directors.

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SIX Telekurs expands supply of data from Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Zurich, Switzerland – Due to strong international demand, SIX Telekurs is expanding its supply of data from Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The expansion begins with the Russian provider, Russian Trading System
(RTS Exchange), whose data is now being transmitted in real time.

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SIX Telekurs an early adopter of the consolidated NASDAQ OMX Global Index

Stamford, CT/USA – With the availability of the NASDAQ OMX Global Index Data ServiceSM, SIX Telekurs customers enjoy the benefits of enhanced descriptive data for improved transparency.

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SIX Telekurs expands in the USA and opens an office in San Francisco, CA.

Stamford, CT/USA: To better serve a growing customer base on the West coast of the United States, SIX Telekurs has opened an office in San Francisco.

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Xignite partners with SIX Telekurs to provide on-demand global equity market data

Stamford, CT/USA – Web services delivery of intraday quotes from global exchanges will allow customers worldwide to power websites and applications over the Internet.

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SIX Telekurs and Compliance Science offer expanded Risk Measurement Data to Compliance Departments

Stamford, CT/USA – To help ensure the broadest coverage and highest quality insider trading surveillance services, Compliance Science has integrated additional security issue and issuer data from SIX Telekurs into its Personal Trading Control Center™ - PTCC™.

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SIX Telekurs Reaches a Milestone in Intraday NAV Deliveries

SIX Telekurs has reached the milestone of delivering 30 000 intraday fund prices through the Funds Fast Module of its Intraday Pricing Service.

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SIX Telekurs partners with AG-Financial Network Ltd

Zurich, Switzerland − AG-Financial Network Ltd (AGFN) and SIX Telekurs have signed an agreement for pursuing a strategy of common expansion in Eastern Europe, Greece, and Cyprus. The agreement allows AGFN to offer to its existing and potential clients international financial market data drawing from the major products and the unique database of SIX Telekurs.

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Business update: SIX Telekurs expands municipal bond coverage with pricing and descriptive data from Moodys Analytics

Stamford, CT / USA – SIX Telekurs announces the availability of municipal securities pricing from Moody’s Analytics and reference/descriptive data from Mergent Inc., thereby adding even greater depth and quality to its coverage of US fixed-income markets.

With the addition of evaluated prices and reference data on over 1.2 million municipal securities, SIX Telekurs now covers the universe of US municipal securities. Daily pricing is provided by Moody’s Analytics, which delivers independent valuations based on the most up-to-date market information, taking into account the attributes of each specific instrument such as state of issuance, rating/outlook, optionality, and sector. Descriptive and reference data for these bonds is provided from the Mergent Terms and Conditions database under an exclusive licensing agreement through Moody’s.

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ING-DiBa chooses SIX Telekurs as provider

Frankfurt, Germany - SIX Telekurs is successfully carrying out two projects with ING-DiBa, Germany's largest direct bank. At the beginning of April, the revised market information page embedded on the German homepage (https://wertpapiere.ing-diba.de) was launched in cooperation with Smarthouse Media GmbH. The online brokerage system is now also provided with data from SIX Telekurs.

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SIX Telekurs launches RIS Trader: Online order routing with real-time data

Zurich, Switzerland: SIX Telekurs has recently announced the launch of RIS Trader, an online order routing solution that draws on real-time data from all the world's major stock exchanges. This innovative solution with its state-of-the-art infrastructure allows banks to provide their customers with fast online order routing without having to set up a special information portal. Users subscribe online to the real-time data they need. With RIS Trader, orders can be generated directly and electronically with a single mouse click.

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CSV Data Integrated Onto SIX Telekurs Global Securities Pricing Platforms

Stamford, CT/ USA: In response to customer needs, SIX Telekurs now offers evaluated pricing for illiquid securities with complex structures from CSV Incorporated (CSV).

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SIX Telekurs partners with ValueLink

London, UK – SIX Telekurs and ValueLink have enjoyed a long and suc-cessful history working together with major fund manager and fund ad-ministration clients. Martin Cole, Managing Director of SIX Telekurs U.K. Ltd comments, “We are pleased to be one of the vendors of choice amongst an exclusive group to provide a pricing feed to ValueLink so they can generate a scrubbed pricing feed for the fund administration sector”.

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ReferenceDataFactory Integrates Data from SIX Telekurs

Stamford, CT / USA, 26 March 2009: SIX Telekurs and ReferenceDataFactory LLC (RDF) have today announced the availability of RDF Adaptive Client Technology for the Valordata Feed. In keeping with its mission to provide out-of-the-box reference data integration solutions, ReferenceDataFactory has added full support for Valordata Feed (VDF), SIX Telekurs’ flagship securities reference data service.

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SIX Telekurs continues to expand its Fair Value Pricing Service

Zurich – Switzerland, 19 March 2009: SIX Telekurs has recently announced the continued expansion of its Fair Value Pricing Service. The leading financial data vendor has just released version 2.2 of the service, which offers highly transparent valuations for fixed income securities, and supports clients in adhering to new accounting standards.
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Thomas Gross to become head of SIX Telekurs at SIX Group

Thomas Gross, the current head of Securities Operations at Credit Suisse, will take over as head of the Financial Information Division of SIX Group from 1 April 2009. He will become Chief Executive Officer of the financial information provider SIX Telekurs and a member of the SIX Group Executive Board. Thomas Gross will succeed Jörg Buser, who has been heading the Financial Information Division on a temporary basis.

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SIX Group acquires stake in CETREL

Zurich/Luxembourg - SIX Group Ltd, Zurich shall acquire a 50% stake in CETREL S.A., Luxembourg at the end of January 2009. The two parties signed a corresponding agreement today. This strategic cooperation is intended to foster the building up of a leading international offer in the field of card-based payment traffic. The aim is to boost CETREL’s position in the acquiring business in the Grande Region of Luxembourg, while expanding the international issuing processing offer of both CETREL and SIX Group in Europe. The provision of central services to enhance the competitiveness of the financial center Luxembourg shall remain among CETREL's core duties.

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SIX Telekurs hits the 5 million mark

Zurich / Switzerland - SIX Telekurs recently announced that its world-class database now covers information on over 5 million international financial instruments. This impressive total is a significant milestone for the company. Not only is it successfully positioning itself as a challenge to the larger players in the market, it also shows that the significant structural changes the company has undergone in the last year have very much paid off.

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New name and a new logo for Telekurs Financial: From Telekurs Financial to SIX Telekurs

Zurich / Switzerland - Telekurs Financial Ltd officially unveiled its new name and logo today, following the re-branding of its parent company, the SIX Group. From now on Telekurs Financial Information Ltd shall be called SIX Telekurs Ltd, a move which represents a significant milestone in the company’s history. The new name emphasises the close ties that SIX Telekurs Ltd has with its affiliated companies of the SIX Group and also signifies the increased international focus the organisation has adopted. SIX stands for Swiss Infrastructure and eXchange.

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SIX Telekurs and ValuePrice join forces with an innovative valuation pricing concept

Metzler Investment GmbH is setting a new benchmark for the financial sector with this fully automated solution and is the first client to use it.

Frankfurt/Germany. SIX Telekurs, one of the world’s leading providers of financial information, and the Frankfurt-based valuation specialist ValuePrice AG, have entered into an agreement regarding transparent valuation pricing processes. The two companies are thus facing up to the supervisory requirements in the market, and are offering a service that guarantees independent, transparent and quality-assured valuation of the entire portfolio for all asset classes.

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Swiss financial market infrastructure provider announces gratifying six-month results and new brand SIX Group

Zurich/Switzerland. In the first six months of 2008, Swiss Financial Market Services AG significantly expanded its business activities versus the comparable prior-year period. Higher revenues from the securities services, financial information and payment transactions business fields offset the decline in securities trading activity. Within the framework of its strategy work and integration activities, the Group has developed a new brand strategy. In future, Swiss Financial Market Services AG will operate under the name SIX Group AG. This umbrella brand stands for Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange. The company also plans to introduce substantial fee reductions in the areas of securities trading and related services. As successor to departing Board member Dr. Martin Sieg Castagnola, Dr. Philipp Halbherr, Head of Investment Banking and Member of the Executive Board, Zürcher Kantonalbank, will be proposed as representative of the cantonal banks on the Board of Directors.

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SARASIN winner of the Alpha League Table Switzerland 2008

Paris/France.The private bank Sarasin takes the top spot in this 2008 edition of the rankings. Sarasin’s average alpha improves 54 basis points to 3.65%. The frequency of alpha (62.6%) is also better than it was last year (+190 basis points) and is among the best of the companies in the rankings. Sarasin is in first place with a score of 2.26.

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Telekurs Financial and Unitek Engineering integrate Market Data Feed (MDF) into Reuters RMDS

Zurich/Switzerland - In order to make its broad market data service available via the Reuters platform RMDS, Telekurs Financial now provides an integration service together with its development partner Unitek Engineering. This service is called TRIS (Telekurs RMDS Integration Service), and makes it possible to call up around 3 million actively traded instruments from the Telekurs data universe on existing Reuters RMDS installations.

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Telekurs Financial co-operates with Bondweb Malaysia to offer Malaysian fair value prices

Zurich/Switzerland - Telekurs Financial has signed an agreement with Bondweb Malaysia, Malaysia’s first Bond Pricing Agency, to integrate Bondweb’s fair value prices into Telekurs’ products. The Malaysian fair value prices are immediately available in Telekurs’ Valordata Feed VDF) and Intraday Pricing Service (IPS).

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BT and Telekurs Financial Announce Global Connectivity Agreement

BT today announced it will become a global supplier of connectivity services to Telekurs. Through the Radianz Shared Market Infrastructure, BT will deliver a cost-efficient and flexible solution that enables Telekurs to broaden its geographic reach.

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Telekurs Financial Implements IBEI Codes for European Finance Industry

Zurich/Switzerland - As European countries increasingly embrace the IBEI (International Business Entity Identifier) code, Telekurs Financial has successfully promoted and implemented this unique standard for the identification of corporate entities – an important enabler of straight-through-processing (STP) in cross-border trading.

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Excellent 2007 results for SWX Group, SIS Group and Telekurs Group

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VDF Time Series: Extended data offering for Telekurs Valordata Feed from Telekurs Financial

Zurich/Switzerland. From March 2008, the new service VDF Time Series will be part of the Valordata Feed data offering. With the time series supplied for 21 simple and more complex quotation types, users will be able to trace back data for up to 10 years.

Up until now, only daily valuation prices for various price types have been supplied through Telekurs Financial’s Valordata Feed (VDF). With the new VDF Times Series service, however, complete time series will now be included in VDF. This will help banks with completing their portfolios by adding the time series for individual instruments. The time series are supplied in VDF format and can be retrieved as an add-on to other VDF deliveries. Since VDF customers have already implemented this format, the launch of the VDF Time Series does not entail any additional work.

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Eagle Investment Systems Enhances Enterprise Data Management Software with Telekurs VDF Loader

Telekurs is pleased to announce the availability of a standard interface between its Valordata Feed (VDFTM) and Eagle Investment Systems’ data management solution.

Eagle’s solution is an advanced data management platform that provides seamless connectivity and data integration from numerous sources and consolidates it in one location, providing a consistent, high-quality view of investment data. Consolidating security master data on Eagle’s platform has provided significant benefits to clients, as it allows them to clean, enrich, extract and distribute data to meet diverse and dynamic internal and external reporting and information requirements.

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Telekurs Financial and Euroclear UK & Ireland sign data supply agreement

Telekurs Financial and Euroclear UK & Ireland Ltd signed an agreement on 1 February 2008 for the supply of certain static securities data available at Euroclear UK & Ireland. This further enhances Telekurs Financial’s data offering particularly with regard to the UK Stockbroking community. The data, available through a wide range of Telekurs Financial’s products, covers securities reference and corporate events data maintained by Euroclear UK & Ireland, as well as UK stamp duty data. No client-specific information whatsoever is provided by Euroclear UK & Ireland.

Euroclear is the world's largest settlement-infrastructure service provider for domestic and international securities transactions, covering bonds, equities, derivatives and investment funds. Euroclear UK & Ireland is the central securities depositary (CSD) of the United Kingdom and Ireland, and operates the multi-currency, real-time settlement system processing transactions in all UK securities, Irish equities and a range of international securities.

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Telekurs iD receives Bronze level of DJ Certification Program

Dow Jones Partners & Alliances awarded Telekurs iD the Bronze level of the Dow Jones Certification program!

Dow Jones & Company publishes the world's most vital business, financial and economic news and information in more formats than any other publisher. The Company's business publications and services draw on the talents of nearly 1,900 news staff who work from 129 bureaus in 94 cities around the globe. Since its founding in 1882, the Dow Jones name has been synonymous with accuracy, integrity and trust. Dow Jones News are available in Telekurs iD.

According to Dow Jones, the implementation of Hot Headlines in Telekurs iD was the criteria to award the Bronze level. Other innovative features in Telekurs iD’s news offering (DJ, AWP and 10 other news providers) also bring added-value to the news reader:

>> News in different languages
>> Saving search (Preset)
>> News search by Original Topics, e.g. Aluminium
>> Navigation from listing to related news (right-mouse click)
>> News notation in quotes (News Icon)
>> Scroll Bar for the news headlines window
>> Multiple text windows
>> Alert for news (Watchdog)
>> Date and Time displayed for Headlines
>> Latest headlines
>> News Provider is displayed (e.g. DJN)

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Vaerdipapircentralen (VP) transfers Nordic clients to Telekurs Financial

Copenhagen, Zurich – 30 January 2008: Telekurs Financial has signed an agreement with Vaerdipapircentralen (VP), Denmark’s Central Security Administration, to take on the clients of VP Financial Information products in the Nordic markets; the agreement will become effective retroactively on 1 January 2008. VP has so far acted as a partner of Telekurs Financial in the Nordic markets, this will now be handled by SIX AB. Since 2 October 2007, Telekurs Group has been the majority owner of SIX AB.

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Asset Control Adds Telekurs Valordata Feed (VDF) to Centralized Data Management Solution

New York, NY - January 29, 2008 - Asset Control, a world-wide leader in financial data management solutions, announced today that it has expanded its global data coverage by adding Telekurs' Valdordata Feed (VDF) content to Asset Control's centralized reference and financial data management solution.

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Appointment of Martin Cole as Managing Director of Telekurs (U.K.) Ltd

Zurich 17 January 2008 - Martin Cole has been appointed as Managing Director of Telekurs (U.K.) Ltd. He will assume his new role on 21st January 2008. With over 70 employees in London, Edinburgh and Dublin, Telekurs (U.K.) is one of the most important subsidiaries of Telekurs Financial.

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Joint media release by SWX Group, SIS Group and Telekurs Group

Zurich, 30 December 2007. - Birth of Swiss Financial Market Services AG. SWX Group, SIS Group and Telekurs Group complete merger effective 1.1.2008.

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Joint media release by SWX Group, SIS Group and Telekurs Group

Zurich, 30 December 2007. - Birth of Swiss Financial Market Services AG. SWX Group, SIS Group and Telekurs Group complete merger effective 1.1.2008.

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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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Download the latest issue of the realtime magazine

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

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…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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Newriver and Telekurs Financial partner to extend mutual fund market timing data worldwide

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Competition Commission approves merger of SWX Group, SIS Group and Telekurs Group

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Acquisition of Fininfo financial information business completed

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Joint media release by SWX Group, SIS Group und Telekurs Group

Unanimous approval of merger of SWX Group, SIS Group and Telekurs Group.

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Telekurs acquires Fininfo "financial information" activities

Paris, Zurich, July, 10th 2007 - Telekurs Holding SA and Fininfo SA today signed an agreement whereby Telekurs undertakes to acquire Fininfo “financial information” activities.

This agreement involves all companies from Fininfo “financial information” department, except Idé, company specialized in graphic design and Anthium, a bond-trading company that recently ceased activities.

This agreement will enable Telekurs to enlarge its products and services portfolio and will strengthen its position in several countries, especially in France and Scandinavia. The two companies will usefully leverage complementarities, as well for geographic coverage as for offered solutions and services.

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Download the latest issue of the realtime magazine

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

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- In the investor spotlight: structured products
- Fair Value Service: What is the significance of fair values?
- Capturing the MENA region: Telekurs Financial goes into partnership with Telenet Systems

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Change of command at Swiss Interbank Clearing Ltd.

As of July 1, 2007, Martin Frick has taken over management of Swiss Interbank Clearing from André Bamat. He will also remain active as the CEO of Telekurs PayNet and will direct both group companies in the future. At the same time, Martin Frick will take a position on the executive board of the Telekurs Group. In December 2006 he was designated as the successor to André Bamat, who is retiring after serving at Telekurs for 15 years.

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JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge 2007

On 13th June, 67,270 runners from 2,446 companies were at the starting block of the 15th JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Frankfurt (Germany). The 5.6-kilometer (3.5-mile) event will almost certainly retain its title as the largest road race in the world in 2007.

“We are overwhelmed that we have a new record”, said Karl-Georg Altenburg, CEO of JPMorgan in Germany. “Our event stands for team spirit, camaraderie, communication and fitness. As you can see, these values count a lot in the German economy.”

The German subsidiary of Telekurs Financial also participated in this event with a motivated team of 18 runners. Six companies had 1,000 or more participants, including Allianz/Dresdner Bank (1,612), Deutsche Bank (1,447), Siemens (1,180), Deutsche Lufthansa (1,066), Commerzbank (1,050) and Deutsche Telekom (1,047).

“We can accommodate up to 70,000”, said Rolf Mai, the representative for the Frankfurt police and one of the architects of the 3.5-mile course that features Frankfurt 's modern skyscrapers and centuries-old neighborhoods. The course was a festival of energy, with tens of thousands of spectators blowing air-horns, tossing confetti, waving banners, and providing adrenaline to the participants who worked their way through muggy conditions.

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The motivated team of Telekurs Germany from left to right (bottom row): Ute Lins, Dagmar Graw, Stephanie Hahn, Sabine Schmitt, (top row.): Frank Gräsner, Sebastian Starosciak, Edgar Lins, Thorsten Hammel, Sebastian Schöber, Dietmar Hobbie, Patrick Althausen, Oliver Preisendörfer, Frank Frotscher, Antonia Sieber, Yvonne Kever, Gerhard Heß, Torsten Schneider, Julia Schmitz, Oliver Schwebel.


Telekurs Group: New commercial building planned in Biel

Rolotec AG and Telekurs Card Solutions Ltd, both part of the Telekurs Group, continue to expand business activities at their Biel location. Thanks to the able assistance of the City of Biel, the Telekurs Group’s employee pension fund was successful in acquiring a suitable plot of land at the site of the former Capitol Cinema at 32 Spitalstrasse. By 2009, a new commercial building is to be constructed on the site, comprising apartments, offices and small shops on a total area of 1,119 m2. An overall project competition will be tendered to carry out what is,
particularly from an urban planning point of view, a prominent building project.
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Helaba Invest and HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt opt for Telekurs Financial's Intraday Pricing Service

Helaba Invest and HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt have opted to install Intraday Pricing Service (IPS) from Telekurs Financial in their organisations. Intraday Pricing Service delivers real-time snapshots at times defined by the customer. It facilitates the updated, individual valuation of portfolios and securities holdings several times a day.
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Finaplex enhances wealth management platform with Telekurs Financial’s Valordata Feed

Finaplex, a leading supplier of wealth relationship management software to some of the world’s most prominent wealth managers, has licensed the Valordata Feed to enhance its wealth management applications solutions.
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Re-launch of UK-website

In a bid to strengthen our brand consistency, Telekurs (UK) Ltd will be incorporating the UK website into the Telekurs Financial global website: www.telekurs-financial.com as of early July 2007.

Whereas these changes have no major impact on the content, on occasion your request will be better serviced by the Client Services team.

Our Client Services team provides first level support as well as supporting all questions or problems regarding financial information and systems, including:

>> answering user questions
>> routing more complex questions to the relevant teams
>> providing information about service availability
>> providing information about operational status during technical disruptions

The UK team offers support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7550 5050
Email: helpdesk.uk@telekurs.com


Telekurs Financial hosts summer cocktail reception in London

Telekurs Financial hosted its summer cocktail reception at Coq d'Argent for clients and media representatives on 7 June. The event attracted over 50 people from around the square mile.

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We were delighted to welcome the new Group Editor, Virginie O'Shea from Investor Services Journal at the reception. As you can see from the photographs, the evening was enjoyed by everyone!


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SWX Group, SIS Group and Telekurs Group intend to merge

The boards of directors of the SWX Group, SIS Group and Telekurs Group have signed a letter of intent to merge the three organisations. Within the framework of the contemplated merger, the business activities of all three companies are to be combined under one roof. Subject to approval by the owners and responsible authorities, the transaction is expected to take effect in early 2008. Read the full text of the joint press release (download 78 kb).


Telekurs Financial announces launch of the new Fair Value Service

Telekurs Financial is pleased to announce the launch of its new Fair Value Service for valuing bonds, which has been developed to help clients meet their obligations under International Accounting Standards.

As the majority of bond prices remain illiquid after launch, administrators need to find a way to value client holdings. Recent Financial Accounting Standards changes mean that the price used must be “objectively determinable” and internal or fund manager valuations are placed at the bottom of a preferred hierarchy.

Fair Value Service calculations are made systematically to a large universe of bonds denominated in five currencies, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY and USD. Valuations are calculated in a fully transparent manner, allowing independent validation and are delivered four times a day.

Fair Value Service calculations are available through Telekurs Financial's display products or as a structured data feed.

For more information on the Fair Value Service and its benefits please click here.

If you would like to speak with a representative from Telekurs Financial in the UK or Ireland, please email info@telekurs.co.uk or call on Tel. +44 (0)20 7550 5000.


Improved functionality for Intraday Pricing Service Clients

Telekurs Financial is pleased to announce improved functionality in the handling of input files in the Intraday Pricing Service.

UK and Irish clients of the Intraday Pricing Service can now upload universes containing multiple identifier types. The new feature is being introduced as another enhancement allowed by the migrations to a new production system earlier in 2007.

Until now, clients using multiple securities identifiers have had to split their universe into separate request files on an identifier by identifier basis. With immediate effect clients will be able to upload a single input file with mixed identifiers.*

As well as accepting mixed identifiers, the Intraday Pricing Service output file will also be configured to output multiple identifiers.

Both developments will allow clients to simplify processing of both input and output files where their databases may contain multiple identifiers, by avoiding the need to process multiple input and output files or to process identifiers through a cross reference table before loading.

Any client who would like a demonstration, or who would like to implement this additional functionality should contact their account manager or email to info@telekurs.co.uk

*Changes are necessary to the structure of the input file. Those clients with existing non-standard input files may not be able to use this function. Please contact your account manager in both cases.


Annual report 2006 of Telekurs Group

This is an extract of Telekurs Group's Annual report 2006:

In 2006, Telekurs Financial Information Ltd achieved overall sales growth of 6 percent, while sales outside Switzerland increased by a doubledigit rate. Continuing development of existing products and the integration of additional data again enabled the firm to meet the ever-increasing demands of financial information users. The preparatory work it carried out in connection with the EU’s Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) provided renewed testimony of Telekurs Financial’s skill in supporting market participants in the implementation of new regulatory requirements.

Download the full version (1.06 MB) of Telekurs Group's Annual report 2006. More language versions (German, French, Italian) can be found on www.telekurs.com.


Change of command at Telekurs Financial

Marc Carletti will assume his duties as CEO of Telekurs Financial on May 1st, 2007, and at the same time, will become a Member of the Telekurs Group Executive Committee. He was been the designated successor of Eugen Niesper since the beginning of February, who is retiring mid-year after a 20-year career at Telekurs, 10 of which he headed the Group company, Telekurs Financial. Read the full text of this press release (download 44 kb).


Telekurs Financial's User Group 2007

Telekurs Financial hosted their annual User Group on 26 April 2007 at their newly refurbished offices. Clients were updated with the latest industry news and product developments followed by round table discussions focussing on Evaluated Pricing and industry regulation.

The morning focused on three topical business updates:

>> New data initiatives
>> Product improvements - Adding value to services
>> Telekurs Financial's service offering

Sheena Clark, Head of Data Acquisition, spoke about New Data Initiatives such as MiFID, Structured Products and Islamic Banking.

Richard Newbury, Head of Product Services gave an overview of the changes made to the company's products over the last year. He highlighted the continuous improvement processes undertaken and included how we are preparing our product suite for MiFID.

The round table discussions offered clients the opportunity to discuss how their colleagues have responded to current pricing and regulatory issues.

We were again delighted to welcome back Thea George, editor of A-Team Group, to facilitate one round table discussion: "Regulations affecting Back Office now and in the near future". Feedback from the group showed a general concern of a lack of firm guidance on MiFID in the industry for their own companies. We directed the delegates’ attention to the efforts made by Telekurs Financial to provide MiFID data and demonstrated our efforts to keep up to date with further requirements.

Alexandra Wipf, Head of Account Management and Sales, Telekurs (U.K.) Ltd, facilitated our second round table: "Maximization of Evaluated Pricing". Our new Fair Value Pricing Service was enthusiastically received with great interest by the participants. This service focuses on the need of financial market players having to base their analyses on key figures that are uniform and transparent. As a unique service, Telekurs Financial provides the valuations as well as the method and origin of the price.

For more details on MiFID and Telekurs Financial please click here.

To find out more about the round table discussion Regulations affecting Back Office now and in the near future please click here.

To find out more about the round table discussion Maximization of Evaluated Pricing please click here.

To view the presentations shown during this User Group, please click here.

If you would like to get in touch with a representative from Telekurs (UK) Ltd please email: info@telekurs.co.uk or call us on Tel. +44 (0)20 7550 5000.


Telekurs Financial Technology Drives International ETF Valuations on the American Stock Exchange

Zurich, Switzerland. Telekurs Financial expands ETF calculation business in the US, with international funds listed on the American Stock Exchange. Read the full text of this press release (download 41 kb)


The Telekurs Group further strengthens its market position in 2006

The year 2006 saw the Telekurs Group hold its own convincingly in a challenging environment. As Walter Wirz, CEO of the Telekurs Group, puts it “The SIS Group’s computer centers were integrated into Telekurs’s computer center operations, Switzerland’s two largest retailers were supplied with the new davinci payment terminals, and data input operations in India were expanded. The Group’s major financial performance indicators all showed positive progress on the year.” Sales rose 8% to CHF 697.8 million. Operating earnings were up 12%, at CHF 64.2 million, while consolidated Group net income climbed 38% to CHF 77.7 million. These encouraging results confirm the Telekurs Group’s dynamism in all its three business areas (Card-based Payment Systems, Electronic Payment Systems and Financial Information Services).
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SmartCo and Telekurs Financial, partners in securities data management

PARIS, France – SmartCo, the French software house specialising in data management applications for the financial sector, and Telekurs Financial, a specialist service provider in the capture, processing and distribution of international financial information, have announced the integration of Telekurs Financial's Valordata Feed data flow into SmartCo’s Smart Financial Data Hub system.
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New feature for Swiss customers: Hemscott Company Fundamentals

With immediate effect, Swiss customers who use Telekurs iD java are now able to access the offering of an additional key supplier of fundamental company data. Hemscott Company Fundamentals publishes the key group/balance sheet figures of UK and US-listed companies as well as profit estimates and forecasts from numerous analysts. The service also offers management information, business addresses and links to company homepages.
Fact reports in PDF format provide a detailed overview of company performance and interim financial results including geographic sales analyses, profit estimates and forecasts from stockbrokers and analysts based at Merrill Lynch, UBS, Citigroup, etc.

The Hemscott Company Fundamentals data offering is subject to a charge. Swiss Telekurs iD customers can take advantage of a free trial period that runs until 16 May 2007. Contact: sales.tkf@telekurs.com


Telekurs Financial and MDPUG - working towards continuously improved data consistency

Laura Fuller, Data Consultant of Telekurs (U.K.) Ltd recently became co-chair of the Market Data Provider User Group (MDPUG) to support consistent standards amongst data vendors in data delivery to clients such as corporate actions. Find out more about this initiative and what the latest project of MDPUG is.

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Along with Nat Sey of Interactive Data and Perrin Mistry of the LSE, Laura Fuller attends and now co-chairs the bi monthly meetings of The Market Data Provider User Group (MDPUG), a group of data vendors who get together in order to discuss the application of the ISO 15022 Standard.

The group produces the MDPUG Principles document every six months setting down the principles that will be followed by data vendors when providing corporate actions in ISO 15022 format, and giving examples of messages containing the different Event Types, showing how the vendors will use the Standard. The Chair reviews the Principles document and comments. The chair also collates the views of the group with regards to market practice in the area of corporate actions and passes the groups view on to the SMPG (Securities Market Practice Group).

The objectives of the group are to establish principles and rules for the use of ISO 15022 MT564 and MT568 messages sent by data vendors. MDPUG aim to follow the SMPG's corporate actions document and do not want to reinvent market practice. In some cases, however, market issues are raised that have not yet been raised by the SMPG.

Amongst representatives present at these meetings are data vendors such as Interactive Data, EDI, Thomson Financial, the LSE, Reuters and DTCC.

It is a real achievement that these competitors can openly discuss corporate actions issues between them. A further and ongoing achievement is the publication of the Principles document which is the latest project of MDPUG. This latter document is looking at the changes that will need to be made for the October 2007 release of the ISO 15022 Standard. "Being part of this group demonstrates that Telekurs Financial continues to work responsibly in the market place, to best address the ISO standard and its impact on our industry for our clients", remarks Laura Fuller.

For further information on the Principles document please click here.


PayNet (Schweiz) AG becomes Telekurs PayNet AG

From 1 April 2007, the PayNet (Schweiz) AG, active in the field of electronic invoice and payment systems, now trades under the name of Telekurs PayNet AG. Read the full text of the press release of Telekurs PayNet AG, a company of the Telekurs Group (download 19 kb).


Download the latest issue of the realtime magazine with a special MiFID supplement

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

Find the latest issue 01/07 (download 3.2 MB) and…

…don’t miss the following articles:

- Innovation in derivatives settlement at Bank Julius Baer
- A new quality level for bond fair values
- Fundamental analysis in Telekurs iD: Global with a local focus
- Vienna's financial market: Swept along by eastward expansion

To download the entire issue or separate articles (English, German and French versions), please visit www.telekurs-realtime.com

In response to growing customer requirements a special MiFID brochure has been published together with this issue of realtime. To download the entire brochure or separate articles (English, German and French versions), please visit www.telekurs-mifid.com


Our readers will discover at a glance what’s happening in the world of finance and technology.


German Savings Banks and Börse Düsseldorf receiving data from Telekurs Financial

The savings banks of Gelsenkirchen, Kamen, Hamm and Unna as well as the Düsseldorf stock exchange have opted for the comprehensive range of international financial information offered by Telekurs Financial. This data is accessed via
Telekurs iD – intelligent Display, a tool that is proving an indispensable source of information for a growing number of banks and other companies. Read the full text of this press release (download 25 kb)


Mellon Selects Valordata Feed from Telekurs Financial

Mellon Financial, a global financial services company, has chosen the Valordata Feed from Telekurs Financial as part of its enterprise-wide, global reference data infrastructure. Read full text of this press release (download 31 kb).


Telekurs Financial issues IBEIs to support upcoming regulation

Telekurs Financial is pleased to announce the issuance of sixty nine thousand International Business Entity Identifiers (IBEI) for companies in which it is either the National or Substitute Numbering Agency (NNA).

Although the ISO standard is still under development, Telekurs Financial is closely involved in this process and has issued IBEI numbers which follow the current process. Any future changes to the standard will be incorporated into the process as they are announced.

The IBEI is one of the ways in which companies can be identified uniquely under the forthcoming Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, the Capital Requirements Directive and UCITS III. Its issuance further underlines Telekurs Financial's commitment to using international standards in supplying enterprise information to its clients in order to ease processes and assist in STP.

A full list of Telekurs Financial's IBEI coverage is shown below. As other NNAs issue IBEI numbers, the codes will be added to services.

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For further information on the IBEI or on any of the EU Directives mentioned above, please email info@telekurs.co.uk or call on Tel. +44 (0)20 7550 5000.


Market Data Information: New currency in Sudan

A new currency was introduced in Sudan. It is valid with immediate effect. The old currency in Sudan, the Sudanese Dinar will remain valid until 1st July 2007.

The following rate was fixed: 1 (new) Sudanese Pound (SDG) = 100 (old) Sudanese Dinar (SDD).

The new currency has been entered into the database as follows:

ISO Currency Code alpha: SDG (old: SDD)
ISO Currency Code numeric: 938 (old: 736)
CH-Valoren: 2959976 (old: 274824)

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Capital market portal "db-markets", Dresdner Kleinwort and n-tv receiving data from Telekurs Financial

Frankfurt/Main - Telekurs Financial has gained further customers in the field of web-based financial applications. These now also include the "db-markets" capital market portal, the derivatives websites of Dresdner Kleinwort and the internet portal of the news channel n-tv. Read full text of this press release (download 26kb).


Michael Frank appointed as Managing Director of Telekurs (Nederland) BV

As of 1 April 2007, Michael Frank will head Telekurs (Nederland) BV while continuing to perform his function as Managing Director of Telekurs (Deutschland) GmbH and of the Austrian branch office in Vienna.
Read the full text of this press release (download 21 KB).


Market Data Information: new exchange codes for European exchange for structured products

The joint venture of the SWX Group and Deutsche Börse AG for structured products, which operates in Switzerland under the name of 'SWX Quotematch AG' and in Germany under the name of 'Börse Frankfurt Smart Trading AG' will cause a consolidation of data delivery. This will necessitate the following changes effective 1st July 2007:

All warrants (security type: 22 / M) and hybrids (security type: 6), which are currently delivered on exchange codes 4, 349, 351, 352, 380 and 504 will be migrated to the new exchange code 880. New group codes and listing classifications will be opened and allocated to these instruments.

Further details will follow as soon as more information will be made available by SWX Group and Deutsche Börse AG.

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Telekurs Financial Announces 2007 Release Plan for MiFID Reference Data

Telekurs Financial has released its Release Plan for MiFID related reference data and has documented the type of data that will be provided to clients.

Client information is available from the VDF Server for VDF clients. Other clients can obtain a copy of the document by contacting their account manager.

MiFID is a broad ranging directive and Telekurs Financial has from the beginning been involved in discussions with industry groups and investment firms all across Europe. Feedback has shown that the approach the company has taken to helping clients meet the obligations of the directive, fits well with expectations from its clients.

Any client who would like to learn about Telekurs Financial's plans for MiFID should contact their account manager who will arrange a meeting with a relevant subject matter expert – be it Reference Data, Real Time Market Data or even questions about how to contribute data to Telekurs Financial´s data platforms.

For more information on the Valordata Feed (VDF) please click here.

If you would like to get in touch with a representative from Telekurs (UK) Ltd, please email email info@telekurs.co.uk or call on Tel. +44 (0)20 7550 5000.


Press release: Telekurs Financial represented in the MENA region

Telekurs Financial signs contract with Dubai-based company Telenet Systems to service clients in the Arabic-speaking countries.
Read full text of this press release (download 24 KB)


Intra-day pricing from the National Stock Exchange of India through Intraday Pricing Service

Telekurs Financial is pleased to announce that from Monday 15 January 2007, the Intraday Pricing Service will provide intraday snapshots for equity instruments and derivatives traded on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE).

Data will be available in snapshots every five minutes. Currently, only end of day prices are available. The data supplied will be best bid and best ask prices.

The new data feed has been sourced in response to increased interest in NSE instruments from Telekurs Financial's clients and reflects the growing importance of the Indian economy on the world stage.

In addition to this change, on 12 February 2007, NSE futures and options will be migrated from EC 326 to EC 793.

Any client who would like to receive this data should contact their account manager or the Telekurs UK Helpdesk on +44 20 7550 5000.


Telekurs iD screen of the month

We report that the Research Screen showing live quotes, analysis and news of top global companies is Telekurs iD's most popular screen within the last month.

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For a bigger picture please click here.

The screen shot above presents the most popular global Telekurs iD screen this month, showing:

>> Major market quotes of major companies globally
>> An analysis from theScreener for these company profiles and news (example shown: Barclays)
>> PDFs with the detailed analysis as an additional feature

Telekurs iD is built modularly and offers an array of packages to meet the requirements of front, middle and back office users alike. The latest version of Telekurs iD, which went live at the end of August 2006, enhanced the functionality available in the product as well as incorporating LSE Level 2 data.

theScreener

As an independent provider of stock analysis, theScreener has advanced to become the European market leader in this field. Twice a week, theScreener provides ratings based on the latest information for some 5000 equities from 37 countries which Telekurs Financial clients can use to access objective analysis and recommendations on these globally attractive stocks. The newly integrated stock analysis from theScreener – offers considerable added value for the investment advisory and asset management fields. Highlights:

>> Ratings are guaranteed to be independent and objective since they are derived strictly from machine-generated data analysis.
>> The Rating process is transparent and easily replicated and uses a recognized, broadly accepted method.
>> The performance relevance of the ratings is continually monitored by applying the method to portfolios in multiple currencies.
>> Telekurs Financial's current price information now includes links to independent ratings.

For more information on Telekurs iD please click here.
For more information on theScreener please click here.

If you would like to get in touch with a representative from Telekurs (UK) Ltd, please email info@telekurs.co.uk or call on Tel. +44 (0)20 7550 5000.


Season`s Greetings

From everyone at Telekurs (UK) Ltd, we wish you a festive season and happy new year for 2007!

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This year's card has been designed by Abigail Adams, a 10 year old student at Scope's Ingfield Manor School. Scope is a national disability organisation whose focus is people with cerebral palsy.

For more information on SCOPE, please visit www.scope.org.uk


Market Data Information: New currency code for Uruguayan Peso

In addition to the existing official currency code for the Uruguayan Peso (CH-Valoren 56689, Telekurs Currency Code numeric: 949, ISO Curreny Code numeric: 858, ISO Currency Code alpha: UYU), a new currency code was introduced effective 20 November 2006. It was announced by the British Standards Institute (BSI), the ISO secretariat in charge of the assignment of new currency codes in line with ISO4217.

The new currency has been entered into the database as follows:

Telekurs Currency Code numeric: 956
Telekurs Currency Code alpha: UYI
ISO Currency Code alpha: UYI
ISO Currency Code numeric: 940
CH-Valoren: 2800840

The new currency code UYI is used only for issuance of debt instruments by the Uruguayan government in the international global bond market. As for the exchange rates UYU will remain as the official currency of Uruguay.

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For a regular update on the data offering subscribe to Telekurs Financial's data newsletter DATAFLASH.


Press release: New CEO of Telekurs Financial appointed by Telekurs Group

Mr Marc Carletti has been appointed as CEO of Telekurs Financial Information Ltd. and concurrently as Member of the Telekurs Group Executive Committee. Marc Carletti has been active for around 20 years in various management functions at Reuters, most recently since 2004 as Managing Director of Reuters France and President of Reuters Financial Software.

Read the full text of this press release (download 46 KB).


'Telekurs Twing' officially registered at Transat 6.50

Telekurs Financial is proud to announce that "Telekurs Twing", a purpose-built saling boat, has been officially registered for the Transat 6.50 yacht race in 2007.

In autumn 2007, Jacques Valente – a sales executive with Telekurs Financial – will sail single-handed with "Telekurs Twing" in the yacht race from La Rochelle in France to Salvador da Bahia in Brazil.

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You can find more technical information on the Notice of Race (pdf, download 208 KB) and the eco-sailor's charter (download 62 KB). Or simply visit www.transat650.org.

In addition, realtime, the client magazine of Telekurs Financial publishes a regular feature about Jacques Valente's preparations for the challenging yacht race. Don't miss the next issue of the realtime magazine.


New release of Telekurs iD mobile

The new release of Telekurs iD mobile will go live on 7th December 2006 between 07:30 and 08:00 a.m. Telekurs iD mobile users will be notified via a message that the new release is available and how it can be downloaded.


LMEmini contracts in Telekurs Financials products

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has launched small-size, cash settled, monthly futures contracts, traded electronically and via the telephone market. Initially for copper, aluminium and zinc from 4 December 2006.
LMEminis offer the market a new contract which is accessible, transparent and simple to trade. In addition, being cash-settled, the contracts are built on the reputation, credibility and liquidity of the existing LME contracts.
You can find out more information about the LMEmini contracts under http://www.lme.com/lmemini.asp.


Telekurs Financial wins financial-i Innovation Award for the ‘most innovative data aggregator’

Early this month, Financial-i announced winners across more than 50 categories of its inaugural 'Leaders in Innovation' Awards. These awards were introduced to provide recognition for banks, software and hardware vendors shaping the delivery of business solutions in wholesale transaction banking and essentially to recognize companies that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to product innovation.

As IT decision makers in wholesale financial institutions, their customers are seeking business solutions that fulfill a range of requirements such as cost effectiveness and helping to solve common business problems (e.g. STP, integration across departmental silos, automation of manual processes). Solutions which are less time consuming to use, cost efficient to implement and which enhance the overall efficiency were fitting criteria on selecting winners. Financial-I focused on these requirements as well as on product innovation over the last 12 to 18 months.

Taking all feedback from leading analyst firms and consultants covering the wholesale transaction banking space in consideration, Financial-i compiled a list of companies it considered to be innovation leaders in categories encompassing:

>> Securities services
>> Treasury & FX
>> Network services
>> Risk management
>> Data Management

Telekurs Financial was delighted to receive the award of being the most innovative data aggregator and will continue to strive to continue its innovation in the market. For more information on Financial-i please go to www.financial-i.com . If you would like to get in touch with a representative from Telekurs (UK) Ltd , please email info@telekurs.co.uk or call on Tel. +44 (0)20 7550 5000.


New Valordata display features

Telekurs Financial is pleased to announce a number of enhancements to the Valordata service for reference and corporate actions data. This document provides a summary of the main new functions and data content. These new features refer to the presentation used in the Valordata browser. Appearance and navigation may vary slightly between the various products. The new data content will be available in all display products from 27 November 2006. New links and search parameters are scheduled to be integrated into Telekurs iD in the first 2007 minor release.

Read the full description of the new release (download 290 KB).


Telekurs Financial - Most innovative Data Aggregator

In conjunction with feedback from leading analyst firms and consultants covering the wholesale transaction banking space, the magazine financial-i has compiled a list of companies it considers to be innovation leaders in categories encompassing:
- Securities services
- Treasury & FX
- Network services
- Risk management
- Data management
In the category "Data Management" Telekurs Financial has been nominated to be the most innovative data aggregator of the year 2006. Please read here the full text of the press release.


Press Release: Trace Financial and Telekurs Financial announce Enhanced Delivery Mechanisms for Corporate Actions in ISO15022 format and Valordata Feed

Trace Financial is able to offer enhanced delivery mechanisms for the Telekurs Financial Valordata Feed (VDF) as well as VDF corporate actions data in ISO15022 format through the Trace Financial product suite.
Read full text of this press release (download 45 KB).


Telekurs Financial rising to the challenge of MiFID

Telekurs Financial announces its initial plans for the introduction of reference and market data designed to help clients address the challenges posed by the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).

Telekurs Financial has been playing an active role in the European industry groups established in response to MiFID and has been working with clients, investment firms and other key market players to assess the impact of the Directive. In practice, the company is well positioned to meet the changing data requirements that MiFID presents since it already holds a large proportion of the required reference data within its extensive data solutions and has the technology to support and provide all the real-time price transparency data that MiFID is expected to generate.

Reference data

A broad range of reference data will be available to help clients apply their own client classifications and best execution policies more easily. Some of this data is already available from Telekurs Financial and new reference data will be added. For instance, new markers will be introduced to identify MiFID liquid shares and shares admitted to trading on a Regulated Market within the MiFID zone. These markers should help clients to determine which level of reporting an instrument is liable to under MiFID regulations. Identifiers to show places of quotation and trade will also be provided.

From early 2007, Telekurs Financial will issue International Business Entity Identifiers (IBEIs) for companies registered in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Other National Numbering Agencies will start allocating IBEIs in their respective countries. The IBEI code will be made available through Telekurs Financial's flagship, Valordata Feed (VDF). It will join Telekurs Financial's existing range of company identifiers (e.g. D-U-N-S ® numbers, Danish CVR numbers, Moody's institution identifiers, Fitch Issuer IDs and UK company registration numbers) as an integrated element of the company's core data model, rather than as a bolt-on solution.

VDF has carried Classification of Financial Instrument Codes (CFI Codes) for a number of years, Telekurs Financial provides a unique benefit to its clients by allocating CFI codes on a global basis for some 2.8 million instruments globally, even where the local issuer has not provided a code. The CFI code will help Telekurs Financial's clients identify whether a product is suitable and appropriate for their own clients.

Market data

Telekurs Financial continues to make significant investment to build a new data collection and dissemination platform which will have sufficient capacity and throughput to deliver the real-time price transparency data from MiFID data sources in a timely manner. The new platform supports the Telekurs Financial real-time data feed, Market Data Feed (MDF).

Telekurs Financial will continue to work with regulated markets and contributors and will approach data aggregators, Systematic Internalisers and Multilateral Trading Facilities to collect and disseminate pre- and post-trade data as required by MiFID transparency rules.

In order to facilitate timely collection of data, Telekurs Financial will accept data in multiple data formats; the company supports the use of industry standards for data dissemination.

Impacted products and services at Telekurs Financial

MiFID relevant data will be made available throughout the Telekurs Financial range of products as appropriate. VDF will cover the reference data and summary pricing; MDF will deliver the pre- and post-trade data and relevant items of reference data and the Intraday Pricing Service will provide price snapshots from all the incoming data sources.

For further details on the Valordata Feed (VDF) please click here.

As the implementation of MiFID continues across the MiFID zone, Telekurs Financial will maintain its dialogue with its clients, the industry and the MiFID working groups and will remain flexible in providing products and services to meet the changing needs across the industry.

For further information on Telekurs Financial's MiFID plans, please click here or contact us by email info@telekurs.co.uk or call on Tel. +44 (0)20 7550 5000.


Shareholder's letter 2006

The Telekurs Group achieved numerous strategic goals in the current year and further improved its positioning. Transaction volumes for the most important services grew positively while the cost base was effectively improved. From the present perspective, both the Group’s operating income and the financial result lie well above the prior year. Contributing to the good result are the extraordinary earnings from the IPO (Initial Public Offering) of MasterCard International.

Read the fulll text of the Shareholder's letter 2006 (download 57 KB).


Pressemitteilung: Telekurs Group am Zuercher Finance Forum 2006

Am diesjährigen Finance Forum in Zürich motivierte die Telekurs-Gruppengesellschaft Telekurs Financial zahlreiche Messebesucher zu einer innovativen Aktion: Ein am Messestand abgegebener Schrittzähler registrierte die geleisteten Schritte der Teilnehmer zugunsten eines Schweizer Kinderhilfswerks.

Lesen Sie den Volltext dieser Pressemitteilung (Download 53 KB).


Around 520 participants of Telekurs Group at the Finance Forum Sponsor road race

On Sunday around 520 participants of Telekurs Group joined the 6th Finance Forum Sponsor road race, the biggest sports charity event of the Swiss financial world. The event was organized by the Finance Forum and attracted a total of 1400 participants. Other financial service providers, such as Siemens (Switzerland) or Zurich Cantonalbank, also sent their staff to the road race. The Finance Forum organization made a donation to the Swiss charity fund Kinderschutz Schweiz for each race round achieved. A total of 180'000 Swiss francs were donated to the charity fund.

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Press release: first steps towards MiFID readiness

Telekurs Financial announces today its initial plans for the introduction of reference and market data designed to help clients address the challenges posed by the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).
Read the full text of this press release (download 30 KB).


Download the latest issue of the realtime magazine

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

Find the latest issue 03/06 (download 3 MB) and…

…don’t miss the following articles:

- Using VDF to service the needs of the UK financial industry
- Telekurs iD delivers added value to customer advisory
- The coming challenges for reference data
- Singapore: A private banking tiger

To download the entire issue or separate articles (English, German and French versions), please visit
www.telekurs-realtime.com.

Our readers will discover at a glance what’s happening in the world of finance and technology.


Market Data Information: New currency code assigned to Serbian Dinar

Due to the division of the former “Serbia-Montenegro” into two independent countries, Serbia and Montenegro, the National Bank of Serbia has requested the assignment of new currency codes for the Serbian Dinar. According to an official BSI announcement (ISO 4217 Amendment Number 134) dated 25 October 2006, new currency codes (alpha/numeric) will be introduced and become effec-tive on 25 October 2006.

Telekurs code numeric: 893 Serbian Dinar
Telekurs code alpha: RSD
ISO code alpha: RSD
ISO code numeric: 941
CH-NSIN (Valoren-number): CH:2770649


The pertinent reference and domain meta data will be provided with the Sunday delivery on 26 November, 2006.
Please take note that the new currency codes only refer to Serbia, whereas in Montenegro the Euro is used (ISO code numeric: 978, ISO code alpha: EUR).

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Market Data Information: Change of currency for securities traded at Cyprus Stock Exchange

The Cyprus Stock Exchange (exchange code: 299) will share a common trading platform with the Athens Stock Exchange as from 30 October 2006. According to the Exchange instruments on EC 299 will not be priced and traded any longer in Cyprus pounds (CYP / currency code 224) but in euro effective 30 October 2006. The prices of the relevant securities will be adjusted and the currency changed to euro.

The Cyprus Stock Exchange announces that in view of the launch of the Common Platform on Monday, October 30, 2006, it decided to suspend the trading of all listed securities on Thursday, October 26, 2006 and Friday, October 27, 2006, pursuant to Articles 183 and 184 of the CSE Law. This was deemed necessary for the completion of all activities and controls required to secure a smooth transfer to the new environment and the new systems, updating the CSE software and the Members with the investors' data.

The trading of the listed securities will commence on Monday, October 30, 2006 at 10.00 am in the new environment of the Common CSE-ASE Platform.


Get an up-to-date overview of Telekurs Financial's global data range.

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Telekurs Financial sponsors the Credit Risk Summit London 2006

Telekurs Financial were sponsors of the Credit Risk Summit London at the CBI Centre in London on October 3rd and 4th. The event itself, mirroring topics covered by Risk magazine, gave an update on the latest information and debate on the key issues within credit risk management and structured credit.

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Attracting over 100 key delegates, the conference focused on a unique overview of the credit markets and examining these with its volatile environment and changes to the credit cycle.

Topics covered in particular included examining trading strategies for the credit market, encompassing alternatives to leverage credit exposure, high yield updates and portfolio positioning. Also explored were concepts and applications of new credit products such as CLOs, SIVs, DPCs, LCDs and more just to name a few.

Telekurs Financial's focus at this event touched on a unique solution that helps manage your risk exposure through the integration of D&B's D-U-N-S® Numbers into the Telekurs Financial ValorData Feed (VDF). This solution provides company hierarchy information on legal entities with full linkage to the ultimate parent entity.

For more information on D-U-N-S Numbers please click here.

If you would like to get in touch with a representative from Telekurs (UK) Ltd , please email info@telekurs.co.uk or call on Tel. +44 (0)20 7550 5000.


Telekurs Financial sponsors the SFE Swiss Financial Services Reception

Telekurs Financial sponsored the SFE Swiss Financial Services Reception on September 20th, 2006 at The Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh. The event attracted over 60 key figures from the financial community in Scotland focusing on the future of the mutual fund industry.

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The reception was organised by Scottish Financial Enterprise to celebrate the opening of the new Swiss Consulate General in Edinburgh. SFE Chief Executive, Amanda Harvie chaired the session with an address from Mr Alexis P. Lautenberg, Swiss Ambassador in London. A keynote speech entitled 'Looking Ahead: Determinants and Perspectives for the Mutual Funds Industry', was delivered from Matthew Stemp, Managing Director of the Global Asset Management Division, UBS.

The main issues raised during the event were the striking similarities between the financial sectors in Scotland and Switzerland. Several speakers also commented on the international reputations for prudence and professionalism enjoyed by the financial sectors in both countries.

One key distinguishing factor identified by the panel was the specific area of excellence in each location. Switzerland was seen as a leading location in terms of private wealth management whereas Scotland and Edinburgh in particular, was seen as a centre of excellence for the fund management and securities administration sectors.

It was generally predicted that there would be increasing levels of business between the Swiss and Scottish financial sectors and the Swiss Ambassador cited this as one of the main reasons behind the Embassy's decision to relocate the Swiss Consul General office from Manchester to Edinburgh.

The reception was followed by a private dinner hosted by SFE at The Stevenson House.

For more information about the Scottish Financial Enterprise please click here.

To get in touch with a representative from Telekurs Financial , please email info@telekurs.co.uk or call on Tel. +44 (0)20 7550 5000.


Market Data Information: Zimbabwe currency reform

On 05 September 2006 the British Standards Institute (BSI), which is the ISO-secretariat in charge of the assignment of new currency codes under ISO 4217, announced that for the time being no new currency code will be introduced for the Zimbabwe Dollar.

This factsheet (download 29.4 kb) features all the important changes to exisiting security codes.


Telekurs iD release 2006-1 is now live!

Here is a summary of the new features that await you:

Display enhancements:
- Fade in/out for the title bar
- Client logo can be integrated
- Enhanced tool tips with additional fields
- Choice of blue or red background colour for refreshed quotes
- Revised content and new look for single quote
- Regional formats

Improved quick search
New list type with several columns in one list
New list type with multiple lists
Lists: Convert prices into foreign currency
Enhanced style editor (now with integrated search function)
New matrix viewer for displaying forex data
New quote fields in chart function
Charts now display yield curves
New calendar for date selection
Single quote: Greater data depth for the SWX and the LSE (=level 2)
Ticker: More data fields to choose from
Securities data: D-U-N-S number for corporate structure identification
New user preferences
Enhanced display of your own entitlements
New groups level for users
New screen paging mode for automatic screen sequences

New screens:
- Analyses (in the Advisory folder)
- London Metal Exchange LME (in the Markets folder)
- Eastern Europe overview (in the Markets folder)
- Sports news (in the News folder)

Further information: Telekurs iD Newsletter


Telekurs Financial Announces A-Day Pricing Solution

With new pension valuation rules soon approaching, Telekurs Financial is pleased to announce the launch of its A-Day Pricing Solution through the Intraday Pricing Service. The service is designed to meet the requirements of the UK Government's A-Day rules for the valuation of clients’ Self Invested Pension Plans (SIPP), which come into effect on 1 October 2006.

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The change to valuation rules following A-Day affects everybody who has a SIPP, whether contributing or not, and in some cases those who are already drawing their pension. The new tax system brings the eight different tax rules governing the various types of pensions into line to create a single tax regime.

As well as giving the pension holder more flexibility in terms of which instruments can be included in a SIPP, the new rules specify the methods to be used in the valuation of SIPPs.

Telekurs Financial will provide clients with a 'Quarter-up Price', a 'Halfway Price' and a 'Market Value Price' for UK instruments, along with the relevant prices for international instruments.

The Intraday Pricing Service is a flexible solution that meets the needs of UK SIPP providers by delivering the following benefits:

>> Flexible, portfolio-based valuation snapshots
>> Customisable output reports for simple implementation
>> Access to prices for over 2.7 Million instruments globally, across all asset classes
>> Security selection using a client's chosen numbering system (Sedol, ISIN, Valor, etc.)
>> Simple uploading and downloading of requests and reports

To find out more about our Intraday Pricing Service please click here.

To get in touch with a representative from Telekurs Financial , please email info@telekurs.co.uk or call on Tel. +44 (0)20 7550 5000.


PRESS RELEASE: Telekurs Financial introduces the CARS Verification Service

Telekurs Financial announces the Verification Service as a new feature in the Corporate Actions Reports Service (CARS). This report is made available to CARS clients on request – adding considerable value to their current service.

Read the full text of this press release (download 21 kb).


Faster informed by Dow Jones News in Telekurs iD

The Newsbeat published by our partner Dow Jones shows how fast our clients get relevant information.
At the same time Dow Jones published its news about the Rosneft IPO, it could be viewed in the News window of Telekurs iD.


New release of Telekurs iD mobile is now available

The new release 1.0.7 of Telekurs iD mobile is now executable on the latest generation BlackBerry devices 8700 and 8707 (UMTS).
More information about Telekurs iD mobile is available in the PRODUCTS section or via this link.


Telekurs Financial supplies company data from Hemscott

To expand its data offering for investment advisors and analysts, Telekurs Financial has signed an agreement with the UK supplier Hemscott. This involves corporate data focusing on:

* Full annual financials for UK and US listed companies
* Detailed profit and loss, balance sheet and cashflow data
* Consensus and individual broker forecasts for UK quoted companies
* Selected business ratios

Initially, the data will be supplied to the Swiss market. Like the stock analysis from theScreener, it will be fully integrated in Telekurs iD. The service will go live at the beginning of next year.

For further information about Hemscott, please visit www.hemscottplc.com.


Telekurs iD for Independent Asset Managers

Asset managers need a professional financial display with real-time stock exchange quotations, independent analysis, charting and up-to-date news – and all at reasonable cost. So why not take a look at Telekurs iD?
Telekurs iD has specially been packaged for usage in the asset management. It gives its clients access to a huge range of international data: over 2.7 million instruments from 200 exchanges and 550 contributors await you. Another highlight of Telekurs iD is its intelligent cross-referencing: you can go straight from the quotations to the related corporate actions, ratings and news – a wealth of information at the click of a mouse. What’s more, with Telekurs iD you’re not tied to your office: the traveller version will keep you fully in the picture, wherever you switch on your laptop.

The most important information for asset managers:
* Client portfolios are updated in real time and are linked directly to the latest business news
* Stock analysis from theScreener
* Historical time series and professional charting
* Dynamic data export via DDE link in Excel
* User-friendly search functions to help you research
* Level 2 data – Order Book

Do you like to see the details? Please download the fact sheet (in German, English, French or Italian) and the brochure.

For more information about Telekurs iD, please visit www.telekursid.com.


More German-language news from AWP

Thanks to closer cooperation with Dow Jones and dpa-AFX, AWP (AG für Wirtschafts-Publikationen) has been offering more news in German since this spring.
Telekurs iD users subscribing to AWP News benefit from:
° A more extensive range of financial analyses on German stocks and global companies
° Stock market reports from New York, Frankfurt, London, Moscow, Budapest, Warsaw, Prague, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Asia and Latin America.
° More background reports and interviews (especially from dpa)
° Better coverage of events in the US between 20:00 and 22:30 hours.

AWP subscribers do not need to place any additional order to take advantage of the extended range of news from AWP. The extended news is free of charge.


Download the latest issue of the realtime magazine

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

Find the latest issue 02/06 (download 1.01 MB) and…

…don’t miss the following articles:

- Intraday Pricing Service in the Swiss repo market
- Special dossier: Level 2
- Interdealer brokerage: A liquidity provider that charts the future
- highlights of Telekurs Financial's events, products and markets

To download the entire issue or separate articles (English, German and French versions), please visit www.telekurs-realtime.com.

Our readers will discover at a glance what’s happening in the world of finance and technology.


New Valordata display features

Telekurs Financial is pleased to announce a number of enhancements to the Valordata service for reference and corporate actions data. Here is a summary of the main new features concerning both functions and data content.


JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge 2006

On 1st June, 62 390 runners from 2191 companies were at the starting block of the 14th JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Frankfurt (Germany). The 5.6-kilometer (3.5-mile) event will almost certainly retain its title as the largest road race in the world in 2006.

“We are overwhelmed that we have a new record,” said John Jetter, CEO of JPMorgan in Germany. “Our event stands for team spirit, camaraderie, communication and fitness. As you can see, these values count a lot in the German economy.”

The German subsidiary of Telekurs Financial also participated in this event with a motivated team of 16 runners.

Seven companies had more than 1,000 participants – Allianz/Dresdner Bank (1,662), Siemens (1,312), Deutsche Bank (1,226), Deutsche Telekom (1,058), Commerzbank (1,034), Deutsche Bahn AG (1,1014) and Deutsche Lufthansa (1,003).

All the participants were sent off by the Mayor of Frankfurt, Achim Vandreike, and the Minister of Finance for the State of Hessen, Karlheinz Weimar. “This is a sensational event,” said Mayor Vandreike, noting that the 62,000 participants represented a full one-tenth of Frankfurt 's total population. “The party takes place before, during and a long time after the run. Being among the crowd is a great feeling!”

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The motivated team of Telekurs Germany featuring a typical Swiss outfit. From left to right (top row): Oliver Schwebel, Horst Feulner, Dietmar Hobbie, Harald Stieling, Johannes Verheesen, Gerhard Heß, Edgar Lins, Ute Lins,
(bottom row): Julia Schmitz, Sebastian Schöber, Sabine Schmitt, Jolanthe Grosch, Frank Gräsner, Frank Frotscher, Yvonne Kever, Anett Rost



press release: Telekurs iD mobile in UK

Telekurs Financial is pleased to announce an alliance with Worldlink as the first UK Technical agent entitled to distribute Telekurs iD mobile, a leading portable financial information solution. Currently available on the BlackBerry PDA, this unique combination of user-friendly mobile software and comprehensive financial pricing and reference data from Telekurs Financial takes portable financial information to the next level.

Read the full text of this press release (download 69 kb).

You may also read the following related topics posted on this Weblog:
- Blackberry entering China

- New release of Telekurs iD mobile goes live


press release: using Valordata Feed to create a EUSD Hub

Telekurs Financial and Web Services Integration (WSI) announce the launch of the Xceptor® EUSD Hub - the first end to end tax product to address the requirements and demands imposed on financial organisations by the European Union Directive on the Taxation of Savings Income (EUSD).

Read the full text of this press release (download 23 kb).


Virtual Reference Data Panel Discussion

In this months issue of the Investor Services Journal, Richard Newbury, Head of Product Services of Telekurs Financial, discusses the latest developments impacting the reference data landscape, effects of increasing regulation and key challenges and opportunities.

With new regulations impacting the financial market such as the EU Savings Directive, Basel II and MiFID, Richard Newbury was asked to give Telekurs Financial’s perspective on topical issues such as:

The latest developments impacting the reference data landscape
Regulation types that are impacting reference data and future regulatory developments
How Financial Institutions can ensure that their reference data is clean and consistent
Challenges presented to the reference data landscape due to investment funds becoming increasingly diverse
The effect on reference data by the market infrastructure and the implications of MiFID
The effect of further consolidation among stock exchanges and central securities depositories on the reference data landscape
Key challenges and opportunities facing reference data professionals

The conclusion was drawn that with evidence of regulations, improving EDM projects and the efforts to push standards up the chain to issuers, financial institutions will have a challenge to adjust. The response of the industry to existing and forthcoming regulation will determine how much more regulation will be seen in the European Union. The response from the industry to efforts such as the building of ISO15022 standards and the Giovannini reports will help inform regulators as to whether further regulation is needed. Apart from survival of MiFID being as a key test of firms’ ability to handle reference data – amongst many other issues - a number of new combined entities are likely to emerge from the existing firms as a result of the regulations's implementation.



ISIPS 2006

The ISIPS Exhibition will be held at The Brewery in London on 22 May 2006.

Now in its eighth year, ISIPS is the number one annual capital markets event held in Europe. Its content covers both wholesale and retail financial services technology and the event attracts more than 1000 senior practitioners from around the world.

The ISIPS program is designed to promote greater awareness of business process issues and demonstrates the range of industry solutions currently available and technology know-how to meet the changing regulatory demands and challenges of a highly competitive global securities industry. Seminar presentations cover the trading lifecycle from front to back office, across all asset classes, exploring issues facing banks, fund managers and broker dealers.

Telekurs Financial will be exhibiting (booth no. 27) and speaking at ISIPS this year specifically focusing on the topic ‘Managing your Risk exposure’, a presentation held by Dominique Tanner, Head of Business Development for Telekurs (U.K.) Ltd at 1.35 p.m.

To register for this event: http://www.stpevents.net/isips2006/


100th iDealunch in Zurich

On 21st April Telekurs Financial celebrated its 100th iDealunch at the Convention Point of SWX Swiss exchange. The representatives from major Swiss banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions were invited to the celebration and brought a special toast to the long lasting success of this special client event. And there was more….for the first time, the invited guests were able to discover Telekurs Financial's new offering of Tullett Prebon inter-dealer-broker data. Tullett Prebon Information Ltd is the leading provider of real-time price information from the wholesale inter-dealer brokered financial markets.

iDealunches are regularly held in Zurich, Geneva and Basel and for this year also in France, Austria and Germany. The combination of a quick training session with a lunch buffet attracts many users of the global financial information display Telekurs iD.


2005: Successful anniversary year for the Telekurs Group

Telekurs Group, which is active in the fields of card-based payment transactions, electronic payment systems and international financial information, was able to celebrate both its 75th anniversary and a successful business year in 2005 with positive growth. Telekurs Group earned an operating profit of 57 million francs before interest and taxes, which is 6% higher than in the previous year.

Read the full text of Telekurs Group's press release.


press release: Telekurs France meets its users as it launches the first Paris iDealunch

Telekurs (France) SAS announces the first edition of a brand new concept that had gathered some of its display product users: the "iDealunch". The first edition took place on Thursday the 30th March 2006 at the Telekurs Paris office, rue Royale. Several major French banks were represented for this working lunch around Telekurs iD.

Read the full text of this press release
(download 29 KB).


Download the latest issue of the realtime magazine

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

Find the latest issue 01/06 (download 1.25 MB) and…

…don’t miss the following articles:

Weblogs in corporate communications: hype or help?
Lunchtime with Telekurs iD
Telekurs iD in use at Zurich Cantonal Bank
and the latest facts about Events, Products and Markets of Telekurs Financial

To download the entire issue or separate articles (English, German and French versions), please visit www.telekurs-realtime.com.

Our readers will discover at a glance what’s happening in the world of finance and technology.


Market Data Information: SWX Swiss Exchange disseminates order book data

The SWX Swiss Exchange will start disseminating level 2 data as from 22 May 2006. The order book data will consist of the 10 best bid/ask quotes plus their respective sizes and will be available on exchange codes 4, 349, 351, 352 and 504.

Level 2 data for SWX is - for the time being - subject of the level 2 virt-x entitlement.

This data will be available in Telekurs Financial's display products.

Get an up-to-date overview of Telekurs Financial's global data range.

For a regular update on the data offering subscribe to Telekurs Financial's data newsletter DATAFLASH.


Market Data Information: Change in Mozambique currency

A currency reform will be carried out in Mozambique effective 1 July. The current currency
description will be changed from Metical MZM to Metical MZN. As from 1 July the new currency will be listed in Telekurs Financial's data base as such:

Telekurs currency code numeric: 637
Telekurs currency code alpha: MZN
ISO-Code numeric: 943
ISO-Code alpha: MZN
CH-Valoren number: 2476324

The ratio between the old and the new Metalic is 1000:1

Get an up-to-date overview of Telekurs Financial's global data range.

For a regular update on the data offering subscribe to Telekurs Financial's data newsletter DATAFLASH.


Telekurs USA at the ISITC-IOA 12th Annual Industry Forum & Vendor Show

Telekurs USA will participate as an exhibitor at this year's ISITC-IOA Annual Industry Forum and Vendor Show, to be held in Boston from March 26 – 29, 2006.

This year’s conference is themed, “Securities Industry Under Reconstruction: New Patterns Ahead”, with the keynote address delivered by James Palermo, Vice Chairman of Mellon Financial Corp. Under this umbrella, some of the financial industry’s most respected practitioners and researchers will explore such hot topics such as:

U.S. & Global Regulators: Trends in Transparency. Cooperation and Integration. MiFID and its Impact on the Financial Industry.

Hedge Funds: Where are they going?

Baby Boomers & Retirement: How will they impact the Financial Services Industry?

The mission of the International Securities Association ISITC-IOA is to support global securities operations, to promote Straight-Through-Processing (STP) throughout the industry, to recommend and endorse operating standards that will reduce risk and increase efficiency, and to use the combined expertise of its members to address developments within the industry. Telekurs Financial has been an active association participant for many years, and is pleased to support its important mission.


Telekurs Financial: focusing strongly on ISO 15022

Telekurs (UK) Ltd were sponsors of TSAM 2006 (Technology Solutions for Asset Management) on 7 March 2006. Richard Newbury, Head of Products at Telekurs (U.K.) Ltd was a panel speaker in the Corporate Actions stream which evaluated the progress of data standards and automation in corporate actions management.



Richard Newbury was joined by other panel speakers including George Harris, Vice President, Investment Operations, RDUG & Credit Suisse; John Clayton, Business Model and Harmonisation, Euroclear, and Catherine Marks, SWIFT Solutions Manager, SWIFT, to discuss the panel topic “An update on market initiatives regarding data harmonisation” focusing strongly on ISO 15022 and the advantages and disadvantages of having this single automated standard.

It was Telekurs Financial’s observation that the year 2005 had been useful in terms of getting this format integrated with customers, however there still seems to be some over expectation by the user community of what ISO 15022 can deliver.

The conclusions that all participants came to were:

Users are looking for cheaper solutions for smaller companies.
Although ISO 15022 is felt to be a good start, the delegates felt that it did not provide a full answer and that there is still a need for a broader data set.
It was agreed that a regulation needs to be introduced to push people to make a move on the topic.
There is a need for greater harmonisation to iron out the differences between announcements on different markets.

2006 therefore poses an opportunity for data vendors and custodians to improve the standardized messaging service for corporate actions and educate the user community on the regulations revolving around this.

TSAM has become the leading forum in the UK focusing specifically on the technology and operations related issues facing asset management companies. The event attracted huge numbers of senior-level delegates from all areas of the investment management arena.


Market Data Information: New Forex Data in Telekurs iD

Since the beginning of this week, the following new Currency Basis Swaps by Tullett Prebon are availabe in Telekurs Financial's financial information display Telekurs iD*:

- Turkish Lira (TRY) against USD
- New Zealand Dollar (NZD) against USD

This data will be featured in separate Telekurs iD lists.

As from 10 April 2006, Tullett Prebon will further complete its interest rate swap coverage by adding non-deliverable IRS in:

- Chinese Renminbi
- Indian Rupia
- Korean Won
- Malaysian Ringgit
- Philippine Peso
- Taiwanese Dollar

Respective instrument lists will be available in Telekurs iD*.

* (real-time data only available in the Advisory Package of Telekurs iD).


Volatility index VLEU in real-time

Since 15th March Telekurs Financial offers the volatility index VLEU™ in real-time to its clients of market data products. The relevant real-time data is available under exchange code 202.

The VLEU™ represents the fluctuation of the stocks in the next 45 days expected by market participants. For each Swiss stock traded on Eurex six at-the-money call options with 45 days to maturity are chosen. By the prices of these options and the estimates of Bank Leu the VLEU™subindices are calculated. These are summarized to the VLEU™overall index according to the trading volume of the last ten trading days.

Get an up-to-date overview of Telekurs Financial's global data range.

For a regular update on the data offering subscribe to Telekurs Financial's data newsletter DATAFLASH.


Market Data Information: exchange codes for NYSE

Telekurs Financial notifies its market data clients of an important change.

The following name changes come into force with immediate effect:

old name: EC 65 / NYS / New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
new name: EC 65 / NYX / NYSE Group Inc. (NYSE)

old name: EC 68 / BON / New York Stock Exchange, Bonds
new name: EC 68 / NYD / NYSE Group Inc. (NYSE Bonds)

old name: EC 69 / PAC / Pacific Stock Exchange Arch. SE
new name: EC 69 / NAR / NYSE Group Inc. (NYSE Arca)

Get an up-to-date overview of Telekurs Financial's global data range.

For a regular update on the data offering subscribe to Telekurs Financial's data newsletter DATAFLASH.

You may also read this weblog entry: NYSE-share rises 24 percent on first trading day


Subscribe to SME news from AWP

Since 1 February, subscribers to AWP-News through our display products have had the opportunity to try out this agency’s interesting pool of information on Swiss second-line stocks and SMEs free of charge. No other news agency offers such a wealth of information.

Does the product appeal to you? If so, why not move quickly and tell your financial information sourcing unit that you would like to subscribe to AWP’s SME news service? If the order is placed by 31 March 2006 your company will benefit additionally: The supplier, AWP AG für Wirtschaftspublikationen, is offering a further two months’ free access to the SME news service on top of each one-year subscription.

To confirm your order, we just need your company name, customer number and user ID. Simply send an e-mail to sales.tkf@telekurs.com.


Telekurs Financial will be present at the 8th "Journee Solutions Bancaires"

The Geneva branch of Telekurs Financial will be present at the 8th "Journée Solutions Bancaires". This major banking technology event of Western Switzerland will be held next Wednesday, 15 March. At booth no 39 visitors will be able to discover how the new product functionalities and data offering of the financial information display Telekurs iD is improving working efficiency not only in the back office but increasingly also in the front and middle office.

More information can be found at www.unicore.ch (only in French). Telekurs iD is also presented at the regular iDealunches in major financial cities such as Zurich, Geneva, Frankfurt or Paris.


EU interest taxation: alternative classification method designed for Swiss Banks

The Swiss Banker's Association has introduced an alternative classification system for financial instruments which fall under the European Union taxation of savings income. This new classification method especially developed for Switzerland will allow investment funds and hybrid instruments for which there is no self-declaration by the provider or issuer - and which are therefore flagged as "unknown" - to be classified as "out of scope" in Switzerland. Telekurs Financial offers the information platform for the interested parties.


Only paying agents domiciled in Switzerland or Liechtenstein that are subject to Swiss banking law can make use of this facility. These paying agents transmit their requests for an out-of-scope classification via Telekurs Finanancial's website enclosing the relevant prospectus or term sheets. Telekurs Financial will then submit the applications to the panel of experts responsible for classification. This body, which is made up of representatives of the Swiss Banker's Association, the Federal Tax Administration and the Swiss Funds Association, decides whether an out-of-scope classification should be approved, and makes its decisions known by publishing the minutes of its meetings.

You may also read this feature which focuses, among others, on how the Swiss financial industry applies the current EU Directive on savings income (download, pdf 43 kb).


Telekurs Financial is supporting sponsor of FISD 2006 in Amsterdam

On 8 to 9 March the FISD 2006 in Amsterdam will be featuring a series of half day programs encompassing an entire spectrum of today's and future market data industry topics including:

- Market Data Commercial and Administration Issues,
- Securities Processing Automation and
- the European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).

See also the full program of FISD Amsterdam.


Telekurs Financial participating at the TSAM 2006

Telekurs Financial will be participating and exhibiting at TSAM 2006 (Technology Solutions for Asset Management) as part of the Corporate Actions stream. The focus will be on “Automation: how far have things really come, what are the hurdles, and ways to address them”.

This event will be held on 7 March 2006 at the following location:

Venue
The Brewery.
Chiswell Street,
London EC1Y 4SD 

Richard Newbury, Head of Products at Telekurs (UK) Ltd, will be one of the panellists at a round table discussing “An update on market initiatives regarding data harmonisation” which starts at 13h50. Read the full schedule for more details.


Welcome to Telekurs Financial's weblog - read on!

Telekurs Financial decided at the end of 2005 to set up a weblog at this company site. A new addition to the news window, it will feature Telekurs news on products, services and events enriched with content from the banking, high tech and business sectors.

In collaboration with Telekurs software subsidiary Rolotec AG, Telekurs Financial developed the weblog in the course of a rapid two-month project. During the first stage, the weblog editor used a test blog to gain experience with the new news format and become familiar with the very easy-to-use content management system. Posting frequency soon rose sharply, often reaching two weblog news entries per day. The technical integration of the weblog into the existing website was equally quick and problem-free.

Telekurs Financial's corporate weblog at now serves customers and other interested people as a source of useful information on the latest issues from the IT and banking worlds.


Telekurs (USA) and Bear Stearns Pricing Direct host conference on securities valuation issues

Telekurs Financial and Bear Stearns Pricing Direct® Inc. ("PricingDirect”) will host a one-day conference on Issues in Securities Valuation” on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 9:00 a.m. EST in New York. The event will feature keynote addresses by Steve Forbes, President & Chief Operating Officer, Forbes Inc. and Doug Shulman, President – Market, Services & Information, NASD.

Read the full text of this press release (download pdf 33KB).


Trial-period for AWP-News SME service

As of today, all subscribers are entitled to two months’ free access to AWP-News – the service for news about small and medium-sized enterprises.

Each day the stock markets are open, you will find up to 30 reports and evaluations in German and French on the key events in the Swiss SME sector. Weekly market reports and exclusive ratings from the SME rating agency round out the offering.

You can find the SME news in the news window of your display product marked AWP. In the Applet version of Telekurs iD you can set an additional filter: Screens, Global Screen, News, AWP, Small and medium-sized Companies.

You will find further information on the AWP-News SME service in the following factsheets available for download in which you can download here in German, English, French and Italian.


press release: First STP solution goes live in UK with Telekurs Financial's corporate actions data

Brewin Dolphin Securities Ltd, the largest independent private client portfolio manager and stockbroker in the UK, went live on 23 January 2006 with the first integrated STP solution in the UK which uses Telekurs Financials’ corporate actions data delivered via the Valordata Feed in ISO 15022 format and Mondas’ Radica CAPS.

Read the full text of this press release (download 36 kb).


PEP-Check at Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority

Liechtenstein's Financial Market Authority (FMA) is an independent regulatory authority for participants in the financial market of the Principality of Liechtenstein. The FMA has been using Telekurs Financial's PEP-Check application since December 2005. PEP-Check lets financial institutions investigate their potential and current clients using publicly available lists known as blacklists and PEP lists. With PEP-Check, comparison tests can be done either in the form of ad-hoc queries or in batch mode to check a financial institute's entire clientele.

The use of PEP-Check at the FMA is the result of close collaboration between the regulator and the financial data provider. The FMA has been providing client information (blacklists) to Telekurs Financial since the start of 2005; these are integrated into PEP-Check and thus made available to all interested financial institutions. Now the FMA also has the ability to verify the information quickly and efficiently with its own PEP-Check application and the sophisticated search options it features.


press release: new service for French fiscal prices

Telekurs (France) SAS launches a new product on the market: delivery of the French Fiscal Prices (ISF: Impôt de Solidarité sur le Fortune). The ISF Prices allow banks to produce an accurate valuation of their customers’ holdings, prior to declaration to the Tax Authorities.

Read the full text of this press release (download 28 kb).


AWP International – a news service for the Swiss and Liechtenstein community

From 16 January 2006, users of the AWP service in Switzerland and Liechtenstein will enjoy the benefits of an enhanced international reporting service in German language.

The Swiss company AG für Wirtschafts-Publikationen (AWP) will be launching an expanded international premium service under the new “AWP International” brand. This service is based on the news supplied by AWP’s two international partner agencies Dow Jones Newswires and dpa-AFX.

AWP International is an international news service tailored to the needs of the Swiss and Liechtenstein financial community. The service contains newsflashes and reports, analysis and background from all areas of the global economy. The comprehensive corporate reporting feature covers Europe, the USA and Asia (primarily Japan). In addition, AWP International spotlights events on the markets and in the financial sector as a whole in western and eastern Europe, the USA, Asia and Latin America. International news on macroeconomic developments and economic policy-making are also key features of the new premium service.

The offering is completed by a host of ancillary services such as a calendar function, press reviews, summaries and synopses. A clear and transparent structure makes it easy for users to follow events during the course of the day. AWP’s schedule for regular news will give you more insight into the news offering.

AWP news are available in the display products of Telekurs Financial.


TKLink to become Finance IPNet

Finance IPNet is the new extranet solution enabling customers of Telekurs Financial to access the financial information products Telekurs iD, Valordata Feed and Market Data Feed. In December 2005, all customers from Switzerland and Liechtenstein completed the migration from the former extranet TKLink to Finance IPNet successfully and without having to devote any technical resources to it.

Finance IPNet provides IP connectivity between the customer and Telekurs Financial. By switching to Finance IPNet, all financial information products and services plus the services of the other Telekurs Group companies can be accessed via a single data connection.

Compared with the previous TKLink, Finance IPNet offers several new features for efficient data transmission:

Customers of Telekurs Financial can now choose between various connection profiles (from 64/64 kbps to 34 Mbps) for retrieving data.
The choice of provider enables the customer to retrieve data from Swisscom or sunrise via Finance IPNet or from both providers simultaneously.
Telekurs Financial has two access points for each provider; hence there is adequate redundancy.
Data transmission between the customer and Telekurs Financial is encrypted in line with state-of-the-art security standards.

In addition to technical efficiency, Finance IPNet entails economic benefits for our customers too. Finance IPNet offers better value for money with lower costs for the same bandwidth. Moreover, a single data link can be used for all Telekurs Group services (financial information, payment transactions, bank clearing SIC), thus generating even more cost savings for our customers. Telekurs Financial is confident that Finance IPNet will prove to be a modern and secure standard for transmitting financial information.


New release of Telekurs iD mobile goes live

With the new release Telekurs iD mobile is now operational for BIS–Services (Black Berry Internet Service), thus Telekurs iD mobile will also be running on devices without Blackberry Enterprise Solution. Our mobile clients will also benefit from the following new features:

Improved Instrument Search: the search button is now replaced by an entry within the Thumbwheel Navigation menu. Search results (instruments) are now sorted by turnover and the corresponding market place.
A new News Search functionality is available within the Thumbwheel Navigation menu. The search supports topic, date and time selection.
The display for spot-und cross-rates now features NAME, TREND, BID, ASK and TIME.

You can find more information about Telekurs iD mobile on this fact sheet.


Future improvements to Market Data Feed

Telekurs Financial is pleased to report that the ongoing project to upgrade the Market Data Feed (MDF) has seen the successful implementation of the feed prototype.

The new infrastructure upgrade will reduce typical latency to as little as 15ms over the whole processing cycle and open up a range of new delivery options for clients. It is scheduled to be implemented from June 2006 to April 2007, with initial coverage including the top 40 global stock exchanges by data volume. The resultant additional capacity will mean that the complete range of 2.5m securities covered by Telekurs Financial will benefit from the infrastructure change.

Telekurs Financial data will continue to be delivered seamlessly in a fully integrated and cross-referenced format, but there will be some new delivery options available to clients as well as the existing methods:

Clients will now be able to take local data directly from their local Telekurs Financial data collection centre, without data being passed first to Telekurs Financial's central database.
A complete (validated but unfiltered) high bandwidth, tick-by-tick delivery covering the global data universe.
A solution tailored to the client's requirements, with bandwidth & content adjusted accordingly. A bandwidth-optimised feed expressly designed for display applications, e.g. for Telekurs iD.
Clients will be able to use the new MDF infrastructure to take exchange feeds directly, and integrate those feeds with the MDF feed, where a direct feed from a local exchange is required by the client.

Telekurs Financial is proud of its data consolidation, integration, filtering and validation expertise and is keen to bring these qualities further into the real-time market. By offering a range of delivery options, Telekurs Financial aims to work in partnership with its clients and prospects to make sure that clients know exactly what data they will receive and what latency can be expected.

The latency figures quoted above have been achieved with tests clients in Switzerland integrating data from the following stock exchanges:

European Warrants Exchange (EUWAX)
Swiss Exchange (SWX)
North American Securities Dealers Autoquote (NASDAQ)
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)

The new Telekurs Financial delivery architecture will include a flexible system known as predefined volume disposition. In times of financial or economic turbulence, exceptional trading volumes may appear and under these circumstances, bandwidth allocation will be dynamically redistributed in an automated and transparent manner to ensure clients continue to receive critical data from the areas affected. The algorithms involved will take into account regional data preferences and will be discussed in detail with all MDF clients.

Telekurs Financial continues to innovate in financial data markets and looks forward to extending its reputation for consistency, integrity, transparency and punctuality to the benefit of clients who need real time real-time data.


press release: new version of Telekurs iD offers considerable enhancements

As of December 2005, Telekurs iD users have been able to use the expanded functions of the new version. In addition to a number of optimized features and convenient search options for securities subject to EU taxation on interest income, the highlight of this version is the stock analysis from theScreener, which is integrated into the display.

To read the entire text of this press release, please click here (download pdf 27kb).


press release: FactSet chooses Telekurs VDF for Superior Securities Reference and Descriptive Data

Long known as a leading provider of financial intelligence to the global investment community, FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE: FDS) has chosen the Valordata Feed from Telekurs Financial to augment its securities master file.

To read the entire text of the press release, please click here (pdf download 24 KB).


press release: Columba and Telekurs Financial corporate actions solution delivered to LCH.Clearnet

Columba and Telekurs Financial have combined their expertise in order to deliver a highly effective corporate actions managment solution to LCH.Clearnet. This solution enhances their ability to maintain trading positions and efficiently process settlement transactions.

To read the entire text of this press release, please click here (pdf download).


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