RIM: Reference Information Management for Credit Markets
RIM service is a blended mix of product and outsourcing component in one flexible model.
In the global financial markets the world is split between data vendors and outsourcing companies where the role of providing that niche value to the clients especially for lean operating team does not exist.
Clients / Users source data from major vendors in bulk with feeds and contracts running into years even if the need is for partial or limited dataset.It is the responsibility of the operation team to clean the data, structure it so that it can link and map to pricing data or settlement processes. This can be a complex and never ending process when the focus is to invest in assets to produce yield rather than just create an ultimate reference dataset.
Developing bespoke RIM is the job function of FactEntry.
As an overview RIM effort can be grouped as focus on:
Accuracy and Consistency
Delta based on regulatory and market dynamics
Transforming data for scalability
Coverage and growth in market coverage
We offer the end user service of maintaining their entity database along with underlying instruments and the attributes linked the issuers and instruments on a daily basis including any mappings to external vendors. The instruments can be bonds, equities or any other related OTC product to any asset class.
Our product expertise which spans all credit products including Loans , Credit Default Swaps, CDOs' and cash instruments like
vanilla bonds ( bullet bonds)
Floor & Collar
Callable & Puttable
When the Reference data management is centralised to FactEntry the first thing you will notice is our flexible and scalable approach and the fact that we can tailor our service to exactly fit the clients need, from the provision of just a few brief mapping exercise through to a completely managed service where all ongoing changes like :
End-to-end process support for the Reference Information Management (RIM)
Delivers economies of scale and efficiency driving lowest total cost to process
Cost Centre shared amongst other users with similiar requirement
RIM is dependent on other FE data products like FIDO, CATS and MIS. Hence reduced delay or cost factor of sourcing information
The Reference Information Management can cover various components consisting of:
Scope of the reference database
Develop the layout structure of the database
Scalable structuring based on the business needs and ability to handle
Sourcing information data
Analysts to collate, clean and maintain
Linking it to pricing data provided by pricing data vendors
Review the pricing data for time series over a period
Identify and create tools to clean up the time series data
Agree on methodology of filling gaps and removing spikes,inconsistencies
Normalise the data over a defined time period using statistical tool
Although the application and RFP for the RIM can vary from client to client,our aim to help identify the issues and provide the most appropriate bespoke proposal.