Fenergo, the leading provider of Client Lifecycle Management software solutions for investment, corporate and private banks, has today launched Fenergo Data Integration Manager to enhance the Client Lifecycle Management process for financial institutions.
A rules-driven data interface solution, Fenergo Data Integration Manager consumes, processes and routes client and counterparty data from multiple sources and systems, delivering high quality and streamlined data ready to support and evidence regulatory client lifecycle and reporting processes.
The solution is being launched in response to an immense data management challenge being faced by financial services organisations. As Joe Dunphy, Fenergo VP Product Management, explains: “While there are an increasing number of options available in the market for sourcing client and counterparty data, they are rarely in sync and there is no ‘one-stop shop’ for all of a bank’s counterparty data needs. This places an additional burden on the users of that data to manage multiple sources, resolve and remediate discrepancies, and apply appropriate data management rules. This means that financial institutions are spending more time, effort and money than is necessary to manage data to meet regulatory requirements and manage the client lifecycle efficiently.”
Fenergo Data Integration Manager fuses together vendor-specific APIs (Application Program Interfaces) and file-based interfaces with intelligent rules logic and an advanced workflow solution to create a true end-to-end Client Lifecycle Management process. The solution offers a rich user interface to manage multiple sources of data and complete the data management and remediation activity, enabling financial institutions to handle conflicting data, bulk actions, subscriptions, challenge data, as well as comparison and updating functions.
The firm is working with a host of data providers that make up the legal entity data eco-system, including three of DTCC’s data services:
• Avox, the industry’s premier legal entity data validation and monitoring service with validated data for almost 2 million legal entities,
• Clarient Entity Hub, a comprehensive, secure client data and document management industry-led utility,
• (and later to) Omgeo ALERT, the industry’s SSI Utility and the largest global database for account and standing settlement instructions (SSI).
“We’ve invested a significant amount of work integrating with key data offerings – from entity data providers, such as DTCC’s Avox, to KYC utilities, including Clarient Entity Hub, and from industry data providers, such as Omgeo ALERT, to AML data providers. We’ve also created plug-ins to bank trading platforms to ensure that all cleansed, remediated and validated data can be propagated to downstream systems to share the single client view required to make the regulatory compliance and Client Lifecycle Management processes faster and more efficient. Our vision over the coming months is to connect other data feeds in the eco-system to Fenergo Data Integration Manager, extending to such providers as SWIFT”, adds Dunphy.
The application of intelligent rules logic means that the data can undergo intelligent processing to understand what it contains and to where it needs to be delivered and automatically apply precedence rules and data consolidation and routing. The safe and accurate delivery of this data to various systems and repositories automatically kick-starts the necessary processes and procedures that need to be actioned in an effort to move the client through the various lifecycle events.