Reference Data Testing

Incorrect reference data accounts for the largest proportion of regulatory reporting errors.

Our Reference Data Testing service identifies errors in static data to ensure it is fit for your reporting requirements.

Why is Reference Data Testing important?

If your reference data is incorrect, it can impact multiple trades across many different jurisdictions. Our analysis of FCA fines for transaction reporting breaches found 42% of errors were due to issues with reference data. 

Inaccurate reference data can have a knock-on effect on your reporting quality across all jurisdictions, leading to regulatory scrutiny, costly remediation and the possibility of fines.

42%

Of reporting errors are related to reference data

Key features

Reference Data Testing is an automated, managed service with testing taking place periodically depending on your trading volumes.

The service: 

  • Executes a range of tests to counterparty and client static data to check for accuracy 
  • Tests the full population of reference data for complete mappings to the appropriate identifiers
  • Assesses the use and allocation of internal identifiers
  • Normalises legal name and address
  • Includes real-time checking of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs)
  • Can be tailored for particular jurisdictions. For example, for Dodd Frank Reporting – are they a US person?

“A valued, effective process to identify static data issues which is a fundamental issue reporting firms face and is a common problem associated with reporting errors. ”

Executive Director – Regulatory Operations – Tier 1 Bank

Find out more

To discuss your reference data requirements further with one of our regulatory specialists, please get in touch.

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