Category Archives: Corporate Actions

Reducing Risk and Gaining Control of Corporate Actions Processing

Guest Contributor: Brendan P. Farrell, Jr., executive vice president, SunGard’s XSP How can the industry turn the tables on risk in corporate actions processing? Industry insiders estimate that $1 billion is lost every year through missed or mismanaged corporate actions … Continue reading

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Bringing Corporate Actions Out of the Dark Ages

Guest Contributor: Kevin Cullen, vice president, sales solutions specialist, SunGard’s XSP On Wednesday, October 9, the Financial Technologies Forum (FTF) held its annual corporate actions event, CAPCon New York. Based on the presentations and panels, it seems the world of … Continue reading

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Phase 3 Cost Basis Reporting: Top Challenges for Brokers

Guest Contributor: Stevie Conlon, Senior Director & Tax Counsel, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Meeting the upcoming tax reporting requirements for the last phase of the cost basis law likely requires significant system overhauls for all brokers. Phase 3 debt reporting … Continue reading

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The Next Frontier of Corporate Actions Data: Context

Guest Contributor: Dan Retzer, SunGard’s XSP Across nearly every sector of business, we are seeing an evolution from systems of record toward systems of engagement. As the data that we are dealing with explodes exponentially through use of emerging and … Continue reading

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FTF News Predictions for 2013 – Download our Digital Issue Today!

To say the least, FTF News is very proud to present our first completely digital magazine. As you flip through the pages (love those sound effects) and admire the look of it, you will see that we are making some … Continue reading

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Webinar: IRS Form 8937 Impact on ROC Reporting for 2012 Form 1099 [Complimentary]

New IRS Form 8937 Puts Brokers Between a ‘ROC’ and a Hard Place for 2012 Form 1099 Reporting Return of capital (ROC) reporting season is here. Under the cost basis reporting law, brokers must now make basis adjustments for ROCs … Continue reading

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“What Is” The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)?

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a regulation enacted by the U.S. federal government to stem tax evasion by US citizens and residents using offshore accounts. Under FATCA, the government will obtain information to foster more transparency into … Continue reading

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Transforming Uncertainty into Opportunity

Guest Contributor: Dan Retzer, Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, XSP That coexistence between the ISO 15022 and 20022 messaging standards presents challenges to the producers and consumers of financial data is without question. These challenges, however, also yield opportunities … Continue reading

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What’s Different About These Pictures?

Some of the exhibitors at our 6th Annual Corporate Actions Processing event this past Wednesday, had a little fun with our Summer 2012 print issue  (yes, you can have fun even when talking about corporate actions). Can you spot the … Continue reading

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“What Is” Cost Basis Reporting?

Cost Basis Reporting (CBR) is the process of identifying the cost of a security, particularly in terms of the rules and regulations implemented by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Recently, CBR via brokerages underwent major changes as of Jan. 1, … Continue reading

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