Sunday, August 19, 2012

You can sign up for the AvoxData File Update service to get the full file of "skinny records" (those available on the free AvoxData lookup) and daily updates which include the ISO 17442 Identifier (called CICI or CFTC Interim Compliance Identifier). Just email us.
We've eliminated most of the filters on our CORE database this weekend. Record count on should be close to 950,000 once load is completed tonight.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

We are re-branding wiki-data to avoxdata. You can now link to the free entity lookup site by typing in (Sorry Julian A...).


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Provisional legal entity identifiers

Hello all,

A quick update to let you know that we have now cross referenced to all the provisional legal entity identifiers which we downloaded from the GFMA website on Jan. 20. You can click on the "View provisional legal entity identifiers" button on to see all the records that have them and then click on any individual record to see the new identifier.

A file update service will shortly be announced by Avox. Watch this space.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Avox wins Counterparty Data Provider of the Year Award

It's once again time to extend our profound thanks to all who voted for Avox as Inside Reference Data's Counterparty Data Provider of the Year award. We received this award on May 24, 2011 for the third year in a row.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The high quality of our service and content is achieved through a combination of expert data analysis, well engineered systems and processes, and, vitally, the constant business intelligence generated by our clients, partners and now the public via our wiki-data. com platform. It is this collaborative effort, facilitated by our open data standards that truly differentiates Avox. A connected network of data users always has a much better chance of spotting an out of date data value than any single person or institution alone. It's network science and it works - our users prove it every day.

Thank you once again. We are honoured to have earned your trust and your support.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

New is up and running!

Hello all,

It's been a crazy 10.5 months since DTCC acquired Avox. So far, so good. Our most recent project has been to update our wiki-data website with a more professional and user friendly look and feel. We've also beefed up the search capability and made it easier to review individual company details.

Many of our clients are both using wiki-data as a look up tool to see if we already have a record they are looking for. Indeed wiki-data is becoming part of the daily client on-boarding and review process. Several clients have also used the open API to access the content in their own systems.

Have a look and let us know what you think. We are always looking for ways to improve.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Where to start eating the elephant?!

As most of you know, on July 1, Avox became a 100% owned subsidiary of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) headquartered in New York. The three months leading up to that date and the time between then and now have been, to put it mildly, crazy.

There are of course all the stresses and strains associated with negotiating a company purchase/sale. These however were significantly compounded by the marked increase in interest for business entity data within the industry. President Obama increased the pressure when he signed the Financial Reform bill in July which includes the establishment of a systemic risk regulator known as the Office of Financial Research (OFR - formerly NIF). Amusingly you will find a mildly derogatory blog entry written by yours truly on NIF earlier this year.

What really catalyzed the market was Avox's acquisition by the DTCC. It is absolutely clear now that this partnership is a great one. Financial institutions around the world recognize the DTCC for what it is - a global, industry owned financial utility with an excellent reputation for efficiency, security and stability. What better home for a business entity reference data utility?

There will be lots to report on going forward. From my new vantage point, I can see some rather significant shifts in the landscape and they are all for the better. The only requirement will be a willingness to change.