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TMCNet:  RIMES Adopts Bloomberg Open Symbology for its Benchmark Data Service

[January 15, 2013]

RIMES Adopts Bloomberg Open Symbology for its Benchmark Data Service

LONDON, January 15, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Using open identifier library streamlines data and risk management processes RIMES (http://www.rimes.com), a leader in benchmark data management, has implemented Bloomberg's Open Symbology (BSYM) to enable clients to streamline their workflow and reduce operational risk.


Bloomberg's global security identifier, or BBGID, is now live on the RIMES Benchmark Data Service® and a select group of clients have opted to include it in daily data feeds.

Many of the systems in use today across the securities industry have been built around proprietary, closed standards leaving users to rely on different instrument codes (or market data identifiers) in the trading, settlement or clearing process. Bloomberg's security identifier protocol, the BBGID, gives firms a free-use alternative to using proprietary codes, which eliminates redundant mapping processes, streamlines workflow and reduces operational risk. Today, BBGID covers 100 million active and inactive securities globally and is available free of licensing fees or other usage restrictions.

Christian Fauvelais, Chief Executive Officer and co-Founder of RIMES, comments: "Improving efficiency and reducing complexity are two of the key principles that RIMES is built on. BSYM is a mission critical reference tool, which combined with our data flow capabilities will help our clients achieve further efficiencies in their data management processes." "Bloomberg's symbology uniquely represents a truly open, global and comprehensive naming methodology," said Peter Warms, Global Head of Bloomberg Symbology. "With its integration of Bloomberg's global identifier into its data feeds, RIMES joins other third parties data providers that are helping to make BSYM an industry standard." RIMES also builds private databases for clients via a Bloomberg Data License, which gives them access to one of the world's largest, most accurate databases for reference and historical data. Intra-day and end-of-day market and reference data is available for all asset classes and includes corporate actions, credit and issuer data on more than six million securities traded around the world.

About RIMES Founded in 1996 specifically to serve the complex data needs of the buyside, RIMES Technologies Corporation is a specialist provider of managed data services and one of the pioneering adopters of cloud-based technology to deliver highly customized financial data over the Internet. Delivering world-class data, supported by first-class service remains a focus of RIMES today. RIMES is a unique global company, combining the best people with the most forward-thinking technology. The RIMES team of experts has unparalleled practical experience, gained at the heart of the industry, enabling them to deliver this service to over 200 institutions in 36 countries across the globe.

Media contact: Nick Warren Chatsworth Communications +44-(0)207-440-9780 nickwarren@chatsworthcommunications.com SOURCE RIMES

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