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News archive for 2010

18.10.2010

Expansion provision of investment fund prices data

WM Datenservice has expanded the provision of price data for investment fund prices & interim profits. From October 18, 2010 fund prices are provided 7 times a day. The additional provision happens between 02:00 PM and 02:30 PM, which means that prices and tax data from approx. 4,000 funds are available approx. 2 to 2½ hours sooner than before.

06.09.2010

Extended functions portfolio group administration

In the field of the portfolio group administration, used for portfolio-related queries in WMACCESS, the number of the currently unknown securities is displayed.
This information is particularly helpful immediately after uploading new securities. If for example many ISINs were uploaded, the tab "Details" immediately after saving the portfolio group will display the number of ISINs, which are currently not (yet) available in our WMACCESS database.

Display of the number of the currently unknown ISINs of the chosen portfolio group.

Display of the number of the currently unknown ISINs of the chosen portfolio group.

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01.09.2010

63rd WM release

On October 18, 2010 the 63. WM Release will become effective. We would like to inform you about some upcoming alterations beforehand.

New fields in the query profile Securities master data (G)

  • GD213D Principal guarantee below 100%
  • GD730A Prolongation identifier
  • GD814B Switch option identifier (Interest)
  • GD867 Short-selling ban identifier

New fields in the query profile Capital measures (K)

  • KD117 QIB participation (Qualified Institutional Buyers)

New fields in the query profile Risk management(R)

  • RD008 OECD Country Risk Classification

New fields in the query profile Stock exchanges & trading practices (X)

  • XD973A bis XD973E CSD/ICSD (International) Central Securities Depository
  • XV244 Further quotation currencies
  • XV974 bis XV978 CSD closing days
  • XV979 Settlement particularities

Frozen fields

The two data fields GD190 security group and GD195 security type will be frozen and thus no more updated for existing securities and no more provided for newly opened instruments.
For several years already, the expert search in the securities master data query profile has provided the option to use the EFIC WM fields (Enhanced Financial Instruments Classification) that were introduced in the year 2005 as search criteria. Soon we will include two of these data fields, GD198B product group segmenting and GD198C instrument type into the standard search function.

Further information from WM Datenservice:

Customer information K16 from September 1, 2010
Klassifikation von Finanzinstrumenten /
EFIC - Enhanced Financial Instruments Classification

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11.06.2010

62nd WM release

On June 28, 2010 the 62. WM Release will become effective. We would like to inform you about some upcoming alterations beforehand.

New fields in the query profile Securities master data (G)

  • GD194 Bloomberg Global Identifier - BBGID
  • GD513 RegS Category 3 selling restriction start
  • GD514 RegS Category 3 selling restriction end
  • GV989 Selling restrictions for an issue or investor

New fields in the query profile Income (E)

  • ED144A Zero identifier re. ED144
  • ED154 Offsettable foreign withholding tax on the fund distribution side on the depository bank level

Further information from WM Datenservice:

Customer information K12 from May 28, 2010
Customer information K09 from May 17, 2010

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27.05.2010

Index Weighting

Due to altered licence conditions of the Deutsche Börse AG and STOXX Ltd., index weightings are no longer available in the securities master data within WMACCESS.

This concerns the data fields GV333 to GV347 (index content components), as well as GV791 and GV792 (index component indices).

The partial fields "amount", "dimension" and "weighing factor" will be deleted within the scope of the 62. WM Release on June 28, 2010 for the abovementioned data fields as regards content.

The allocation of a financial instrument to an index and the index components in an index are not affected - only the weighting of a financial instrument within the indices will be omitted.

Further information from WM Datenservice:

Customer information K08 from April 13, 2010

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20.05.2010

Reduction Downtime

Due to weekly backup and maintenance works, WMACCESS so far was not available from Wednesday 11:30 PM to Thursday 07:00 AM, as well as from Saturday 10:45 PM to Sunday 08:45 AM.

Thanks to our new and powerful WMACCESS hardware we could reduce this downtime by 6½ hours.

The new WMACCESS downtime for backup and maintenance works:

  • Thursdays from 01:00 AM to 06:30 AM
  • Sundays from 01:00 AM to 06:30 AM

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03.05.2010

New WMACCESS Server

After implementing the near time data supply for WMACCESS on March 8, we have made another investment. On the evening of March 3, 2010 a new WMACCESS server was taken into operation. The powerful hardware of the latest generation provides even shorter response times, even in the event of complex and very comprehensive queries.

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08.03.2010

Neartime data supply for WMACCESS

So far only the investment fund prices (including interim, equity and property profits etc.) were updated with a total of six data supplies between 7:00 AM and 9:30 PM. From now on WMACCESS will also be supplied with securities master data and corporate actions data five times a day. This intraday update takes place every day at about 07:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 2:15 PM, 4:15 PM and 6:15 PM.

The neartime data supply is provided for the following data segments:

  • master data (only new instruments, see master data profile)
  • income data (without interest payments)
  • capital measures
  • conversions
  • drawings, cancellations and final maturities

The corporate actions data are delivered without general text (WM-fields KD998, UD998, VD998). In the evening, as usual, the complete data are supplied.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Master data on new issues are available sooner
  • Information on new instruments of the WM Datenservice are already available shortly after the data entry
  • A prompt entry of securities master data into your backoffice system is possible
  • Corrections and amendments to investment distributions and dividends are made in neartime
  • Neartime provisions - especially useful in the case of time-critical Corporate Actions

18.02.2010

German Interest Information Regulation (ZIV) - reporting year 2009

Since January 1, 2009 the term interest of the Income Tax Act in its version from January 1, 2009 can no longer be used for the identification of the reporting obligation within the scope of the German Interest Information Regulation (ZIV).

Against this background a distinction between reportable coupon payments and reportable income from alienations, assignments, repayments, or encashment of securities (sales profits) must be performed.

Therefore, in June 2009 two additional WM fields were introduced:

  • GD324A parameter ZIV reporting relevance current income from investments (§ 6 ZIV)
  • GD324B parameter ZIV reporting relevance income from alienation, encashment, assignment, and repayment of liabilities (§ 6 ZIV)

These as well as further relevant WM fields can be inquired in the profile EU Interest Information Regulation. Fund-specific information like the classification or the current percentage of the liabilities in the fund's assets, the basis for the classification from the EU Interest Information Regulation as well as the consideration in the event of distributions or alienations and encashments can be inquired in the query profile Investment Fund Characteristics.

May 31, 2010 is the deadline for the return of the ZIV report for the reporting year 2009.

CPB Software (Germany) GmbH offers a solution adapted to the legal requirements of the reporting year 2009. The necessary securities master data are taken directly from WMACCESS.

The interest information report can be integrated into the IT-scenery of a domicile as an independent component. As an alternative, we offer the performance of the interest information report as a service. Contact us for further information.

15.02.2010

Presentation of frozen WM fields

With the 61st WM release many WM fields are frozen which were considered e. g. for the determination of taxable bases until the introduction of the flat rate withholding tax from December 31, 2008.

Frozen WM fields like GD551 (half-income assessment method) or EV045 (amount liable to interest rebate tax) are no longer updated and supplied for new instruments or current corporate actions. As regards to older data sets, especially in the field of income date, these frozen fields on older legal frame conditions, however, can still be of interest.

For better optical distinction in the detail display frozen fields are now presented in a lighter text colour as shown in the following example ED215.

Presentation of frozen WM fields on the example of ED215

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08.02.2010

61st WM release

On February 22, 2010 the 61st WM release will become effective. We would like to inform you in advance about some of the upcoming alterations.

New fields in the query profile Conversion (U)

  • Presentation conversion price:
    UD115 conversion price & UD115A currency of the conversion price
  • Supplementary notes on the performance via depository Clearstream Banking Frankfurt: UD116

New fields in the query profile Capital measures (K)

  • Supplementary notes on the performance via the depository Clearstream Banking Frankfurt: KD116

Frozen fields

In the year 2008 it was announced in the expert information report 07/2008 "Reorganisierter WM-Datenausweis im Rahmen der Einführung der Abgeltungsteuer" (Reorganised WM data display within the scope of the introduction of the flat rate withholding tax) that many WM fields will be frozen. This has now been implemented with the 61st release.
In order to enable our customers to further view these frozen fields of older data sets, we will soon perform some minor alterations to the detail display.

Further information from WM Datenservice:

Customer information K46 from December 15, 2009

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