Financial Tradeware, provider of Portfolio and Fund Management Straight Through Processing (STP) solutions for investment managers, fund managers and hedge funds, today announced that it has partnered with GlobeTax Data Services Inc. to provide secure and reliable access for a new tax information service offering, StatRate, via SWIFTNet FileAct, an automated messaging service that SWIFT designed to enable customers to exchange files. The service will be hosted by Financial Tradewareâs sister company, EuropÃ©enne de Gestion PrivÃ©e (EGP).
StatRate is a corporate actions tax information data feed designed for financial services firms including; market reference data providers, custodians, brokers, asset and portfolio managers.
The agreement between Financial Tradeware and GlobeTax was signed at Sibos in Sydney and has been followed by sponsorship from eight SWIFT member institutions. This allows GlobeTax, to provide a SWIFTNet-based accurate, real time information service to financial institutions and other companies via the EGP/Financial Tradeware communications platform.
âStatRate provides the statutory withholding tax rate plus market variance notes for over 148 markets and will be delivered automatically intra-day to subscribers,â said Ross K. McGill, Director of Marketing at GlobeTax. Weâre delighted to be working with Financial Tradeware on this product. Their knowledge and experience of SWIFT will be invaluable as well as their connections across the European investment community.â
Linda Bookheim, Senior Business Manager, SWIFT, said, âThere is a clear need for this offering and it illustrates how new applications can be created using the SWIFTNet Data Distribution Solution. The service will provide immediate benefits to SWIFT community subscribers to StatRate including increased STP and more accurate tax reclamation on corporate actions.â
âThe GlobeTax relationship allows us to expand our SWIFTNet capabilities and to realise economies of scale by using real time FileAct services in addition to our regular FIN, Crest and XML capabilities,â said Graham Bright, Managing Director of Financial Tradeware. âWe are pleased to support the StatRate service which will be a real enabler of STP for the securities industry. By leveraging our extensive knowledge of SWIFT, we enable a viable business case to be built for other companies who want to launch new applications using SWIFTNet as a distribution platform.â