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Index license management is a critical challenge for both buy-side and sell-side professionals, and MDSL’s index license management software empowers the licensee (license purchasing) community

ILM for the Buy Side

  • Handles all buy-side index license types, including multiple level reporting licenses
  • Link firm’s benchmark inventory to the proper users – whether portfolio managers or cost centers
  • Catalog displays index to family associations - use more of what is already licensed
  • Powerful calculation engine will then accurately identify the appropriate index license fees across multiple Funds/ETFs
  • Intelligent tools include customizable AUM declaration templates and a suite of licensing spend reports

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ILM for the Sell Side

  • Handles the many unique and varied charging structures used by index vendors
  • Covers over 20 index license agreement types, many of which are peculiar to index licenses. Especially suited to track and manage index data licenses.
  • Fast and accurate associations between indices and their families displayed, no need to contact vendors for this info
  • QuickView empowers front-office with a fast query tool for confirming license coverage and agreement status.
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Recent regulatory authority reviews of financial benchmark activities recommended that firms comprehensively identify and track their benchmark usage across all business areas and continue to strengthen governance, controls, and oversight of their benchmark usage. Recommendations included that firms implement systems to manage the risks posed by benchmark usage. ILM is the ideal system for helping your organization attain regulatory compliancy.


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