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Sub-Prime Crisis Highlights the Importance of Enterprise Data Management, Finds GoldenSource Paper

Sub-Prime Crisis Highlights the Importance of Enterprise Data Management, Finds GoldenSource Paper

NEW YORK, September 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the boom in complex leveraged and collateralised debt instruments, high yields have all but blinded investors to the significant risk. Now that the market has turned sour and lenders are calling in the debts, investors are learning the hard way how CDOs and other exotic instruments can quickly unravel. GoldenSource Corporation, a leading provider of Enterprise Data Management (EDM) solutions, has recently published a white paper outlining how EDM can help mitigate the fall out from the current credit crunch crisis, titled "Battling the credit crunch with Enterprise Data Management."

Synopsis:

Today's credit crunch has led to defaults in a US$100bn market sector - US sub-prime mortgages - that are now destroying confidence in trillions of dollars of collateralised instruments. As sub-prime mortgages have been routinely pooled and packaged with other debt in large, complex CDOs, they are contaminating even highly rated debt, creating a risk-averse market and drying up the money supply.

To survive this crisis and avoid becoming another Herstatt or Barings, financial institutions need a comprehensive understanding of all the debt they hold and all the related information on customers, counterparties, issuers and collateral. With a clear view of both their exposure to risk and the collateral they can offset against that risk, firms can weather the storm and prove their viability to the market.

By applying proven enterprise data management techniques, institutions can gain a solid view of their comprehensive holdings and have the ability to fall back on centralised, clean, detailed data in times of crisis. When uncertainty strikes the market, EDM can help restore confidence and protect against risk.

To gain a fuller insight to the issues raised by the current credit crunch and to obtain a full copy of the GoldenSource white paper please contact:

About GoldenSource

GoldenSource makes it easy to manage critical reference data. We offer an integrated Enterprise Data Management (EDM) platform for the securities and investment management industry. Our innovative products are designed to create, maintain and distribute a trusted Golden Copy. Our unique data model covers all financial instruments, customers and counterparties, and extends to transactions and positions. The ability to connect, organise and aggregate trusted information reduces risk, drives better decisions and helps our customers achieve their goals.

As a pioneer of EDM solutions, GoldenSource powers managed data services via the innovative Powered by GoldenSource(tm) program. Launched in 2004, Powered by GoldenSource supports outsourced data management services for many of the world's leading global institutions, including IBM, Broadridge, HSBC and OpHedge.

For more information, visit http://www.thegoldensource.com or email [email protected]

UK press office: Metia Ltd. Jon Angeloni Tel: + 44-(0)-20-3100-3566 Email: [email protected] US press office Metia Inc Audra Tiner Tel: +1-917-320-6452 Email: [email protected]

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UK press office: Metia Ltd., Jon Angeloni, Tel: + 44-(0)-20-3100-3566, Email: [email protected]; US press office, Audra Tiner, Tel: +1-917-320-6452, Email: [email protected]

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