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Aladdin Course Curriculum


DAY #1:

Introduction:

Personal Bio (10 minutes)

ALADDIN History (15 minutes)


Data Integration Challenges:

Most Common shared by all clients (40 minutes)

  • Resource Availability
  • Testing and Reconciliation
  • Vendor Documentation
  • Satisfying Position, Analytics & Price Availability SLA’s
  • Security Type Granularity

Understanding ALADDIN Data Feeds 101:

Basic Configuration Terminology (40 minutes)

  • Intraday vs. EOD feeds
  • What is a trade nugget and what are my options?
  • What is a Non-Processed Portfolio (NPP)?
  • What is a Non-Processed Asset?

BRS ALADDIN Documentation (40 minutes)

  • BRS Document Type Definition (DTD) Files
  • BRS Interface Catalogue
  • BRS Client Interfaces Documentation
  • BRS Decodes File
  • BRS Release Notes

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS (15 Minutes)

LUNCH BREAK (1 Hour 15 Minutes)


Understanding ABOR:

Requirements for and Technical Capabilities of Accounting Platforms (45 Minutes)

  • Flow of data
  • Types of data
  • Timing of data
  • Cancel & Correct vs. Evolution of State
  • Controls and notifications

Maintaining Mappings & Translations (25 Minutes)

  • Mapping Templates
  • Valid values and translations
  • Meta Data table driven design recommendations

BREAK (20 Minutes)

Understanding ALADDIN Data Feeds 102:

Inspection and Integration of the Aladdin trade nugget files

  • Transaction File #11 (45 Minutes)
  • Relationships between trades
  • Relationships with security master
  • Common Translations

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS (20 Minutes)


DAY #2:

Introduction:

Day #1 Recap (10 minutes)


Understanding ALADDIN Data Feeds 102 Continued:

Inspection and Integration of the Aladdin trade nugget files

  • Security Master File #10

Fixed Income: (45 Minutes)

  • Observed Nuances
  • Common Translations
  • Relationships to other securities
  • Relationships to other files

Equities: (30 Minutes)

  • Observed Nuances
  • Common Translations
  • Relationships to other securities
  • Relationships to other files

BREAK (20 Minutes)

Derivatives: (1 hour)

  • Observed Nuances
  • Common Translations
  • Relationships to other securities
  • Relationships to other files
  • Issuer File #17

All Instrument Types (20 minutes)

  • Coupon File #24

All Instrument Types (15 minutes)


LUNCH BREAK (1 Hour 15 Minutes)


Inspection and Integration of the Aladdin EOD & SOD files

EOD Nugget File Types (10,11,24,25,107 & 144) (15 Minutes)

SOD Position Analytics File #29: (45 Minutes)

  • Observed Nuances
  • Common Translations

Preliminary Price File #21: (15 Minutes)

  • Observed Nuances
  • Translations

EOD Position File #14: (15 Minutes)

  • Observed Nuances
  • Common Translations

BREAK (20 Minutes)


Portfolio and Portfolio Groups Files #54 & #112: (15 Minutes)

  • Observed Nuances
  • Common Translations

Economy File Position File #28: (15 Minutes)

  • Observed Nuances
  • Common Translations

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS (30 Minutes)