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Can you really test ethical behaviour?

24 October 2012  |  6932 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I have never known ethics to be talked about so much as in the last year or two and we all know why. However, I was intrigued the other day when the Chartered Institute of Investment Services (CISI) (of which I am a founder member having been grandfathered in through my Stock Exchange membership) sent me an email stating that from next year all m...

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Ratings gone quiet or the lull before the calm

18 October 2012  |  2678 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Since LIBOR broke into media frenzy territory the noise around ratings has gone pretty quiet. Although we have seen the appointment of Kevin Milne one of the City’s best assets by RVS the Singaporean headquartered Rate Validation Services benchmarking company and we have had Martin Wheatley the UKs regulatory great hope, if not quite yet saviour,...

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Getting to grips with Rogue Traders

17 October 2012  |  3171 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

At a City forum yesterday a representative from the FSA presented the seventeen definitions behind the operational risk management principles, which financial services firms are expected to practice t...

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Iosif ItkinExactpro Systems - Moscow

TTLiquidity: what could be a single big improvement in SOR?

25 November 2009  |  4246 views  |  0  |  Recommends 2

The TradTech Liquidity event was very good this year. It provides a good outlook on the state of the industry as well as perfect networking opportunities. Personally, I enjoyed the panel on How Smart ...

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Iosif ItkinExactpro Systems - Moscow

Consolidated tape and cost of surveillance systems

01 November 2009  |  3630 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There is a set of vendor solutions available already to provide EBBO. Technology development and competition will enable buy-side to obtain a reasonable benchmark for the best-execution. On the other ...

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Iosif ItkinExactpro Systems - Moscow

Sub-Millisecond Latency: One Figure, Many Dimensions

13 October 2009  |  5013 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

So, there are two matching engines claiming 100mks latency: Gatelab and MillenniumIT. This post is neither about arguing whether industry and especially buy-side really needs such enormous achievement...

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Trade Reporting; all at sea

17 September 2009  |  3062 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

You would have though that trade reporting would be a simple thing with the regulatory organisation specifying what they wanted reported, by what medium, by whom and when but this is all too simplisti...

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Recovery or blip

15 September 2009  |  3421 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There are certainly plenty of positive noises coming out of SIBOS and a real feel that the worst of the financial and economic crisis is over but is this flag waving just a bit to soon and overly opti...

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MiFID: Back to square one

11 September 2009  |  3649 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Recent surveys appear to show that the buy side and investors are getting a real raw deal with MiFID. Wealth managers are feeling the pinch with so many new trading venues to connect to even to have ...

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Building from scratch to change the industry

28 July 2009  |  3185 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I have written before about EMXCo the messaging system for Unitised Funds owned by Euroclear and how they continue to add new important institutions and intermediaries onto their system. It has just b...

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