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To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

10 November 2010  |  3291 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Twitter has been referred to as the Marmite of social media. You either love it or you hate it. I must admit that despite being a regular tweeter, I have been having mixed feelings about this channel over the months. Some days I think it is great, when I find out something, or connect to someone that I could not have done through traditional m

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John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Does Cloud reduce operational risk and complexity

04 November 2010  |  5430 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It is that tradeshow time of year when specific communities disappear out of the office to meet up with other people to do the physical rather than virtual/social networking. This last week it was SIBOS, the annual event for payments and transaction banking facilitated and organised by SWIFT. This year the SIBOS camp set up its stall in Amster

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Do fines change the behaviour of financial firms?

06 October 2010  |  3318 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Over recent months we have seen the FSA in the UK, as well as regulators in other geographies, hit the record books with larger and more numerous fines for misconduct – e.g. for poor reporting, or h...

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What sport tells us about financial regulation?

01 September 2010  |  4318 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

My 16 year old sports mad son read a book by Ed Smith, an Anglo Welsh county cricketer, over the summer entitled ‘What Sport Tells Us About Life’, and was mightily impressed. The book’s brilliance

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The Writing is Not on the Wall, digital signage in finance

21 June 2010  |  4422 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I have a bit of a soft spot for technology. So I was interested to find out more recently about some of the smart technology that is behind the eye catching video advertising screens that are poppin...

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The hidden cost of delay

25 September 2009  |  3119 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

For most financial sector decision makers, the challenging market conditions of the past year or so - despite any recent positive portents that countries are exiting recession - have promoted a natura...

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Quants plead not to be ruled out of risk management equation

10 June 2009  |  3252 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Taking my daily dose of FT online, I was struck by the article entitled Count us in, maths experts tell regulator which, in summary, seems to boil down to the agreement by both Lord Turner and finan...

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Brokers move to form industry standard CSA platform

20 May 2009  |  6386 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The announcement overnight that Cogent Consulting LLC, leading developer of commission management systems for the securities industry, has signed a letter of intent for the sale of a majority of the...

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Nurturing my Inner Maverick

14 May 2009  |  2611 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Apparently travel broadens the mind, at least that’s why I am travelling to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium with alliance partner Rob Woolley (SVP EMEA of Globant) to the Somesso “Creating Social Capital...

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The innovation debate

04 May 2009  |  4149 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In one of my recent Financial Sector bulletins, I initiated a discussion on whether innovation is a good strategy for current market conditions. The debate on our FS Think Tank LinkedIn group - a ne...

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