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Wealth Management - Turkeys Vote for Christmas

27 September 2013  |  2769 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

At this week’s annual CISI Integrity debate the question about the honesty and integrity of Wealth Managers was debated with a packed audience of Wealth Management professionals. Now I use the word professionals, as one of the points raised during the presentations for and against the motion was the integrity of individual’s verses the industry an...

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City Managers - Part 1

11 April 2013  |  1667 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

"A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world." John le Carré. As I near my 60th birthday I find I am reflecting on and analysing the time when I entered the City and the intervening years that led to me to think like I do today. People are shaped by experiences and the culture created by people they work with. Culture is als...

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Should the London Stock Exchange buy NYSE Euronext?

14 March 2013  |  2941 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

One of the surprise corporate deals at the end of last year was ICE purchase of the NYSE Euronext. Most surprising because on the face of it this deal looks unbalanced and does not perfectly fit int...

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European Banking Union a first step to a win for the EU

01 February 2013  |  1928 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The first steps to creating a banking union have been safely negotiated and a course set that should eventually safeguard the tax payers from expensive banking failures. It will also put in place the ...

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A business case for SWIFT

13 November 2012  |  4145 views  |  11  |  Recommends 2

For many years I have been totally focused on message standards as one of the main drivers for financial services efficiencies that benefit investors and society in general. For this reason when SWIFT...

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Can you really test ethical behaviour?

24 October 2012  |  7239 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) (...

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Social media within financial services

23 October 2012  |  7239 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

The explosion in members of social media sites shows no sign of slowing down and with Twitter now well established and introducing further expansion, the time may soon be with us when all the world’s ...

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Collateral liquidity and possible solutions

19 October 2012  |  3876 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Collateral liquidity is causing huge concerns at the moment and this could really move towards the top of the industry to do list by this time next year. OTC is very likely to suck even more liquidity...

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Banking becoming Clearer

16 October 2012  |  2879 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Most market experts agree that putting OTC into central clearing is a bad idea born from good intentions, but terrible knowledge of market operations and how to reduce risks. To the politician and the...

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Risks in reducing the settlement cycle

09 October 2012  |  3239 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There is much talk about reducing the settlement cycle to T+2 on both sides of the Atlantic and its shaping up that markets will move to T+2 sometime soon in the future. Much of the motivation...

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