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Wealth Management - Turkeys Vote for Christmas

27 September 2013  |  2594 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 a...

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Social media and trust in financial markets

25 June 2013  |  4828 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

All markets have to have a basis of trust between parties if they are to be successful and as we have seen in recent times the loss of trust is a terminal risk to business. Trust today however should be enhanced when you consider the value that social media brings us all. Each year we hear that new levels of global connectivity have been reached...

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Bell Tolls for Corporate Data via Twitter

23 May 2013  |  1774 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The recent judgment in the USA that social media are acceptable channels to communicate corporate data to shareholders is a major breakthrough one that I hope the financial services industry embraces ...

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City Managers - Part 1

11 April 2013  |  1601 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 inte...

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UK Lags Continental Europe in Shareholder Activism Tables

15 February 2013  |  2237 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Shareholder activists and individual private investors might not need to cover their faces in war paint or protest loudly outside annual general meetings (AGMs) any more to make a point, although ...

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

01 February 2013  |  1817 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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The Cost of FX in T plus 2

16 November 2012  |  2978 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

T+2 settlement looks like it’s on its way to a market near you in the next few years and although I accept that in many markets its not much of a problem in some financial instruments in domestic ...

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HFT a force for good or evil

29 October 2012  |  3571 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

It seems to me that the Industry is split between the benefits or not, of high frequency trading (HFT) and it’s a polarisation which is so concerning that Sir John Beddington, UK Government Chief Scie...

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Collateral liquidity and possible solutions

19 October 2012  |  3752 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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Getting to grips with Rogue Traders

17 October 2012  |  3236 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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