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Breakthrough growth for SMEs

11 April 2013  |  1353 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In what was the expected uninspiring budget, considering the confines of what the Chancellor could work with, he managed to pluck a real plum that could have considerable long term benefits for the economy. Removing the stamp duty from transactions on AIM (The Alternative Investment Market run by the London Stock Exchange) listed securities. Set...

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Should the London Stock Exchange buy NYSE Euronext?

14 March 2013  |  2822 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 into eithers business. So why the deal? The only time we find deals of this type is when there is an ultimate plan and business wise and economica...

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UK Lags Continental Europe in Shareholder Activism Tables

15 February 2013  |  2288 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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Business Potential of Social Networks in Finance Services

20 November 2012  |  2666 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I have been thinking a lot recently about networks and the sheer frustration and costs that abound in financial markets because the current market structures simply don’t work on any satisfactory leve...

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The Cost of FX in T plus 2

16 November 2012  |  2988 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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A business case for SWIFT

13 November 2012  |  4070 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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Social media within financial services

23 October 2012  |  7098 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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Ratings gone quiet or the lull before the calm

18 October 2012  |  2746 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 ...

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May be it's because I'm a Londoner

13 August 2012  |  1696 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Well it’s over and the golden time is finished for another four years, after a great East End knees up that once again showcased the British culture and talent that we have given the world. The last t...

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Ethical and moral decline in the City

03 July 2012  |  2495 views  |  2  |  Recommends 3

I joined the City way back when and am now trying to come to terms with what we have today. Like most people the current malaise in financial markets is hard to take and sadly the stories seem to get ...

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