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Gary Wright

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Technology changing the markets

25 June 2013  |  2493 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

"Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal" Albert Einstein In previous articles I have outlined the progression technology in the City that began to almost revolutionise the securities market in London. By the early to mid-seventies the amount of business transacted on the Stock Exchange was minis...

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Technology begins to change

14 June 2013  |  2028 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning" Albert Einstein Back in the day, the UK Stock Market was made up of a series of regional Stock Exchanges. Many in ports like Liverpool, Bristol, and Newcastle with others in historical heartland of industry, Manchester, Birmingham....

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Bell Tolls for Corporate Data via Twitter

23 May 2013  |  1769 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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Technology A Charmed Experience

15 May 2013  |  1293 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them." Ernest Hemingway If there has been one constant during my career in the City it has been the pivotal role of technology. ...

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UK Lags Continental Europe in Shareholder Activism Tables

15 February 2013  |  2213 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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Many Shades of Grey in Data

11 December 2012  |  1589 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

For those in the know, data contributions are an on-going problem for the integrity of financial markets. The subject surfaced this year with the Libor scandal, which despite moving off the front page...

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The future of FIX

29 November 2012  |  3290 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

FIX has become the major messaging protocol in global financial markets and has arguably been the single most influential technical development in financial markets in the last twenty years. To a larg...

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The Greatest Project of

26 November 2012  |  2985 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

Lunching with Iain Saville last week it brought back many memories of yesteryear, when the UK securities markets was reeling from the disaster that was the Taurus project. For those too young to...

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Business Potential of Social Networks in Finance Services

20 November 2012  |  2639 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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Virtual Transaction Matching

09 November 2012  |  3088 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Having been involved in post-trade confirmation and matching for more decades than I care to remember, the thorny issue of central matching vs. local matching is still with us. The reason being is tha...

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