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Gary Wright

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The future of systems in financial services

29 July 2013  |  2549 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As we all know software firms have sprung up like dandelions in summer. Every week, virtually, we are seeing new systems or enhanced systems, with a regular introduction of new firms, all offering a system or functionality that they hope will be unique and a big seller. Unfortunately the success gateway is very narrow and the vast majority of sof...

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Social media and trust in financial markets

25 June 2013  |  4808 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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Technology changing the markets

25 June 2013  |  2495 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...

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Technology begins to change

14 June 2013  |  2030 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 r...

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City Messengers

02 May 2013  |  1795 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

"Let's go, where? I don't care." "What will we do? Anything." City of Angels Now I might be wrong, but I bet there has never been anything written about City Messengers? Going ba...

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City Managers - Part 1

11 April 2013  |  1592 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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Breakthrough growth for SMEs

11 April 2013  |  1344 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 ec...

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Should the London Stock Exchange buy NYSE Euronext?

14 March 2013  |  2787 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 i...

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UK Lags Continental Europe in Shareholder Activism Tables

15 February 2013  |  2219 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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08 February 2013  |  2199 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

I have just recieved a e-mail from LinkedIn to say that i am i the top 1% of most viewd profiles from their 200m users. Gutted! I thought i was more famous than that! Anyway it does demonstrate the ma...

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