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Gary Wright

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Technology changing the markets

25 June 2013  |  2587 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 miniscul...

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LinkedIn

08 February 2013  |  2264 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 massive growth of social networks and along with the rather spectacular LinkedIn profits for the last year evidence of value. I do hope they dont go do...

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

01 February 2013  |  1918 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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Many Shades of Grey in Data

11 December 2012  |  1685 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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HFT a force for good or evil

29 October 2012  |  3695 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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Social media within financial services

23 October 2012  |  7199 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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Banking becoming Clearer

16 October 2012  |  2860 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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Anti-money laundering - the final solution

15 August 2012  |  4443 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Money laundering continues to be a scourge on financial services. Recent cases of some of biggest and most respected banks clearly demonstrate that as time goes by the risk of money laundering keeps i...

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May be it's because I'm a Londoner

13 August 2012  |  1744 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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Responsibility and accountability of the LIBOR scandal

13 July 2012  |  2966 views  |  0  |  Recommends 2

At a meeting of City friends I was intrigued by the discussion concerning responsibility and accountability in financial services today. Bearing in mind the age range within the discussion and our vas...

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