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Gary Wright

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Technology begins to change

14 June 2013  |  2118 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. I...

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Technology A Charmed Experience

15 May 2013  |  1330 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. Or to be more specific the development of technology. Those people that know me best will know that when it comes to the practical I am very much a fis...

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

01 February 2013  |  1901 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  |  1675 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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A business case for SWIFT

13 November 2012  |  4116 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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Who wins Central Matching or local?

30 October 2012  |  3798 views  |  0  |  Recommends 3

With settlement cycles shortening in Europe and in the USA, there is quite a debate going on in the market as to the best form of post-trade matching. Financial Services firms on both buy and sell-sid...

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Social media within financial services

23 October 2012  |  7170 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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Risks in reducing the settlement cycle

09 October 2012  |  3215 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There is much talk about reducing the settlement cycle to T+2 on both sides of the Atlantic and its shaping up that markets will move to T+2 sometime soon in the future. Much of the motivation...

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Anti-money laundering - the final solution

15 August 2012  |  4407 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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Bringing greater efficiency to payments

14 August 2012  |  2736 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The payments industry has been a sticking point in financial services for quite some time. Vested interests and a concentration of far too much business between too few banks have created development ...

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