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Wealth Management - Turkeys Vote for Christmas

27 September 2013  |  2487 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

At this week’s annual CISI Integrity debate the question about the honesty and integrity of Wealth Managers was debated with a packed audience of Wealth Management professionals. Now I use the word professionals, as one of the points raised during the presentations for and against the motion was the integrity of individual’s verses the industry a...

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Should the London Stock Exchange buy NYSE Euronext?

14 March 2013  |  2656 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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City View: High APRs are not only found in Payday Loans

15 February 2013  |  1226 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Reproduced by kind permission of the CISI Alex hates this time of year. It's when the bills from Christmas, which have lain unattended for many weeks, now need paying. This year they are a lit...

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The Cost of FX in T plus 2

16 November 2012  |  2931 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  |  3968 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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Ratings gone quiet or the lull before the calm

18 October 2012  |  2680 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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Anti-money laundering - the final solution

15 August 2012  |  4170 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  |  1649 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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The needs of the few

04 July 2012  |  2220 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

What has happened to financial services to create such a breakdown of trust and an almost total dereliction of responsibility and duty? How did it all come to this? It’s understandable that everyone i...

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Ethical and moral decline in the City

03 July 2012  |  2431 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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