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City Messengers

02 May 2013  |  1804 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 back forty years, it was as a messenger that I first cut my teeth in my new career as a high flyer. In the days leading up to starting my first job my f...

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

01 February 2013  |  1812 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 beginnings of a structure for fiscal union across the Eurozone and this is vital if the Euro is to have any chance of surviving. Big stakes indeed b...

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Many Shades of Grey in Data

11 December 2012  |  1598 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  |  3293 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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Harnessing the risks of social networking in finance

02 November 2012  |  3517 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Whenever I get into a conversation about social networking with someone from a financial services firm the discussion quickly turns to risk and then almost fear of a force out of their control. The na...

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Bringing greater efficiency to payments

14 August 2012  |  2671 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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LIBOR Scandal and the way we were

02 July 2012  |  2366 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

Since 1969 I have seen just about all the changes that have created the financial markets we have today, some good some bad, but generally for the good. Beginning like that you might expect that I am ...

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Austerity alternative?

09 May 2012  |  1569 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The last few years have seen Governments introducing austerity measures as the solution to the gigantic sovereign debts, which have accumulated over decades. Of course it’s not just Government debt bu...

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The Future of European Clearing and Settlement

04 May 2012  |  2800 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The pace of change in European financial markets is enormously fast if measured against a barometer of historical change. As we all know laws and regulations as a result of political agendas is the po...

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Is T2S still relevant?

03 April 2012  |  2919 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Way back in 2006 the idea of T2S became a reality. In the years since the creation of the Euro, the European securities markets have continued to lag badly behind the European project to create a sing...

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