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Gary Wright

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Wealth Management - Turkeys Vote for Christmas

27 September 2013  |  2671 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 an...

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Technology begins to change

14 June 2013  |  2120 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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City Managers part three

19 April 2013  |  1394 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

"Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine." David Ogilvy Unlike the once all powerful office manager, these new armies of managers who invaded th...

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SEPA is arriving at the station

08 February 2013  |  2691 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Like trains SEPA had a timetable, which like the railways is open to change due to foreseen and unforeseen circumstances. The SEPA project has certainly been on the slow line keeping up the train anal...

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

01 February 2013  |  1904 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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The Greatest Project of

26 November 2012  |  3065 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

Lunching with Iain Saville last week it brought back many memories of yesteryear, when the UK securities markets was reeling from the disaster that was the Taurus project. For those too young to k

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The Cost of FX in T plus 2

16 November 2012  |  3040 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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Virtual Transaction Matching

09 November 2012  |  3152 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Having been involved in post-trade confirmation and matching for more decades than I care to remember, the thorny issue of central matching vs. local matching is still with us. The reason being is tha...

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Who wins Central Matching or local?

30 October 2012  |  3801 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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Can you really test ethical behaviour?

24 October 2012  |  7181 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I have never known ethics to be talked about so much as in the last year or two and we all know why. However, I was intrigued the other day when the Chartered Institute of Investment Services (CISI) (...

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