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Gary Wright

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Wealth Management - Turkeys Vote for Christmas

27 September 2013  |  2619 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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UK Lags Continental Europe in Shareholder Activism Tables

15 February 2013  |  2311 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Shareholder activists and individual private investors might not need to cover their faces in war paint or protest loudly outside annual general meetings (AGMs) any more to make a point, although it might yield the desired results. Today investors with less abrasive dispositions can defer to shareholder associations to do the job for them. ...

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SEPA is arriving at the station

08 February 2013  |  2655 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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The Greatest Project of

26 November 2012  |  3020 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...

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Virtual Transaction Matching

09 November 2012  |  3113 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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Collateral liquidity and possible solutions

19 October 2012  |  3772 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Collateral liquidity is causing huge concerns at the moment and this could really move towards the top of the industry to do list by this time next year. OTC is very likely to suck even more liquidity...

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Ratings gone quiet or the lull before the calm

18 October 2012  |  2753 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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Banking becoming Clearer

16 October 2012  |  2794 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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Identity management the key to linking operations

17 July 2012  |  3478 views  |  0  |  Recommends 2

Historically banks have built business and operations in silos, and over decades, despite numerous mergers and purchases creating the proverbial one stop shop, the typical bank still maintains a verti...

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Responsibility and accountability of the LIBOR scandal

13 July 2012  |  2861 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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