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Technology changing the markets

25 June 2013  |  2439 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

"Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal" Albert Einstein In previous articles I have outlined the progression technology in the City that began to almost revolutionise the securities market in London. By the early to mid-seventies the amount of business transacted on the Stock Exchange was minis...

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Is LEI getting bogged down?

20 May 2013  |  1313 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI) is one of the very best global industry standard projects undertaken since ISO15022. It has widespread benefits way beyond the initial focus and could bring forth a new age of efficiencies in financial services previously only really a dream. However, the dream could very easily develop into a nightmare if the Fin...

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The Greatest Project of

26 November 2012  |  2939 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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The Cost of FX in T plus 2

16 November 2012  |  2937 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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Harnessing the risks of social networking in finance

02 November 2012  |  3435 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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Who wins Central Matching or local?

30 October 2012  |  3619 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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HFT a force for good or evil

29 October 2012  |  3488 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

It seems to me that the Industry is split between the benefits or not, of high frequency trading (HFT) and it’s a polarisation which is so concerning that Sir John Beddington, UK Government Chief Scie...

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Can you really test ethical behaviour?

24 October 2012  |  6943 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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The recalibration of debt

06 July 2012  |  2090 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The sovereign debt crisis in Europe rolls on with seemingly no political will to make the tough decisions required to produce a long term solution, pouring more money into black hole economies to buy ...

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The needs of the few

04 July 2012  |  2229 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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