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Technology changing the markets

25 June 2013  |  2603 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 miniscul...

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Bell Tolls for Corporate Data via Twitter

23 May 2013  |  1827 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The recent judgment in the USA that social media are acceptable channels to communicate corporate data to shareholders is a major breakthrough one that I hope the financial services industry embraces on mass. There is no denying that corporate data today is expensive in every single sense. The Corporate entity pays through the nose to create and ...

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A better use of RBS

22 May 2013  |  1277 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

"It was the best of times it was the worst of times" A Tale of Two Cities One of the ideas debated with the audience at the recent book launch of ‘Between two crashes' by Mark Field, MP, wa...

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Is LEI getting bogged down?

20 May 2013  |  1421 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 ...

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City Messengers

02 May 2013  |  1854 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...

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Breakthrough growth for SMEs

11 April 2013  |  1400 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In what was the expected uninspiring budget, considering the confines of what the Chancellor could work with, he managed to pluck a real plum that could have considerable long term benefits for the ec...

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Should the London Stock Exchange buy NYSE Euronext?

14 March 2013  |  2944 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 int...

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The Cost of FX in T plus 2

16 November 2012  |  3060 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  |  3182 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  |  3844 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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