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Gary Wright

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Wealth Management - Turkeys Vote for Christmas

27 September 2013  |  2602 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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The future of systems in financial services

29 July 2013  |  2561 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As we all know software firms have sprung up like dandelions in summer. Every week, virtually, we are seeing new systems or enhanced systems, with a regular introduction of new firms, all offering a system or functionality that they hope will be unique and a big seller. Unfortunately the success gateway is very narrow and the vast majority of sof...

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Social media and trust in financial markets

25 June 2013  |  4837 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

All markets have to have a basis of trust between parties if they are to be successful and as we have seen in recent times the loss of trust is a terminal risk to business. Trust today however should ...

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A better use of RBS

22 May 2013  |  1215 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, ...

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City Managers part three

19 April 2013  |  1340 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 ...

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City Managers - Part 1

11 April 2013  |  1608 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

"A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world." John le Carré. As I near my 60th birthday I find I am reflecting on and analysing the time when I entered the City and the inte...

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The Greatest Project of

26 November 2012  |  3003 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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A business case for SWIFT

13 November 2012  |  4059 views  |  11  |  Recommends 2

For many years I have been totally focused on message standards as one of the main drivers for financial services efficiencies that benefit investors and society in general. For this reason when SWIFT...

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Who wins Central Matching or local?

30 October 2012  |  3716 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  |  7065 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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