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Gary Wright

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Wealth Management - Turkeys Vote for Christmas

27 September 2013  |  2808 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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A better use of RBS

22 May 2013  |  1287 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, was the inability of the banks to supply much needed loans to SMEs. The business bank which was so trumpeted by Vince Cable and to a slightly lesser e...

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City Managers - Part 2

17 April 2013  |  1176 views  |  0  |  Recommends 4

"One day with an expert is worth a thousand of training" Japanese proverb The City hardly changed for over 250 years it was deregulation, known as Big Bang that set the City on an on-going ...

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

01 February 2013  |  1940 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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Virtual Transaction Matching

09 November 2012  |  3196 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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Harnessing the risks of social networking in finance

02 November 2012  |  3634 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  |  3869 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  |  3745 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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Social media within financial services

23 October 2012  |  7268 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

The explosion in members of social media sites shows no sign of slowing down and with Twitter now well established and introducing further expansion, the time may soon be with us when all the world’s ...

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Ratings gone quiet or the lull before the calm

18 October 2012  |  2847 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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