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Gary Wright

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Should the London Stock Exchange buy NYSE Euronext?

14 March 2013  |  2824 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 into eithers business. So why the deal? The only time we find deals of this type is when there is an ultimate plan and business wise and economica...

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SEPA is arriving at the station

08 February 2013  |  2645 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 analogy, suffering from inert banking involvement and an almost complete lack of enthusiasm by just about everyone needed to make the project, not just ...

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

01 February 2013  |  1840 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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Business Potential of Social Networks in Finance Services

20 November 2012  |  2668 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I have been thinking a lot recently about networks and the sheer frustration and costs that abound in financial markets because the current market structures simply don’t work on any satisfactory leve...

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Harnessing the risks of social networking in finance

02 November 2012  |  3543 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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HFT a force for good or evil

29 October 2012  |  3598 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  |  7081 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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Social media within financial services

23 October 2012  |  7099 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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Banking becoming Clearer

16 October 2012  |  2785 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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The Importance of T2S

15 June 2012  |  2648 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Some people have doubted the importance and value of T2S and have rightly questioned the cost of building the system against the value it will provide. Indeed the UK is still not joining despite a gro...

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