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The Cost of FX in T plus 2

16 November 2012  |  2989 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  |  3546 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  |  3602 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  |  7082 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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Risks in reducing the settlement cycle

09 October 2012  |  3180 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There is much talk about reducing the settlement cycle to T+2 on both sides of the Atlantic and its shaping up that markets will move to T+2 sometime soon in the future. Much of the motivation...

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Bringing greater efficiency to payments

14 August 2012  |  2684 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The payments industry has been a sticking point in financial services for quite some time. Vested interests and a concentration of far too much business between too few banks have created development ...

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May be it's because I'm a Londoner

13 August 2012  |  1697 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Well it’s over and the golden time is finished for another four years, after a great East End knees up that once again showcased the British culture and talent that we have given the world. The last t...

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Responsibility and accountability of the LIBOR scandal

13 July 2012  |  2844 views  |  0  |  Recommends 2

At a meeting of City friends I was intrigued by the discussion concerning responsibility and accountability in financial services today. Bearing in mind the age range within the discussion and our vas...

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Ethical and moral decline in the City

03 July 2012  |  2497 views  |  2  |  Recommends 3

I joined the City way back when and am now trying to come to terms with what we have today. Like most people the current malaise in financial markets is hard to take and sadly the stories seem to get ...

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The business benefit of T2S

11 May 2012  |  2989 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Ah! I can hear you all crying that title as T2S draws ever closer and it creeps on to the development agenda. What is the business benefit? For once it’s not a regulatory driven change (Although it’s...

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