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HFT a force for good or evil

29 October 2012  |  3737 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  |  7258 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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Getting to grips with Rogue Traders

17 October 2012  |  3360 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

At a City forum yesterday a representative from the FSA presented the seventeen definitions behind the operational risk management principles, which financial services firms are expected to practice t...

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Banking becoming Clearer

16 October 2012  |  2890 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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Anti-money laundering - the final solution

15 August 2012  |  4512 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Money laundering continues to be a scourge on financial services. Recent cases of some of biggest and most respected banks clearly demonstrate that as time goes by the risk of money laundering keeps i...

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Identity management the key to linking operations

17 July 2012  |  3571 views  |  0  |  Recommends 2

Historically banks have built business and operations in silos, and over decades, despite numerous mergers and purchases creating the proverbial one stop shop, the typical bank still maintains a verti...

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Payment convergence

14 May 2012  |  2479 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

T+2 is due in 2015 in Europe, and the USA are already investigating T+1, so it looks inevitable that shortening the settlement cycle is well and truly on the development map. Regular readers w...

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The inevitability of inflation

10 May 2012  |  2099 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Austerity is the new global standard with Governments all over the world trying to get balance back into their sovereign debt. The knock-on effects are there for all to see. The Greek people have reac...

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Who's on first, What's on second Identity Standards

08 May 2012  |  2471 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

Like the old Abbott and Costello routine, [when Lou Costello is considering becoming a ballplayer and Bud Abbott wants to make sure he knows what he's getting into] there can be huge confusion and mis...

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SWIFTs future role in financial markets

04 May 2012  |  2255 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The news that SWIFT is not going to be the registration authority for LEIs is ultimately a good thing for SWIFT. As the finance industry changes and new technologies emerge, it’s inevitable that SWIF...

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