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Ethical and moral decline in the City

03 July 2012  |  2473 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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Collateral liquidity

15 May 2012  |  3068 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The markets are struggling today with collateral management as never before. The fragmentation of market infrastructures, volatility in markets, increased margining requirements and counterparty risk ...

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The business benefit of T2S

11 May 2012  |  2963 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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SWIFTs future role in financial markets

04 May 2012  |  2101 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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Moving towards real-time confirmations

23 April 2012  |  2596 views  |  0  |  Recommends 2

The world like Premiership footballers, we are told, is getting faster. Speed today appears to be the essential element in providing services and executions. For years the race in front office dealing...

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The financial inevitability of Clearing House consolidation

20 March 2012  |  2996 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

In Europe we are blessed (If that’s the right word) with many Clearing Houses. We are told that this provides competition and drives down prices while producing an environment for innovation. Can anyo...

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Rating Collateral

09 March 2012  |  2766 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

One of the major problems in the stabilisation of securities markets is to find a recognised and standard mechanism to rate the quality of collateral. Clearing Houses have their own methods of assessi...

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Getting the most from trade finance

23 January 2012  |  2833 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Investment banks have enormous positions to fund on a daily basis. This will include not only its own proprietary positions but also those of its clients who make use of the bank’s market capabilities...

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Why is liquidity important?

20 January 2012  |  6587 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Now you would think this was an easy question, or at least I did. However, the once unquestioned value of liquidity to markets is now being knocked of its perch by politicians and people fazed by the ...

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EBA Day and the road back

16 June 2011  |  3535 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

EBA Day has been quite something this year. It has grown enormously and now rivals SIBOS for quality of speakers, delegates and exhibitors. The concentration of top quality people in the payments spac...

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