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Chris Pickles

Chris PicklesConsultant - England

E-Identification is the next major crossroads

11 June 2014  |  1006 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

One of the most important topics addressed here at EBAday this week has been E-Identification. It's the kind of topic that could be swept into the "techy" drawer by many bankers, but it's probably the most critical change that all firms are going to face for the next 10 years and beyond in our interconnected world. It would be impossibl...

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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Customering - not Banking

10 June 2014  |  1216 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

Having a customer focus is contrary to the way that most complex organisations think and operate. During troubled times, that distancing from customers tends to increase: the organisation's focus is on survival and getting its employees to do what's best for the organisation, which is too often not what is best for its customers. Knowing this and...

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ESMA announces consultations on MiFID II reforms

22 May 2014  |  2467 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched the consultation process for the implementation of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (M...

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Boosting savings - how technology can help

22 May 2014  |  1675 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Governments want us to take personal responsibility for our financial futures. They give us incentives to do this – in the UK, ISAs (Individual Savings Accounts) are a prime example of this. Howev...

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AIFMD deadline looms in July

20 May 2014  |  1535 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

There’s just two months to go until the deadline for compliance with AIFMD, the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. And yet, things seem a little bit too quiet out there, conside...

TagsRisk & regulationPost-trade & ops
Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Venture Capital, Risk Management and the Dealing Room

13 June 2013  |  2532 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

I remember an old spy book from the 1960s that said “if you notice someone once, it’s chance; if you notice them twice, it’s a coincidence; but if you notice them three times, they’re following you”. ...

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Vote for FIX for LEIs and CAT NMS

08 February 2013  |  2605 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Many of the business processes that are going to need to be changed in order to make use of the new Legal Entity Identifiers are already included in the FIX Protocol that many thousands of investments...

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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Proving best-execution compliance for all trades

06 February 2013  |  2729 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Despite the growth of automated, electronic trading – whether high-speed or algorithmic or plain vanilla – voice trading is still a key element of markets in most asset classes, and in particular wher...

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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Who pays a transaction tax?

04 February 2013  |  2324 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

One sometimes wonders how distanced politicians are from commerce, business and financial services. There is the impression that they have a desire to punish financial institutions for actions that l...

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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Payments and the Eurozone

30 January 2013  |  2870 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

I’m in the Netherland today, talking to financial institutions about Payments. Since the Euro was introduced in the EU, the challenge for payment processors has been pretty clear: how do you become t...

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