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E-Identification is the next major crossroads

11 June 2014  |  1111 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 impossible...

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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Customering - not Banking

10 June 2014  |  1323 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  |  2606 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  |  1786 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. Howeve

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AIFMD deadline looms in July

20 May 2014  |  1632 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, consideri

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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Chicago - where the Big Data grows

25 March 2013  |  3702 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

Watching how data volumes coming out of the Chicago derivatives markets have been growing is what you do when you have to build IT infrastructure to support a modern bank or broker anywhere in the wor...

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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

25 years of the German Exchange

22 March 2013  |  2312 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Sometimes it’s useful to remember how things were so that we can work out how we got to where we are today. 25 years ago Germany had eight separate securities exchanges, of which Dusseldorf was the l...

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Proving best-execution compliance for all trades

06 February 2013  |  2941 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  |  2410 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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Payments and the Eurozone

30 January 2013  |  2947 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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