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E-Identification is the next major crossroads

11 June 2014  |  1101 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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Customering - not Banking

10 June 2014  |  1309 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  |  2592 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  |  1777 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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China joins the global LEI initiative

12 August 2013  |  2306 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

One of the issues that could have held back the adoption of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) by market participants and regulators has been the question of “who runs the system?” LEIs are going to be ...

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Venture Capital, Risk Management and the Dealing Room

13 June 2013  |  2617 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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Chicago - where the Big Data grows

25 March 2013  |  3696 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  |  2304 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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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Vote for FIX for LEIs and CAT NMS

08 February 2013  |  2670 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  |  2898 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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