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Chris Pickles

Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Customering - not Banking

10 June 2014  |  1176 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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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

AIFMD deadline looms in July

20 May 2014  |  1494 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, considering that 22 July is the date that this directive comes into force for managers of Alternative Investment Funds across all 31 countries of the EEA (...

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Venture Capital, Risk Management and the Dealing Room

13 June 2013  |  2472 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  |  3642 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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Vote for FIX for LEIs and CAT NMS

08 February 2013  |  2578 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

Who pays a transaction tax?

04 February 2013  |  2300 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  |  2844 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...

TagsMobile & onlinePayments
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Consolidated Audit Trail and really BIG Data

29 January 2013  |  3432 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

In New York the meeting was held today for the organisations that are interested in bidding to provide and run CAT NMS – the Consolidated Audit Trail system for the National Market System of the USA. ...

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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Dematerialisation and digital notaries

24 January 2013  |  3053 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Reading on Finextra last week about dematerialisation in the Netherlands reminded me about the issues that you face when you want to move from paper documents to electronic documents – particularly wh...

TagsPost-trade & opsTransaction banking
Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Ultra-low latency clouds - horses for courses

18 January 2013  |  2566 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

What happens if “The Cloud” doesn’t deliver what you need? One answer is to find a cloud that does deliver what you want. With the world being given the impression that “Cloud” means “the public Int...

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