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Chris Pickles

Chris PicklesConsultant - England

E-Identification is the next major crossroads

11 June 2014  |  1008 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  |  1218 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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Venture Capital, Risk Management and the Dealing Room

13 June 2013  |  2539 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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Proving best-execution compliance for all trades

06 February 2013  |  2735 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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Who pays a transaction tax?

04 February 2013  |  2331 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...

TagsTrade executionPost-trade & ops
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Payments and the Eurozone

30 January 2013  |  2875 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  |  3462 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. ...

TagsTrade executionPost-trade & ops
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Dematerialisation and digital notaries

24 January 2013  |  3078 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

How do young employees learn about financial technology?

23 January 2013  |  1668 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The answer to that question for most of us has probably been “learning by doing”. If you get the right job that puts you in a role where you get the opportunity to deal close-up with technology, you ...

TagsTrade executionPost-trade & ops
Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Security, DoS attacks and magic tricks

21 January 2013  |  3952 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

It’s pretty frightening when I hear my colleagues who specialise in security services describe the kind of things that hackers get up to – maybe because I think that I’m pretty clever (38 years in IT,...

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