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Customering - not Banking

10 June 2014  |  1290 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

ESMA announces consultations on MiFID II reforms

22 May 2014  |  2574 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 (MiFIR). This is the first step in the process of translating the MiFID II/MiFIR requirements into practically applicable rules and regulations to addr...

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AIFMD deadline looms in July

20 May 2014  |  1608 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

25 years of the German Exchange

22 March 2013  |  2296 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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Vote for FIX for LEIs and CAT NMS

08 February 2013  |  2656 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  |  2858 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  |  2389 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

Consolidated Audit Trail and really BIG Data

29 January 2013  |  3529 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  |  3136 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...

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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

How do young employees learn about financial technology?

23 January 2013  |  1706 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 ...

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