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Chris Pickles

Chris PicklesConsultant - England

E-Identification is the next major crossroads

11 June 2014  |  1043 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

ESMA announces consultations on MiFID II reforms

22 May 2014  |  2513 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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Boosting savings - how technology can help

22 May 2014  |  1704 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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Venture Capital, Risk Management and the Dealing Room

13 June 2013  |  2564 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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Vote for FIX for LEIs and CAT NMS

08 February 2013  |  2628 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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Proving best-execution compliance for all trades

06 February 2013  |  2770 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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Payments and the Eurozone

30 January 2013  |  2901 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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Consolidated Audit Trail and really BIG Data

29 January 2013  |  3490 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  |  3109 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

Ultra-low latency clouds - horses for courses

18 January 2013  |  2619 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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