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Chris Pickles

Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Using instrument identifiers to reduce latency

27 January 2016  |  2241 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

At a reception with Asia/Pac exchanges hosted by BT yesterday, one of the topics of discussion among the attendees was, as so often, that of latency. While investment firms, exchanges and vendors have spent massive amounts of effort focusing on the technology involved - the "T" in "IT" - thinking is now moving forward around t...

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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Mobile Payments and LSD

21 January 2016  |  2112 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

I think that I must live in a parallel universe to the one that the gurus of Mobile Payments inhabit. I stand outside the most popular sushi restaurant at lunchtime in the San Francisco Financial District - the home of the venture capitalists that help to keep Silicone Valley buzzing. No phone signal. I sit on the train travelling through the st...

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MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 7

17 December 2015  |  3457 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Market participants are usually surprised to find that the governance of the ISIN system is not the responsibility of ISO (the International Organization for Standardization). As the Association of N...

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MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 6

14 December 2015  |  2225 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

By recommending that the European Commission should adopt Technical Standards that mandate the use of only ISINs for MiFIR regulatory reporting, ESMA has in practice reinforced the sole-supplier statu...

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MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 5

11 December 2015  |  1795 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

What happens if an ISIN issuer for a country hasn't issued or doesn't want to issue ISINs for some asset classes or instrument types? What if a country has no official ISIN issuer? That's where &quo...

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MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 4

09 December 2015  |  1568 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Who can issue ISINs? You might think that any stock or derivatives or commodities exchange can issue ISINs for the instruments traded on their platforms - but they can't. ISO has nominated one Regis...

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MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 3

06 December 2015  |  1473 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It’s surprising how many people think that ISINs (International Securities Identification Numbers) are free. In practice, very little around ISO standards is free, other than the time and effort that...

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MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 2

02 December 2015  |  2248 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Who allocates ISINs to financial instruments? You could easily get half-a-dozen different answers based on the assumptions of people in financial markets. As a starting point, ISINs are not issued b...

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MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 1

01 December 2015  |  1974 views  |  4  |  Recommends 0

Many people in the market seem to have a misunderstanding about what ISINs (International Securities Identification Numbers) are, how they work and what they can be used for. That misunderstanding ha...

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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

How will invest firms send transaction reports to ARMs?

20 October 2015  |  1572 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM) approach used for Transaction Reporting in the UK has been unique across Europe. While MiFID I required investment firms to report equity transactions to regula...

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