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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Boosting savings - how technology can help

22 May 2014  |  1702 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. However, with the current low interest rates, financial advisers tend to recommend that Cash ISAs should just be seen as somewhere to keep a bit of cash te

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Vote for FIX for LEIs and CAT NMS

08 February 2013  |  2625 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 firms – buy-side and sell-side - use around the world. The market practitioners that join in the continual development of FIX have already been wor...

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Payments and the Eurozone

30 January 2013  |  2896 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  |  3487 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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Dematerialisation and digital notaries

24 January 2013  |  3104 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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How do young employees learn about financial technology?

23 January 2013  |  1684 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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Security, DoS attacks and magic tricks

21 January 2013  |  3983 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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Ultra-low latency clouds - horses for courses

18 January 2013  |  2615 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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Chicago - more network traffic than the Olympics

17 January 2013  |  3074 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I recently saw a presentation that included lots of numbers about the 2012 Olympics – how many people were involved, how many TV channels covered it, etc. One of the numbers that was impressive was ab...

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Mobile phones and King Canute

16 January 2013  |  2406 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Because Dodd-Frank and MiFID are getting most attention on the compliance front from the financial markets community, that doesn’t mean that every country is doing what the USA and EU are doing or pla...

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