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China joins the global LEI initiative

12 August 2013  |  2055 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

One of the issues that could have held back the adoption of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) by market participants and regulators has been the question of “who runs the system?” LEIs are going to be as fundamental to identity management in the financial sector as passports and identity cards are to the world’s population. It shouldn’t be a sur...

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Venture Capital, Risk Management and the Dealing Room

13 June 2013  |  2257 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”. So, remembering that type of “pattern recognition”, when I was in New York last week I was interested to come across two situations where major fin...

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Chicago - where the Big Data grows

25 March 2013  |  3497 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

Watching how data volumes coming out of the Chicago derivatives markets have been growing is what you do when you have to build IT infrastructure to support a modern bank or broker anywhere in the wor...

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25 years of the German Exchange

22 March 2013  |  2165 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  |  2500 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  |  2538 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  |  2224 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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Payments and the Eurozone

30 January 2013  |  2773 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  |  3337 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  |  2974 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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