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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Proving best-execution compliance for all trades

06 February 2013  |  2762 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 where trades need to be negotiated. We’d all expect firms to keep archives of all electronic transactions, as with all of their computer data. But what...

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Who pays a transaction tax?

04 February 2013  |  2353 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 led to the global economic crash and to the current and ongoing global economic crisis – or at least for their actions that didn’t stop disaster happe...

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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  |  3488 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  |  3984 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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Mobile phones and King Canute

16 January 2013  |  2407 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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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Dodd-Frank, MiFID II and regulatory mobile voice recording

15 January 2013  |  3410 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I’m in Paris today at a customer event about the impact on IT of financial market regulations. We all spend so much time talking on mobile phones that we forget how much they have become part of the ...

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Stock exchanges and sharing infrastructure

11 January 2013  |  2360 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

When stock exchanges started up they were often either state-owned or mutually-owned by their members in order to share operational costs between market participants. It’s an interesting example when...

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