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Gary Wright

Archive for: October, 2008
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Business Integrity

31 October 2008  |  3323 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The financial services industry has been taking a bit of battering over the last few years with executives of leading institutions behaving in a way that goes way beyond greed and moral responsibility. The actions of the few have tainted the majority of people who work in financial services that operate with a high degree of ethics and work hard ...

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Censorship and the Brand-Ross debate

30 October 2008  |  3367 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As a regular writer of articles and of course blogs, the issue of publishing material that is never overtly offensive, is of course always uppermost in mind. There should always be self discipline in evidence and not a reliance on the media outlet to take any preventative action. If anything which is deemed in extremely bad taste or tests the leg...

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Oil companies sit and fiddle whilst the global economy burns

30 October 2008  |  3239 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The announcement that BP's third quarter profits have exceeded £6billion has to be a worry for governments and just about everyone on the planet. In these times of economic worry and with the financia...

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Risk Management; a whole new ball game

29 October 2008  |  3281 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

We all thought we knew everything about risk and wow has that assumption been shot to pieces in the credit crunch. Virtually every bank in the world has spent an incalculable amount of money on their ...

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Cross border settlement costs coming down

24 October 2008  |  4089 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

After my recent blog and article commenting on the excellent progress at EMXCo in the drive to STP in the unitised funds space, the latest news that Euroclear's FundSettle has built an automated ...

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Is There A Solution To Identity Theft?

23 October 2008  |  5339 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

Hardly a day goes by before a new story hits the headlines about another fraud. No one it seems is immune from the French president to the man in the street, small businesses to large corporations, t...

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DTCC merger with LCH Clearnet

23 October 2008  |  3819 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

This news is just what the market needed to hear. One of the hopes for the future is that the finance industry not only recovers from the current crisis but changes its structure fundamentally to prev...

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Can the new trading venues survive?

22 October 2008  |  4298 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

I was interested to see that Chi-X have announced good profits and this set me thinking about how they will fare in the next year, as all the other new trading venues come in. So far Chi-X has had it ...

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PSD Breeds European Fragmentation

21 October 2008  |  3863 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

SEPA credit transfers went live at the beginning of this year and to date can hardly be called a resounding success. What is presented in the media and the party political line spouted by various pund...

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Crisis at AIM as listings dry up

20 October 2008  |  3906 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

At this week's Corporate Finance forum the financial crisis was, as expected, at the top of the agenda. Two speakers presented equally doom laden news and the general mood was as downbeat as you can...

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