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Who wins Central Matching or local?

30 October 2012  |  3729 views  |  0  |  Recommends 3

With settlement cycles shortening in Europe and in the USA, there is quite a debate going on in the market as to the best form of post-trade matching. Financial Services firms on both buy and sell-side have a decision to make about what suits their business best. Central matching or local matching? Certainly central matching has plenty of attrac...

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HFT a force for good or evil

29 October 2012  |  3602 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

It seems to me that the Industry is split between the benefits or not, of high frequency trading (HFT) and it’s a polarisation which is so concerning that Sir John Beddington, UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser, has launched his report on the Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets. Everyone appears to have an opinion, but very few o...

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Can you really test ethical behaviour?

24 October 2012  |  7082 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I have never known ethics to be talked about so much as in the last year or two and we all know why. However, I was intrigued the other day when the Chartered Institute of Investment Services (CISI) (...

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Social media within financial services

23 October 2012  |  7104 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

The explosion in members of social media sites shows no sign of slowing down and with Twitter now well established and introducing further expansion, the time may soon be with us when all the world’s ...

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Collateral liquidity and possible solutions

19 October 2012  |  3764 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Collateral liquidity is causing huge concerns at the moment and this could really move towards the top of the industry to do list by this time next year. OTC is very likely to suck even more liquidity...

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Ratings gone quiet or the lull before the calm

18 October 2012  |  2748 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Since LIBOR broke into media frenzy territory the noise around ratings has gone pretty quiet. Although we have seen the appointment of Kevin Milne one of the City’s best assets by RVS the Singaporean ...

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Getting to grips with Rogue Traders

17 October 2012  |  3250 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

At a City forum yesterday a representative from the FSA presented the seventeen definitions behind the operational risk management principles, which financial services firms are expected to practice t...

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Banking becoming Clearer

16 October 2012  |  2788 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Most market experts agree that putting OTC into central clearing is a bad idea born from good intentions, but terrible knowledge of market operations and how to reduce risks. To the politician and the...

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Risks in reducing the settlement cycle

09 October 2012  |  3180 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There is much talk about reducing the settlement cycle to T+2 on both sides of the Atlantic and its shaping up that markets will move to T+2 sometime soon in the future. Much of the motivation...

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