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Gary Wright

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Banks should return to single capacity

19 November 2008  |  4269 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It's been over twenty years since "Big Bang" in the UK where single capacity business was abolished in favour of duel capacity. Single capacity was where brokers could only deal on behalf of clients earning commission and duel capacity is where brokers can deal for clients but also themselves. The fear was always that brokers could be ...

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Settlement begins

19 November 2008  |  3129 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

At last weeks EMXCo quarterly update Max Wright their CEO and mastermind leading the way in bringing STP into the investment funds announced the exciting news that they have the first firm using settlement messages. The packed audience of distributer's, brokers and fund managers almost purred with appreciation. This really is breaking new ground ...

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Cut up your credit cards

18 November 2008  |  3191 views  |  4  |  Recommends 0

As the world moves to 0% interest rates and credit card companies hiking up their rates it makes no sense for anyone to keep their cards. Simply arrange a long term loan at the bank at an attractive r...

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Data Integration a way towards consolidation and reduction

14 November 2008  |  3326 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

At the FIMA conference this week in London, where I was speaking and chairing an afternoon session, the issue of Data Integration was debated, pulled apart and assessed by a whole range of expert peop...

TagsRisk & regulationPost-trade & opsGroupData Management 101
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Obama, Obama

12 November 2008  |  3031 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The election of President Obama is a wonderful and historical event for the USA but also the world. The American dream is more real today than ever before. A Black President in the White House is a he...

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It is not the risks we know that should worry us

07 November 2008  |  3158 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There have been countless risk conferences and countless hours spent by risk managers over the years on the importance of understanding and mitigating risks in the markets. The sad fact is that recent...

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What is the true value of XBRL?

07 November 2008  |  3540 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

XML is not new but you would be forgiven for thinking it is, in the financial services industry. Now that ISO20022 is grabbing some attention there is an inevitable growing interest in XML. A few year...

TagsSecurityWholesale bankingGroupMiFID
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Interest cuts; a test for Banks

06 November 2008  |  2223 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Today's mammoth cut of 1½% in the interest rate is enormously welcome in businesses both small and large across the land. It is an important weapon in the fight to stave off the impacts of the recessi...

TagsOnline bankingPaymentsGroupEBAday
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The crunch to hit outsourcing

06 November 2008  |  3392 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

We have recently heard from a number of respected analysts that after the financial crisis banks are likely to reconsider their off shoring/outsourcing contracts with the assumption that a number of s...

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A New Era for Banking

05 November 2008  |  3104 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

Despite the financial crisis and the dramatic bailouts of banks it is far from the end of banking. It might be the end of banking as we have known it but as one door closes a new door opens. Now is t...

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