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Gary Wright

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Is MiFID yesterday's news?

31 March 2008  |  4326 views  |  6  |  Recommends 0

For the last two years there has been no end of so called experts announcing how MiFID would totally change the securities market in Europe. Noticeably their message of gloom was modified as MiFID neared towards implementation and no clouds had been spotted to fulfil the MiFID soothsayers, scaremongering and trying to panic the market. After MiFID...

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Sheep lead HBOS down

28 March 2008  |  3109 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

According to the FSA the recent HBOS share plunge was caused by traders depressing the share price and selling short with the opportunity to buy back once the rumour becomes unfounded and the market realizes the real share price. This is serious market manipulation and comes directly under the market abuse directive. Its worth looking at the recor...

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HBOS nosedive due to stock borrowing?

26 March 2008  |  4353 views  |  0  |  Recommends 4

The recent stories about HBOS share price manipulation stated that stock borrowing and lending was misused to assist in the lowering of the share price. Rumors were created and circulated around the m...

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A spark to ignite Corporate Finance

19 March 2008  |  2428 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Over the last two years I have been researching the technology requirements to support primary market transaction and other activities in the Corporate Finance department. As an ex City professional I...

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Bear Stearns the end of the beginning?

19 March 2008  |  2651 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

How deep is the credit crisis? That must be the question on everyone's mind at the moment. Pundits have been trying to answer this question ever since the term credit crunch was first heard in the USA...

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FSA shows naivety in response to Soc Gen fiasco

12 March 2008  |  4258 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

The reaction by the FSA to the Soc Gen disaster is just not enough! The recommendation for banks to tighten up systems and controls are laughable! I can guarantee you that the minute the news broke ev...

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Is the FSA at odds with Brussels?

10 March 2008  |  2652 views  |  0  |  Recommends 4

The recent announcement that the European Commission has been so perturbed by the FSA interpretation of the MiFID Best Execution definition, that it has brought it back for redefinition, could be an i...

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FSA adds recording mobiles to client's armoury

06 March 2008  |  3058 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Finextra have been advertising the whitepaper relating to the need for financial services companies to record mobile phones for some weeks now and the response from the finance industry has been over ...

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Banks and Corporates in a PSD divide

06 March 2008  |  2665 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The recent report from Tower Group expressing deep concern about the impact of the Payments Services Directive (PSD) between banks and their corporate customer's, makes very interesting reading. It ap...

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A Shakespearean approach to Corporate Actions

04 March 2008  |  2543 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

"For my own part it's Greek to me" What is a corporate actions system and how can a business case be made to invest in one? There are plenty of software vendors who purport to have cracked t...

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