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Gary Wright

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Brussels on trial

16 May 2012  |  1666 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

With the current state of the European economy and the massive problems facing the Euro the politicians in Brussels aided by the Governments of France and Germany stand accused of a dereliction of duty to the population of Europe and flagrant disregard of the risks of creating the Euro. How do they plead? Innocent or Guilty? The case against them ...

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Collateral liquidity

15 May 2012  |  3234 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The markets are struggling today with collateral management as never before. The fragmentation of market infrastructures, volatility in markets, increased margining requirements and counterparty risk requirements are all sucking in quality collateral, leaving the dregs to be shared throughout the market, leaving financial services firms to either ...

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Payment convergence

14 May 2012  |  2469 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

T+2 is due in 2015 in Europe, and the USA are already investigating T+1, so it looks inevitable that shortening the settlement cycle is well and truly on the development map. Regular readers w...

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The business benefit of T2S

11 May 2012  |  3050 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Ah! I can hear you all crying that title as T2S draws ever closer and it creeps on to the development agenda. What is the business benefit? For once it’s not a regulatory driven change (Although it’s...

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The inevitability of inflation

10 May 2012  |  2087 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Austerity is the new global standard with Governments all over the world trying to get balance back into their sovereign debt. The knock-on effects are there for all to see. The Greek people have reac...

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Austerity alternative?

09 May 2012  |  1619 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The last few years have seen Governments introducing austerity measures as the solution to the gigantic sovereign debts, which have accumulated over decades. Of course it’s not just Government debt bu...

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Who's on first, What's on second Identity Standards

08 May 2012  |  2462 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

Like the old Abbott and Costello routine, [when Lou Costello is considering becoming a ballplayer and Bud Abbott wants to make sure he knows what he's getting into] there can be huge confusion and mis...

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SWIFTs future role in financial markets

04 May 2012  |  2239 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The news that SWIFT is not going to be the registration authority for LEIs is ultimately a good thing for SWIFT. As the finance industry changes and new technologies emerge, it’s inevitable that SWIF...

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The Future of European Clearing and Settlement

04 May 2012  |  2910 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The pace of change in European financial markets is enormously fast if measured against a barometer of historical change. As we all know laws and regulations as a result of political agendas is the po...

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Regulatory Assassins

03 May 2012  |  1722 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I have written and talked much this year about the central clearing of OTC derivative products and have mainly taken a shaking head stance of sheer disbelief of what the politicians and the regulators...

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