24 November 2014

Trade execution

Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Stuck between a rock and a hard place

20 November 2014  |  1431 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

First proposed way back in 2011, work has been ongoing to narrow down the details of a common financial transaction tax (FTT) to be introduced across Europe. Back in May this year, all but one of the 11 member states keen to push ahead had agreed that by the end of 2014 it should all be worked out and the new tax phased in by the end of 2015. But ...

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Cliff PattersonReconciliation Solutions - London

Schema Valididation and Enhanced Reconciliations

19 November 2014  |  1183 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Based on the work I have done on reconciliations for some of the largest investment banks in the world, including those in America, Canada and the UK I'm convinced that there is room for improvement in the way that Operations and Financial Controls are implemented. Typically, there will be a team of product managers, or operations control people or...

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David CraigThomson Reuters - London

A new dawn for China and the global investment community

17 November 2014  |  2698 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

This is a genuinely historic week for the world’s financial markets. For the first time investors worldwide can invest directly in the companies driving this country’s amazing growth story via the Hon...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Turning down the heat on dealing commission

14 November 2014  |  1438 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As the FT reported earlier this week, ESMA is set to step back from imposing a much contested overhaul of dealing commission. The scrutiny of commissions has been a major concern for the buy-side, in...

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Bill BlytheGresham - London

Taking a best practise reconciliation approach to IBOR

12 November 2014  |  2109 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

While there’s general consensus across the buy-side regarding the value IBOR can deliver to investment firms, the debate over how best to implement it still rumbles on. There are many challenges in pr...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

The romance of private equity: Liquity

11 November 2014  |  1402 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

“You know what people say to us? They say ‘you’re inventing a new asset class. You’re inventing liquid shares in private companies” Liquity, the London-based startup taking part in the Startupbootcamp...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Refocusing on auctions

07 November 2014  |  1413 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

BATS Chi-X Europe recently announced plans to introduce opening and closing auctions for ETFs, while the LSE plans to introduce an intraday auction for all SETS equities. Although these moves differ ...

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Tom ConigliaroMarkit - London

FCA unbundling proposal: the unintended consequences

05 November 2014  |  1920 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The FCA has lost faith in the ability of the buyside to properly handle their payments for equity research and manage associated conflicts. As a result, the UK's financial regulator has proposed an ou...

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Elizabeth LumleyFinextra - London

This year's scandal is brought to you by the forex market

03 November 2014  |  1832 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

About a year ago I had a coffee with a former foreign exchange trader (as you do) who said to me. "Liz, the next big scandal is going to be around all these banks rigging the foreign exchange mar...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

More rules, more problems?

31 October 2014  |  1446 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Fixed income, commodity and currency (FICC) markets are dominated by the big boys, the professional traders and investors. In this proverbial ‘champions league’ of markets, retailers are restricted to...

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