Archive for: October, 2012
Gary Wright - BISS Research - London | 30/10/2012 | 2264 views
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 attracti...
Tags: Risk & regulation, Post-trade & ops
Gary Wright - BISS Research - London | 29/10/2012 | 2179 views | 3 comments
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 f...
Tags: Trade execution, Risk & regulation
Gary Wright - BISS Research - London | 23/10/2012 | 5654 views | 2 comments
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 population will be connected. There is of course quite a moral argument about privacy and the risks that multilateral connectivity can bring, no...
Tags: Mobile & online, Payments
Gary Wright - BISS Research - London | 19/10/2012 | 2299 views
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 from the market and with regulatory and political interference with short selling and stock borrowing and lending; the liquidity problem in collatera...
Tags: Security, Post-trade & ops
Gary Wright - BISS Research - London | 16/10/2012 | 1530 views
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 regulator its simples!
CCPs operated extraordinary well during the height of the financial crisis and prevented the complete breakdown of global mar...
Tags: Risk & regulation, Transaction banking