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Matt Dolton

Matt Dolton

CEO at Kynetix
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The commodities 'Hokey Cokey'

23 Jun 2015

As the latest round of banks and investment houses announce their retreat from commodities, it strikes me that we may have been here before. Some might be concerned that as well-known names like Barclays and JP Morgan withdraw from elements of their commodities business, this is an asset class with limited opportunities. However, there is also a c...


How to meet post-trade data challenges

21 Jul 2014

It seems hardly any time goes by before another exchange has merged, clearing house launched or regulatory requirement hoved into view. I feel for COOs and Heads of Operations at clearing firms and brokerages, as their challenges have increased and the rate of change seems to be accelerating. It's also true that their options for technology provisi...


Buy side-challenges ahead for trade reporting

19 Mar 2014

The dust is beginning to settle after the passing of the EMIR trade reporting deadline and many of our sell-side clients are getting to grips with the initial teething issues around data flows and data quality. Of course, in Europe, this is only the first step on the road to far more comprehensive reporting and monitoring. Given the scale of work t...


EMIR trade reporting conundrum

22 Jan 2014

With the EMIR trade reporting deadline of 12th February almost upon us, I find it slightly unsettling that I'm still hearing rumblings of "will they extend the deadline...?" from all sorts of market participants. It's clear that the ESMA hasn't given any signs of extending the reporting deadlines (even if they have softened some of the e...