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Alan Jenkins

Alan Jenkins

Principal at Jenkins UK Limited
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Bio Now retired (until August 2008, I was European head of MiFID at BearingPoint).



30 years since the London Big Bang

26 Oct 2016

Does anyone out there remember the Topic Trigger Page, and the day one lunchtime meeting to review performance issues ? I'm glad I'm retired now !


Ten Years of Competitive Clearing

05 May 2013

This long weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Competitive Clearing for Equities. It was on Monday 5th May 2003 that virt-x exchange, the former Tradepoint (and subsequently re-named SWX Europe), fulfilled its launch commitment to provide pan-European market participants with their own choice of clearing, through either LCH or the ne...


It's all about the meaning of the data

13 Oct 2010

OK, it's easy to be cynical - but if all these groups can agree consistent data definitions, and maintain these in the ISO 20022 repository, then it genuinely solves a lot of problems. The varying formats and protocols are secondary to the meaning of the underlying data, as Mike Bennett's excellent work for the EDM Council is demonstrating.


So it's all over

13 Oct 2006

3am London time, and the final whistle has been blown in Sydney as the Exhibition closed here at noon on Friday. What of the week ? Swift goes from strength to strength, interesting that the big growth of message volumes is still in Securities. So why the emphasis on Payments (Sepa, Target 2) and Corporates this year ? I suppose that is still t...