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Formula for Success?

05 May 2009  |  4695 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

I recently attended breakfast presentation on testing and quality hosted by Logica. Nothing unusual in that you might think, but this one was as it included an interesting insight from the world of Formula One. Mark Preston – technical guru with time at Arrows, McClaren and Super Aguri - took us through what can and does go wrong in Formula One, wh...

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The Thundering Herd

07 April 2009  |  7644 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

News reaches me that banks and other financial institutions are now hiring seasoned bankers, on the grounds that these experienced resources will have the necessary gravitas and industry knowledge to run the banks of tomorrow in the way that they should probably have always been run. And this surely is a good thing. Good to see the greybeards bein...

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I am an Engineer!

13 March 2009  |  4229 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There! I've said it. When all my school friends were planning careers as doctors, bank managers or Whitehall manadarins, I was taking televisions, radios, motors (and sometimes insects) apart to find ...

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Giant ponzi scheme uncovered

12 March 2009  |  4591 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In the wake of the alleged $50bn Madoff and $8bn Stanford ponzi schemes, I have to announce that I have uncovered one that’s a tad larger. A ponzi scheme is defined as one where current withdrawals ar...

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Where were the shareholders?

09 March 2009  |  4188 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Who’s to blame for the destruction of bank shareholder equity? Those nasty bankers, with their eye-watering bonus plans? The regulators, who didn’t spot the bubble when it was blocking out the whole s...

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Slava Gnevko
Slava GnevkoAvictis Ltd - London

SEPA and PSD business case - there is still hope!

02 January 2009  |  6007 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Highly praising the effort, achievement and activities of the EPC and banking community, I have an opinion that the decision on the part of the EC, ECB and national central banks / regulators to manag...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Bad timing at the LSE

08 September 2008  |  5023 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Chi-X chief Peter Randall must be having a field day. Just three weeks ago he warned that the LSE's decision to lower its pricing in advance of plans to upgrade capacity on its shiny new TradElect pla...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

The top ten questions for dark pool providers

14 August 2008  |  6953 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Courtesy of Greenwich Associates, ten questions every institution should ask its dark pool providers: Are you a true dark pool, (i.e., completely anonymous, without any information leakage) or will ...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Credit risk transfer: Where did it all go so wrong?

02 April 2008  |  4348 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

"A few fundamental tenets of sound financial judgment appear to have been violated." That's the typically understated view of the Bank for International Settlements, in its first official re...

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Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Finexpo CTS presentations now available

06 February 2008  |  4555 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Many of the 600+ delegates attending Finexpo City Technology Strategies in London last Wednesday have requested copies of particular presentations. For those speakers who did use a set of powerpoi...

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