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Chris Pickles

Chris PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

Will the UK lose its right to issue ISINs?

15 March 2016  |  4683 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With multiple exchange operators from overseas courting London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), and with the "Brexit" referendum coming in June, a topical question is - who will issue ISINs for the UK in the future? One reason for the question is that the UK itself has no right today to issue ISINs. LSEG has the sole right to issue ISINs f...

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Chris PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

Using instrument identifiers to reduce latency

27 January 2016  |  3003 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

At a reception with Asia/Pac exchanges hosted by BT yesterday, one of the topics of discussion among the attendees was, as so often, that of latency. While investment firms, exchanges and vendors have spent massive amounts of effort focusing on the technology involved - the "T" in "IT" - thinking is now moving forward around t...

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Chris Pickles
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Mobile Payments and LSD

21 January 2016  |  2345 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I think that I must live in a parallel universe to the one that the gurus of Mobile Payments inhabit. I stand outside the most popular sushi restaurant at lunchtime in the San Francisco Financial Dis...

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Chris Pickles
Chris PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 7

17 December 2015  |  3725 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Market participants are usually surprised to find that the governance of the ISIN system is not the responsibility of ISO (the International Organization for Standardization). As the Association of N...

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Chris Pickles
Chris PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 6

14 December 2015  |  2434 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

By recommending that the European Commission should adopt Technical Standards that mandate the use of only ISINs for MiFIR regulatory reporting, ESMA has in practice reinforced the sole-supplier statu...

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Chris Pickles
Chris PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 4

09 December 2015  |  1791 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Who can issue ISINs? You might think that any stock or derivatives or commodities exchange can issue ISINs for the instruments traded on their platforms - but they can't. ISO has nominated one Regis...

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Chris Pickles
Chris PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 2

02 December 2015  |  2888 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Who allocates ISINs to financial instruments? You could easily get half-a-dozen different answers based on the assumptions of people in financial markets. As a starting point, ISINs are not issued b...

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Chris Pickles
Chris PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

How will invest firms send transaction reports to ARMs?

20 October 2015  |  1673 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM) approach used for Transaction Reporting in the UK has been unique across Europe. While MiFID I required investment firms to report equity transactions to regula...

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Chris Pickles
Chris PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

Slippage, compliance and CMU: who pays?

14 October 2015  |  1725 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I’m at a regulatory roadshow in Frankfurt today, and one of the “big numbers” that has been mentioned is the total cost of the fines that have been charged against financial institutions in different ...

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Chris Pickles
Chris PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

Blockchain and Financial Markets

08 July 2015  |  2188 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

We're starting to hear the first rumbles about the use of blockchain technology in the Financial Markets sector. Until now, most of the discussion about blockchain has been about its use in creating ...

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