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Chris Pickles

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Using instrument identifiers to reduce latency

27 January 2016  |  3056 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 PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

Mobile Payments and LSD

21 January 2016  |  2386 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 District - the home of the venture capitalists that help to keep Silicone Valley buzzing. No phone signal. I sit on the train travelling through the st...

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Chris PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 7

17 December 2015  |  3775 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  |  2481 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: 5

11 December 2015  |  2037 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

What happens if an ISIN issuer for a country hasn't issued or doesn't want to issue ISINs for some asset classes or instrument types? What if a country has no official ISIN issuer? That's where &quo...

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Chris Pickles
Chris PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 1

01 December 2015  |  2413 views  |  4 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Many people in the market seem to have a misunderstanding about what ISINs (International Securities Identification Numbers) are, how they work and what they can be used for. That misunderstanding ha...

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Chris Pickles
Chris PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

How will invest firms send transaction reports to ARMs?

20 October 2015  |  1693 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

Can you trust Corporate Actions notifications?

05 June 2015  |  4285 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Twenty years ago I had to help put together an exchange’s solution for broadcasting corporate actions notifications to the world. That was before everyone used email, so we had to rely on faxes from ...

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Chris Pickles
Chris PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

E-Identification is the next major crossroads

11 June 2014  |  1496 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

One of the most important topics addressed here at EBAday this week has been E-Identification. It's the kind of topic that could be swept into the "techy" drawer by many bankers, but it's pr...

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Chris Pickles
Chris PicklesPicklesnet Ltd - Waterlooville

Boosting savings - how technology can help

22 May 2014  |  2090 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Governments want us to take personal responsibility for our financial futures. They give us incentives to do this – in the UK, ISAs (Individual Savings Accounts) are a prime example of this. Howeve

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