27 July 2017

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Robert PowellIPC Systems - London

Countdown to MiFID II: face-to-face conversations, data retention and GDPR

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As the deadline for the implementation MiFID II fast approaches, financial firms are under growing pressure to take steps to ensure they’re fully compliant. A common issue, however, is that many organisations are still unclear about the full impact MiFID II will have on their organisation. According to recent research conducted by IPC, while 77 pe...

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Ivy SchmerkenFlexTrade Systems - Great Neck

Fixed Income Trading Protocols: Going with the Flow

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Last week, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said he asked the staff to develop a plan for creating a Fixed Income Market Structure Committee to advise the SEC on regulatory issues in the fixed-income markets. Clayton said the fixed income committee would be modeled after the Equity Market Structure Committee (EMSAC), and would be comprised of a diverse gr...

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Willem Lambrechts
Willem LambrechtsDrebbel - Ghent

No thanks, we are too busy...

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As a financial technology broker, we have the privilege of operating in the heart of the financial technology eco-system. From this position we observe a quite odd but stunning anomaly within financia...

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Laura Glynn
Laura GlynnFenergo - Dublin - London- New York - Sydney

Panama Papers and Ultimate Beneficial Ownership: One Year On

26 July 2017  |  3502 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Over a year has passed since the publication of the Panama Papers, an unprecedented data leak of 11.5 million documents that revealed the secret financial dealings of over 214,488 offshore entities. T...

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Zohar Hod
Zohar HodtruePTS - New York

Have we stopped to ask an important question; What do we want from the Fintech industry?

26 July 2017  |  2695 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Recent conversations around the healthcare reform have piqued my interest and prompted me to ask the question that politicians often do not ask, which is “What do you want from a certain regulation?” ...

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Bill Safran
Bill SafranVizolution - London

Banking on frictionless customer journeys

26 July 2017  |  3069 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In 2014, the “age of the customer” was born as a phrase and remained largely abstract. But fast forward just a few years and in 2017, it is the holy grail for businesses – especially banks. We have no...

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Robin Smith
Robin SmithActiance - Theale

Countdown to MiFID II: Are You Ready?

26 July 2017  |  3212 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

For firms still procrastinating about finalising their plans to accommodate the changes required to capture, archive, and easily retrieve electronic communications (eComms) in accordance with MiFID II...

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Alex Letts
Alex LettsU - Sheffield

Why the banking model could break the UK economy

25 July 2017  |  1985 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

25 JUL 2017 Disclaimers: I am not a disinterested commentator. At my company, we compete with the model of the banks. We are not anti-borrowing. People need to borrow to fund all sorts of things in t...

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Richard Miller
Richard MillerGFT - London

Artificial Intelligence: Why now?

25 July 2017  |  5423 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

For the last 35 years Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been promising much yet not delivering outside of the academic world. So what exactly is AI? There is actually a fair bit of confusion about even...

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Siddharth Parashar
Siddharth ParasharFirstsource Solutions - London

How automation can help transform the financial services landscape

25 July 2017  |  7508 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Today’s financial services institutions are under increasing pressure. Growing consumer confidence, regulatory change and the rise of fresh-faced fintech start-ups means competition in the space is st...

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