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Steve GoswellFirst Republic Bank - San Francisco

Standards Forum Wrap-Up

23 December 2015  |  1891 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It took me 51 hours to get home from Singapore. Don’t ask! Before I arrived back in San Francisco the good folks in SWIFT Standards were already busy comparing notes and transcribing the snapshots of the white board from each session. The fruits of this labor are now available for all to see. See here: https://swift.emsecure.net/images/Teams/sta...

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SR2016

19 December 2015  |  1726 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The results are in. 43 approved Change Requests impacting 60 message types for a total of 201 changes altogether. Sounds high, 43, doesn’t it? Well, it is 50% higher than 2015, but significantly less than the two releases prior to that. So perhaps against that background, 43 isn’t so bad. Here are some of the highlights… No changes in cat-1 and...

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Standards Forum 2015 - What did we learn this week?

15 October 2015  |  2180 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

We might all be running on fumes, but we made it to day four. Another one in the books. I can't resist the temptation to complete the airline analogy… we’re beginning our descent, buckle up, you’re c...

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Steve GoswellFirst Republic Bank - San Francisco

ISO 20022: Making the haystack smaller

14 October 2015  |  1926 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Standards Forum Day Three was all about compliance and regulation. "Less conversation" is not a phrase that one would normally expect see in the same sentence as "Sibos" but there...

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Steve GoswellFirst Republic Bank - San Francisco

Today’s Standards Forum is brought to you by the word Harmonization

14 October 2015  |  1690 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Tuesday at the Standards Forum saw the official launch of the ISO 20022 Harmonisation Charter. Compère Muir, always in danger of breaking into a song when you shove a mike in his hand, thankfully spa...

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Steve GoswellFirst Republic Bank - San Francisco

The need for ISO 20022 Market Practice. Yes please.

13 October 2015  |  1168 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

The need for market practice has not changed simply because we have introduced a new syntax… in fact, for a good number of years market practice organisations such as ISITC have shifted the focus of t...

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Steve GoswellFirst Republic Bank - San Francisco

Standards Forum: We are going to need a bigger booth!

12 October 2015  |  1134 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Day One is in the books. A couple of the sessions were standing room only. Luckily, there is room to expand in the aisles... unlike Innotribe which had to turn people away from the API session. Bah! ...

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Steve GoswellFirst Republic Bank - San Francisco

Standards Forum Flight 12: You are cleared for take-off.

12 October 2015  |  1057 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Here we go again. Time to get your geek on. In Forums past we’ve talked endlessly about ISO 20022, explaining what it is, what it isn’t… we’ve argued for adoption where it makes sense, and perhaps so...

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Steve GoswellFirst Republic Bank - San Francisco

:72:THE ANNUAL STANDARDS RELEASE AND THE NOTION OF STANDARDS DEBT

28 September 2015  |  1419 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

An old journalist buddy of mine once confessed to me that he only had three basic story outlines; and for each article he wrote he simply had to pick the most appropriate one and modify to suit. As I ...

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Steve GoswellFirst Republic Bank - San Francisco

A Holiday for Corporate Actions

13 December 2014  |  3072 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

A friend of mine once quipped "Welcome to the Hotel Corporate Actions. You can check out any time you like, but you can’t never leave". It was right on the money. The word "dedicated&...

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