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John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

The multi-faceted impact of Lehman

30 November 2008  |  5099 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The demise and subsequent break up of Lehman Brothers will provide strong case study material for many MBA courses, for many years. There are several lessons to be learnt beyond the crucial role of customer confidence in business success. For example, there are the difficulties involved in splitting or decoupling the heavily centralised Lehman IT ...

TagsRisk & regulationWholesale banking
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

MiFID created no extra demand for IT or services

28 November 2008  |  5636 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

At least that's the view of Knowledge Technology Solutions (KTS) CEO Andrew Miller. KTS is soon to adopt the brand of its Sep. '07 acquisition, Arcontech, after closing its original market terminal subscription business. In the company's interim earnings statement today, he says: "The implementation date for the much discussed Markets in F...

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Gary Wright
a non-active Finextra member

Settlement begins

19 November 2008  |  3526 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

At last weeks EMXCo quarterly update Max Wright their CEO and mastermind leading the way in bringing STP into the investment funds announced the exciting news that they have the first firm using settl...

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Gary Wright
a non-active Finextra member

Obama, Obama

12 November 2008  |  3386 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The election of President Obama is a wonderful and historical event for the USA but also the world. The American dream is more real today than ever before. A Black President in the White House is a he...

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Gary Wright
a non-active Finextra member

What is the true value of XBRL?

07 November 2008  |  3918 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

XML is not new but you would be forgiven for thinking it is, in the financial services industry. Now that ISO20022 is grabbing some attention there is an inevitable growing interest in XML. A few year...

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Gary Wright
a non-active Finextra member

The crunch to hit outsourcing

06 November 2008  |  3743 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

We have recently heard from a number of respected analysts that after the financial crisis banks are likely to reconsider their off shoring/outsourcing contracts with the assumption that a number of s...

TagsRetail banking
Gary Wright
a non-active Finextra member

I.T. Spending cuts; I think not?

04 November 2008  |  4020 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Tower Group is the latest research company to announce that there will be cuts in IT budgets for next year after the banking bailouts. Does this stand up to scrutiny as only a few short months ago mos...

TagsRisk & regulationPost-trade & ops
Gary Wright
a non-active Finextra member

Consolidation of Clearing Houses good or bad?

03 November 2008  |  5024 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The DTCC buying LCH.Clearnet looks a no brainer deal for both companies with both increasing their business potential and both able to rationalise their cost structures. This is certainly the case at...

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