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Gary Wright

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Banks should return to single capacity

19 November 2008  |  4626 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It's been over twenty years since "Big Bang" in the UK where single capacity business was abolished in favour of duel capacity. Single capacity was where brokers could only deal on behalf of clients earning commission and duel capacity is where brokers can deal for clients but also themselves. The fear was always that brokers could be co...

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Settlement begins

19 November 2008  |  3435 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 settlement messages. The packed audience of distributer's, brokers and fund managers almost purred with appreciation. This really is breaking new ground f...

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Cut up your credit cards

18 November 2008  |  3446 views  |  4 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As the world moves to 0% interest rates and credit card companies hiking up their rates it makes no sense for anyone to keep their cards. Simply arrange a long term loan at the bank at an attractive r...

Gary Wright
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Data Integration a way towards consolidation and reduction

14 November 2008  |  3712 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

At the FIMA conference this week in London, where I was speaking and chairing an afternoon session, the issue of Data Integration was debated, pulled apart and assessed by a whole range of expert peop...

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Obama, Obama

12 November 2008  |  3304 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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It is not the risks we know that should worry us

07 November 2008  |  3380 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There have been countless risk conferences and countless hours spent by risk managers over the years on the importance of understanding and mitigating risks in the markets. The sad fact is that recent...

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Gary Wright
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What is the true value of XBRL?

07 November 2008  |  3832 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
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Interest cuts; a test for Banks

06 November 2008  |  2499 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Today's mammoth cut of 1½% in the interest rate is enormously welcome in businesses both small and large across the land. It is an important weapon in the fight to stave off the impacts of the recessi...

Gary Wright
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The crunch to hit outsourcing

06 November 2008  |  3663 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...

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Gary Wright
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A New Era for Banking

05 November 2008  |  3386 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Despite the financial crisis and the dramatic bailouts of banks it is far from the end of banking. It might be the end of banking as we have known it but as one door closes a new door opens. Now is th...

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