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The hidden cost of delay

25 September 2009  |  3496 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

For most financial sector decision makers, the challenging market conditions of the past year or so - despite any recent positive portents that countries are exiting recession - have promoted a natural prudence or caution when it comes to initiating change or projects. It is tempting for them to delay an explicit project cost, or to introduce an a...

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John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Quants plead not to be ruled out of risk management equation

10 June 2009  |  4163 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Taking my daily dose of FT online, I was struck by the article entitled Count us in, maths experts tell regulator which, in summary, seems to boil down to the agreement by both Lord Turner and financial mathematicians (aka "quants") that maths is a very powerful tool if used properly by people who understand the business they are modell...

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Brokers move to form industry standard CSA platform

20 May 2009  |  8488 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The announcement overnight that Cogent Consulting LLC, leading developer of commission management systems for the securities industry, has signed a letter of intent for the sale of a majority of the ...

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John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Nurturing my Inner Maverick

14 May 2009  |  3016 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Apparently travel broadens the mind, at least that’s why I am travelling to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium with alliance partner Rob Woolley (SVP EMEA of Globant) to the Somesso “Creating Social Capital” ...

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John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

The innovation debate

04 May 2009  |  4660 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In one of my recent Financial Sector bulletins, I initiated a discussion on whether innovation is a good strategy for current market conditions. The debate on our FS Think Tank LinkedIn group - a new...

TagsRetail bankingWholesale bankingGroupTrends in Financial Services
John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Mine detecting bees

31 March 2009  |  4624 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Whether it is certain bonuses in financial sector, or league tables and performance stars in the public sector, there have been numerous recent illustrations of the harm that poorly set business targe...

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John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Regulation: learn how to walk again, before you try to run

06 March 2009  |  3753 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There have been calls this month from the European Union for the creation of a pan-European regulatory body to help solve the current financial crisis and prevent future issues. This is a deceptively ...

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John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Learning lessons from Murphy at 60

19 January 2009  |  4012 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

If Murphy’s Law didn’t already exist, they would have had to invent it to help explain what has happened to the financial sector over the past six months or so. Over the years there have been many pro...

TagsRisk & regulationWholesale bankingGroupBanking Architecture
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