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Paul Penrose

BeX failure bodes ill for Turquoise

The decision of the Boston Stock Exchange to shutter its new electronic equities trading venture BeX within nine months of its live launch in December last year is bad news for other up-and-coming com...

05 Sep 2007
MiFID
Paul Penrose

Dude, did you scoach all my money?

Choosing a new name for a business venture is fraught with pratfalls. How will it translate in multiple languages? Will it offend anybody? What about the domain name rights? All the same, you have to...

14 Aug 2007
Whatever...
Elton Cane

Market data boom part 2 - more numbers

Following on from Chris Pickle's response to the recent TowerGroup study on regulation-driven market data volume growth, it was interesting to note Datamonitor's similar report being published this we...

02 Aug 2007
MiFID
John Cant

MiFID - gunpowder, treason and plot

The FSA have proposed this week that the cutover date for MiFID transaction reporting should move from 1st November to 5th November (i.e. to a more conventional Monday go live date) giving more time o...

02 Aug 2007
MiFID
John Cant

MiFID level playing field - not yet

In which activity are Romania, Ireland and the UK current leaders in Europe, and Italy and Spain are bottom of the league? If you have been following the financial press coverage, you will not doubt h...

02 Jul 2007
MiFID
Yuvaraj Anandan

Next in Trading Operations and Technology

I remember reading ITAnalysis about research that the needs of customers for advanced trading functionality will mean high costs for banks over the next few years. Significantly, the sell side's techn...

28 Jun 2007
Trends in Financial Services
Paul Penrose

OMX deal scant consolation for Greifeld

At last some positive news from overseas for Bob Greifeld and the Nasdaq stock market. The decision by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited to extend by five years a technology support deal with O...

26 Jun 2007
Elton Cane

Turquoise boats and yellow submarines

MiFID has already had a huge impact in Europe - particularly on the conference and event management scene. And as my fellow bloggers Chrisses Skinner and Pickles have been regularly pointing out here...

20 Jun 2007
MiFID
Paul Penrose

Blink, and you've missed it

Mind-boggling stat of the day. 10 Milliseconds: trade execution times on the London Stock Exchange's new TradElect platform. 100-150 milliseconds: the amount of time taken to blink the human eye.

18 Jun 2007
Whatever...
Paul Penrose

Smart money freezes out Ice in favour of CME

Where's the smart money going on the likely outcome of the ongoing tug-of-war for the Chicago Board of Trade (Cbot)? Dublin-based person-to-person trading mart Intrade has listed 4 new markets on the ...

28 Mar 2007
Finextra50 fintech index
Paul Penrose

Missing Link mystery solved

I blogged Monday about a curious report in the Sunday Times that identified the UK’s Link ATM network as the frontrunner to buy Lloyds TSB Registrars, the share registration arm of the UK bank. Lloy...

23 Mar 2007
Finextra50 fintech index
John Cant

Digital Alcohol

I am just back from an entertaining and informative session at SunLive07, with particular items of note including two MiFID experts (Bob Fuller of Equiduct and Nick Gibson of ABN) actually agreeing on...

13 Mar 2007
Trends in Financial Services