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Gary Wright

Business Ethics Back From The Abyss

It appears to me that the best way to start clawing back from the abyss in the financial services industry, has to be the reclamation of business ethics. The scandalous bonuses paid to people who wors...

10 Oct 2008
Data Management 101
Gary Wright

Nationalisation has never been so popular

The UK government could never have foreseen that during their time in office, they would nationalise the high street banks and what's more with the support of the opposition and the City in general. W...

08 Oct 2008
EBAday
Gary Wright

Primary market under threat

Corporate finance remains aloof from many of the operational assessments that are focused on systems and procedures in the secondary market. Many people working in corporate finance also have an aloof...

06 Oct 2008
SEPA and European Payments
Ralph Hazell

Micro-Markets Vs Interbank markets.

Surely not! How could anyone possibly suggest that P2P lending markets could even sit at the same table as the wholesale lending or repo markets. No prizes for who can guess which one is currently co

06 Oct 2008
Trends in Financial Services
Gary Wright

Selling Ban will hit Derivatives

It's a certainty that the ban on short selling will decrease the transaction volume in derivatives. The strategic use of derivatives creating short positions and escalating volatility in the markets w...

03 Oct 2008
MiFID
Gary Wright

Liquidity Risk Management

At the Thomson Reuters Liquidity forum this week, the issue of liquidity risk was debated amongst a panel and audience of experts. There is no doubt about the vital importance of liquidity within mark...

02 Oct 2008
Operational Risk Management
Gary Wright

Fat cat bonuses; lessons could learn from Wood Mackenzie

Fat cat bonuses in the City dealing rooms have become the topic of discussion this week with all and sundry it seems having a view. The Archbishop of York is just one of the stranger people taking a s...

01 Oct 2008
MiFID
Peter J Cooper

Mark To Market Becomes Mark to Mulch - new rules announced.

The revised securities valuation rules are now officially a joke. US executives can now value according to 'their own models and judgement'. So what happened to mark-to-market if the market is no lon...

01 Oct 2008
Innovation in Financial Services
Keith Bear

Peek at Peak Oil

Apparently, according to oil-price.net, oil companies won't be building any new refineries as the ~20-year ammortisation means there won't be enough oil to refine in that timescale. No new refinery ha...

30 Sep 2008
Gary Wright

Is London losing its position?

London is the biggest international financial market in the world according to established government figures. Financial markets make up approximately 28% of UK GDP and are a fundamental component of ...

24 Sep 2008
EBAday
Retired Member

One PLUS One Equals Competition

Plus Markets Litigates for the Right to Compete under MiFID As all eyes focus on the daily turmoil in the financial markets, it would be easy to overlook a small but significant event in the UK.

23 Sep 2008
Ralph Hazell

Real markets for real people

I've often read that the percentage of end-user activity in the Interbank foreign exchange markets on a daily basis is somewhere between 1% and 3%, and I suspect I could probably find a similar perc

22 Sep 2008
Trends in Financial Services