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Noel Rohayem

Four Ways to Invest in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

Interest rates are on their way up. In September, The Federal Reserve increased the federal funds rate from 2% to 2.25%, the eighth increase since December 2015. With that said, rates are still low by...

09 Oct 2018
Financial Risk Management
Darren Bishop

Refreshingly expensive. Really?

In these modern times the old saying you get what you pay for is starting to have a hollow ring. The mighty John Lewis, that enduring stalwart of quality and style has just reported an alarming 99% dr...

25 Sep 2018
Ivy Schmerken

MiFID II Reaches Across the Pond: Is This the Calm Before the Storm?

Despite the view that MiFID II is a European regulation, US investment managers are experiencing disruption as they align their research payment and execution practices with the influential standard. ...

17 Sep 2018
Ivy Schmerken

Treasury Trading Evolves with Bilateral Streaming

Electronic trading in the US Treasury secondary market is evolving and shifting, as non-bank liquidity providers and dealers participate on venues that offer bilateral streaming on a disclosed basis. ...

27 Aug 2018
Capital Markets Technology
Matt Smith

The new wave of democracy

In today’s digital world, data is at the heart of every business. The increased use of technology means that companies now produce and process more data than ever before. Until recently, however, that...

23 Aug 2018
Digital Banking Trends
Ivy Schmerken

Buy Side Juggles Efficiency and Workflow in Search for Bond Liquidity

Corporate bond investors are seeking operational efficiencies on their fixed income trading desks to lower costs. As the search for bond liquidity across a fragmented credit trading marketplace remai...

03 Aug 2018
Capital Markets Technology
Richard Miller

DLT and blockchain success: It’s all about timing

As ever, in the world of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) and blockchain, timing is critical. Although we saw great strides taken up until about a year ago, it was clear that other technologies s...

26 Jul 2018
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Mary Defilippe

Hedging Alone Can't Save Manufacturers from Risk

Volatility is back – if it ever left – in commodity markets. Geopolitical risks have exploded in the past few weeks and months with the threat and reality of trade tariffs and trade wars, sanctions an...

20 Jul 2018
Financial Risk Management
Anne Plested

The hard reality of Brexit

Whichever type of Brexit you hope for, there remains the possibility of a UK withdrawal from the EU in March next year with no agreement in place, and no transition period. The European Banking Autho...

27 Jun 2018
Sally Yates

2018 World Cup: if banks did automation like Kane does football

England footballer Harry Kane – the current lead scorer in the World Cup – has demonstrated that less is definitely more. With only 153 minutes of play time, Kane has scored 5 goals. That’s one goal f...

26 Jun 2018
Capital Markets Technology
Ivy Schmerken

Global FX Code Gains Adoption but Last Look is a Thorny Issue

Over 200 market participants have signed the FX Global Code of Conduct, a voluntary set of principles published a year ago to restore trust and curb bad behavior in the wholesale foreign exchange mark...

14 Jun 2018
Financial Services Regulation
Sally Yates

2018 World Cup: if Account Opening teams played football

With the 2018 World Cup upon us, let’s talk about account opening in football terms. After all, England manager, Gareth Southgate, insists the England squad has no limits and with new margin rules in...

14 Jun 2018