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A second chance for the SI?

Looking back at MiFID I, the Systematic Internaliser (SI) didn’t really take off, resulting in a meagre 1-2% market share in the FTSE 100 today. Many EU countries had different models to execute or in...

18 Sep 2015
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Regulatory Challenges for Financial Institutions

Regulatory Challenges for Financial Institutions Banks are facing an increasing amount of regulatory challenges. Rules around know your customer (KYC) are particularly receiving increased attention,...

18 Sep 2015
Richard Chapman

Why is a reconciliation like a shirt? A buyer’s guide by a reluctant shopper

Picture the scene: in a tailor’s shop in Hoi Ann, Vietnam, a reluctant shopper (me) has just been measured for a couple of bespoke suits. I’ve chosen the fabric, decided on the cut and I’m just about ...

17 Sep 2015
Financial Risk Management
Steve Sprague

The rise of business-to-government regulation

Increasing globalization has significantly changed the corporate tax function, with constantly shifting regulations and stakeholder demands. In a recent report, “Reshaping the Tax Function of the Fut...

16 Sep 2015
Electronic invoicing
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UK lenders: Shape up, before you’re shaken down.

Official statistics released by the BBA in June reveal that demand for personal loans has increased over the last two consecutive years.[1] On the surface, the news that UK consumers are borrowing su...

16 Sep 2015
Retired Member

The rise of the Super Sales Trader

Spent a great few days in Madrid last week at the International Trader Forum. The event brings together key figures from the buy and sell-side to debate the current and future likely shape of the ind...

15 Sep 2015
Said Tabet

Why a 'Clandestine cloud culture' is threatening FS data

The past few years have seen a wide shift across all kinds of organisations towards harnessing digital technologies. Gartner calls this ‘The Digital Industrial Economy’, where every business wants to ...

14 Sep 2015
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Simplifying KYC in short order

KYC processes aren’t a competitive differentiator but they are critical processes. However firms are rapidly coming to the conclusion that KYC processes aren’t best done bilaterally. This shift is lib...

14 Sep 2015
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BATS auctions off the block problem

There has a been a lot of talk about how to trade blocks that are smaller than the LIS waiver but that are still too big to go to regular lit markets. The debate has been ratcheted up by the 4 and 8% ...

10 Sep 2015
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Success with Matching Engines - what does that look like?

Implementing a Matching Engine application presents a host of challenges. If you're responsible for such a project then you need to give serious consideration to a number of critical system components...

09 Sep 2015
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FX clearing: what's next?

The delays in enacting regulatory mandates for central clearing of FX derivatives highlight an interesting trend—even though clearing remains optional, the industry continues to increase the level of ...

09 Sep 2015
Ivy Schmerken

Buy Side FX Shifts in Evolving Market Structure

As electronic trading grows on the buy-side and top dealers retreat from sharing market color, exchanges are snapping up FX trading venues. In July, Deutsche Borse said it will buy foreign exchange t...

09 Sep 2015