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Sheza Gary

Brexit Vote Fallout: Here’s What It Could Mean for the Pound

After shocking the global community in 2016 with a referendum to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom is nearing its departure date from the EU. Now, more than two years after the initial vote...

07 Dec 2018
Trends in Financial Services
Christian Voigt

Beyond the obvious choice

Many trading firms are looking towards multi-entity setups to prepare for Brexit. The larger firms tend to have subsidiaries or branches in place, so they already have a flexible hedge against any Bre...

08 Nov 2018
Christian Voigt

FCA Brexit consultation offers alternative to noisy political debate

You might be excused for thinking that given the remaining Brexit uncertainty, contingency planning is something for policy wonks and lawyers. But this oversimplifies the situation, in particular sinc...

22 Oct 2018
Retired Member

Financial regulators as fintech catalysts

Fintech companies are struggling with the friction of compliance, while at the same time they try to deal with risk-averse regulatory bodies in every part of the world. Practically all* fintech series...

10 Oct 2018
Ketharaman Swaminathan

Upside Of Brexit For IT Industry

When my employer posted me to Germany in the early 2000s to open its subsidiary for the so-called D-A-CH (German speaking) market of Europe, we had no reference customer in Germany. When prospects wou...

02 Oct 2018
Brie Lam

Brexit and the Buyside: When Your Counterparty Wants to Novate

OTC derivatives market participants are receiving a growing number of requests from their dealers to novate swaps from a one entity to another within the same dealer group. Many of these requests are...

08 Aug 2018
Capital Markets Technology
Christian Voigt

Joining the fray

It was always clear that Brexit was going to be an inherently complex undertaking that the industry must muddle through somehow. By now we’re all quite used to politicians of every stripe selling us t...

28 Jun 2018
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
Freddie McMahon

Frugal Engineering to digitalise Standard Operating Procedures

Frugal Engineering is the science of breaking up complex engineering processes to reduce the complexity and cost of producing products, without compromising quality. One example of Frugal Engineering ...

08 Jun 2018
Operational Risk Management
Christian Voigt

Bracing for Brexit

There are very few things we can be certain of in regard to Brexit, other than the fact that it won’t be concluded in 2018. It would be premature, though, to dismiss Brexit as topic solely for the pol...

27 Mar 2018
Banking Regulations
Bob Lyddon

Is the ECB bankrupt, at least on a mark-to-market basis?

Yesterday Reuters published an article entitled "Restive bond markets may complicate ECB's exit plans". This was a piece speculating about how and when the ECB can taper off and finish its A...

21 Feb 2018
SEPA and European Payments
Retired Member

Brexit: Over-cooked, over-done and perhaps not the main course

Over the past few months; most of us have been trying to make sense of the actual state of affairs that will occur due to Brexit. We have used our regulatory know how to dissect the legal parts, look ...

06 Feb 2018